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The Louisville Bats lost 5-4. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts had the day off.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 2-1. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 5-4. Box Score

The Billings Mustangs are on the All-Star break

The Greeneville Reds lost 6-4 in 10 innings. Box Score

The AZL Reds lost 2-1 in 10 innings. Box Score

8/7 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 47-67 N/A 7:05pm Romano Here Here Here
Chattanooga 36-33 15-29 7:15pm Jiminian Here Here Here
Daytona 35-30 20-27 7:05pm Sceroler Here Here N/A
Dayton 28-42 20-24 7:05pm De Jesus
Here Here Here
Billings 15-23 6-3 All-Star Break Here Here N/A
Greeneville 18-27 N/A 6:30pm Salvador
Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 16-24 N/A 9:00pm TBA
Here N/A N/A

16 Responses

  1. RedsKoolAidDrinker

    How much of a prospect is Alex Powers—does he have the makings to be a dominant bullpen piece in the future? Who else in our system does other than Kuhnel? I’m not counting Mella bc he’s had a long time to harness his raw talent.

    • Norwood Nate

      Hendrix has the best chance to be dominant, out of the relievers in our system. I’ve not given up hope that Herget can be useful there as well. Would be interesting to see how Vlad does out of the pen. Cox and Moreta are two others I pay attention to in the bullpen.

    • Doug Gray

      Mella’s not been used as a reliever in a long, long, long time. Writing him off as a reliever because he’s been unable to make it work as a starter probably isn’t the best idea. He’s sitting 95-97 as a starter. That’s probably going to pick up a tad as a reliever.

      Power’s has the stuff that might work in middle relief. As Nate noted – Hendrix is the other big time relief type of guy right now in the system.

      • RedsKoolAidDrinker

        Iyo do you think it’s time to transition Mella to the pen? Castillo will be back as our ace and this year we’ve added Gray and Bauer to the rotation who will both be back next year. Disco has returned to better health now and he’s back next year along with a more seasoned Mahle. Who knows what they’re going to do with Wood but there’s still options such as Sims, Romano and then what if Gausman figures it out with the aid of Derek Johnson.
        I know it’s been said that you let them start for as long as you can, but next year seems to be our best shot with Votto not getting any younger and Bauer in his walk year.

        Why not get Mella ready now?

  2. MIkeD

    I am far from believing that Aquino is going to be successful long term (I’m hoping), but man it is fun when he’s on the field! He’s that guy right now that I don’t miss his time at bat. Wow! The bomb he hit last night was crazy! If he holds down right field the rest of the way, the Reds won’t have to seek out a bat to replace Puig. Also won’t have to entertain the idea of signing Puig as a FA. Small sample size, but Aquino is a better all-round player. Hype I know!

    • Wes

      Maybe the reds already tried to extend puig and he said no so they traded him instead? I say odds are greater than 50/50 that is true

    • DaveCT

      Aquino reminds me of a cross between George Foster and Eric Davis. Incredibly strong wrists. Bat speed. He just swats the ball and, man, it flies like he’s hitting golf balls with an aluminum bat (which, if you haven’t tried in a big open field, is great for the ego). With Doug posting several of his AAA homers this year, as they say, the power will play in games. And yes, I think it’s more than the black bat (Foster) and No. 44 (Davis).

    • Reaganspad

      If he is successful as a major leaguer beyond this week, we can blame Doug and the Refs Scouts and FO who did not give up on him when everyone else on the planet did

      Nice job Doug

  3. Wes

    Friendly reminder it’s august and reds are still in playoff hunt as they are now only 4.5 back. First time long time. Reds won 4/5 and 7/10. They now host first place cubs whom reds have played very weIl against this season. Oh and they’ll have Wood Bauer Castillo and Gray all going to the hill over the weekend !

    And how bout Aquino’s start?!? I love his approach at the plate !

    Go Reds!

    • Kindell

      It is so nice to have this type of excitement around the team. The best part is that we have a competing team to watch and the excitement of young talented players to watch like Senzel, Aquino, VanMeter, and more.

      This would be a great weekend to go support them at GABP if anyone can make it.

  4. John C.

    Everyone complains that our farm system sucks but we are basically starting three rookies and seem to be in the heat of it.

    • RedsKoolAidDrinker

      Good call! And I think we have some more than can make their marks in the future. Crooks had been cranking up and though he seems to have been around forever l,he’s not old . Tyler Stephenson is starting to really come on and he wasn’t having a bad season. India is going to a mainstay in Cincinnati or we’ll get something of real value for him. Jose Garcia is not chopped liver. I believe even with Hunter Greene out that his body is still gonna mature and he’s gonna be better for it. I believe Mitch Nay is gonna be something. We’ve got some newly acquired (draft and other typed signings) raw talent doing some nice things. Richardson’s year isn’t really that bad is it? He’s at least flashes a lot of good stuff. Fairchild has been very solid and AlfRod has shown life that many of us didn’t think he had. Im down on Santillan (and Guitierrez) more than anyone but he’s still young enough and talented enough and an off-season can make a difference. Oh, and how about Lodolo!!! I’m sure I’m missing others but it’s ok to drink the koolaid!

      Just for fun who else is high on your all’s lists for us not to be so down on the farm?

      • RojoBenjy

        I love Michael Siani, Brian Rey, Leonardo Seminati, Packy Naughton, Stuart Fairchild, TJ Friedl. Have hopes for Cash Case, TJ Hopkins, Wennington Romero, Jameson Hannah.

        In the new draft class, many of the players are exciting. AJ Bumpass, Patrick Raby, Tyler Callihan, Rece Hinds, James Free and Eric Yang all have my attention.

      • RedsKoolAidDrinker

        Wow RojoB, how’d i leave off Siani. The top of my head ain’t too bright I guess bc Siani is one of my favorites as I have very high hopes for him. I actually would have been more upset to lose Siani in a trade than Trammel. I know, Trammel is rated much higher in EVERYONE’s board, but this is the one guy I will go out on the limb for. The defense is off the charts and I think the offense is gonna play. Am aI right that Packy is one of those who is gonna have to prove himself each step of the way? Bit gosh gosh, so far so good.

    • Cguy

      It’s amazing to me the age make-up of the Reds current active roster. Only 3 players over 30 (Hughes, Hernandez, & Votto). Cubs & Cards have 8 players each over 30, Brewers have 11. Reds currently have 6 players under 26, which means that 16 players are 26-29 age group & in the prime years of their careers. I guess you can tell, I’m psyched about their future.

  5. kevinz

    Do not want to Jinx it But the Reds starting to remind me of the Rays.
    Pitching with a Platoon system with 24 + year old rookies who are Mature.
    I mentioned i wanted the Reds to copy the Rays before they Hired Bell.
    That the reason i wanted Rocco as a Manager.
    Well i guess Bell and company have the same type of style as that.
    Use what is the strength of your team which has been happening a lot more Lately.