Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 9/6/18 Doug Gray September 7, 2018 14 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). Pensacola won 4-1. Box Score Jose Siri went 1-4 with a double and a run scored. TJ Friedl went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Aristides Aquino went 1-4. Gavin LaValley went 2-3 with a walk and a run scored. Vladimir Gutierrez went 1-3 with a double and 2 RBI. He also allowed 1 run in 7.1 innings with 3 strikeouts on the mound. Carlos Navas threw 1.2 shutout innings with a strikeout. They tied up the best-of-five series at 1-1. Daytona won 5-3. Box Score Courtney Hawkins went 1-4 with a double and a run scored. Tyler Stephenson went 2-4 with a run scored. Ibandel Isabel went 1-4 with a 2-run home run. Bruce Yari went 1-2 with 2 walks,a double, a run and an RBI. Randy Ventura went 2-4 with an RBI. Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-3 with a walk. Austin Orewiler allowed 3 runs in 5.2 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Ty Boyles threw 1.1 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts. Carlos Diaz threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Ryan Hendrix threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. The Tortugas won the series and move onto the best-of-five FSL Championship Series. Billings won 3-2. Box Score Jay Schuyler went 1-3. Mariel Bautista went 2-4 with a double, steal (16) and an RBI. Dylan Harris went 2-4 with a double. Satchel McElroy went 2-4 with a run scored. Victor Ruiz went 1-1 as a pinch hitter. James Marinan allowed 2 runs in 4.2 innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Connor Curlis threw 3.1 perfect innings with 6 strikeouts. Edward Escoboza threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. 9/7 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 61-76 N/A Season Complete Here Here Here Pensacola 30-38 39-30 7:05pm Santillan Here Here Here Daytona 37-29 31-37 7:00pm Naughton Here Here N/A Dayton 31-37 27-43 Season Complete Here Here Here Billings 15-23 25-13 9:05pm Rodriguez Here Here N/A Greeneville 28-40 N/A Season Complete Here Here N/A AZL Reds 13-42 N/A Season Complete Here N/A N/A 14 Responses Michael Smith September 7, 2018 Good night for the farm Ribeye Medium Rare September 7, 2018 Friedl also gunned down a runner at third. The Duke September 7, 2018 Vlad Gut in the 2nd half of the season (I don’t think this includes last nights playoff start) 13 starts 75 IP 3.12 ERA 1.17 WHIP 20 BB 74 K Not too shabby. Including the playoff start he’s over 154 IP on the year now, so i’m excited to see how he starts next year in AAA coming off a full season of pitching. Norwood Nate September 7, 2018 I think he’s just starting to tap into his potential. Kap September 7, 2018 A Dragons outfield of Mike Siani, Mariel Bautista, and Drew Mount looks very intriguing. Good thing all three could be center fielders moving forward. The depth of the entire system in the outfield is pretty impressive. The Duke September 7, 2018 Not to mention Bren Spillane. While he struggled with strikeouts big time in his pro debut, he also walked a ton, showed plenty of power, and as a 3rd rd pick likely gets plenty of looks still. Zeek White showed some promise before having a major slump the last few weeks of the season. MK September 7, 2018 It will be interesting to see what they can do in a league where they actually pitch. Too many hot hitters from the Rookie Leagues have flamed out in Dayton so that I no longer get my hopes up. Greg September 7, 2018 Need Santillan or Gutierrez to turn into at least #2 or #3s, and hope Hunter Greene’s elbow heals properly. If not, will need to trade Senzel or India and Trammel or Siri for better long-term pitching. Redsvol September 7, 2018 I feel it will be years before the next wave of pitching talent is ready to contribute at significant level (200 IP, sub 4.0 ERA). With Phillips off the books and Bailey coming off the books, the budget can afford 1-2 mid-level free agent starters. It will be years before we have to pay Peraza, Senzel, Winker and the like serious money. Lock in a couple guys for 10-15 MM$ per year and give it a run. That being said, I would prefer a combo approach where they trade for a pitcher and sign one via free agency. I think we have the depth where we can afford to send some prospects out. Remember, prospects rarely pan out – even top 100 ones. Alex September 7, 2018 I really feel like the reds will trade for a pitcher this off season. My bet would be that trammel is the main piece with others like shed, santillian, bobsteve, reed, or Romano included. Similar to the pirates trading fr Chris archer. Kap September 7, 2018 I could see Trammell being the center piece of a deal involving a starting pitcher. Just curious to see what pitcher they’ll aim for. I think they should focus more on signing a pitcher rather than trading for one just yet, although I’m not against trading for one. Yeah, the Reds have good depth throughout the system, but I would hate for them to cripple it and come up short with reaching contention. That would be absolutely disastrous. Signing for one to a three or four year deal would be less of a blow (although it will probably be Harvey) MK September 7, 2018 Vladimir Gutierrez was certainly fun to watch last night. That has to be one of the best games he has pitched, especially considering the circumstances of the team being down 0-1 in playoffs. He has to be in discussion of Reds 2019 rotation. Michael Smith September 7, 2018 A bit premature MK imo for him to be in that discussion. Him and Santillan maybe at the end of the year but not at the start. Brad September 7, 2018 Why would the Reds pinch-hit Blake Trahan, in September, with a full bench? I have a ton of respect for his work ethic, grit, defense. Not sure anyone thinks highly of his offense. Seems like an odd pinch-hitter especially for a team that has been slow to play young players.