Photo: Taris Smith/Louisville BatsCincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 7/7/19 Doug Gray July 8, 2019 12 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 4-3. Box Score Christian Colon went 2-4 with 2 doubles and a run scored. Brian O’Grady went 2-4 with a double, home run (22), and 2 RBI. Rob Refsnyder went 1-4. Alex Blandino went 1-4. Aristides Aquino went 1-4. Sherman Johnson went 1-4 with a solo home run (4). Juan Graterol went 1-4. Sal Romano threw 4.0 shutout innings with 5 strikeouts. Wandy Peralta (rehab) threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Tejay Antone was charged with 4 unearned runs in 3.0 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 3-2. Box Score Jose Siri went 1-3 with an RBI and 2 steals (20). Ibandel Isabel went 1-4 with a solo home run (22). Calten Daal went 1-3. Reiver Sanmartin allowed 2 earned in 6.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Ryan Nutof threw 2.0 perfect innings with a strikeout. Cory Thompson threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. The Daytona Tortugas lost 4-3 in 10 innings. Box Score Jonathan India went 2-4 with a double, steal, and an RBI. Alejo Lopez went 2-4 with a double, walk, and he scored a run. Hendrik Clementina went 1-4 with a walk. Yonathan Mendoza went 1-4 with a walk, solo home run (2), and he scored 2 runs. Jared Solomon allowed 2 runs in 5.2 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Michael Byrne threw 1.1 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts. Diomar Lopez threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. The Dayton Dragons lost 10-0. Box Score Miles Gordon went 1-3 with a walk. Pabel Manzanero went 1-4. Jay Schuyler went 1-4. Juan Martinez went 1-4. Bren Spillane went 2-3 with a double and a walk. Miguel Hernandez went 1-3 with a walk. Alexis Diaz allowed 2 earned in 4.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Eddy Demurias threw 1.2 shutout innings with a strikeout. Jerry D’Andrea allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. The Billings Mustangs lost 9-6. Box Score Quin Cotton went 1-4 with a walk, run scored, and an RBI. Matt Lloyd went 2-5 with a double, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Reniel Ozuna went 1-5 with an RBI. James Free went 3-4 with a double, 2 runs scored, and a solo home run (1). Nate Scantlin went 1-3 with a double and a run scored. Alberto Gonzalez threw 3.1 hitless innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts. Ian Koch threw a perfect inning. Jake Stevenson threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. The Greeneville Reds lost 5-3 in 10 innings. Box Score Danny Lantigua went 1-5 with a run scored. Allan Cerda went 1-4 with a walk. Cameron Warren went 0-2 with 2 walks, a steal, and a run scored. Garrett Wolforth went 1-4 with a 2-run home run (1). Justin Gomez went 1-4. Graham Ashcraft threw 4.0 shutout innings with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Andy Fisher threw 3.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. The AZL Reds lost 7-1. Box Score Ashton Creal went 2-4 with a run scored. Luis Lopez went 1-2 and he was hit by 2 pitches. Sebastian Almonte went 2-2 with an RBI. Jorge Sequera went 1-3 with a walk. Pedro Moreno threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout. Thomas Lane was charged with an unearned run in an inning with a walk and 3 strikeouts. 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 Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 12 Responses MK July 8, 2019 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 July 8, 2019 So are they trying to make Spillane into a utility player now? Should we make any bigger inferences from these defensive moves? James K July 8, 2019 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 July 8, 2019 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. RedFuture July 8, 2019 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 July 8, 2019 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 July 8, 2019 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 July 8, 2019 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 July 8, 2019 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. RojoBenjy July 8, 2019 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. C.W. Lackey July 9, 2019 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 July 9, 2019 They are over .500 for the last 3 months…. they aren’t playing bad.