Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 9/4/18 Doug Gray September 5, 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 had the day off. Playoffs begin Wednesday night. Daytona lost 7-6. Box Score Stuart Fairchild went 2-5 with a double and a run scored. Taylor Trammell went 2-5 with a 2-run home run. Tyler Stephenson went 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Courtney Hawkins went 2-3 with a walk and a 2-run home run. Brantley Bell went 1-4. Randy Ventura went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Ty Boyles threw 2.2 shutout innings of relief with 2 strikeouts. They trail the best-of-3 series 1-0. Billings won 6-4. Box Score Satchel McElroy went 2-4 with 2 steals and 2 RBI. Leonardo Seminati went 2-4 with a run scored. Reniel Ozuna went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Victor Ruiz went 1-4 with 2 runs and an RBI. Jonathan Willems went 1-4 with a run. Miguel Hernandez went 0-2 with a walk, run and an RBI. Matt Pidich allowed 2 earned in 5.0 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts. Jesse Stallings (rehab) threw a perfect inning of relief. 9/5 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 7:35pm TBA Here Here Here Daytona 37-29 31-37 7:05pm Moss Here Here N/A Dayton 31-37 27-43 Season Complete Here Here Here Billings 15-23 23-13 9:05pm Smith 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 Joe September 5, 2018 Nice to see the big bats for Daytona looking good but as with all the reds teams the pitching couldn’t hold. I feel in 2-3yrs we will be talking bout Seminati taking off and becoming Joey’s replacement at 1st B-town Fan September 5, 2018 Yes Luminati has had a few really good games since being promoted to Billings, especially that 4-5 game, a couple days back. MK September 5, 2018 Interesting that player, in this case Jesse Stallings, still on rehab assignments. Here is Billings preparing for the playoffs getting their pitching staff lined up and they have to worry about rehab innings for a guy from High A whose team could be done today or tomorrow. You would think this could wait until Instructional League. Shawn September 5, 2018 Maybe he’s better than what they have and he’s there to help them. I don’t know anything about him. Just a guess. He did throw a perfect inning. RobL September 5, 2018 I think you are barking up the wrong tree on this one MK. Stallings was the fifth pitcher used in the game. He got one inning. Would it be more beneficial to the team if they wear out all their arms getting to the playoffs? MK September 5, 2018 What is he rehabbing for? Rehabbing to be prepared for Instructional League? The season is over RobL September 5, 2018 Innings. He needs work. He’s far from a bonus baby, so I don’t see why you want this guy to stop pitching. There are plenty of innings to go around in Billings. kyblu50 September 5, 2018 I see they used their best pitcher for first game in Clearwater The Duke September 5, 2018 Looking at his overall season, I think some sort of injury happened to Taylor Trammell in June that he played through, but was never quite right after that. His power fell off in June after being very good through April and May, and then he had an abysmal July all around, before being ok again in August. OPS by Month: April: .906 (.286/.394/.512) 23 games May: .911 (.333/.444/.467) 22 games June: .788 (.329/.405/.384) 20 games July: .603 (.206/.289/.314) 27 games August: .730 (.254/.365/.365) 18 games Isolated slugging going .226, .134, .055, .108, .111. I suppose the .226 is more the outlier, but he’s shown that kind of raw power before and shows it in BP. On a positive note, his plate approach stayed consistent throughout and outside of the terrible July, his K rate was very good. He’ll be happy to escape the FSL and get into the more hitter neutral Southern league next year. Given he’ll have a few weeks to rest before the AFL, and Arizona being one of the most hitter friendly leagues in baseball, I could see him turning some heads this fall. MK September 5, 2018 How many guys in the Big Leagues, let alone a young minor leaguer, have gone to crap after participating in a mid season home run derby. Patrick September 5, 2018 Could be the normal ups and downs of a year. Here is his 2017 Apr .620 ops May .935 ops Jun .777 ops Jul .807 ops Aug .974 ops Doug Gray September 5, 2018 When the summer starts arriving, that is when the FSL really starts to show why it’s the toughest hitters league in baseball. The ball just becomes completely dead. Unless you’re Ibandel Isabel. Joe September 5, 2018 I never been to a game in Daytona but I’m guessing th air come June or July would be so muggy thick and humid that b tough on anybody (not named Isabel) Michael Smith September 5, 2018 I am guessing the concussion had some lingering effects and this is why you let guys go thru a league a second time. Pitchers adjust and they prospect needs to learn to adjust to adjustments.