Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 7/17/18 Doug Gray July 18, 2018 13 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 12-5. Box Score Mason Williams went 1-3 with a double, 2 walks and 2 runs. Blake Trahan went 1-4 with a double and a run scored. Brandon Dixon went 4-5 with a double, triple, home run (6), 4 runs scored, and he scored 3 runs. Phillip Ervin went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a steal, 2 runs scored, and he an RBI. Gabby Guerrero went 2-5 with a run scored and 4 RBI. D.J. Peterson went 1-4 with a walk, home run (10) and he had 2 RBI. Stuart Turner went 1-4 with a double and he had 2 RBI. Robert Stephenson allowed 2 runs in 7.0 innings with 2 walks and he had 5 strikeouts. Wandy Peralta threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts. Pensacola had the day off. Daytona lost 5-1. Box Score Randy Ventura went 1-4 with a double. Bruce Yari went 1-4. Taylor Trammell went 2-4. Daniel Sweet went 1-4. Stuart Fairchild went 1-4. Alberti Chavez went 1-4 with a solo home run (1). Rookie Davis (rehab) allowed 4 earned in 5.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Ty Boyles threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Carlos Diaz threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Joel Kuhnel threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Dayton had the day off. Billings had the day off. The Mustangs will be on MiLB.tv for the series beginning tonight. Greeneville had the day off. AZL Reds had the night off. 7/18 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 36-55 N/A 7:05pm Bailey Here Here Here Pensacola 30-38 16-8 7:35pm Varner Here Here Here Daytona 37-29 13-13 7:00pm TBA Here Here N/A Dayton 31-37 12-13 8:05pm Orewiler Here Here Here Billings 13-18 0-0 8:40pm Salinas Here Here N/A Greeneville 9-16 0-0 7:00pm Richardson Here Here N/A AZL Reds 5-13 0-0 OFF OFF Here N/A N/A 13 Responses Alex July 18, 2018 Wow. Robert Stephenson great again. Doug, have you ever seen a player as bad as Homer Bailey punk around an organization like this? I’m sorry, but it seems like Bailey has controlled the entire situation. I feel not just his pitching but his horrible attitude will derail all the positive vibes the team has. The dugout and team has been great literally since the moment he left. 1-17 in games started by him or Finnegan. Bailey is so directly tied to losing and I don’t think him moping in the dug out biting his fingernails is the vibe we need. SultanofSwaff July 18, 2018 Where there’s smoke there’s fire. lol Doug Gray July 18, 2018 I think you’re confused. Homer Bailey isn’t controlling the situation. Bob Castellini is. Kap July 18, 2018 I suggested an offseason trade on the MLBtraderumors.com live chat yesterday. Syndergaard for Nick Senzel, Robert Stephenson, Tony Santillan, and Stuart Fairchild. This is only if the Reds have decided to extend Scooter, which I am for now. What do you guys think? WillieG July 18, 2018 No. Thor is good, but four of the Reds’ top prospects is too high a price for a guy who will only play in 32 games a season (IF he stays healthy) Norwood Nate July 18, 2018 I think Senzel is enough of a headliner that the Reds shouldn’t have to include both Stephenson and Santillan. One or the other and I think this is reasonable for both sides. Syndergaard while very good, does have his own injury issues to consider. KyWilson1 July 18, 2018 I wouldn’t trade Stenzel for any pitcher period. If they want to take some of our arms for him sure, but Stenzel is a deal breaker for me. Also wouldn’t include Trammel in a deal for a pitcher. RedsKoolAidDrinker July 18, 2018 Is he the one who has some control or was that DeGrom? I’d make that trade as long as we have some control. We have enough offense and we need a TOR arm. We can get someone to replace Santillan with the forthcoming Harvey trade and I’d trade Senzel before Greene and Tranmel because of the vertigo. Patrick July 18, 2018 The Reds have done what I was hoping they would do with Stephenson which is allow him to work things out and get him mechanics under control and develop some consistency. He has started to show what I had hoped he would. In the last 10 starts he has 7 games of 3 or less walks and 6 with 2 or less In the last 10 starts 7-2 with 2.88 era 56.1 3.51bb/9 11.8 k/9 Is showing me he is ready for promotion or he could be a legit trade chip. Matthew O'Neal July 18, 2018 If my math is right, tonight is Homer’s last possible rehab start, unless he has a setback. Started rehab on June 23, so 30 days would be July 22. So, his next start 5 days from now will be against the Cards at GABP. Hooray? If the Reds are deadset on Bailey finishing the year as a starter, then I would move Romano to the pen, and then bring Stephenson up to replace Harvey once he’s dealt. Craig July 18, 2018 I actually think this is what the Reds are planning. By having a post ASB rotation of Mahle-Disco-Harvey, Harvey’s spot lines up with Stephenson’s turn in the Louisville rotation. Add that to the fact that they have not yet announced starters for the 4th or 5th game leads me to the conclusion that Romano will be temporarily moved to the bullpen to make room for Homer’s last shot. CP July 18, 2018 This would at least get Stephenson up in the Reds rotation, but I still would rather have Romano working as a SP. Only good that could come from that Scenario is 1. Bailey pitches well enough to make it worth it/gain trade value or 2. Bailey pitches so poorly that he and big Bob finally sees the writing on the wall Mike in Ottawa July 19, 2018 I really don’t think it is a matter of seeing any writing on the wall. I think that has been seen. I think it is the fact that BC (and I don’t blame him one bit) doesn’t want to eat the remainder of Homers contract with so many numbers to the left of the decimal point. Have read so many comments on here justifying making/not making a move or deal due to the fact the Reds are not winning anything this year. With that said you cannot blame BC for wanting to milk any and every dollar out of Homers arm. I do however agree Homer does not appear (maybe I am wrong) to be a good teammate/mentor to the young pitchers.