Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 8/3/18 Doug Gray August 4, 2018 15 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 4-0. Box Score C.J. McElroy went 1-4 with a solo home run (3). Blake Trahan went 2-4 with a run scored. Gabby Guerrero went 1-4 with a 2-run home run (15). Brian O’Grady went 1-4 with a double and a run scored. Chad Tromp went 2-4 with an RBI. Nick Longhi went 2-4. Josh VanMeter went 1-4 with a double. Robert Stephenson allowed a hit in 6.0 shutout innings with 3 walks and 13 strikeouts. Domingo Tapia threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Kyle Crockett threw a perfect inning. Jimmy Herget threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout. Pensacola won 4-3 in 10 innings. Box Score Jose Siri went 1-4 with a double, walk, a steal, and a run scored. Taylor Featherston went 2-4 with a triple, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Shed Long went 3-3 with 2 walks, 2 steals (15), and a double. Chris Okey went 1-4 with a double. Daniel Sweet went 1-4 with a run scored. Vladimir Gutierrez allowed 2 runs in 6.1 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Alejandro Chacin threw 1.1 shutout innings with 3 walks and a strikeout. Zack Weiss was charged with an unearned run in 2.1 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Daytona won 3-2. Box Score Randy Ventura went 1-2 with 2 walks, a run scored, and he had an RBI. Brantley Bell went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Bruce Yari went 1-3 with a double, walk, and he had an RBI. Taylor Trammell went 1-4. Malik Collymore went 1-4 with a run scored. Scott Moss allowed a run in 8.0 innings with 5 strikeouts. Ryan Hendrix was charged with an unearned run in an inning of work with a strikeout. Dayton lost 5-2. Box Score Alejo Lopez went 2-4 with a run scored. Jonathan India went 1-4 with a double and a run scored. Leandro Santana went 1-3 with a double and an RBI. Mac Sceroler allowed 3 runs in 5.2 innings with 2 walks and he had 3 strikeouts. Brian Hunter threw 1.2 shutout innings with a strikeout. Billings lost 13-12 in 10 innings. Box Score Cash Case went 1-5 with a run scored. Mariel Bautista went 2-5 with 3 runs scored. Pabel Manzanero went 2-5 with a run scored and he had an RBI. Bren Spillane went 1-4 with a walk, double, 2 runs scored, and he had an RBI. Dylan Harris went 3-4 with a walk, double, 4 runs scored, and he had 5 RBI. Juan Martinez went 3-4 with a home run (4) and he had 4 RBI. Ryan Dunne allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 strikeouts. Greeneville lost 9-7. Box Score Mike Siani went 2-4 with a walk, steal, and he scored 2 runs. Nate Scantlin went 1-4 with 2 runs scored and he was hit by a pitch. Rylan Thomas went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a walk, a run scored, and he had 3 RBI. Reniel Ozuna went 2-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored. Claudio Finol went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. Josiah Gray allowed 2 earned in 4.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. AZL Reds lost 11-2. Box Score Reyny Reyes went 3-4 with a steal and a run scored. Fidel Castro went 1-4 with a double and a run scored. Rafael Franco went 1-4. 8/4 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 50-58 N/A 7:15pm Sims Here Here Here Pensacola 30-38 29-12 7:05pm Santillan Here Here Here Daytona 37-29 20-21 6:30pm Jordan Here Here N/A Dayton 31-37 19-22 7:05pm McGuff Here Here Here Billings 15-23 7-2 9:05pm Salinas Here Here Here Greeneville 17-24 N/A 7:00pm Medrano Here Here N/A AZL Reds 6-27 0-0 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A 15 Responses Keith August 4, 2018 I know I’m not supposed to care about pitcher wins due to advanced statistics, but Scott Moss is 13-3 with an ERA of 3.63. I like that! I’ve always been a fan of his Cguy August 4, 2018 Well I care even less about those W/L records, but 29W & only 10L as a pro (Scott also has a playoff win) just may hint that he’s doing something right. MK August 4, 2018 Joe Nuxhall used to say winning pitchers find a way to win. Whether the stat is valuable or not Scott keeps his team in the game and finds a way to win. His aggressiveness on the mound spreads to his teammates and they typically play good defense and are aggressive offensively. RedsKoolAidDrinker August 4, 2018 How long has it been since someone in the Reds farm has gotten off to the start at the plate that Rylan Thomas has with also taking into consideration where he was drafted (even if you take into consideration his signing bonus). Norwood Nate August 4, 2018 The first guy that came to my mind in recent memory was Daniel Sweet. He was drafted in the 29th round and slashed .333/.484/.565/1.049 in 24 games with Billings. I don’t think Sweet was an overslot late signee if I remember correctly. Stock August 4, 2018 The guy that starts like this always bring me back to is Gary Redus. He was drafted in the 15th round and in his first taste of pro ball with Billings his line was .462/.559/.787 for an OPS of 1.346. His ISO was .325. He had 62 BB and 31 K. He scored 100 runs in 68 games. He hit 17 HR and had 42 extra base hits. We will never see a season like this again. MK August 4, 2018 Reminds me of another Central Florida first baseman who was a 25th round draft pick James Vasquez who was released this Spring and is now in Mexican League. James hit .359/14/HR/66 RBI for the Arizona Reds and fell just short of the Arizona League Triple Crown. Really a pretty fair comparison I think. RedsKoolAidDrinker August 4, 2018 Have any reports on Jose Salvador? terry m August 4, 2018 You can add Raul Hernandez to the list also !!! Alex Reds August 4, 2018 I was going to ask the exact same question. Reports on the stuff Salvador has? Norwood Nate August 4, 2018 Really good starts from Stephenson, Gutierrez, and Moss. Nice to see Long with a big night, he’s been in quite the funk lately. Siri is proving to me that he’s not overmatched at the AA level, which has derailed many a minor league progression. Siani is really impressing me as well with how he’s hit at Greeneville. Alex Reds August 4, 2018 Great points. I noticed Siri and Siani as well. Siri does seem to have improved his walks and discipline a bit, looks like he’s holding his own. Wish we could say that about Alf Rod. Siani has much better plate discipline than I had expected for a young toolsy player. Shamrock August 4, 2018 $10 says Mac Sceroler winds up having a better career than Hunter Greene. Who’s playing? RedsinWashst August 4, 2018 I won’t bet the money because it is to complicated and not worth the time but I do think you are wrong. Green will still have the better career. Alex Reds August 4, 2018 Easy bet to take. Definitely Greene. Sure the injury derails his timeline, but odds are well in favor of him recovering and he’s so young, plenty of time left, even if it ends up in TJ.