Photo: Doug GrayCincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 7/3/19 Doug Gray July 4, 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 won 7-6. Box Score Christian Colon went 1-5 with a double. Aristides Aquino went 1-2 with 2 walks, 2 steals, 3 runs scored, a home run (19), and he had 2 RBI. Brian O’Grady went 1-4. Nick Longhi went 1-2 with a double, 2 walks, and he scored a run. Juan Graterol went 3-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Narciso Crook went 1-3 with a run scored. Alberti Chavez went 1-2. Keury Mella went 1-2 with a double and 3 RBI. He allowed 4 runs in 5.2 innings with 4 strikeouts. Joe Mantiply threw 1.1 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 11-3. Box Score Taylor Trammell went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Jose Siri went 1-4 with a run scored. Mitch Nay went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Tyler Stephenson went 1-3, was hit by a pitch, and he scored a run. Gavin LaValley went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Ryan Nutof allowed a run in 2.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Cory Thompson threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. The Daytona Tortugas won 5-4 in 10 innings. Box Score Andy Sugilio went 3-5 with 2 runs scored. Alejo Lopez went 2-4 with a walk, run scored, and he had an RBI. Jonathan India went 1-3 with a walk, double, and he had an RBI. Mark Kolozsvary went 1-4. Drew Mount went 1-3 with a walk and 2 runs scored. Wendolyn Bautista allowed 3 runs in 6.0 innings with a walk and 9 strikeouts. Diomar Lopez threw 2.0 shutout innings with 5 strikeouts. Andy Cox was charged with an unearned run in 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout. The Dayton Dragons won 4-2. Box Score Michael Siani went 2-3 with a walk, steal (23), and he scored a run. Randy Ventura went 1-4 with a triple and an RBI. Mariel Bautista went 2-4. Pabel Manzanero went 1-4 with a run scored. Brian Rey went 1-4 with a run scored. Juan Martinez went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Bren Spillane went 2-4 with a double. Morgan Lofstrom went 1-3 with a double and a run scored. Ricky Salinas allowed a run in 5.0 innings with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Eddy Demurias allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 strikeouts. Matt Pidich threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Connor Bennett threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. The Billings Mustangs won 9-1. Box Score Quin Cotton went 4-5 with a walk, a steal, and he scored a run. Matt Lloyd went 1-5 with a run scored. Reniel Ozuna went 2-5 with a triple, run scored, and he had an RBI. Jonathan Willems went 3-4 with a double and a run scored. Eric Yang went 2-5 with an RBI. Cash Case went 1-4 with a walk and 2 runs scored. Quincy McAfee went 1-3 with a run scored and 3 RBI. Nate Scantlin went 2-5 with a triple, run scored, and he had an RBI. Ricky Karcher allowed a run in 4.1 innings with 3 strikeouts. Frainger Aranguren threw 2.2 perfect innings withs a strikeout. Alberto Gonzalez threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. The Greeneville Reds won 6-5 in 10 innings. Box Score Cristian Olivo went 3-4 with a double, 2 runs scored, and he had 2 RBI. Robert Boselli went 2-4 with a home run (1) and he had 2 RBI. Mike Spooner went 1-4 with a run scored. Peterson Plaz went 2-4 with an RBI. JC Keys allowed 2 earned in 4.0 innings with 4 strikeouts. Andy Fisher was charged with an unearned run in 4.0 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts. Alec Byrd allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 5 strikeouts. The AZL Reds lost 4-2. Box Score Yan Contreras went 1-4 with a steal and a run scored. Fidel Castro went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Wendell Marrero went 1-4 with an RBI. Caleb Van Blake went 1-4. Edward Guzman went 1-3 with a run scored. Luis Mey threw 4.0 shutout innings with a walk. 7/4 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 32-53 N/A 7:05pm Sims Here Here Here Chattanooga 36-33 7-7 6:15pm Moss Here Here Here Daytona 35-30 7-9 6:30pm Romero Here Here N/A Dayton 28-42 5-8 7:35pm Curlis Here Here Here Billings 7-11 N/A 9:00pm McGregor Here Here N/A Greeneville 6-9 N/A 6:30pm Salvador Here Here N/A AZL Reds 5-9 N/A OFF OFF Here N/A N/A Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 25 Responses MK July 4, 2019 Bren Spillane looked as good at the plate tonight as I have seen him all year. However when he misses a ball it is usually by a lot. I am sure Reds give these guys eyesight exams but there are pitches he just appears to not see very well. Thought Bell misused the roster tonight. With Votto on first he should have pinch run Peraza. He could have put him at 2nd and Detrich at first. Instead he let the Clydesdale run and he eventually scored which means he did not cost them but then brough Peraza in to replace Dietrich on defense. In the end it meant nothing but I was first guessing him at the time. Reaganspad July 4, 2019 Great point MK RojoBenjy July 4, 2019 MK- I think you’ve hit on the one thing that Peraza may be best used for! (Except when he’s picked off.) However, if running is the only thing he has to concentrate on, perhaps he will do alright. MikeD July 4, 2019 I must admit that I have beaten up Puig and even felt that he needed to be sent packing. He has surely proven me wrong and has been a spark plug the past 10 days or so. If his best is ahead, I’m not sure what the Reds do at the trade deadline. I will also admit that this front office as a whole, have done a nice job of acquiring players that have made a difference. Wood aside, all of the new players have helped the Reds be relevant. Because of the contract extension, the Gray deal was one I did like and I believe those that continuously believe the Yankees out deal the Reds can now quiet down. If Gray continues to throw that curve with that kind of success, he will be a clear #2 for the Reds (and would be for any staff). Fun to watch the Reds again! RojoBenjy July 4, 2019 Isn’t higher humidity supposed to help curve balls bite better? Anyway it was a good night for Los Rojos de Cincinnati. MK July 4, 2019 Not only is Puig playing well but he is entertaining to watch, even when he doesn’t play well. His post game interview last night reminded me of the classic star of the game interviews Joe Nuxhall would have with Latin players whose English skills were far inferior to Puig (Perez, Concepcion, Geronimo, Borbon, and Bravo). RojoBenjy July 4, 2019 I remember those. Classic lines like, “I see the ball, I hit the ball.” and “baseball has been very, very good to me.” Mariano Duncan in 1990, “Right now I am the happiest man in the world.” I agree, Puig’s English is pleasantly proficient. Wes July 4, 2019 I was laughing out loud last night when he scored late he threw the “waived the throw off” to the other teams outfielder. Classic ! Doug Gray July 4, 2019 It’s been a lot longer than the last 10 days. His OPS is over 1.000 for the last month+. Wes July 4, 2019 reds will keep puig moving forward. Reds will be willing to over pay for him so they’ll offer the most and if he doesn’t take him they will put a QO on him and make him almost unsignable to the point where he will just have to take the money or he’s crazy. Norwood Nate July 4, 2019 Aquino blasts another. Trammell has been heating up recently. Olivo off to a great start in Greeneville, which is good to see because he was a big international signing a few years ago. Good night for the organization overall. Now if only the Reds could get some starting pitchers to join in on the fun. RojoBenjy July 4, 2019 Is that Olivo in today’s picture? He sure has filled out. Doug Gray July 4, 2019 Yes it is. RojoBenjy July 4, 2019 The forearms are impressive. Bat speed! MikeinSoCal July 4, 2019 Aquino making it hard for the Reds not to call him up. Where have you gone Scott Schebler? Great to see VanMeter, O’Grady, Aquino hitting so well. If it’s a juiced ball I guess it doesn’t matter as long as it’s used in ML too. MikeinSoCal July 4, 2019 The Reds pitching has been good but my favorite for Reds MVP is J Iglesias. Incredible job in the field and at bat and seemingly a leader of men. Runner up, Puig. Changing the minds of a lot of doubters. RojoBenjy July 4, 2019 No one can argue with an average over .400 with RISP. Doug Gray July 4, 2019 Incredible with the bat is a big stretch. He’s got an OPS+ of 85. RojoBenjy July 4, 2019 How to you measure the factors that seem to bias us as observers that he’s performing better than that OPS+ ? I find that fascinating. Doug Gray July 4, 2019 I’d certainly give his offense a little more credit than his OPS+ given how he’s performed thus far in clutch situations. But even then, he’s been probably “average” at best at the plate compared to the league. RedsKoolAidDrinker July 5, 2019 Since can’t give it to Derek Johnson, I’m giving my vote to Castillo even though i know it’s a hard thing to give that award to someone who only plays every fifth game but I believe his dominance has given the Refs a mentality they needed to believe speaking of mentality, Derek Detrich is my runner up pick. MK July 4, 2019 With Gennet and Votto on right side of infield together the Reds might have the poorest right side infield defense in baseball. Cguy July 4, 2019 I’m not disagreeing with you, but it’s apparently not costing the Reds much. They have allowed the fewest unearned runs in ML (17). only Tampa Bay has allowed fewer runs overall. Plus the Reds need the bats badly. RojoBenjy July 4, 2019 Hasn’t some of that been mitigated so far since Gennett hasn’t played 2B very much? MK July 4, 2019 RedBenjy (translation) great point.