Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 8/8/18 Doug Gray August 9, 2018 22 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 6-5. Box Score C.J. McElroy went 2-5. Blake Trahan went 1-4 with a run scored. Gabriel Guerrero went 1-4 with a run scored. Brian O’Grady went 1-4 with a home run (10), 2 RBI, and he scored 2 runs. D.J. Peterson went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run scored. Tim Federowicz went 2-4. Josh VanMeter went 1-3 with a walk and he scored a run. Nick Longhi went 1-4 with a double and he had 3 RBI. Cody Reed allowed a run in 6.0 innings with a walk and he had 7 strikeouts. Jimmy Herget threw a shutout inning. Kevin Quackenbush threw a perfect inning in 2 strikeouts. Pensacola won 7-6. Box Score TJ Friedl went 2-4 with a walk, double, solo home run (4), and he had 2 RBI. Shed Long went 1-2 with 2 walks and he scored 2 runs. Mitch Nay went 1-3 with a walk, double, and he scored 2 runs. Narciso Crook went 0-2 with a walk, run scored, and he had an RBI. Gavin LaValley went 2-3 with a double, walk, and he had 4 RBI. Seth Varner allowed 3 earned in 6.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Zack Weiss threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout. Alex Powers threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. Daytona won 10-3. Box Score Randy Ventura went 1-5 with a steal and he scored a run. Ibandel Isabel went 4-5 with a double and he scored a run. Bruce Yari went 2-4 with a walk and he scored 2 runs. Tyler Stephenson went 2-4 with a double, 2 runs, and 2 RBI. Brantley Bell went 2-3 with a walk, steal, RBI, and he scored 2 runs. Stuart Fairchild went 1-3 with a double, a run scored, and he had 3 RBI. Alfredo Rodriguez went 3-4 with a home run (2) and 4 RBI. Scott Moss allowed 3 runs in 5.2 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts. Jeremy Kivel threw 1.1 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout. Michael Byrne threw 1.1 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout. Dayton lost 5-4. Box Score Lorenzo Cedrola went 1-4. Jose Garcia went 1-4 with a run scored. Andy Sugilio went 1-4 with a run scored. Jonathan India went 1-4 with a run scored and he had an RBI. Hendrik Clementina went 2-4 with a solo home run (16). Alejo Lopez went 3-4 with a double. Wendolyn Bautista threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and he had 4 strikeouts. Billings is on the All-Star break. Greeneville lost 12-7. Box Score Mike Siani went 1-5 with a run scored. Claudio Finol went 1-4 with a walk, RBI, and he scored 3 runs. Nate Scantlin went 2-3 with 2 triples, 2 walks, 2 runs scored, and he had 3 RBI. Rylan Thomas went 1-4 with a walk, double, and he had an RBI. Jonathan Willems went 2-5 with a double and he had 2 RBI. Robert Boselli went 1-3 with a walk, double, and he had a run. Daniel De La Fuente was charged with 2 unearned runs in 3.2 innings with 2 walks and he had 5 strikeouts. Connor Bennett threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. AZL Reds had their game suspended by rain 8/8 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 51-61 N/A 7:00pm Mahle Here Here Here Pensacola 30-38 30-15 7:35pm Gutierrez Here Here Here Daytona 37-29 23-23 7:05pm Jordan Here Here N/A Dayton 31-37 20-25 7:05pm Sceroler Here Here Here Billings 15-23 9-2 9:05pm TBA Here Here Here Greeneville 18-28 N/A 7:00pm Gray Here Here N/A AZL Reds 8-30 0-0 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A 22 Responses GallowayB August 9, 2018 Brandon Phillips is playing for the Pawtucket Red Sox! Reply kevinz August 9, 2018 I know could be a Long shot. Could Mitch Nay turn into a MLB players still? He was a former 1st rd Pick. Injuries stopped his progress. He seems to control the zone. If Nay could turn into something mayb could backup Votto for breathers or Hurt. Reply Simon Cowell August 9, 2018 Doug is pitching for Greenville? Reply Shawn August 9, 2018 Couldn’t hurt. Break out the eephus pitch. That’s a run scoring league it seems like. Hopefully Mr. Josiah can toss a gem. Reply Doug Gray August 9, 2018 They wish! (the opposing team, that is) Reply MK August 9, 2018 Reds should certainly be familiar with the Blue Jays system. Greenville, Dayton, and Daytona played Blue Jays’ teams last night. Reply Cguy August 9, 2018 Congratulations to Scott Moss on his 14th victory this season (14W-3L). That win makes him 30 W & 10 L in his career. In his last 10 starts Moss is 9-1 with a 2.76 ERA, having struck out 45 batters while walking only 15. Reply The Duke August 9, 2018 I’m a little surprised we haven’t seen Moss promoted to Daytona. I wonder if maybe he’s working with something in particular with the Daytona pitching coach that they want to continue with the same instructor. Reply Cguy August 9, 2018 I’m hoping they let him finish the year @ Daytona & start him in Pensacola next spring. Moss gave up 8 hits last night, but with a 5-0 lead after 1 inning, & a 9-2 lead after 3 innings you do want your sp to throw strikes & let the defense make plays. Scott only walked 1 batter. Maybe he should be coaching Stephenson? RedsKoolAidDrinker August 9, 2018 Doug, I know it’s take a good bit of work, but had a hair-brained idea. Sent to subscribers only (and others could sign up if just for a month if they wanted access to it), what if just for fun you did a Top-15 age-19-and under list as it seems there are a lot of guys in the rookie leagues we are all keeping a close eye on day-to-day. Ranking them sure would be nice, but if it were too much time we’d all understand and you could just put the guys into tiers or simply say these rankings are with limited information, just off the top of your head. I think this could get some people to sign up for that month and then they’ll see how awesome it is to get what we get each day in our inboxes and will be hooked. Reply Doug Gray August 9, 2018 I like the idea. Let me kick it around a little bit. I’ve actually got something in the works for all current subscribers, and anyone new that will sign up that I think *most* will like, as a “thank you”. Still working on a few of the details though. Reply SultanofSwaff August 9, 2018 Just like Bryan Price, Riggleman was blathering about fastball command when commenting on Robert Stephenson’s outing yesterday, saying he was relying too heavily on his offspeed stuff. Funny how you never hear him complain when guys don’t locate their offspeed pitches. This mindless devotion to the fastball is not supported by advanced analytics. Further, when will these guys learn that not everyone should fit into the same mold?!?!?!?! If pitching backwards works, then do it. Gheesh. *rant over* Would like to see Quack get a September callup. The guy has been near perfect all season for Louisville. Along those lines, I need to get a look at Herget and Rainey as well. Reed slides into the rotation for Romano. And while we’re at it, let’s not waste another month on Hamilton. Call up Friedl for a look-see. Reply redsvol August 9, 2018 i’m just glad we can stop obsessing about when Robert Stephenson will get his opportunity to show off his newfound control. Front office better get ready to spend some $ this offseason on 1-2 pitchers who can get major league hitters out. That was against the mets ya’ll. Reply jbonireland August 9, 2018 I keep reading that the Reds need to spend money for # 1 & 2 starters, people it takes two to tango. High quality pitchers probably don’t want to pitch at GABP. Will have to way overpay to get anyone to come here. The only true route is developing your own pitching. Rather than spend all that money, devote the off season to bringing in a young manager who can relate to the new analytics. I believe that the Reds route must continue to be develop your own. Reply Redsvol August 9, 2018 there are no #1 starters on the market and debatable whether there are any #2’s. It would be nice to develop our own but its not happening at the pace needed and the window to compete is opening next year. we might have to overpay but would be an overpay for a #3 starter – possibly 10-15MM$ per year. Based on recent budgets, the front office can afford 1-2 of those contracts as long as they are relatively short-term (3-4 years). Winker, Schebler, and Peraza don’t get expensive for 3-4 more years. Our starting pitching is horrible and has been for 3 years. SultanofSwaff August 9, 2018 Agree 100%. You look at the other teams in the division and just from the eyeball test their starting pitchers don’t have better ‘stuff’. I firmly believe that the advanced scouting (which is being addressed as they’ve hired ‘one of the best’ recently) and the pitch sequencing in-game are as much of a factor as the youth. To that end, it was actually refreshing to see Stephenson pitch backwards from the very start of the game because it wasn’t ‘by the book’. SultanofSwaff August 9, 2018 With $50 million owed over 3 more years, Jordan Zimmerman of Detroit could be a pitcher worth targeting. He looks to finally be rounding back into form after 2 terrible years following his big payday. The Tigers would likely be willing to eat a bunch of that money if we sweeten the prospect package, and Zimmerman wants to stay in the midwest for family reasons. If we agree the staff needs a veteran stabilizer, not sure if him at a discount or Harvey would cost more. Colorado Red August 9, 2018 Harvey will depend out how he pitches the rest of the year. Based on his last 3 starts the price is dropping. If he pitches like he did before, it will be in the 10-15 range I guess (but my guess are not great) Wes August 9, 2018 I agree w jbonireland in that it’s difficult to attract talent to cincy. Trade is best route as in latos a few years back. Os seem willing to deal and take less than market value. Dylan bundy has 3 years of control left. If you can get him for a package around Santillan or India and international money they may take that this offseason. Reply Jasonp August 9, 2018 I think the smart move would be to go after a top pitcher after next year. Bailey’s 20 mil will be off the books. Some of the starters who are free agents in 2020 are Michael Wacha, Alex Wood, Gerrit Cole, Chris Sale, Madison Bumgarner. Much better starters then this years free agents. It would also give another year and slot in the rotation to see which of our younger pitchers should stay in the rotation. Reply Justin August 9, 2018 3 homeruns in 4 days now for O’Grady, he’s been adjusting well to AAA Reply Joe August 9, 2018 Good nite for pitching got Mahle ,vlad,and gray on th bump Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.