Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 4/23/18 Doug Gray April 24, 2018 24 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 lost 5-3. Box Score Nick Senzel went 2-4. Rosell Herrera went 2-4. Brandon Dixon went 1-4 with a solo home run (1). Sebastian Elizalde went 2-3 with a double, walk, and 2 runs. Patrick Kivlehan went 1-3 with a walk. Ben Rowen threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. David Hernandez (rehab) allowed a run in an inning with 2 hits and a strikeout. Evan Mitchell threw 2.0 hitless innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Zach Neal threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Pensacola won 9-5, lost 6-0 in a double header. Game 1: 9-5 win. Box Score Shed Long went 2-4 with a walk, steal, double, 2 runs and 2 RBI. Nick Longhi went 2-5 with 2 RBI. Gavin LaValley went 1-3 with 2 walks, a double, 2 runs, and an RBI. Gabby Guerrero went 1-4 with a walk, run and an RBI. Josh VanMeter went 3-4 with a double and 3 RBI. Luis Gonzalez went 2-4 with a run scored. Chad Tromp went 1-4 with a run scored. Taylor Sparks went 1-3 with a walk, triple, and 2 runs scored. Keury Mella allowed a run in 3.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Carlos Navas allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 3 strikeouts. Game 2: 6-0 loss. Box Score Nick Longhi went 1-2 with a walk. Josh VanMeter went 1-3. Brian O’Grady went 1-2. Garrett Boulware went 1-2. Taylor Sparks went 1-2 with a double. Daytona won 6-3. Box Score Dilson Herrera went 1-2 with 2 walks. TJ Friedl went 1-2 with 2 walks, a steal, and 2 runs. Mitch Nay went 1-4 with a home run (5) and 2 RBI. Tyler Stephenson went 1-4 with a run scored. Ibandel Isabel went 1-4 with a home run (2) and 3 RBI. Taylor Trammell went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Daniel Sweet went 1-3 with a walk, double, and an RBI. Brantley Bell went 1-3. Scott Moss threw 5.0 hitless innings with 2 walks, 1 earned run, and 3 strikeouts. Sarkis Ohanian allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 strikeouts. Jesse Stallings threw a perfect inning. Dayton lost 10-7. Box Score Michael Beltre went 1-3 with 2 walks. Montrell Marshall went 2-5 with a home run (1) and 2 RBI. Stuart Fairchild went 2-5 with a double and a run. Jeter Downs went 1-4 with a double, run, and an RBI. Leandro Santana went 1-4 with a steal, double, 2 runs, and an RBI. Jose Garcia went 3-4 with a double, run, and an RBI. Mark Kolozsvary went 3-4 with 2 doubles, run, and an RBI. Austin Orewiler allowed a run in 5.1 innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. John Ghyzel threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. 4/24 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 5-9 N/A 6:30pm TBA Here Here Here Pensacola 8-10 0-0 7:35pm Reyes Here Here Here Daytona 13-5 0-0 7:05pm Olson Here Here N/A Dayton 9-6 0-0 7:05pm Naughton Here Here Here 24 Responses kevinz April 24, 2018 Glad see Senzel coming around same time as last year or so. Hope Longi stay healthy really think could be lil more athletic Winker type. Very early on Greene but rather of has a college Pitcher Wright or even HS Gore instead. Hope wrong in long run though for our reds sake. Michael Smith April 24, 2018 Very premature. Neither exactly dominating last time I checked. Greene has rare stuff, is still q8 and would not be old for this years draft. Kap April 24, 2018 Same but I’m sure it will be fine. 18 years old playing in a league of 20-22 year olds. If he goes back to Dayton next year and the struggles continue, then I’ll worry a little. wes April 24, 2018 Greene had the highest ceiling. Gore came on real strong late and Wright is a for sure thing, but I’m cool with Green- Reds have a ton of pitchers and you got to take a chance sometime. This is the draft I’m worried about. Way to iffy this year! Reds really need to make the “Wright” pick this year! MK April 24, 2018 Wright had a 1 inning start against Pensacola last week and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits (one a HR) and a couple walks. Even a colleges stud have poor outings. Watched that one on computer, have seen Greene in person and on computer. Greene has better stuff in my short sample size observation and has greater upside.. Hal April 24, 2018 The struggles are key to his development. Learn and get better, which I have every confidence he will. A.B. April 24, 2018 FYI Doug, may want to check the Jose Garcia link. Doug Gray April 24, 2018 Baseball-Reference has a built in widget that links all the players. I don’t do them manually. When you get players with common names, it doesn’t always handle them properly. MikeD April 24, 2018 Name me a player at any position that has not experienced failure and I will buy you doughnut. If the Reds thought Greene was going to be great every time out, they might as well had brought him right to the majors. Failures, mistakes, disappointments and errors, are all a part of development. Success requires more than talent, so I’m sure Hunter will continue the development, aided by games like last night. Good to see Schebler have a nice game last night from the lead off spot. Hopefully he will stay healthy and the Reds can find out if he’s a permanent piece or at least be showcased. I believe he should be in the lineup every day, I just am not sure who should be out there with him? Weird line for Scott Moss: 0 hits allowed, 2 walks, and one earned run. Hunt4redsoct April 24, 2018 Boss walked a batter to lead off the 6th and then there was a 49 minute rain delay. He didn’t come back out after the delay and the relief pitcher, Martinez, allowed that Runner to score. Hunt4redsoct April 24, 2018 Moss not boss Doug Gray April 24, 2018 I don’t know, I think we should start calling him Boss now. MikeD April 24, 2018 Thanks Hunt, that is not so hard to grasp. Still looks funny on the line. Hunt4redsoct April 24, 2018 Yeah I was listening to the game and it was frustrating to know that he was pitching so well and he wouldn’t be coming back out Tom B. April 24, 2018 If Greene is as smart and talented as everyone says he is, then he will understand that his failures are opportunities to learn and grow. I have no doubt that he’ll be able to do both. Mort April 24, 2018 I don’t know about you guys, but I am really soaking up this win streak that the big league club has going right now. MikeD April 24, 2018 I’m with you Mort! Think about tanking after the Allstar break. wes April 24, 2018 I think letting Schebler lead off boosted his confidence. I’d leave him there for now and give him a chance in center frequently- good time to shake things up! Let Billy be late game sub and start 2/3 times a week. Great to see Big Sal have a quality start! Wandy/Garrett/Iglesias have pitched 30.2 innings with 34 K’s and only 3 earned runs- Future bullpen looks very bright! Reds should be looking to extend Iglesias and not trade him! AirborneJayJay April 24, 2018 Attaboy, Scottie M. with 0 hits again. Too bad for the rain. But this might be what will kick start his season. Moss was part of a no-hitter last year at Dayton. I think there were 3 pitchers that combined for that no hitter though. If Moss can hone that location on his pitches a little better, he may become a LH Tyler Mahle. He needs more development, but he sure has the potential. AirborneJayJay April 24, 2018 Barrett Astin was released by the Reds this morning from AAA Louisville. He sure has hit hard times over last year and this year. Lost his 40 man spot last year. Lost his spot entirely with the Reds organization this year. A once promising bullpen arm has fallen by the wayside. ATL’s Lane Adams is still on the DFA list. Any chance the Reds work out a trade in the next couple of days with ATL in town for 4 games? Or do the Reds wait until the weekend and make a claim when ATL will have to put him on the waiver wire if they can’t trade him? It is a risk, but the Reds should have the first chance to make a waiver claim if they go by this year’s record. The 5th chance if by last year’s record. So there are some variables at play that might cost the Reds a chance to claim him. That is why I thought working out a minor trade with ATL, especially with them in town, would be the way to go. I thought the Reds would jump at the chance to get Adams, thus sending Ervin to AAA for some everyday AB’s. Matthew O'Neal April 24, 2018 Would like to see Cody Reed start today for the TBD in Louisville! citizen54 April 24, 2018 Seconded AirborneJayJay April 24, 2018 A quick update on some of the college guys in draft. Doug can fill in the details of the past week and their season totals in his weekly update. Auburn’s Casey Mize had a so-so outing vs. Alabama to go to 8-1. He went 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 2 GO, 5 FO. Florida’s Brady Singer had a good outing vs. Kentucky to also go to 8-1. He went 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 7 GO, 4 FO. Oregon St.’s Nick Madrigal returned to action after a 7 week injury layoff and took up right where he left off. He went 5-11, 3 R, 2BB, and an RBI. Wichita St.’s Alex Bohm had a semi-tough week. He went 6-20, 4 R, 0 RBI, 2 BB, 4 K. Only 1 XBH. Florida and Auburn square off this Thursday-Saturday. That should be an interesting Thursday game, Mize vs. Singer. The high school players are starting to rise up the draft boards. Anyone’s guess who will be there at #5. Doug Gray April 24, 2018 I’m in Louisville today and tomorrow. So if I get to a draft post this week, it won’t be until Thursday.