Hey guys and gals, I’m traveling back home from Greeneville to Cincinnati overnight, so I’m just going to link to the organizational scoreboard and post the probables/game times – the records are not correct as none of the games have been completed by the time I’m typing this up. Normal posting will be resumed on Tuesday around 11am or 12pm.

Organizational scoreboard link here.

7/17 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 35-54 N/A 11:05am Stephenson Here Here Here
Pensacola 30-38 16-8 OFF OFF Here Here Here
Daytona 37-29 13-11 7:00pm TBA Here Here N/A
Dayton 31-37 12-12 OFF OFF Here Here Here
Billings 12-18 0-0 OFF OFF Here Here N/A
Greeneville 9-15 0-0 OFF OFF Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 5-16 0-0 OFF OFF Here N/A N/A
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30 Responses

  1. SultanofSwaff

    Mella and Finnegan got knocked around pretty good, Herget and Rainey with clean innings for Louisville.

    Trammell 0-4 with 4 Ks. Talk about a hangover!

    Fairchild currently hitting .192 for Daytona. Growing pains…

    Siani with a couple knocks, hitting .306 in his first taste of pro ball.

    Luis Alecsis (?) with 11Ks and just 1 BB in 7IP for Billings. Who is this guy?

    • Scott C

      Of course Mella had the misfortune of have Finnegan come in for him in relief. The two runners he left on base scored while Finnegan was pitching.

      • weigarp

        It’s amazing that Finnegan has pitched in 15 games for Louisville and has 10 decisions–he has 2 wins with 10 losses. Finnegan throughout his minor league career doesn’t appear to enjoy winning games. Overall, his record is 2 wins and 18 losses.

  2. MK

    The Dragons played another lackluster game last night losing 13-4. I think I put in as much effort driving to the stadium, getting to my seat and eating nachos as team did. Highlight of game was Raul Wallace hitting two bolts. One a home run and one a double, hit as hard as home run but lower. Lowlight was when strike three was called on Jose Garcia for not getting back in the batters box as quickly as umpire thought he should.

    Been different scouts at the games the last couple weeks. Seemed to be a lot there last week when Astros team Quad City was in town.

    • CP

      MK, lots of Reds scouts at the games or Astros scouts at the game?

      If Reds, do you think this means they are making a point to be familiar with Astros system in case a trade comes together?

      • MK

        Did not recognize them. There is a group of 3 or 4 regulars (Cards, Tigers Diamondbacks) but these were different guys I did not know or get to talk to. It is interesting that one of the Dragons owner’s daughter is in the Astros International Scouting Department. She is one of two women to graduate from MLB Scouting School,

  3. B-town Fan

    I guess Daytona is playing tonite because of all the rain outs they’ve had, normally they would be off for the All-star game. Louisville is playing a morning game.

  4. Scott C

    One of the things I don’t understand is that since Senzel is on the DL for the season, Herrera is in the majors and cannot be sent back without going through waivers. Why is Shed Long still in Double A?

    • RedsinWashst

      Something the Reds value is having teams in playoffs and learning to win. 2A will hopefully win the 2nd half and want Shed to be there. Not saying I’m for it or against it but I think that is what is happening, same goes for +A.

      • MK

        I have never seen that they value teams in playoffs. My experience has been that it is about developing individual player skills rather than minor league team success. If they win while developing the individual skills then all the better. As an example last night in Dayton Adrian Rodriguez was getting beat around pretty good early. The guy behind me was yelling to get a relief pitcher up in the bullpen. I told him Adrian was going to throw 70 pitches whether he gave up one run or 10. And, he did. Not a team or organization interested in standings.

    • Jim H.

      .260/.357/.423…better question, why should Shed Long be in Triple A? He’s still developing. When he starts dominating Double A, move him up. No rush.

    • Doug Gray

      I think Shed Long is going to be fine in the long run, but here’s what he’s hitting since the start of May: .229/.332/.408 with 68 strikeouts in 64 games.

      He is probably where he needs to be right now. There’s still things to work on there.

  5. CincyUte

    The Greeneville radio guy made an interesting comment last night during the game. He said the Greeneville pitchers performed drastically better with Hunter Oliver behind the plate. I just looked up the results and found that Greeneville is 8-5 when Oliver starts at catcher (they are 1-11 when he doesn’t). I’m not sure how to easily look up pitching stats by catcher, but I’d be very interested to see what they say in this case.

    • Doug Gray

      For a while there the other catcher was 18-year-old Victor Ruiz. He’s been catching for about a year and a half. I saw him catch the last time through Greeneville. To say he’s raw as a defender is putting it lightly. That stat isn’t too surprising.

      • Hanawi

        Interesting Doug. Thanks for that insight. I was just looking at his stats bc he has been tearing up Billings since they moved him over there. But, maybe his defense is going to take awhile.

  6. redlegs4ever

    Another good start for Robert Stephenson today. After giving up 2 in the first he settled down to go 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K 100 pitches, 66 strikes. In line for the win as Louisville leads 7-2. #FreeBobSteve

    • Norwood Nate

      I’ll continue to BobSteve love, dude needs to be up with the Reds!

    • Kap

      Good showcase for other teams for when the Reds trade him this off season

      • Jack

        The Reds need starting pitching why would they trade him?

  7. Alex

    Yet another solid start for Stephenson. I’m sure he will get his chance to make a few starts with the Reds this year, it just seems like something that should’ve happened already.

    Hard to watch Finnegan struggle this badly. He was looking like he could be a solid starter towards the end of 2016-beginning of 2017, or at least a great bullpen piece. Just isn’t the same pitcher since coming back from injury. Maybe a healthy offseason will help him get his velocity back?

    • The Rage

      I would put him on a strengthening program and see if he can get his stuff back. There is something clearly wrong. 88-90 is the best he can do.

  8. MK

    Looks like Dixon hits for cycle today.

    Nick Howard promoted to AA.

  9. 44reds

    Question for y’all: If we do want to extend Gennett, is there any reason to do so this year? It seems like his price would be peaked right now, unless the market evolves in the offseason in a player friendly way. Just seems like we should continue gathering information (his trade value, his second half performance, Red’s performance out of the gate next season, etc.) unless there is a discount for acting now.

    • Wes

      Only if it’s a super team friendly do they extend anytime soon. If not might as well ride it out til end of next season or trade him. But all trends lean toward a super team friendly deal. Been a while since u seen a Hayward/homer type contract. For every one of those theres 3 bonafide all stars signing for less. Ownership has smartened up across the league. Reds will surely be able to sign scooter at end of next season. They can match highest bidder or also even be able to “franchise tag” him if they want him for a following season. Players will stop passing on all that money and teams will just keep their guy for a season.

    • kevinz

      I say keep Scooter if the money is right for both teams.
      I only sign him knowing Senzel and India athletic enough to move around.
      Both India and Senzel can play IF and OF spots