Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 4/13/18 Doug Gray April 13, 2018 29 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, including a rundown of how each of the Reds Top 25 prospects performed the night before). Louisville lost 9-5. Box Score Tyler Goeddel went 1-5 with a solo home run (1). Nick Senzel went 2-5. Rosell Herrera went 2-5 with a double and solo home run (2). Sebastian Elizalde went 1-4 with a double. Steve Selsky went 1-3 with a walk, solo home run (1), and 2 runs scored. Mason Williams went 1-3 with a walk, home run (1) and 2 RBI. Blake Trahan went 2-3 with a walk. Jimmy Herget threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Pensacola lost 3-2. Box Score Shed Long went 2-4 with a run. Gavin LaValley went 3-4 with a double and a run. Gabby Guerrero went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. Aristides Aquino went 2-4 with an RBI. Vladimir Gutierrez allowed 3 earned in 6.0 innings with 4 strikeouts. Carlos Navas threw 1.2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Dean Kiekhefer threw 1.1 perfect innings. Daytona won 9-3. Box Score TJ Friedl went 1-4 with a walk, double and 2 runs scored. Dilson Herrera went 3-5 with a home run (1), 2 runs, and 2 RBI. Taylor Trammell went 2-5 with a double, triple, 2 runs, and 2 RBI. Luis Gonzalez went 2-4 with an RBI. Mitch Nay went 2-4 with a home run (1) and 2 RBI. Bruce Yari went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Ryan Olson allowed a run in 6.0 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts. Ryan Hendrix allowed a run in 2.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Dayton was postponed. Double header Saturday afternoon. 4/14 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 3-5 N/A 6:35pm Tapia Here Here Here Pensacola 4-4 0-0 7:05pm Reyes Here Here Here Daytona 8-1 0-0 7:05pm Romero Here Here N/A Dayton 5-3 0-0 2:05pm Bautista/Greene Here Here Here 29 Responses MK April 14, 2018 Nice to see the comeback by Ryan Olson.He is outstanding where ever he pitches, just have to keep him healthy. He could become next Mahle. Reply WVRon April 14, 2018 Joey Votto might be the worst baserunner I’ve ever seen. Reply HavaKlu April 14, 2018 Amen to that—–and he sure isn’t going to pull a hamstring running to IB. Reply David April 14, 2018 So funny……I have been saying that for 3 or 4 years. Reply Kap April 14, 2018 Or right with his arm. His bat fits a corner outfielder perfectly. If he has to move. Moving forward though, if he keeps hitting well, do you move him to backup behind Barnhart or do what they kinda do with buster posey and play him at first or right? Interesting scenarios Kap April 14, 2018 That was meant for the comment regarding tyler Stephenson. Sorry MK April 14, 2018 A guy called into WLW after the game who said from tv view he read Votto’s lips telling Molina: This team is awful. Reply Kap April 14, 2018 He’s not wrong. They wouldn’t be this bad if he wasn’t signed to his enormous deal and screwed the team of their payroll. Ironic he said that Wes April 14, 2018 Year in and year out he’s worth 35+ million. And he’s stuck w this bad team. Hard to knock him Wes April 14, 2018 Quietly trade him to toranto for a package that includes either the center fielder or shortstop. Let Stephenson move from c to 1st due to injury concerns. Move Duvall to first in short term to open outfield spot. asinghoff April 14, 2018 Toranto is such a Cincinnati way to say that city’s name. Sadly fitting. Doug Gray April 14, 2018 I’m from Cincinnati, and I would never, ever pronounce Toronto the way it was spelled there. Ever. Hunt4redsoct April 14, 2018 From last night’s Reds game, why pitch to Molina with one out and first base open? Those two runs were the difference. Reply Coachalexhogsett@yahoo.com April 14, 2018 Agree and disagree. Yes, why pitch to Molina—no, the real difference is this team is just plain terrible. Reply Doug Gray April 14, 2018 Because he’s not exactly a good hitter anymore? Over the last four seasons he’s a league average hitter. You don’t tend to pitch around those guys. Now, I’ll add that I have no idea who is hitting behind him right now, but unless it was the pitcher, he’s not really a guy you pitch around. Reply Norwood Nate April 14, 2018 Nice to see Aquino hitting well to start the year. Big year for him. Reply Brad April 14, 2018 Pennington again is Baseball Malpractice. Hearing Reds accouncers call Cliff Pennington ‘Chad’ consistently solidifies he is not part of Reds future, Blandino could be. Pennington has a sore arm and committed 2 errors yesterday. Reds need to trade Mesoraco to Mets for salary relief and 2-3 lesser prospects or pay his salary and get a good prospect and 2 lesser prospects. Sliding scale of salary to prospects. Hope Reds start marketing Iglesias. Dodgers, Angels, braves, etc. Needs to be moved when still has value of contract. Joey Votto is worth every penny he is paid and more. His contract has little to no bearing on Reds payroll. Payroll has been and could be significantly higher even with Votto, Bailey and Mesoraco contracts. Complete disconnect from Ownership, Front Office, Manager and Players is apparent and appalling. The lack of professionalism in Reds ticket sales is the same. I had season tickets for 3 years. Made deal with my wife we would renew if contacted. Nothing until day before artificial deadline threatening us to renew or lose our seats. Didn’t renew. Not another word from Reds. No sympathy. Thank you and end rant. Reply Wes April 14, 2018 Disconnect is leaving a sour taste in my mouth as well Reply Ryan April 14, 2018 I blame the folks in charge for their share of how things have unfolded. Trading Chapman while his value was at his lowest was a complete panic move and cost them dearly. Also ownership getting in the way of a deadline deal for Frazier hurt the rebuild. Ownership also carried a payroll close to 100 mil during 3 straight horrendous years. They also replaced 4/5ths of their rotation pretty quickly. Stephenson and Cody Reed were top 100 prospects. Finnegan and Disco were legit rotation pieces. Bailey would be back. Obviously things didn’t work out. Losing Disco, Finnegan,Bailey to injury and Cody Reed and Robert Stephenson never taking the next step has undoubtedly shifted the timeline. Now the Reds are at the point were I think progress will be made. The hope Mahle, Romono, and Castillo can step forward and create a “core” for the rotation. Provide stability and gives them a starting point in which they can add to going forward. The achilles of the current squad is the bullpen and Dick Williams probably should of added another piece this offseason. Things will get better, this team isn’t as bad as they are showing. Schebler, Barnhart, Gannett(platoon still wouldn’t hurt) will have breakouts. Really hoping Robert Stephenson or Amir Garrett can still find success in Cincy’s rotation. Reply Stock April 14, 2018 Votto and Iglesias to Toronto for Bichette and Guerrero. Toronto probably still says no. Reply Doug Gray April 14, 2018 They’d absolutely say no. Reply Michael B. Green April 14, 2018 Did Shackleford start his minor-league rehab? Reply Tom April 14, 2018 I think the plot being that this year is not one (yet again) for contention, has seeped into the players and is effecting development. It’s better for prospects to find a spot on a contender and watch “how it’s done”. The team lost a leader in “coach” Cozart. Votto is an eccentric genius, but maybe not the fostering type. Bailey is not a leader. BTW, anyone complaining about payroll should look directly at Bailey and Mesoraco, not Votto. Reply Doug Gray April 14, 2018 Anyone complaining about payroll needs to look at ownership. Full stop. Reply Ryan April 15, 2018 Should anyone be complaining about payroll? I mean every has an opinion but they have had a pretty hefty payroll for the product produced. They aren’t at a point to start inking big time free agents IMO. They haven’t been cheap in the draft and spent a lot of money on International free agency. The Suarez extension was a nice use of financial resources, and I think shows Ownership has a clue. I fully expect payroll to rise with the win totals, and any profits they managed to scrape up to be reinvested at some point in time. Does Forbes really know how hard three straight horrendous seasons effect the bottom line? How many times was GABP a ghost town by the 5th inning in the past 3 seasons? Tom April 14, 2018 As Peraza goes, so does the trust in the front office. Letting Cozart go for basically peanuts in exchange for a questionable young player tells every Red this is another one of those tanking teams. Unless Peraza shows up in a big way. Reply Doug Gray April 14, 2018 They didn’t let him go. He was a free agent. Reply MikeD April 14, 2018 This is a crazy bad team! I posted earlier this week that they should talk to the Mets about Mez, but I think the Mets may be thinking bigger. Not a lot makes sense right now with this team and they really need to use this year to figure out who’s in and who needs to move on. I like Pennington personally, but as others have said, he is not benefiting the Reds in any way. I believe that they need to build around Votto, Schebler, Barnhart, Suarez, Sezel, Winker, and get what you can for the others. They won’t get a lot, but ultimately they won’t be giving up much. Pitching wise, I would keep Stevenson, Garrett, Castillo, Mahle, and maybe Romano, and Peralta. Hope that Bailey stays healthy and somewhat effective and then try to move him along with the others. Obviously selling low on some of the guys coming off injury is a risk, but the Reds need to start figuring out who should be on the roster. I would like to believe they know a heck of a lot more than I, but man does it seem chaotic. Backing up a couple days, I am not at all broken about Hernandez being wavered, as the Reds had given up hope that he would ever find the strike zone enough to trust. That is a fare decision. The problem I had, is that they brought in a useless arm that as another poster said, won’t be with the Reds this time next year. Weird. Reply Choo Choo April 14, 2018 Reds new lineup / roster: LF: Gennett (hit, but awful st 2B) CF: R. Herrera (currently at Lou — better than anyone reds have at position) RF: Schebler 3B: Sensel SS: Suarez (once back from DL) 2B: Peraza/Brandon Dixon 1B: Votto C: Barnhart/ but more Mesoraco SP: Bailey, Mahle, Garrett, Stephenson, Romano RP: Iglesias, Hughes, D. Hernandez, Peralta, Reed, Finnegan, Lorenzen Bench: Duval, Dixon, Elziade, Mesoraco, Blandino Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.