Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 7/7/18 Doug Gray July 8, 2018 26 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 5-2. Box Score Phillip Ervin went 2-3 with a walk and 2 RBI. Gabby Guerrero went 1-4. D.J. Peterson went 1-4. Nick Longhi went 1-3 with a double and a run scored. Blake Trahan went 1-2 with a walk and a run scored. Jose Lopez allowed 1 earned in 7.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Brandon Finnegan threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout. Pensacola won 3-2. Box Score Mitch Nay went 1-3 with a walk and a solo home run (9). Aristides Aquino went 1-4. Taylor Sparks went 1-4. Luis Gonzalez went 2-4 with a steal and 2 runs scored. Chris Okey went 1-4 with a double. Vladimir Gutierrez allowed a run in 7.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Jesus Reyes was charged an unearned run in 2.0 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Daytona won 3-1. Box Score Randy Ventura went 1-4 with a double and a run scored. Daniel Sweet went 2-2 with a walk. Morgan Lofstrom went 1-3 with a solo home run (1). Andrew Jordan threw 6.0 innings with 1 earned run, 2 walks, and he had 4 strikeouts. Brian Hunter threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Ty Boyles threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Ryan Hendrix threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. Dayton lost 7-1. Box Score Lorenzo Cedrola went 2-4 with a triple and a run scored. Leandro Santana went 1-4. Andy Sugilio went 1-4 with a steal. Mark Kolozsvary went 1-3 with a steal. Raul Wallace went 1-3. Miguel Aguilar allowed a run in 3.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Aneurys Zabala threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Billings won 6-4. Box Score Dylan Harris went 1-5 with a triple and 3 RBI. Pabel Manzanero went 2-4 with a double. Drew Mount went 1-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Jake Turnbull went 1-3 with a double and a walk. Juan Martinez went 1-3 with a double, walk, and he had an RBI. Valentin Martinez went 1-3 with a solo home run (1). Connor Curlis threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Edward Escoboza threw a hitless inning with a walk. Jeremy Kivel threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Greeneville lost 2-1. Box Score Brian Rey went 1-4 with an RBI. Mike Siani went 2-4. Jonathan India went 0-2 with 2 walks. Nate Scantlin went 1-3 with a walk. Rylan Thomas went 1-3 with a walk and a double. Claudio Finol went 2-3 with a double and a run scored. Alexis Diaz allowed a run in 6.0 innings with a walk and 9 strikeouts. Moises Nova threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. AZL Reds had the day off. 7/8 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 34-50 N/A 2:00pm Mella Here Here Here Pensacola 30-38 12-4 6:05pm Santillan Here Here Here Daytona 37-29 9-6 5:35pm Bergjans Here Here N/A Dayton 31-37 8-9 2:05pm Mondile Here Here Here Billings 9-14 0-0 3:05pm Solomon Here Here N/A Greeneville 5-11 0-0 2:00pm Heatherly Here Here N/A AZL Reds 4-12 0-0 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A 26 Responses kevinz July 8, 2018 He might SO more but hope India between Bregman and Senzel. Not saying hewill be on there Level that is just who he reminds me of. Papi July 8, 2018 Hunter Greene threw last night FYI. Went 3 innings, gave up 5 earned and struck out 3 Joe July 8, 2018 Just a hiccup on his road to greatness!in couple yrs I’d love to c our rotation be Greene,Mahle, Stephenson,Santillan,disco.with all 5 hitting the ceiling GallowayB July 8, 2018 Greene didn’t have his good stuff, they played long walk-up music which threw off his rhythm. It was clear evening, maybe the sun was in his eyes too. He seemed to give up towards the end. Stock July 8, 2018 You are giving up excuses as to why Greene pitched poorly which are really more scary than reassuring. If playing long walk up music gets Greene out of rhythm ML players will find ways also. Hard to see why the sun was in his eyes but Max Gamboa gave up zero runs in his first three innings. I guess Greene had a bit of bad luck on the cloud front. But most scary from your comments was that he gave up at the end. I want a competitor not someone who gives up. MK July 8, 2018 Galloway that is such crap. The walk up music, really? I watched the milb feed and I did not see any quit. He had a bad night and I’m sure he realized that before anyone else.. In 1965 I saw the Reds beat Don Drysdale and Dodgers 18-0 and there wasn’t walk-up music. Don had a bad day DHud July 8, 2018 Bring on the people calling him a bust Matt July 8, 2018 I do find it funny when Doug selectively leaves off poor performances of top prospects. M Doug Gray July 8, 2018 And by selectively, you mean for the last 11 years, right? Because that’s been the game since I started. Rojo Benjy July 8, 2018 If you want to read about that stuff, sign up on Patreon. I knew all about Greene’s “poor performance” last night from the email I received. Champ Summers July 8, 2018 He’s explained more than once why he doesn’t post the poor performances here. Norwood Nate July 8, 2018 Nice to see Lopez with another good start. He had been on a nice role then had two stinkers in roll before bouncing back last time out. A little inconsistency isn’t to be expected, but there’s a lot to like in his first AAA season. Gutierrez continues to pitch very well. He’s strung together 6 starts in a row that he’s pitched into the 6th inning and has given up 2 runs in a start one time in that span with 6 runs total over 36 IP. He’s also only walked 8 in those 36 innings while striking out 34. If he keeps this up he should start to garner some more prospect buzz. Nice debut in A+ for Jordan. Nice debut overall for Siani. Greene had a hiccup, but it’ll happen, and shouldn’t discount the kind of roll he’s been on. Stock July 8, 2018 Agreed Nate. Really excited about Gutierrez. ERA in his last 6 starts is 1.50. Finally seems to be doing what many of us hoped for. Time for promotion to Louisville should come soon. Moves that I feel should happen after the all-star break or possibly wait until another trade of a RP. The Reds management should already know if a trade is possible or probable: Romano is not good enough to be a SP in the majors. Time to see if he can be effective in the bullpen. Bring up Stephenson to start for the Reds. Promote Gutierrez to AAA. Norwood Nate July 8, 2018 I would like to see Stephenson given a shot soon. I’ve been hoping for that for a while. At this point, I think I’m willing to wait until a Harvey trade happens to open up a spot in a couple of weeks rather than sending Romano down. While Romano hasn’t been good, he’s not been horrible either. His cumulative numbers (about a full season’s worth of work) show just that, 4.95 ERA, 4.73 FIP, 7.2 K/9, 3.7 BB/9. For a 5th starter those numbers will keep a team in a game but won’t get anyone excited. I’d like see what he can do the rest of the season and then evaluate over the offseason where his best future fit may be. I’d much rather see a rotation of Disco, Mahle, Castillo, Stephenson, Romano for the remainder of the season than having Bailey fill Harvey’s spot. If Stephenson does rejoin the Reds at the end of July, Gutierrez may get a chance to finish out the season there. Set up a rotation of Reed, Lopez, Mella, Gutierrez, and Nicolino to finish the year. RedsinWashst July 8, 2018 Reds will probably leave him in Pensacola for their playoffs. Right now 2A is hot, learning how to win is a good thing. Norwood Nate July 8, 2018 That’s a good point. Stock July 8, 2018 The Yankees are looking at trading for Moustakas to play 1B. They are also looking for RP. Justus Sheffield and Albert Abreu for Scooter and Hernandez? Bill July 8, 2018 With the Yankees, I want Clint Frazier leading the return for Scooter Gennett. Joe July 8, 2018 If it was my site I’d do the same as well and talk about the positives. there’s enough sites and people out there talking the bad and bashing every little move the fo makes and the bad streaks the players and pitchers have MK July 8, 2018 Doug, Great photo attop of this post. Doug Gray July 8, 2018 I’m glad I was able to get it, because he didn’t pitch at all in my 5 days with Greeneville. I took a few photos of just guys at the edge of the dugout for “team photos”, and this one just happened to wind up being one that I needed without realizing it at the time. I’m hoping to catch him this upcoming weekend – I’m making the trip back down to see Siani/India, and hopefully Diaz. B-town Fan July 8, 2018 I wonder if India playing third in Greeneville is just a temporary thing to get his feet wet in pro ball. In several different interviews in the last couple of weeks I’ve seen, he’s said he is a short stop. The Rage July 8, 2018 He isn’t a shortstop RedsinWashst July 8, 2018 Unfortunately Greeneville has 2 pretty good shortstop prospects. RedsinWashst July 8, 2018 Meant that as a reply to B-Town MK July 8, 2018 Interesting Blandino was third baseman at Stanford and the Reds immediately started playing him at shortstop and he plays mostly middle infield now for Reds. Just in limited eye test I believe India is a little better athlete than Alex.