Photo: Doug GrayCincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 8/8/19 Doug Gray August 9, 2019 14 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 6-1. Box Score Narciso Crook went 2-5 with a run scored. Alfredo Rodriguez went 2-5 with a double, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Christian Colon went 1-4 with a double, run scored, and he had an RBI. Alex Blandino went 2-3 with a double and a run scored. He was also hit by a pitch. Nick Longhi went 1-4 with a double and 3 RBI. Jackson Stephens went 1-1 at the plate. He threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts on the mound. Jesus Reyes allowed a run in 4.1 innings with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Joe Mantiply threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. The Chattanooga Lookouts won 4-1. Box Score Michael O’Neill went 1-4. Stuart Fairchild went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Gavin LaValley went 2-4 with a run scored. Jonathan India went 3-4 with a double, run scored, and he had an RBI. Tyler Stephenson went 1-3 with a double and a run scored. He was also hit by a pitch. Calten Daal went 1-4. Alberti Chavez went 1-3 with an RBI. Brad Markey went 1-2 with a double at the plate. He threw 5.0 hitless innings with 6 strikeouts on the mound. Jesse Stallings threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Juan Martinez threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. The Daytona Tortugas lost 8-2. Box Score Jameson Hannah went 1-4. Bryant Flete went 2-4. Jose Garcia went 1-4. Bruce Yari went 1-4 with a run scored. Hendrik Clementina went 1-4 with a home run (11) and 2 RBI. Pabel Manzanero went 1-4. Drew Mount went 1-4. Julio Pinto threw a shutout inning with a walk. Aneurys Zabala threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Dauri Moreta threw a perfect inning. The Dayton Dragons lost 6-2. Box Score Jay Schuyler went 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Mariel Bautista went 1-3 with a walk and a double. Lyon Richardson allowed 2 earned in 5.0 innings with 3 strikeouts. Matt Pidich threw 1.2 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Moises Nova threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. The Billings Mustangs won 4-2. Box Score Quin Cotton went 2-4 with a double, home run (4), 2 runs scored, and he had 2 RBI. James Free went 2-3 with a walk, 2 doubles, and a run scored. Eric Yang went 0-2 with 2 walks. Reniel Ozuna went 1-4 with an RBI. Victor Ruiz went 3-4 with an RBI. Quincy McAfee went 1-3 with a run. Noah Davis allowed a run in 4.0 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Ian Koch allowed a run in 3.1 innings with a strikeout. Francis Peguero threw 1.2 shutout innings with 5 strikeouts. The Greeneville Reds lost 9-8. Box Score Ivan Johnson went 3-5 with a double. Tyler Callihan went 0-3 with 2 walks, 2 steals, 2 runs, and he had an RBI. A.J. Bumpass went 2-5 with a steal, run, and he had an RBI. Garrett Wolforth went 1-5 with a 2-run home run (3). Carlos Reina went 3-5 with a home run (1) and 2 RBI. Cristian Olivo went 1-5 with a run. Peterson Plaz went 1-3 with a walk and he scored 2 runs. The AZL Reds won 5-1. Box Score Ashton Creal went 2-5 with a steal. Sebastian Almonte went 2-4 with a walk, a steal, and he scored 2 runs. Fidel Castro went 3-4 with a triple, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Rafael Franco went 1-4 with 2 RBI. Edward Guzman went 1-4. Maiker Manuel allowed a run in 5.0 innings with 7 strikeouts. Thomas Lane threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Ronard Soto threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. 8/9 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 48-68 N/A 7:05pm Gutierrez Here Here Here Chattanooga 36-33 16-30 7:15pm Naughton Here Here Here Daytona 35-30 21-28 6:30pm Solomon Here Here N/A Dayton 28-42 20-26 7:05pm Rodriguez Here Here Here Billings 15-23 7-3 8:35pm Carreno Here Here N/A Greeneville 18-29 N/A 6:30pm Abril Here Here N/A AZL Reds 18-24 N/A OFF OFF Here N/A N/A Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 14 Responses William Kubas August 9, 2019 GO STANFORD CARDINAL BASEBALL RedsKoolAidDrinker August 9, 2019 He needs to take Peraza’s place right now. He’s had his shot and it’s time to give AB the shot. MK August 9, 2019 Free continues to hit the ball well, what a great pick-up literally for free. With Free, Yang and Berryhill the 2019 catching class looks strong. Their other free signing Andy Fisher got roughed up for the first time as a pro last night. I think it is second time Fort Wayne has seen him so they obviously adjusted to his low velocity. Matthew O'Neal August 9, 2019 If I’m the Reds, I’m calling up Blandino in favor of Peraza, and Joel Kuhnel or RJ Alaniz in favor of David Hernandez. Even Jared Hughes has an ERA greater than 5 over the last 2 months. Cguy August 9, 2019 If I’m the Reds the first thing I do is move Votto down in the batting order. In August, he’s 4 for 24 (.167) with 6K & 7 BB. In a larger sample size, Votto is carrying a post ASB .223/.308/.374 slash line. 2nd thing is to also improve the bullpen. If the Reds are going to keep Gausman on the active roster, then placing Hernandez on the 10 day IL or designating him & calling up Bowman is the move to make. The only problem I have with optioning Peraza & bringing up Blandino, is that you use up Peraza’s last option, for 3 weeks . You can bring up Blandino with roster expansion in Sept. The Reds have other 2nd base options currently with Van Meter & Farmer. I believe Senzel can play there too ( except w/Peraza optioned) Senzel @ 2nd puts Winker or OGrady in cf-not good. Alex August 9, 2019 I think it’s time to put peraza in a utility role where he can fill in as needed at ss, 2b and in the outfield. He should have to earn a starting spot back from someone else. Ryan August 9, 2019 You mean like he has been since Day 1 of the season. Peraza deserves better than the Reds have to offer him. Got moved off SS for a guy he out-performed last season and is younger than. Terrible player management. Jose Iglesies could play 2nd and LF. RojoBenjy August 9, 2019 @Ryan I disagree with your opinion. Peraza has been beat out 2 years in a row for his starting job. His baseball acumen is a liability. His concentration on defense is spotty and too often costly to a win I do agree that the management of Peraza has been terrible, but for the opposite reason to yours–he should be biding time in Louisville if the team wants to continue any chance at a WC spot this year. @Alex- I agree with Ryan that Peraza has been used in a utility role all year. And I want to go a step further than you suggest and option him to the minors. rgslone August 9, 2019 I don’t want to jinx it, but is Tyler Stephenson blowing up before our eyes (of course my eyes only get to read the stats and Doug’s excellent write ups)? I mean what is there not to like about a 22 year old catcher putting up his numbers in AA? And, on top of that, he’s now getting acknowledged for his defense? If Stephenson continues along this trajectory, I don’t see how he’s not on all the lists of top catching prospects in the minors starting next season. SultanofSwaff August 9, 2019 I don’t see how Stephenson doesn’t start the year in AAA and makes his debut the first time one of our catchers goes on the IL. You’d have to think India is on the same trajectory. Very encouraging. Ryan August 9, 2019 Having both of those guys raking really makes this a different farm system. Both are looking like top 50 prospects and both look like they could be up by mid-season next year. Stephenson is something of a rarity with a sub 20% K rate. AirborneJayJay August 9, 2019 Joe Mantiply got in a scoreless 2.0 IP with 3 K’s last night and today he is off to the New York Yankees. Well the Yankees AAA team. Cash Money is the return. kevinz August 9, 2019 Well it sure looks like taking all them Pitches has helped India. He Saw how the Pitchers were going attack him before he started to Rake. I love his BB to K Rate these last about 3 Months. As mentioned before if he controls the Zone well the Power will come Later on. RojoBenjy August 9, 2019 It sure didn’t hurt! Let the OBP continue to increase!