Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 9/4/17 Doug Gray September 5, 2017 11 Comments If you aren’t signed up to support the site through Patreon yet, you can do that today and start getting emails each morning with notes and updates from each game (and other perks). Louisville lost 6-2. Box Score Darnell Sweeney went 1-3 with a walk, steal (11) and a run. Brandon Dixon went 1-3 and was hit by a pitch. Hernan Iribarren went 1-4 with a run and an RBI. Sebastian Elizalde went 2-4 with an RBI. Barrett Astin threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Jimmy Herget threw a shutout inning. Pensacola won 5-1. Box Score Blake Trahan went 1-4 with a run. Gavin LaValley went 3-4 with 2 runs and an RBI. Aristides Aquino went 2-4 with a double, home run (17), 2 runs and 2 RBI. Jonathan Reynoso went 1-3 with an RBI. Joe Hudson went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Jesus Reyes allowed a run in 5.0 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Domingo Tapia threw 2.0 shutout innings with a strikeout. Andrew McKirahan threw a shutout inning. Zack Weiss threw a shutout inning. Daytona: Season Complete Dayton won 10-1. Box Score Bruce Yari went 3-6 with a double, home run (13), 3 runs and 3 RBI. Taylor Sparks went 2-4 with a double, HBP, 3 runs and 2 RBI. Michael Beltre went 4-5 with a double and a run. Hector Vargas went 2-3 with 2 walks, triple, run and an RBI. Carlos Rivero went 1-4 with 2 RBI. John Sansone went 1-4 with a HBP, double and an RBI. Morgan Lofstrom went 3-5 with a run. Randy Ventura went 1-4 with a double, walk and a run. Matt Blandino allowed a run in 4.1 innings with a strikeout. Alex Webb threw 3.2 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Jesse Stallings threw a shutout inning. Billings won 2-1. Box Score Miles Gordon went 1-4 with 2 RBI. Leandro Santana went 1-3. Jhon De Jesus threw 6.0 shutout innings with a walk and 8 strikeouts. Lucas Benenati was charged with an unearned run in 2.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Connor Ryan threw a shutout inning. 9/5 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 56-86 N/A Season Complete N/A N/A N/A Pensacola 40-30 34-36 OFF OFF Here Here Here Daytona 33-32 20-48 Season Complete N/A N/A N/A Dayton 41-29 30-40 OFF OFF Here Here Here Billings 18-19 15-18 9:00pm Heatherly Here Here N/A AZL Reds 22-33 N/A Season Complete N/A N/A N/A Top 25 Prospects Daily Rundown Rank Player Level Performance 1 Nick Senzel AA DNP 2 Luis Castillo MLB DNP 3 Hunter Greene BIL DNP 4 Sal Romano MLB DNP. 5 Jesse Winker MLB/DL DNP 6 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ Season Complete. 7 Tyler Mahle MLB DNP. 8 Taylor Trammell A DNP 9 Tyler Stephenson DL DNP 10 Tony Santillan A DNP 11 Shed Long AA 0-4, K. 12 Jeter Downs BIL 0-2, BB, steal. 13 Stuart Fairchild BIL 0-4, 3K. 14 Jose Siri A DNP 15 Aristides Aquino AA 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBI. 16 Jose Garcia DSL Season Complete. Did not play. 17 T.J. Friedl A+ Season Complete. 18 Gavin LaValley AA 3-4, 2 runs, RBI. 19 Jimmy Herget AAA 1IP, 1H, 0ER, 0BB, 0K. 20 Zack Weiss AA 1IP, 1H, 0ER, 0BB, 0K. 21 Ariel Hernandez MLB DNP 22 Jackson Stephens MLB DNP 23 Phillip Ervin MLB DNP 24 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ Season Complete. 25 Alex Blandino AAA 1-4, K. 11 Responses William Kubas September 5, 2017 Former Stanford Cardinal, Alex Blandino has his on base percentage fall to .390 with his 53rd hit in 196 at bats. Blandino has committed 1 error in 115 chances as a second baseman with the Louisville Bats……..Blandino has committed 6 errors in 58 chances as a third baseman with the Louisville Bats……..Blandino has committed 4 errors in 36 chances as a short stop with the Louisville Bats MK September 5, 2017 There has been a large influence on the Dragons this season and it was really highlighted yesterday. Bruce Yari, Alex Webb, Morgan Lofstrom and previously Malik Collymore have all played a part in the 2017 season. I joked with Alex that if they all were ever on the field at the same time they would have to include “Oh Canada” into the pre-game ceremonies. Does anyone know if Canadians were always included in the Amateur Draft or were they ever considered International signings. sultanofswaff September 5, 2017 Zack Weiss has quietly put together a very good comeback year. He’ll be battling for a bullpen spot next spring but the competition will be fierce. Do we know who will be taking Luis Castillo’s spot in the rotation? Personally, I’d like to see Reed get the opportunity—kind of a showcase before deciding if the bullpen is his destiny. Hopefully Disco can ramp up quickly enough to make a couple starts. I would presume Mahle would reach his innings limit to open up the spot. CP September 5, 2017 My apologies for asking this again, but why has Cody Reed only pitched 3 innings his last two times out? terry m September 5, 2017 Perhaps to limit innings so he can pitch for the big club the rest of the year. wes September 5, 2017 Doug’s mentioned before that he goes and works bullpin session after his 3 innings. Doubt anyone is real sure, but maybe they are gearing him up for long relief next season? Or maybe it’s a new development strategy? Brad September 5, 2017 Luiz Gohara makes start tonight for Atlanta. Would be a great asset for Redlegs of trade with Mariners would have gone through. Greenfield Red September 5, 2017 The Reds could use another lefthander for sure. Pat September 5, 2017 As the Bats season has Erin need will Delino DeShields be back as manager next season? Pat September 5, 2017 Auto correct killing me on my phone. Will Deshields be back in 2018? Doug Gray September 5, 2017 We probably won’t know for several months.