Photo: Doug GrayCincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 7/5/19 Doug Gray July 6, 2019 16 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 6-4. Box Score Narciso Crook went 1-4 with a solo home run (3) and he was hit by a pitch. Christian Colon went 2-4 with a double and a walk. Brian O’Grady went 1-4 with a double. Nick Longhi went 1-3. Juan Graterol went 2-4 with a solo home run (2) and he scored 2 runs. Sherman Johnson went 2-4 with 2 doubles and a run scored. Alberti Chavez went 1-3 with an RBI. R.J. Alaniz threw a shutout inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Tristan Archer with a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts. The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 8-4. Box Score Taylor Trammell went 1-2, walked twice, was hit by a pitch, and he scored a run. Jose Siri went 2-5 with a double and an RBI. Mitch Nay went 1-3 with 2 walks and an RBI. Gavin LaValley went 3-3 with a solo home run (5), 2 doubles, was hit by a pitch, and he scored 2 runs. Calten Daal went 1-2 with an RBI. Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-1 with a run scored as a pinch hitter. Aaron Fossas allowed a run in 2.1 innings of relief. The Daytona Tortugas lost 4-2. Box Score Alejo Lopez went 1-4. Stuart Fairchild went 2-4 with a triple. Jonathan India went 1-4. Jose Garcia went 2-4 with 2 doubles and a run scored. Drew Mount went 1-4 with a steal (13) and a run scored. Mark Kolozsvary went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Lorenzo Cedrola went 1-3. Mac Sceroler allowed 3 runs in 5.1 innings with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts. Dauri Moreta threw 1.2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. The Dayton Dragons won 13-7. Box Score Randy Ventura went 1-4 with 2 walks, a run scored, and he had an RBI. Miles Gordon went 1-5 with a double, steal, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Mariel Bautista went 3-4 with an RBI and 3 runs scored. Pabel Manzanero went 4-5 with a double, home run (8), 2 runs scored, and he had 2 RBI. Brian Rey went 2-3 with a double, 2 RBI, and he scored 2 runs. Juan Martinez went 1-4 with a walk and an RBI. Bren Spillane went 2-5 with 2 doubles, a run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Miguel Hernandez went 1-5 with a run scored. Morgan Lofstrom went 3-5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs, and he had an RBI. Matt Pidich threw 1.1 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Connor Bennett threw 1.1 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. The Billings Mustangs lost 3-2. Box Score TJ Hopkins went 2-4 with a steal and a run scored. Cash Case went 1-3 with a run scored. Valentin Martinez went 1-3. Carlos Carreno allowed a run in 4.1 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Ryan Dunne threw 1.2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Johnnie Schneider threw a shutout inning with 3 strikeouts. The Greeneville Reds lost 5-1. Box Score Blake Trahan (rehab) went 2-4. Ivan Johnson went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Tyler Callihan went 1-4 with an RBI. Allan Cerda went 1-4. Cristian Olivo went 1-4. Cameron Warren went 1-4. Tyler Garbee threw 3.1 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Jose Zorrilla threw 2.0 hitless innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. The AZL Reds lost 15-7. Box Score Debby Santana went 2-3 with a walk, home run (1), and he had 4 RBI. Wendell Marrero went 3-4 with a run scored. Luis Lopez went 2-4 with a double, 2 runs scored, and he had an RBI. Yamil Nieves went 1-2 with a run and an RBI. Jorge Sequera went 1-2 with a run scored. Axel Aleixo went 1-1 with a walk, run, and an RBI. 7/6 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 33-54 N/A 7:15pm Wood Here Here Here Chattanooga 36-33 8-8 7:15pm Naughton Here Here Here Daytona 35-30 7-11 6:30pm Orewiler Here Here N/A Dayton 28-42 6-9 7:00pm Richardson Here Here Here Billings 7-13 N/A 8:35pm Lodolo Here Here N/A Greeneville 6-11 N/A 6:30pm Abril Here Here N/A AZL Reds 5-10 N/A 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 16 Responses GallowayB July 6, 2019 Gutierrez did well through five innings for Louisville (2 ER), then he was knocked around in the sixth. Doc July 6, 2019 If you want to consistently throw 6, you have to be training to consistently throw 7, 8, or 9. Across the minor leagues, whenever I have looked, pitchers consistently last 5 and a bit. No wonder they can’t throw even that many when they hit the big leagues. kevinz July 6, 2019 Trammell seems to like the 2 hole so far . Hope Bautista is okay he was heating up. Not sure where he got hit at though. Matthew O'Neal July 6, 2019 Excited for today’s pitching lineup from Billings on up! Especially that guy in Louisville. Don’t remember seeing a “Wood” so far this year. Anyone got a scouting report on him? (I kid, I kid. But truly, this is a good pitching lineup for the day). Seems like it’ll be a big start for Disco, as his seems to be the spot if Wood is deemed a starter upon return. Bill July 6, 2019 With the all-star break fast approaching, I’m not reading anything into whose spot Wood may take. Disco and Mahle are the Red’s #4 or #5 starters thus far and are nearly identical in terms of ERA, ERA+, FIP and bWAR. If everyone stays healthy, both will be stating their case to stay in the rotation once Wood is ready to go. A key differentiator could be service time. Mahle entered the season with 1 year and 18 days of service time meaning 31 or so days in the minors nets the Reds another year of control. Wes July 6, 2019 Reds stuck in talent jam again. Well atleast it’s above average talent this time….. I think disco moves to long relief. I would not be surprised if they split start them. Let wood/disco both pitch 3 innings in a game. Also gives u ability to pull a starter early if they get in trouble and/or pulling a pitcher before going through order for 3rd time Tony Cloninger July 6, 2019 I thought Greeneville was supposed to be loaded? Nothing says Reds development incompetence like this yearly debacle of teams they put out in that league. Doc July 6, 2019 Its not clear to me where in the minor leagues the balance ratio between development and winning flips. I understand that winning is not the primary focus in the lower minors, but is it the primary focus in AA, AAA? At some point, I would think, a player has either shown he can learn or that he can’t, and the ones with talent who can learn should be grouped to learn to win. However, maybe I just don’t understand the purpose of the minor leagues. Seems to me, though, from looking at the MLB club, there is neither sufficient attention to learning fundamentals nor learning to win, throughout the farm. Doug Gray July 6, 2019 Loaded with raw talent does not always mean “will win 70% of their games”. It’s rookie ball. These guys are, for the most part, very raw and still learning to be professional players. And, uh, this is literally the second year that the Greeneville team exists, so you’re getting ahead of yourself an awful lot on the whole “yearly debacle of teams they put out in that league”. The “teams” they’ve put in that league have literally not played 100 games in the existence of the franchise. Tony Cloninger July 6, 2019 I thought it was their 3rd year. But sure still not a long time and I am not looking for wins. They are at the bottom of pitching and hitting categories. Whoever they seem to put in that league They look overmatched. MK July 6, 2019 Glad to see Cameron Warren get off to a good start. Got the first pro hit out of the way quickly, even had a stolen base. He is a good sized man to be stealing bases.mSurprised to see he turned 23 last month. Kind of old for a college senior and first year pro. Doug Gray July 6, 2019 He turned 24 last month. So he’s very old for a first year pro. Norwood Nate July 6, 2019 Man what happened to Vlad and Tony? They’ve fallen off a cliff. It happens every year, somewhere, where a prospects completely bomb, but those two are really struggling now. Maybe DJ needs to make some rounds through the minor leagues during the AS break. Red Thunder July 6, 2019 I was hoping for James Baldwin, thought he did a great job with the AA staff last year. Reyes, Vlad, and Mella seemed headed in the right direction under his coaching. Guess he is needed more in Arizona. Norwood Nate July 6, 2019 Whoever it is, it seems apparent they both need a reset of sorts. I hope (and am guessing) the Reds have some sort of plan to help both those guys, too much talent for both to post such poor results. Champ Summers July 6, 2019 Looks like Ryan Thomas had 1 PA yesterday and was pulled after a K. Hope it’s not injury related.