Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 5/13/19 Doug Gray May 13, 2019 13 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 had the day off. The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 1-0, won 5-4 in a double header. Game 1: 1-0 loss. Box Score Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-3. Taylor Trammell went 1-3 with a double. Jose Siri went 1-2 with a double, walk, and a steal (10). Jordan Johnson allowed a run in 6.0 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Victor Payano threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Game 2: 5-4 win. Box Score TJ Friedl went 1-3 with a walk, was hit by a pitch, and scored a run. Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-3. Mitch Nay walked twice and scored a run (no at-bats). Taylor Trammell went 1-5 with a run. Ibandel Isabel went 1-5 with a grand slam (8). Jose Siri went 3-5 with an RBI. Brantley Bell went 2-4 with a double. Gavin LaValley went 1-3 with a walk and a double. Chris Okey went 1-4 with a double. Alberti Chavez went 0-2 with 2 walks. Alex Powers threw 2.0 perfect innings with 3 strikeouts. The Daytona Tortugas lost 6-2. Box Score Jonathan India went 1-3 with a walk. Drew Mount went 1-4. Hendrik Clementina went 2-4 with an RBI. Bruce Yari went 1-4 with a run scored. Yonathan Mendoza went 1-4 with an RBI. Dauri Moreta threw 2.2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Michael Byrne threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. The Dayton Dragons lost 3-2. Box Score Reniel Ozuna went 1-3 with a walk, triple, RBI, and he scored a run. Jonathan Willems went 1-3 with a walk. Mariel Bautista went 1-4. Shard Munroe went 1-4. Juan Martinez went 1-3 with a walk. Morgan Lofstrom went 1-4. Dylan Harris went 1-3 with a run scored. Jared Solomon allowed 2 earned in 5.0 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Andy Cox threw 1.1 perfect innings. 5/14 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 16-21 N/A 6:35pm Mella Here Here Here Chattanooga 21-15 N/A 7:15pm TBA Here Here Here Daytona 18-18 N/A 6:30pm Lillie Here Here N/A Dayton 12-24 N/A 6:05pm Salinas Here Here Here Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 13 Responses MK May 13, 2019 I am confused about the plan for Michael Byrne. His first 6 appearances were starts and the last 2 were relief. Doug are their stats available for the number of pitches a hitter sees per at bat. Just wonder if Jose Siri is seeing more pitches even though his walk rate still isn’t good which might mean his strikezone discipline is improving, along with his batting average. The Duke May 14, 2019 Maybe they gave up the idea of him starting? Guy was an ultra-effective reliever in college, maybe that’s just his best role. I’d like to see the Reds give up on the idea of converting college relievers to starters. Take great college relievers in rds 3-5 still, just let them be relievers and build a strong bullpen with them. Brad May 14, 2019 There is a lot of value in having a RP “graduate” to the majors every year. Reds have a bit of a pipeline with Gutierrez, Herget, Mella, Reed, Romano, Hendrix, Kuhnel, Byrne. RojoBenjy May 14, 2019 Duke- I agree I wish they’d take that approach. Raisel Iglesias- Cuban League reliever they tried to convert to a starter. Got a sore arm. Michael Lorenzen- college closer they tried to convert to a starter. Got a sore arm. Nick Howard- college closer they tried to convert to a starter and he got injured. Two of these three are now big league relievers. This is what gives weight to your argument to stick to RP being RP. Hope Byrne becomes a dominant MLB reliever. MK May 14, 2019 Don’t forget Cingrani. Billy May 14, 2019 14 BBs in 146 PAs is a very respectable rate for Siri. The 45 Ks are the problem. I don’t know how to see the number of pitches he’s seen. Doug Gray May 14, 2019 We can manually tabulate the pitches per at-bat. I’m writing about Siri this week and I’ll include some of that stuff. His walk rate, though is good. His strikeout rate, though, is still far too high. With Byrne – I think the plan was simple: They needed someone who could throw innings and he could. They probably hoped he’d perform better while doing so, but he didn’t. Move to the next guy as a starter and hope Byrne does better in the pen. Kyle May 14, 2019 Keep hitting, Siri IndyRedsFan May 14, 2019 My memory is fuzzy, but I seem to recall that Byrne asked to be “given a chance to start” as a condition of his signing. Does that sound familiar to anyone else? If so, then the starts thus far are just a matter of the Reds keeping a promise…..which, I think that we can all agree, is a good thing. The Duke May 14, 2019 That sounds vaguely familiar. If it is true, then i’m glad they followed through and gave him that shot, if only for 6 weeks where he got hit pretty hard. MK May 14, 2019 Don’t see how Antone can start tonight. He was placed om 7 day DL effective May 10. He should not be able to pitch for three more days. The Duke May 14, 2019 I believe if there is and injury to another pitcher a player can return early from the DL early if medically cleared. Or it’s a typo. Doug Gray May 14, 2019 Mostly because I just counted backwards in my head through their rotation. They didn’t list a probable, so I just went backwards through the rotation the last time through.