Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 7/9/18 Doug Gray July 9, 2018 23 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 is on the All-Star break. Pensacola lost 8-2. Box Score TJ Friedl went 1-3 with a walk, steal (18), and he scored a run. Jose Siri went 2-4 with a triple and a run scored. Mitch Nay went 1-4 with an RBI. Brian O’Grady went 1-4 with a triple and an RBI. Luis Gonzalez went 1-3 with a walk. Juan Martinez allowed a run in 3.0 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Daytona lost a double header. Game 1: 3-2 loss. Box Score Randy Ventura went 1-3 with a double and a walk. Taylor Trammell went 2-4 with a run scored. Tyler Stephenson went 1-4. Bruce Yari went 1-3. Ibandel Isabel went 1-4 with an RBI. Tejay Antone threw 7.0 perfect innings with 7 strikeouts. Game 2: 2-1 loss. Box Score Randy Ventura went 2-3. Daniel Sweet went 1-3. Ibandel Isabel went 1-3 with an RBI. Morgan Lofstrom went 1-3. Kevin Canelon allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 strikeouts. Aaron Fossas threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout. Ty Boyles threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Brian Hunter was charged an unearned run in 2.0 innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Dayton won 5-0. Box Score Jose Garcia went 2-5 with a run scored. Lorenzo Cedrola went 2-4 with a walk and 2 runs scored. Jeter Downs went 2-4 with a double, steal (26), 2 runs scored, and he had 2 RBI. Andy Sugilio went 1-4 with an RBI. Alejo Lopez went 1-4 with a double. Packy Naughton threw 8.0 shutout innings with 9 strikeouts. Aneurys Zabala threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Billings had the day off. Greeneville won 4-3. Box Score Mike Siani went 1-4. Jonathan India went 0-3 with a walk. Nate Scantlin went 1-4. Rylan Thomas went 1-3 with a walk, home run (3), and he scored 2 runs. Claudio Finol went 1-4. Reniel Ozuna went 1-3 with a walk. Hunter Oliver went 2-4 with a solo home run (1). Jose Tello went 2-4 with a steal and a run scored. Josiah Gray allowed a run in 5.2 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Manuel Cachutt threw 2.0 shutout innings with a strikeout. AZL Reds were postponed. 7/10 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 35-50 N/A All-Star Break Here Here Here Pensacola 30-38 13-5 7:35pm Strahan Here Here Here Daytona 37-29 10-8 7:05pm TBA Here Here N/A Dayton 31-37 9-10 2:05pm Mondile Here Here Here Billings 9-15 0-0 9:05pm Marinan Here Here N/A Greeneville 6-12 0-0 OFF OFF Here Here N/A AZL Reds 5-12 0-0 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A 23 Responses MK July 9, 2018 The Antone game might have made professional baseball history when Kuhnel was pitching in extra innings eight and ninth. With the Fire Frogs starting the inning with a runner on second it might be the only time a pitcher in a perfect game had to pitch out of the stretch because there was a runner on base. Reply Doug Gray July 9, 2018 I wrote about breaking the laws of baseball in a post that’s about to publish….. what a wild game. Reply Wes July 9, 2018 I thought in minors u only went 7 innings when u had a double hitter ? Antone would have pitched a perfect game if so. Reply MK July 10, 2018 Score was 0-0 after 7. Reply TheDoctor July 9, 2018 What more does Trammell have to prove in Daytona? Reply Doug Gray July 10, 2018 It wouldn’t be shocking if he got promoted after the Futures Game this weekend. At the same time, the AA outfield is Aquino/Siri/Friedl – and while you can argue he should play ahead of any of those guys, two of them are on the 40-man, and Friedl should also be playing every day. It’s a weird situation to be in. Reply Hanawi July 10, 2018 I’m not sure Aquino is going to be able to stay on the 40 man after this year. He needs to start showing something more or might be good to try to get him into a package for someone that doesn’t need to be on it. The Duke July 10, 2018 Aquino is 24 in AA with a sub .700 OPS. I’ll be shocked if he is on the 40 man after this year. He had a full sub .700 OPS season in AA last year too. redlegs4ever July 10, 2018 How Aquino hasn’t been designated for assignment by now is a real mystery. I still contend he’s someones nephew. Bubba Woo July 10, 2018 I agree. I understand the idea of going slow with a 20 yr. old, but it doesn’t seem like High A ball is challenging him at all. Why not let him spend the last 6-7 weeks of the season in AA being challenged and identifying weaknesses to work on in 2019? Reply The Duke July 10, 2018 It’s not like he’s pulling a Vlad Jr and hitting .400+. He’s just over .300, and I contend him getting to play in CF as much as possible is just as important as how he’s hitting right now. Rushing him through the system and sticking him in LF still leaves a big hole in CF. I’d rather he get the reps in CF and be our long term solution there, because unlike some, I’m not a Siri believer. redlegs4ever July 10, 2018 I’m assuming Mondile is not starting for Dayton now since he was suspended yesterday? And did you ever find out why he was suspended Doug? Thanks in advance. Reply MK July 10, 2018 It was a team suspension , not milb, for breaking team rules. So not a drug thing. Reply redlegs4ever July 10, 2018 That seems to be the consensus thought but I would still like to know what he did. Big difference between missing curfew and beating your girlfriend or something. If you could provide a link with the exact reasoning it would be greatly appreciated. MK July 10, 2018 Unless he tells we will never know. It would be an employment personnel matter. He does have some privacy rights. redlegs4ever July 10, 2018 Hopefully Doug knows someone close to the situation so we can get an answer. Doug Gray July 10, 2018 If it was actually something bad, you’ll find out because it’ll be a legal matter. If it was missing curfew, showing up late to a game – something like that, you’ll never find out and in the long run, it’s not a big deal at all. SteveO July 10, 2018 Time to release Piatnik, move Harris up and move India to Billings to play SS with Case starting at 2B. Reply DanD July 10, 2018 What a 3 game stretch for Packy: 21ip, 11h, 1bb, 17k and 0 runs. Doug, I know he was not in your top 35 but what kind of ceiling does he have? His k:bb is great but overall his hits allowed need to come down. Could Packy be the top lhp prospect over Heatherly and Moss? Reply Doug Gray July 10, 2018 He throws a little bit harder than a guy like Wennington Romero, but like him, he’s got to really locate in order to have success. He’s a guy that’s going to have to prove it at each level. I’d have him behind Moss and Heatherly (for different reasons on each guy) at this point. Reply The Duke July 10, 2018 I could see Antone making a MLB start at some point. It might only be as a AAAA guy stop gap start in the second half of a double header, but the guy knows how to pitch. The stuff isn’t top notch, but his intelligence on the mound is. Reply MK July 10, 2018 Antone ,Strahan, and Mahle came through Dayton together and all benefited from the coaching of Tom Browning. Unfortunately the first two have been side tracked by elbow surgeries. Reply Stock July 10, 2018 Willems gets the Cycle Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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