Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 5/8/19 Doug Gray May 8, 2019 9 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 6-1. Box Score Christian Colon went 1-4. Brian O’Grady went 1-3 with a walk, steal, and a double. Luis Gonzalez went 1-4 with a run scored. Narciso Crook went 1-1 with a pinch hit RBI double. Jackson Stephens threw 2.0 perfect innings with a strikeout. Ian Krol threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout. Cody Reed threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 6-5. Box Score Alfredo Rodriguez went 4-5 with 2 runs and an RBI. TJ Friedl went 3-3 with a double, triple, walk, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Taylor Trammell went 0-2 with 2 walks and an RBI. Tyler Stephenson went 3-5 with a solo home run (3). Mitch Nay went 1-1 with a double and a run as a pinch hitter. Johendi Jiminian allowed 1 earned in 4.0 innings with 2 walks. Aaron Fossas threw 1.2 hitless innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Juan Martinez threw 1.1 shutout innings with a strikeout. The Daytona Tortugas lost 2-1. Box Score Drew Mount went 1-4 with a steal and a run scored. Jonathan India went 2-4. Bruce Yari went 1-4. Stuart Fairchild went 1-4. Yonathan Mendoza went 2-3. Ryan Lillie allowed 2 earned in 6.0 innings with 6 strikeouts. Cory Thompson threw 2.0 perfect innings with a strikeout. Ryan Nutof threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. The Dayton Dragons won 9-5. Box Score Miguel Hernandez went 1-3 with a run scored. Jonathan Willems went 1-4 with a double and a run scored. Mariel Bautista went 2-3 with a walk, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Jay Schuyler went 1-4 with a double, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Bren Spillane went 1-4 with a 2-run home run (4). Pabel Manzanero went 1-4 with a run scored. Morgan Lofstrom went 1-3 with a run scored. Ricky Salinas allowed 3 earned in 5.0 innings with 2 walks and 10 strikeouts. Connor Bennett was charged with an unearned run in 2.1 innings with 4 strikeouts. 5/9 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 14-19 N/A 7:00pm Gutierrez Here Here Here Chattanooga 17-14 N/A 7:15pm Antone Here Here Here Daytona 15-17 N/A 7:05pm Naughton Here Here N/A Dayton 12-20 N/A 7:00pm De Jesus Here Here Here Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 9 Responses Keith May 8, 2019 AlfRod hitting .323. Never thought I’d see the day. That’s a huge plus for the organization if that signing pans out. asinghoff99 May 9, 2019 Turns 25 in a month so he’s playing over a year older than the average in AA and still only hitting singles. Jonathan Linn May 9, 2019 Are we not able to celebrate any sort of an improvement in AlfRod? He is improving….sometimes it takes a while for it to click for a player. MK May 9, 2019 18 of the Bats were born the same year or years before Alf-Rod. That’s 18 of 29 on the roster , active or non. Doubt they are calling him Gramps. SC Reds Fan May 9, 2019 Yeah, it’s great to see AlfRod hitting. Doug, question on my Mauldin hometown boy, Cory Thompson. Does he have a shot at being a legit prospect after transitioning from SS to pitching later in his career? His numbers look good, but does he have good stuff? MK May 9, 2019 Not Doug, but I was impressed with him last season in Dayton last year. Since it was his first full season as a pitcher he appeared to tire a little in the second half. I would expect that will improve this year as he is better prepared for the wear and tear. Think Reds had the same decision to make with him as Hunter Greene and they picked shortstop. Kid has a great off the field attitude I assume that carries over to on the field. Ryan May 9, 2019 Ryan Lillie is pretty interesting prospect. He was converted from a catcher his freshman year in college and did not start a game until his Junior year in 2017. Reports say increased velocity every year in college as well. Perhaps the most intriguing thing about him is that he is a pitcher and the Marlins traded him away. 4 of the current top 15 pitchers in the MLB were Marlins. MK May 9, 2019 With Crook being promoted to the Bats it gets Friedl back into line-up. His three hits yesterday got him off the interstate. Doug Gray May 9, 2019 Friedl being off of the injured list got him back into the lineup. He played nearly every day when he was healthy.