Photo: Doug GrayCincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 7/13/19 Doug Gray July 14, 2019 15 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 12-9. Box Score Alex Blandino went 1-3 with a walk, he was hit by a pitch, scored 2 runs. Josh VanMeter went 3-4 with a walk, triple, run scored, and he scored 3 runs. Christian Colon went 2-3 with a walk, 2 runs scored, and he had an RBI. Brian O’Grady went 3-5 with 2 home runs (24), scored 3 runs, and he had 8 RBI. Aristides Aquino went 2-5 with a double and a solo home run (21). Sherman Johnson went 2-4 with a double and a walk. Lucas Sims allowed a run in 5.0 innings with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. R.J. Alaniz threw a perfect inning. The Chattanooga Lookouts were postponed. There will be double headers on both Sunday and Monday. The Daytona Tortugas won 6-1, 2-1 in a double header. Game 1: 6-1 win. Box Score Andy Sugilio went 1-4 with a triple and a run scored. Alejo Lopez went 1-3 with an RBI, 2 steals, and he scored 2 runs. Stuart Fairchild went 0-1 with 2 walks, a steal, and a run scored. Jose Garcia went 2-2 with a walk, double, run scored, and he had an RBI. Bruce Yari went 1-2 with a walk, triple, and he had 3 RBI. Lorenzo Cedrola went 1-3 with a steal (14) and a run scored. Shard Munroe went 1-3 with an RBI. Austin Orewiler allowed a run in 5.0 innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Connor Bennett threw a perfect inning of relief. Aneurys Zabala threw a shutout inning of relief. Game 2: 2-1 win. Box Score Andy Sugilio went 2-3 with a triple and a run scored. Alejo Lopez went 1-3. Stuart Fairchild went 1-3 with a solo home run (8). Jose Garcia went 1-3. Hendrik Clementina went 1-2. Jared Solomon allowed a run in 4.1 innings with 5 walks and 3 strikeouts. Michael Byrne threw 1.2 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. The Dayton Dragons won 3-0. Box Score Michael Siani went 1-4 with a run scored. Claudio Finol went 1-4 with a run scored. Juan Martinez went 1-3. Alexis Diaz threw 5.0 shutout innings with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Carlos Machorro threw 3.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Matt Pidich threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. The Billings Mustangs lost 4-0. Box Score Victor Ruiz went 1-4. Matt Lloyd went 1-3 with a walk. Reniel Ozuna went 1-4. Eric Yang went 1-3 and was hit by a pitch. Jonathan Willems went 1-4. Cash Case went 1-3 with a triple and a walk. Quincy McAfee went 1-3. Miguel Medrano allowed 2 earned in 3.2 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Andrew McDonald threw 1.1 shutouts innings with a strikeout. Ian Koch threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout. Francis Peguero threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. The Greeneville Reds lost 8-4. Box Score Peterson Plaz went 1-5 with a run scored. Cameron Warren went 2-5 with a run scored. Cristian Olivo went 2-3 with a walk, run scored, and he had an RBI. Robert Boselli went 1-3 with an RBI. A.J. Bumpass went 2-4 with a home run (2) and 2 RBI. Raul Juarez went 1-3. Graham Ashcraft allowed 1 earned in 4.0 innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. The AZL Reds lost 8-5. Box Score Ashton Creal went 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Fidel Castro went 1-4 with a home run (1) and 2 RBI. Chad Tromp (rehab) went 1-3 with a solo home run (2). Jose Tello went 1-4. Debby Santana went 1-4. Wendell Marrero went 1-4 with a run scored. Yan Contreras went 1-3 with a triple, run, and he had an RBI. Pedro Moreno threw 2.2 shutout innings with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Jake Gilbert was charged with 3 unearned runs in 2.0 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts. 7/14 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 35-57 N/A 2:00pm Gutierrez Here Here Here Chattanooga 36-33 8-13 2:30pm TBA/TBA Here Here Here Daytona 35-30 11-14 5:35pm Bautista Here Here N/A Dayton 28-42 9-13 2:00pm Salinas Here Here Here Billings 11-16 N/A 7:00pm Rodriguez Here Here Here Greeneville 10-14 N/A 6:30pm Ashcraft Here Here N/A AZL Reds 7-14 N/A 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 15 Responses Curt July 14, 2019 How is O’Grady looking in centerfield? Thx Reply AWA85 July 14, 2019 Not a centerfielder at all, is what I heard from someone who attends Bats games often. Reply Andrew July 14, 2019 Big league question – but is Ervin gonna end up the better player than Winker? I like what I have seen from Ervin so far each year hes been up. Seems hes slowly earning more trust and PT Reply Wes July 14, 2019 Reds been acting like he won’t get a shot every chance/year. He’s gonna have to earn it! He surely made the most of it last night by raising his average 70 points in mid July in one game. He did that hitting fifth last night too- good sign Reply William Kubas July 14, 2019 GO STANFORD CARDINAL BASEBALL Reply terry m July 14, 2019 Doug/Anybody Any word on Hanson and Heatherly ?? Reply Bill July 14, 2019 R.J. Alaniz has looked good in the Bats pen since the Reds picked him up off waivers. Reply Norwood Nate July 14, 2019 It seems like many of the players at Dayton could have used another year at Billings or Greeneville. Guys I was interested in following after their seasons last year, like Finol (just recently called up), Hernandez, Martinez, Siani, Willems (sent down to Billings where he’s hitting well), and to some degree Bautista have all had struggles in Dayton. A pitcher like Alexis Diaz who I was pretty high on last season has also struggled to find a groove in Dayton. Is the jump from Rk ball to A ball that big of an adjustment? Are they being exposed? Are they being promoted before they’re ready? A combination of all of the above? I know generally to take power numbers from Billings with a grain of salt, but I can’t seem to recall an entire group that was promoted that just didn’t seem ready to hit at all. Is it a result of having two rookie level teams? Many were promoted straight from Greeneville, is it that much bigger jump than from Billings? No India sighting in a double header. Did he recently leave a game early, or am I thinking of someone else? Just odd he didn’t play either game, unless he’s injured. Reply MK July 14, 2019 There have been few hitters who have been better in Dayton than the hitter friendly Billings. Reply Norwood Nate July 14, 2019 I understand Billings is a better hitting environment. Especially when it comes to power, as I noted above. But a lot of these guys played in Greeneville last year outside of a cup of coffee in Billings. And while they’ve struggled to hit for power in Dayton, expectedly, it’s the BA that makes me wonder if they were promoted too early. Hernandez hit .301, Finol .294, Siani .288, Willems .263 last year in Greeneville. In Dayton Hernandez is hitting .234, Siani .230, Finol .180, Willems .214 when he was in Dayton. That just seems like a pretty good group of hitters who have flat out struggled to adjust to the next level. Supporting evidence of this would be Willems, who was sent to Billings and is batting .326 now. MK July 14, 2019 A positive here is the improvement you are seeing as the season continues. Example: last night was the first time this season I have been to a game that Bren Spillane had a batting average at or above the Mendoza Line. Siani has moved up steadily the second half. Final who was having the bat knocked out of his hands in April is now hitting some line drives. It is the kind of improvement you want to see. Norwood Nate July 14, 2019 That’s good to hear. Not being seeing them live certainly only tells half the story I’m sure. Glad to hear they’re improving throughout the year. MK July 14, 2019 Alexis Diaz looked very good last night. His command was as good as I witnessed last night. Had a replacement umpire behind the plate last night who was very short (came up to Pabel’s chest) and he called few strikes above the hitters waste, butDiaz adjusted to it quickly. Game saving play was a relay from Siani,to Hernandez,to Machorro for an out at the plate. Outfield instructor Billy Hatcher was in the dugout and I am sure smiled on that play. Reply MK July 14, 2019 Waist not waste Reply MK July 14, 2019 Santillan to the injured list, Homer Bailey traded to Oakland. 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