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The Louisville Bats lost 4-3. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 3-2. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 4-3 in 10 innings. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 10-0. Box Score

The Billings Mustangs lost 9-6. Box Score

The Greeneville Reds lost 5-3 in 10 innings. Box Score

The AZL Reds lost 7-1. Box Score

7/8 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 33-56 N/A All-Star Break Here Here Here
Chattanooga 36-33 8-10 7:15pm Lillie Here Here Here
Daytona 35-30 7-13 7:00pm Bautista Here Here N/A
Dayton 28-42 6-11 7:00pm Salinas
Here Here Here
Billings 8-13 N/A 3:05pm Medrano
Here Here N/A
Greeneville 6-13 N/A 6:30pm Keys
Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 6-11 N/A 9:00pm TBA
Here N/A N/A

12 Responses

  1. MK

    Odd defensive lineup in Dayton. 1st baseman Spillane playing third base, third baseman Martinez playin first. Spillane continued his hitting surge but they both have a ways to go to fit these defensive spots. Spillane has now played 1sr, third and right field. Manzanero getting very little PT behind the plate. He was DH today and at first base most of the time when he plays defense.

    Nice tio see Big Sally have another good start.

    • RojoBenjy

      So are they trying to make Spillane into a utility player now? Should we make any bigger inferences from these defensive moves?

  2. James K

    For Billings, Stevenson pitched two innings with no runs and no hits but got charged with a “blown save.” How is that possible? Holds and blown saves seem arbitrary.

    • Hunt4redsoct

      Wild pitch allowed an inherited runner to score from third.
      Ironically Aranguren who gave up three runs got a “hold” while Stevenson got the blown save for allowing Aranguren’s runner to score.

  3. RedFuture

    I’m getting awfully tired of seeing our wonderfully drafted and developed minor league teams losing & losing. It seems almost always the majority of teams lose and quite often ALL the teams lose like yesterday’s! How can I have a lot of hope in the future?

    • MK

      I have noted before, the Reds do a great job at the top of the draft but once you get to eighth to tenth round it is like they pull names out of a hat. They get lucky occasionally. It takes those “organizational fillers to make the teams successful. In the Reds case it is a better barometer to check Doug’s Top Prospect list than the game win/loss if you want to rate organizational progress.

      • RedsKoolAidDrinker

        I agree but i also think you’ve got to give it a few years for the change over in the front office before people make too many judgments. What’s most disconcerting to me is the top of our prospect board with the seasons their having (albeit what can you do about Greene; and is Trammel really having that bad of a season?). I actually like our depth in terms of prospects with legitimate potential of breaking out and I like our draft this year but that will take time too to get a real grasp on it.

    • tom

      2 winning seasons for the minors since 2003. It’s not just bad luck, it’s bad development. Meanwhile the Astros and other winning orgs of late DO have winning records frequently in the minors.

      To say winning doesn’t matter is really an excuse and no way to approach development. The counter argument is to say that no team should stack their minors with old players that can help you win at the expense of finding top young talent, but no team would ever actually do that.

      Nevertheless, the Reds are perennially below the middle of the pack in the minors and, no real surprise, the majors as well.

      • MK

        More about the culture of winning as hey are playing to win every game. It is that the bottom half of each roster are not players with the talent to compete. It seems that talent at the bottom of rosters are guys that are projects,. They might throw 95 but can’t throw strikes. They might have home run power but can’t hit for average.

  4. RojoBenjy

    Doug, I agree that the blown call at home cost TT a repeat MVP.

    Be we know the truth. LOL.

    Do not trade this player, Reds.

  5. C.W. Lackey

    As bad as the Cincinnati Reds are playing it would seem the big club would bring up O’GRADY & SIRI & Trammell NOW not later BUT NOW !!!!

    • Doug Gray

      They are over .500 for the last 3 months…. they aren’t playing bad.