Photo: Doug GrayCincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 4/15/19 Doug Gray April 16, 2019 25 Comments If you are interested in getting emailed every day during the season with additional game notes and a rundown on how the Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospects performed (along with other perks) you can sign up to support the site through Patreon and get all of that for as low as $1 a month. If that’s something that sounds interesting you can get more information here. The Louisville Bats lost 4-3. Box Score Kyle Wren went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Nick Longhi went 1-4 with a run and an RBI. Josh VanMeter went 1-4. Christian Colon went 1-4 with an RBI. Rob Refsnyder went 1-4 with an RBI. Blake Trahan went 1-3 with a run scored. Lucas Sims allowed 3 runs in 6.0 innings with a walk and 10 strikeouts. Matt Bowman allowed a run in 2.2 innings with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 13-4. Box Score Taylor Trammell went 1-3 with a walk, run scored, and he had an RBI. Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Luis Gonzalez went 1-3, was hit by a pitch, and he scored a run. The Daytona Tortugas lost 4-3 in 10 innings. Box Score Bruce Yari went 3-5 with a steal and 2 runs scored. Alejo Lopez went 1-4 with a walk. Stuart Fairchild went 1-4 with a walk and an RBI. Lorenzo Cedrola went 1-3, was hit by a pitch, had a stolen base, and he scored a run. Ryan Lillie allowed 1 earned in 6.0 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Aneurys Zabala threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Wendolyn Bautista was charged with an unearned run in 1.2 innings with 2 walks and a strikeout. The Dayton Dragons won 4-0. Box Score Shard Munroe went 2-4 with a triple, run scored, and an RBI. Jay Schuyler went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Miguel Hernandez went 2-4 with a double. Jonathan Willems went 1-3. Ernesto Liberatore went 1-3 with a run scored. Jacob Heatherly threw 5.0 shutout innings with 5 strikeouts. Ryan Campbell threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Jesse Stallings threw 1.1 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts. 4/16 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 5-7 N/A 7:00pm Mella Here Here Here Chattanooga 4-5 N/A 7:15pm Wooten Here Here Here Daytona 4-8 N/A 6:30pm Naughton Here Here N/A Dayton 4-7 N/A 7:00pm De Jesus Here Here Here Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 25 Responses Simon Cowell April 16, 2019 What is wrong with Iglesias? Bob Anderson April 16, 2019 I don’t know, but that was a very demoralizing loss on what should have been a hard fought team victory Wes April 16, 2019 His stuff has regressed. Seems like it did a tick last season too. He’s now 0-3 on the season. Reds needed that one last night ! MK April 16, 2019 He is playing a great shortstop. Jack April 16, 2019 He constantly hangs that breaking pitch. At this point I have more confidence in Stevenson. If the Reds are trying to win they should be bidding on Kimbrel…but they aren’t trying that hard. Denis April 16, 2019 Velocity ok. Everything else seems to have flattened out. Doesn’t finish & therefore that great movement he had on all pitches isn’t there. Wes April 16, 2019 Also for all the Puig haters out there, I heard this on tv last night – in 6 seasons in LA he was 1st in homers, runs, batting average, and slugging percentage while 2nd in rbi and obp with 6(!!) playoff appearances. I know I know this is skewing stats a bit but still super impressive for a guy y’all call a platoon outfielder. This was a great trade for reds whether they unload all these guys at deadline, extend, or get comp picks for em. Cguy April 16, 2019 How many times this season has a Reds reliever entered the game only to walk the first batter he faces? Too many. Iglesias’ inning opening walk to Freese was the margin of victory. Additionally, Castillo walked 5 including walking in 1 of the 2 runs he gave up. On the other hand, Stephenson continues to impress. He’s now pitched 9.1 innings, walking only 1 batter & striking out 12. I hope he gets another shot at being a starting pitcher at some point this season. Bill April 16, 2019 Reds pitchers walked 6 batters last night, Dodgers walked none. That was the difference. Ryan April 16, 2019 They also had another baserunning error with Peraza getting picked off. Way too much that going on in this young season. I understand slumps at the plate, but no team should slump on the base-paths(especially when your slumping at the plate). Get it going Redlegs!! Patrick April 16, 2019 I am encouraged by Alfrod start with the bat this year. 3BB 3K and .750 ops Brent April 16, 2019 Doug- Small sample size alert, but do you have any info on Alf-Rod and a new approach? Its only 7 games, but I don’t ever remember a 7 game stretch like this from him Doug Gray April 16, 2019 I do not. This is one of those times where it would be great to have video available for Chattanooga home games. They’ve played a few road games in Jackson – but that video is pretty rough, too. I’ll keep an eye on it all and see what I can find out. SultanofSwaff April 16, 2019 Another outstanding performance from Robert Stephenson….and in a high leverage situation to boot. For me, the door to being a starting pitcher is still wide open. We can see his slider is filthy (a lot of flinching from hitters), but his changeup is the key and he throws it for strikes (anyone notice he threw 3 in a row vs. the Cardinals to get a strikeout???) You don’t relegate that pitch mix to the bullpen for a guy his age. Reaganspad April 16, 2019 Lots of comments about how Robert should have been traded or released. I am so happy that they stayed the course. The arm was too good not to keep and give this new staff a chance to work with him. MK April 16, 2019 Shard Munroe is squaring up everything at the plate and hitting it hard. Doesn’t look like the same player that was getting bat knocked out of his hands last year. Sitting behind the catcher last night Heatherly had good movement on his fast ball and was painting the outside corner with it, even when umpire couldn’t or wouldn’t see it. First pitch of game was 94 on a very chilly night. His breaking ball still needs some work as it occasionally flattened out. Jesse Stallings seems to be over his arm problems as he has his velocity back. The Duke April 16, 2019 Is the stadium gun they use for the scoreboard slow? When I saw Lyon Richardson pitch it was pretty consistently 90-91 on the scoreboard, and I’ve heard from other places that he was sitting higher than that during the start. Doug Gray April 16, 2019 The scoreboard is hooked up to the Trackman system – or at least it was last season. Kap April 16, 2019 Brady Singer, who I wanted in last year’s draft, is off to a good start this season while Jonathan India continues to struggle. UGGGGGGHHHHH Doug Gray April 16, 2019 It’s April 16th. Also, you do not have to fill out the “url” section to submit a comment. Kap April 16, 2019 Struggled last season too Doug Gray April 16, 2019 Who? Kap April 16, 2019 India Jared April 16, 2019 Doug….your quote about the orange jerseys made the play ball program at the dragons. Doug Gray April 16, 2019 Finally, something valuable out of my life!