Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 7/5/18 Doug Gray July 6, 2018 12 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 won 5-2. Box Score Phillip Ervin went 2-3 with a walk, home run (3), 2 runs scored, and he had 2 RBI. Gabby Guerrero went 1-4 with a double, run scored, and he drove in 2 runs. D.J. Peterson went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Josh VanMeter went 0-2 with 2 walks. Blake Trahan went 2-4 with a double and he scored a run. Robert Stephenson threw 6.0 shutout innings with a walk and he had 12 strikeouts. Austin Brice threw 1.1 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Kevin Quackenbush threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. Pensacola lost 8-2. Box Score TJ Friedl went 1-3. Jose Siri went 1-4. Brian O’Grady went 1-4. Aristides Aquino went 1-4 with a run scored. Gavin LaValley went 1-3 with a 2-run home run (7). Luis Gonzalez went 1-3. Joel Bender allowed a run in 2.1 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Robinson Leyer threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Daytona won 4-3. Box Score Brantley Bell went 2-4 with a walk and 2 runs scored. Taylor Trammell went 1-5 with a run scored. Tyler Stephenson went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. Bruce Yari went 2-4 with a double and 3 RBI. Ibandel Isabel went 0-2 with a steal and 2 walks. Michael Beltre went 0-2 with a steal and 2 walks. Wennington Romero allowed 3 runs in 7.0 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Joel Kuhnel threw 1.1 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Dayton lost 5-4. Box Score Jose Garcia went 1-3 with 2 walks. Lorenzo Cedrola went 1-4 with a steal, run, and he had an RBI. Jeter Downs went 2-5 with a double, steal (23), and he scored a run. Leandro Santana went 0-3 with 2 walks and a run scored. Malik Collymore went 2-3 with a walk and he had 2 RBI. Andy Sugilio went 2-4 with an RBI. Hendrik Clementina went 1-4 with a double. J.D. Salmon-Williams went 1-4. Alejo Lopez went 1-4 with a run scored. Wendolyn Bautista threw 3.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Cory Thompson threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Billings lost 6-1. Box Score Dylan Harris went 1-4 with a walk. Cash Case went 2-4. Mariel Bautista went 1-4 with a run scored. Reshard Munroe went 2-3 and was hit by a pitch. Bren Spillane went 2-3 with a walk and an RBI. Ricardo Smith allowed 3 runs in 5.0 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Ryan Dunne threw a 1.2 perfect innings with a strikeout. Greeneville lost 8-4. Box Score Brian Rey went 2-5 with a run scored. Claudio Finol went 1-4 with a walk. Jonathan Willems went 1-4 with a walk and a run scored. Robert Boselli went 0-2 with 2 walks, a run scored, and he had an RBI. Miguel Hernandez went 1-2 with 2 walks, a double, and he had an RBI. Francis Jones allowed 2 earned in 4.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Moises Nova threw a perfect inning. AZL Reds lost 10-9. Box Score Reyny Reyes went 2-4 with a walk and an RBI. Edwin Yon went 2-5 with a triple, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Victor Ruiz went 2-4 with a double, home run (1), and he had 2 RBI. Edward Guzman went 1-3 with a double and a run scored. 7/6 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 34-48 N/A 7:00pm Nicolino Here Here Here Pensacola 30-38 10-4 7:35pm Varner Here Here Here Daytona 37-29 7-6 7:05pm TBA Here Here N/A Dayton 31-37 7-8 7:05pm Orewiler Here Here Here Billings 7-14 0-0 9:05pm Salinas Here Here N/A Greeneville 5-10 0-0 7:00pm Heatherly Here Here N/A AZL Reds 3-12 0-0 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A 12 Responses kevinz July 6, 2018 I have not giving up on you Garcia i believe see a different player next year. Hanawi July 6, 2018 Doug, might be too early for scouting from Arizona, but was curious if you heard anything about Luis Lopez, the SS from PR that the Reds drafted in the 33rd round. Seems to have gotten off to a decent start out there and there was no info on him from the draft. Charlie July 6, 2018 Ervin putting together a better stretch with the bat than I personally thought he was capable of at the AAA level. Someone seriously needs to tell the guy to stop trying to steal bases though. He’s really not good at it. Doug Gray July 6, 2018 This is the first season in his entire career that he hasn’t been extremely good at it. He should probably keep running, but figure out what exactly it is that’s different this year versus the past. Joe July 6, 2018 The one thing that really impresses me with Trammell is even on a bad nite hell usually gets on base atleast once . U hardly ever see him 0-5 and no wAlks redlegs4ever July 6, 2018 I don’t think Doug ever posts a player when he doesn’t get on base, but you’re right Trammell’s name seems to be up there a lot. I’ve had him ranked ahead of Senzel for a year and a half now, I’m glad people are starting to see why. The Duke July 6, 2018 Senzel is still #1 on my board, but I do have Trammell above Hunter Greene. Albeit, I think all 3 might be top 25 guys in baseball by the end of this year. MK July 6, 2018 Greene was the MILB June Pitcher of the Month for June. Jim t July 6, 2018 If the Reds go into the All star break with winning 5 of the 9 games would you be happy? The next 9 games are against the Cubs, Indians and Cards. Colorado Red July 6, 2018 based on who we are playing, on the read. It would be great. AirborneJayJay July 6, 2018 As long as it works out to taking 2 of 3 from the Cubs and Cards. Then 1 of 3 from Cleveland is fine. As long as the Reds make some trade connections in Cleveland while there. They just match up too well for the Reds to get one of Beiber or McKenzie from the Tribe. The Tribe is looking at Machado though. MK July 6, 2018 Aneurys Zabala made his Dragons debut last night. He threw as high as 101 mph. Offspeed stuff was 82 to 85 mph. There is a lack of consistency on movement of his fast ball . The home run against him was a fastball at 98 which was as straight as an arrow. Good sized young man.