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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

The Daytona Tortugas lost 8-2. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 6-2. Box Score

The Billings Mustangs won 4-2. Box Score

The Greeneville Reds lost 9-8. Box Score

The AZL Reds won 5-1. Box Score

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

14 Responses

    • RedsKoolAidDrinker

      He needs to take Peraza’s place right now. He’s had his shot and it’s time to give AB the shot.

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  1. MK

    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.

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  2. Matthew O'Neal

    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.

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  3. Cguy

    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.

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    • Alex

      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.

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      • Ryan

        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

        @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.

  4. rgslone

    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.

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    • SultanofSwaff

      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.

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      • Ryan

        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.

  5. AirborneJayJay

    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.

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  6. kevinz

    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.

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