Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 8/12/18 Doug Gray August 12, 2018 20 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). During the offseason, which is coming up quickly, you’ll get early access to the updated prospect lists, as well as early access to the scouting reports that accompany the lists (and the 50-75 that will follow beyond the Top 25). Here’s a preview of what the Patreon email looks like on a daily basis. Louisville Bats The Bats lost 4-0 on Sunday afternoon, falling to 52-64 on the year. Box Score C.J. McElroy went 1-4. Gabriel Guerrero went 1-3 with a walk. Nick Longhi went 1-3. Brian O’Grady went 1-1. He’s hitting .314/.351/.557 in 21 games played since being promoted from Double-A Pensacola. Jose Lopez allowed 4 runs in 5.0 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. He threw 97 pitches with 65 strikes, and had 4 ground outs with 5 fly outs. Brandon Finnegan threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Domingo Tapia threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Austin Brice threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Pensacola Blue Wahoos The Blue Wahoos lost 9-4 on Sunday evening, falling to 61-56 on the year. Box Score Aristides Aquino went 2-4 with a solo home run. It was his 18th homer of the year. Since July began he’s walked 17 times with just 31 strikeouts. In April through June he had 15 walks and 70 strikeouts. Taylor Featherston went 2-4 with a triple. Gavin LaValley went 1-4 with a run scored. Luis Gonzalez went 1-4. Chris Okey went 3-4 with a run and an RBI. Daniel Sweet went 1-4 with a 2-run home run. It was his 6th homer of the year. It was also his 2nd consecutive game with a home run for Pensacola. He hadn’t homered in any of his other 34 games with the Blue Wahoos this season. Wyatt Strahan allowed 3 earned in 5.2 innings with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. He was charged with 3 unearned runs, too. He threw 100 pitches with 57 strikes, and he had 8 ground outs with 6 fly outs. Robinson Leyer threw a hitless inning with 2 walks and a strikeout. Daytona Tortugas The Tortugas were rained out. The game will not be made up. Dayton Dragons The Dragons lost 1-0 on Sunday afternoon, falling to 51-66 on the year. Box Score Lorenzo Cedrola went 1-4. Andy Sugilio went 1-4 with a double. Reshard Munroe went 0-1 with 2 walks and a stolen base. Leandro Santana went 1-3. Packy Naughton threw 5.0 shutout innings with a walk and 7 strikeouts. He threw 80 pitches with 53 strikes, and had 2 ground outs with 3 fly outs. His ERA dropped to 4.28 on the season with 31 walks and 116 strikeouts in 130.1 innings. Miguel Aguilar threw a hitless inning with 2 walks and a strikeout. Ryan Nutof threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk. Great Lakes scored a run in the bottom of the 9th for the walk-off win. Billings Mustangs The Mustangs lost 15-11 on Sunday afternoon, falling to 27-26 on the season. Box Score Zeek White went 2-3 with a walk, was hit by a pitch, tripled, and he scored 4 runs. Drew Mount went 3-4 with a walk, double, stole a base, scored 3 runs, and he drove in 5. He’s hitting .382/.417/.618 in August. Mariel Bautista went 1-5 with a double and 2 RBI. Pabel Manzanero went 2-5 with a double and 3 RBI. Jay Schuyler went 2-3 with a walk and a run scored. Juan Martinez went 2-3 with a walk, 2 runs scored, and he had a solo home run. It was the 5th home run of the season for Martinez. He’s now hitting .302/.355/.531 in 28 games with the Mustangs this season. Carlos Rivero went 1-4 with a run scored. Ricky Salinas allowed 3 runs in 5.0 innings with 5 strikeouts. He threw 69 pitches with 46 strikes and had 5 ground outs with 4 fly outs. Matt Pidich threw 2.0 shutout innings of relief with a strikeout. Ogden scored 9 runs in the top of the 8th inning to erase a 9-3 deficit, then added 3 more runs in the top of the 9th to take a 15-9 lead. The Mustangs scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th but couldn’t complete the comeback. Greeneville Reds The Reds won 9-5 on Sunday evening, improving to 20-30 on the season. Box Score Mike Siani went 2-3 with a walk, run scored, and he had an RBI. He’s now hitting .333 on the season. Claudio Finol went 1-4 with a steal, run scored, and he had an RBI. Rylan Thomas went 1-4 with a home run and 3 RBI. The home run was his 10th of the year. Reniel Ozuna went 2-4 with a run scored. Miguel Hernandez went 1-4 with an RBI and he scored a run. Edwin Yon went 1-1 with a run scored and 2 RBI as a pinch hitter. Lyon Richardson allowed 2 runs in 3.2 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. He threw 67 pitches with 40 strikes. Eduardo Salazar allowed 3 runs in 5.1 innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. AZL Reds The Reds had the day off DSL Reds The DSL does not play on Sundays Top 25 Prospect Rundown 8/13 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 52-64 N/A 7:05pm Reed Here Here Here Pensacola 30-38 31-18 OFF OFF Here Here Here Daytona 37-29 24-25 6:30pm Antone Here Here N/A Dayton 31-37 20-29 7:05pm Orewiler Here Here Here Billings 15-23 12-3 9:05pm Rodriguez Here Here N/A Greeneville 20-30 N/A 7:00pm Diaz Here Here N/A AZL Reds 9-32 0-0 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A 20 Responses icehole3 August 13, 2018 Is Ibandel Isabel a have a chance? icehole3 August 13, 2018 *Does Ibandel Isabel have a chance?* Doug Gray August 13, 2018 At what? Winning the lottery? A race against me? A race against Billy? icehole3 August 14, 2018 Funny Doug. You run a baseball site and you ask that question. Kap August 13, 2018 Move Siani to Dayton. He’s clearly too advanced to waste his time in Greeneville. bhart August 13, 2018 How about Drew Hart moving up? He is 22. If he moves to Dayton now he could possibly be in Daytona next year. Bhart August 13, 2018 Meant drew mount sorry The Duke August 13, 2018 Mountain Drew started out slow, but he’s really turned it on lately. 19 of his 44 hits have been for extra bases and he has an excellent 14% K rate. The Duke August 13, 2018 There’s only a few weeks left in the season. Let him ride out this year in Greenville, keep hitting well, and then have him in Dayton to start 2019. I guarantee it’s not wasting his time either. Just because you’re hitting well doesn’t mean every aspect of the game is ready. The defense likely is, but there are other things like base running, getting more power out of his swing. For all his speed (and it’s generally considered plus) he only has 3 SB and has been caught twice. He also has an Isolated slugging of .098. .834 OPS is great for a kid straight out of high school, but there’s more to tap into and I believe more to learn at his current level, especially with the limited time table of the rest of this season. Wes August 13, 2018 Ramos from SF system hit like 400 after he was drafted. A lot like Siani coming out- very toolsy w just an average hit tool. This season Ramos is hitting average or less. Becareful falling in love with prospects. More times than not they break your heart. Doug Gray August 13, 2018 Don’t tell me how to live my life, Wes. I’ll fall in love with who I want! Wes August 13, 2018 I’m still in counseling over 2016 Aquino. Tom August 13, 2018 That’s a Lyons share of strikeouts. Joe August 13, 2018 Love is fickle one break your 9/10 times… I’m right thr with you on Aquino goin on about 5yrs now but I keep coming back so shame on me Doug Gray August 13, 2018 At least once a week I make that mistake. Red Thunder August 13, 2018 At the Bats game on Sunday, Lopez had trouble the second time facing lineup. Maybe could use that famous third or fourth pitch. On a positive note- Brandon Finnegan looks like he is dropping some weight since I saw him last. Now if only I can! Sure hope he gets back on track. Brian August 13, 2018 That minor league post game spread isn’t as appetizing I guess Doc August 13, 2018 As a novice, bear with me. India went Greeneville to Billings to Dayton, but the thread seems to want to take Siani from Greeneville to Dayton. What is the pecking order of the levels? It had looked to me to be AZL, then Greeneville, then Billings, then Dayton. Are Billings and Greeneville considered equivalent or is one a step to the other? Any reason why India only spent a couple days with Billings? Was there a box to be checked or couldn’t he find a room!? wes August 13, 2018 India went to Billings for SS PT then I think the spot opened somewhat in Dayton. I’m guessing Downs going out opened up spot for India. Anyone know what happened to Downs?? I’m guessing when India went to Billings it was a promotion in the sense the organization wanted to see more out of him vs actually going up a league. I asked the same question on day he was “promoted” and didn’t get an answer. You are right in the pecking order Sam August 13, 2018 I think that Downs had an abdominal muscle strain after stretching for a wild ball. It was his going to the DL and our desperate need for another infielder that brought India to Dayton. I don’t think the Reds really intended India to come to Dayton this year, but they were in a tight spot. I wonder if he will spend most of the off season learning/trying out shortstop because it seemed like that was the reason he was moved to Billings, to get more reps as a shortstop.