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Louisville lost 9-5. Box Score

Pensacola lost 3-2. Box Score

Daytona won 9-3. Box Score

  • TJ Friedl went 1-4 with a walk, double and 2 runs scored.
  • Dilson Herrera went 3-5 with a home run (1), 2 runs, and 2 RBI.
  • Taylor Trammell went 2-5 with a double, triple, 2 runs, and 2 RBI.
  • Luis Gonzalez went 2-4 with an RBI.
  • Mitch Nay went 2-4 with a home run (1) and 2 RBI.
  • Bruce Yari went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored.
  • Ryan Olson allowed a run in 6.0 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts.
  • Ryan Hendrix allowed a run in 2.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.

Dayton was postponed. Double header Saturday afternoon.

4/14 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 3-5 N/A 6:35pm Tapia Here Here Here
Pensacola 4-4 0-0 7:05pm Reyes Here Here Here
Daytona 8-1 0-0 7:05pm Romero Here Here N/A
Dayton 5-3 0-0 2:05pm Bautista/Greene Here Here Here

29 Responses

  1. MK

    Nice to see the comeback by Ryan Olson.He is outstanding where ever he pitches, just have to keep him healthy. He could become next Mahle.

  2. WVRon

    Joey Votto might be the worst baserunner I’ve ever seen.

    • HavaKlu

      Amen to that—–and he sure isn’t going to pull a hamstring running to IB.

    • David

      So funny……I have been saying that for 3 or 4 years.

      • Kap

        Or right with his arm. His bat fits a corner outfielder perfectly. If he has to move. Moving forward though, if he keeps hitting well, do you move him to backup behind Barnhart or do what they kinda do with buster posey and play him at first or right? Interesting scenarios

      • Kap

        That was meant for the comment regarding tyler Stephenson. Sorry

    • MK

      A guy called into WLW after the game who said from tv view he read Votto’s lips telling Molina: This team is awful.

      • Kap

        He’s not wrong. They wouldn’t be this bad if he wasn’t signed to his enormous deal and screwed the team of their payroll. Ironic he said that

      • Wes

        Year in and year out he’s worth 35+ million. And he’s stuck w this bad team. Hard to knock him

      • Wes

        Quietly trade him to toranto for a package that includes either the center fielder or shortstop. Let Stephenson move from c to 1st due to injury concerns. Move Duvall to first in short term to open outfield spot.

      • asinghoff

        Toranto is such a Cincinnati way to say that city’s name. Sadly fitting.

      • Doug Gray

        I’m from Cincinnati, and I would never, ever pronounce Toronto the way it was spelled there. Ever.

  3. Hunt4redsoct

    From last night’s Reds game, why pitch to Molina with one out and first base open? Those two runs were the difference.

    • Coachalexhogsett@yahoo.com

      Agree and disagree. Yes, why pitch to Molina—no, the real difference is this team is just plain terrible.

    • Doug Gray

      Because he’s not exactly a good hitter anymore? Over the last four seasons he’s a league average hitter. You don’t tend to pitch around those guys.

      Now, I’ll add that I have no idea who is hitting behind him right now, but unless it was the pitcher, he’s not really a guy you pitch around.

  4. Norwood Nate

    Nice to see Aquino hitting well to start the year. Big year for him.

  5. Brad

    Pennington again is Baseball Malpractice. Hearing Reds accouncers call Cliff Pennington ‘Chad’ consistently solidifies he is not part of Reds future, Blandino could be. Pennington has a sore arm and committed 2 errors yesterday.

    Reds need to trade Mesoraco to Mets for salary relief and 2-3 lesser prospects or pay his salary and get a good prospect and 2 lesser prospects. Sliding scale of salary to prospects.

    Hope Reds start marketing Iglesias. Dodgers, Angels, braves, etc. Needs to be moved when still has value of contract.

    Joey Votto is worth every penny he is paid and more. His contract has little to no bearing on Reds payroll. Payroll has been and could be significantly higher even with Votto, Bailey and Mesoraco contracts.

    Complete disconnect from Ownership, Front Office, Manager and Players is apparent and appalling.

    The lack of professionalism in Reds ticket sales is the same. I had season tickets for 3 years. Made deal with my wife we would renew if contacted. Nothing until day before artificial deadline threatening us to renew or lose our seats. Didn’t renew. Not another word from Reds. No sympathy.

    Thank you and end rant.

    • Wes

      Disconnect is leaving a sour taste in my mouth as well

    • Ryan

      I blame the folks in charge for their share of how things have unfolded. Trading Chapman while his value was at his lowest was a complete panic move and cost them dearly. Also ownership getting in the way of a deadline deal for Frazier hurt the rebuild.

      Ownership also carried a payroll close to 100 mil during 3 straight horrendous years. They also replaced 4/5ths of their rotation pretty quickly. Stephenson and Cody Reed were top 100 prospects. Finnegan and Disco were legit rotation pieces. Bailey would be back. Obviously things didn’t work out. Losing Disco, Finnegan,Bailey to injury and Cody Reed and Robert Stephenson never taking the next step has undoubtedly shifted the timeline.

      Now the Reds are at the point were I think progress will be made. The hope Mahle, Romono, and Castillo can step forward and create a “core” for the rotation. Provide stability and gives them a starting point in which they can add to going forward. The achilles of the current squad is the bullpen and Dick Williams probably should of added another piece this offseason.

      Things will get better, this team isn’t as bad as they are showing. Schebler, Barnhart, Gannett(platoon still wouldn’t hurt) will have breakouts. Really hoping Robert Stephenson or Amir Garrett can still find success in Cincy’s rotation.

  6. Stock

    Votto and Iglesias to Toronto for Bichette and Guerrero.

    Toronto probably still says no.

  7. Michael B. Green

    Did Shackleford start his minor-league rehab?

  8. Tom

    I think the plot being that this year is not one (yet again) for contention, has seeped into the players and is effecting development. It’s better for prospects to find a spot on a contender and watch “how it’s done”. The team lost a leader in “coach” Cozart. Votto is an eccentric genius, but maybe not the fostering type. Bailey is not a leader. BTW, anyone complaining about payroll should look directly at Bailey and Mesoraco, not Votto.

    • Doug Gray

      Anyone complaining about payroll needs to look at ownership. Full stop.

      • Ryan

        Should anyone be complaining about payroll? I mean every has an opinion but they have had a pretty hefty payroll for the product produced. They aren’t at a point to start inking big time free agents IMO. They haven’t been cheap in the draft and spent a lot of money on International free agency. The Suarez extension was a nice use of financial resources, and I think shows Ownership has a clue. I fully expect payroll to rise with the win totals, and any profits they managed to scrape up to be reinvested at some point in time. Does Forbes really know how hard three straight horrendous seasons effect the bottom line? How many times was GABP a ghost town by the 5th inning in the past 3 seasons?

  9. Tom

    As Peraza goes, so does the trust in the front office. Letting Cozart go for basically peanuts in exchange for a questionable young player tells every Red this is another one of those tanking teams. Unless Peraza shows up in a big way.

  10. MikeD

    This is a crazy bad team! I posted earlier this week that they should talk to the Mets about Mez, but I think the Mets may be thinking bigger.

    Not a lot makes sense right now with this team and they really need to use this year to figure out who’s in and who needs to move on. I like Pennington personally, but as others have said, he is not benefiting the Reds in any way. I believe that they need to build around Votto, Schebler, Barnhart, Suarez, Sezel, Winker, and get what you can for the others. They won’t get a lot, but ultimately they won’t be giving up much. Pitching wise, I would keep Stevenson, Garrett, Castillo, Mahle, and maybe Romano, and Peralta. Hope that Bailey stays healthy and somewhat effective and then try to move him along with the others. Obviously selling low on some of the guys coming off injury is a risk, but the Reds need to start figuring out who should be on the roster. I would like to believe they know a heck of a lot more than I, but man does it seem chaotic.

    Backing up a couple days, I am not at all broken about Hernandez being wavered, as the Reds had given up hope that he would ever find the strike zone enough to trust. That is a fare decision. The problem I had, is that they brought in a useless arm that as another poster said, won’t be with the Reds this time next year. Weird.

  11. Choo Choo

    Reds new lineup / roster:
    LF: Gennett (hit, but awful st 2B)
    CF: R. Herrera (currently at Lou — better than anyone reds have at position)
    RF: Schebler
    3B: Sensel
    SS: Suarez (once back from DL)
    2B: Peraza/Brandon Dixon
    1B: Votto
    C: Barnhart/ but more Mesoraco

    SP: Bailey, Mahle, Garrett, Stephenson, Romano

    RP: Iglesias, Hughes, D. Hernandez, Peralta, Reed, Finnegan, Lorenzen

    Bench: Duval, Dixon, Elziade, Mesoraco, Blandino