Photo: Doug GrayCincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 5/15/19 Doug Gray May 15, 2019 40 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 won 2-0, lost 5-0 in a double header. Game 1: 2-0 win. Box Score Christian Colon went 1-3 with a steal (12). Brian O’Grady went 1-3 with a double and a run scored. Scott Schebler went 2-2 with a walk and a run scored. Rob Refsnyder went 1-2 with an RBI. Keury Mella threw 5.2 shutout innings with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Anthony Bass threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. Game 2: 5-0 loss. Box Score Nick Longhi went 1-3. Scott Schebler went 1-2 with a walk and a double. Stuart Turner went 1-3. Matt Bowman threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts. The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 7-6. Box Score Taylor Trammell went 2-5 with a run scored. Gavin LaValley went 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored. Mitch Nay went 3-3 with a double, home run (3) and 4 RBI. Chris Okey went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Alberti Chavez went 1-3. Tony Santillan allowed 5 earned in 6.0 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts. Alex Powers threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. The Daytona Tortugas won 8-4. Box Score Jose Garcia went 1-3 with 2 walks. Jonathan India went 2-3 with a triple, 2 walks, 2 runs scored, and he had an RBI. Drew Mount went 1-5 with a triple, run scored, and he had an RBI. Stuart Fairchild went 2-3 with a double, walk, was hit by a pitch, had 2 RBI, and he scored 3 runs. Bruce Yari went 3-5 with a home run (1) and 4 RBI. Andy Sugilio went 2-5. Randy Ventura went 1-4 with a walk. Packy Naughton allowed 2 earned in 7.0 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Michael Byrne threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. The Dayton Dragons lost 8-3. Box Score Michael Siani went 3-5 with a solo home run (2), a steal, and he scored 2 runs. Juan Martinez went 2-5 with an RBI. Mariel Bautista went 1-3, was hit by a pitch, and had a double. Jay Schuyler went 2-4 and 2 steals. Jonathan Willems went 1-4 with a run scored. Adrian Rodriguez was charged with an unearned run in 2.0 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Connor Bennett threw 1.2 hitless innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. 5/16 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 17-22 N/A 6:35pm Gutierrez Here Here Here Chattanooga 21-17 N/A 7:35pm Moss Here Here Here Daytona 20-18 N/A 6:30pm Orewiler Here Here N/A Dayton 13-25 N/A 7:05pm Marinan Here Here Here Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 40 Responses Mustang John May 15, 2019 My goodness gracious what is happening to these Reds. I’ve been a fan since 1970 but this is getting ridiculous. Cguy May 16, 2019 What’s happening to these Reds is that they’ve become competitive. A year ago the Cubbies came to town and took 3 of 4 from the Reds. The combined score was Reds 7 , Cubs 28. So far this series, Reds are right with the Cubs(who are arguably playing the best baseball in the NL). Tomorrow the Reds send their ace out to try to take the series. Mind you I said the Reds are competitive, but not yet playing winning baseball. They have yet to get over that hump. Patrick May 16, 2019 Last year the Reds had a winning record at home vs the CUBS kevinz May 16, 2019 If they could hit much better on the road. This team could be close to 1st place. If the Pitching Holds up, Reds could make a nice Run. Mayb 2nd in Divsion. Big if but Possible. kevinz May 15, 2019 Glad India making me Eat my Words. Nice to see Siani with a good Game. Fairchild needs many Games like this, to make me forget passing on Waters. SaveTheFarm May 16, 2019 I never knew why people were so down on India after half a season of rookie ball. He went from college to Greenville, to Billings, to Dayton. He was probably exhausted both physically and mentally. You can’t rack up the numbers like he did in college and totally forget how to play baseball in 3 months. kevinz May 16, 2019 I was down on him only because was worried. He had one Great year in College. I was expecting him to start like Senzel did. Each player different though. Puig66 May 16, 2019 I was interested in Waters as well before the draft and was disappointed when the Reds took Fairchild instead. I hope he proves me wrong but I still believe Waters would have been the better pick. donny May 16, 2019 FYI @Puig66 and @kevinz it wasn’t Fairchild that the reds drafted instead of Waters . It was Jeter Downs. kevinz May 16, 2019 Thanks Donnie i always mess that up lol i just wanted Waters badly kevinz May 16, 2019 Like to add Reds picked Downs at 32 in that 2017 draft. Then Picked Fairchild at 38. Waters went 42. So i guess not really wrong lol donny May 16, 2019 Yes , you’re right . I thought Fairchild was at 48. LOL SteveO May 15, 2019 Looks like Byrne back to the pen for good. Starting experiment doesn’t work, but at least they gave it a try. Now, he should be able to move up the system faster. Powers deserves a shot in Louisville. Gutierrez better as a reliever I think. Any word on Finnegan getting out of EST soon? Wes May 15, 2019 Had a little girl today. She’s 1-0 life time as a reds fan! Nice win by reds tonight. The major league team needs to keep adding talent vs subtracting. Puig is good for reds. Keep this core together and keep adding talent to it vs subtracting at deadline for players who may never even play in majors Bill May 15, 2019 Congrats Wes—awesome to hear! Bob Anderson May 15, 2019 Puig is gone in July, could really care less about him Shawn May 15, 2019 Wow Bob, that’s a rough take. If we were to rip off 8 out of 10 would you feel the same. I don’t think we’ve seen the best of Puig. By the way, I love America, so I totally understand and respect your rough take. kevinz May 16, 2019 I agree. If reds resign someone i hope its Dietrich . Both he and Puig closer to 30 than not. Call me Crazy but I rather play Peraza at 2nd. Then DD plays RF. Shawn May 15, 2019 Have to trade 1 year rentals if you ain’t going to resign them. adds talent that can either help you next year or trade for players that can. Silly to add players at the deadline if you don’t have a good chance of making the playoffs. I don’t mean 6 games out with 4 teams between you and the last spot. Wes May 16, 2019 Reds are under salary budget still. So if u add controllable talent- that makes sense even if ur out of playoff race. You keep the guys in hopes you can resign em. If u can’t then u can offer puig arbitration and maybe wood if he comes back healthy and productive. Yeah you over pay but highly unlikely either of them turn down 17-20 million to play next season seeing where salaries are at. Better option than trading a guy for a fringe top 10 organizational prospect who’s probability of making it to bigs as a productive starter is less than 5 percent. MK May 16, 2019 Congratulations. Put the cigars in the mail. Agree with you Puig has had a very positive effect on the team and looking forward to his bat heating up with the weather. Chris Okey is quietly having a nice offensive season so far. Think he should be over .280 now. Need to be some big catching roster decisions this fall as I think Okey and Stephenson will need to be added to 40-man. With Farmer, Barnhart and Casali that would be 5 of the 40. Matthew O'Neal May 16, 2019 Thinking about additions and rule 5 draft are always one of my favorite end of season/off season debate topic. That said, I don’t think Okey warrants a 40 man spot, unless there happens to be an extra one. reds May 16, 2019 Okey is hitting .281 after only 9 games in AA, small sample Ryan May 16, 2019 Congrats Wes. Hopefully she brings some much needed good luck for our Redlegs!! Michael Smith May 16, 2019 Congrats Wes!!! Girls are the best until boys enter the equation The Duke May 16, 2019 Congratulations! Stock May 16, 2019 Congrats Wes!!! Make sure she stays a Reds fan. Jonathan Linn May 16, 2019 Congrats! My baby girl is due June 29!! :) RojoBenjy May 16, 2019 @Wes- congratulations!!! Shawn May 16, 2019 Congratulations. My little girl is 5 months old and it is special. Enjoy every minute, they grow so fast. MK May 16, 2019 Wes, how about naming her ROSE. Wes May 16, 2019 Thx for all the love reds fam ! MK- love the name! If we have one more and it’s a girl- it’ll make the short list. This one is Sullivan (Sully) Geneva Fust icehole3 May 16, 2019 Loved Joe Morgan’s take on the Reds last night. Said Votto’s problems are mental takes to many strikes right down the pipe. Said the cold played a big part early. MK May 16, 2019 I always wonder why it seems the cold only bothers the Reds. Jim M May 16, 2019 Its not just cold,. his batting stance is nothing like it use to be. To much lower in the stance, his hands are to low and he looks lost. Look at a youtube video of him batting ag Cueto May 2016 see attached https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zalypHaQHdM He is more fluid in his swing and look at his hands.. higher than he is now which is awful by the way..he is crouched down, his hands are lower now.. He needs to go back to the batting stance from 2016 in this video on YouTube. The Duke May 16, 2019 Both players in their age 22 seasons Nick Senzel in 62 games in Daytona: .304/.371/.476/.847 Jonathan India in 36 games in Daytona: .276/.370/.485/.855 If India stays hot and gets his average closer to .300, then he’s going to outstrip what Senzel did in Dayton by a good chunk. Definitely showing the plate discipline and power. India just had that ice cold start, but has been pretty dang good since then. donny May 16, 2019 You mean Daytona ! India might outstrip what Senzel did in ”Daytona” by a good chunk. Cguy May 16, 2019 Nice to see Scott Schebler finally have a good day with 3 hits & a couple walks. MK May 16, 2019 Corey Thompson promoted to Chattanooga. MK May 16, 2019 Dragons have a weird roster tonight as they have demoted infielders Bren Spillane, Jonathon Willems and Dylan Harris and bring up outfielders Zeke White and Brian Rey. Leaves them with three infielders, three catchers and six outfielders. I imagine Shard Munroe will play a lot of first.