Photo: Doug GrayCincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 8/10/19 Doug Gray August 11, 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 lost 6-5 in 10 innings. Box Score Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-5 with 2 RBI. Christian Colon went 2-4 with a double, 2 walks, and a steal (22). Curt Casali (rehab) went 0-2 with a strikeout. Mitch Nay went 1-2 with a walk and an RBI. Rob Refsnyder went 2-4 with a double and a walk. Nick Longhi went 1-4 with a walk and a run scored. Jose Siri went 1-5 with an RBI and a steal (24). Blake Trahan went 1-5 with a run and an RBI. Tejay Antone allowed 4 runs in 6.0 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Justin Grimm threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. The Chattanooga Lookouts won 3-0. Box Score Michael Beltre went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Michael O’Neill went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Stuart Fairchild went 1-4 with a double. Gavin LaValley went 1-4. Jonathan India went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Calten Daal went 1-3. Alberti Chavez went 1-2, was hit by a pitch, doubled, scored a run, and he had an RBI. Reiver Sanmartin threw 6.0 shutout innings with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Brandon Finnegan threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Juan Martinez threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. The Daytona Tortugas lost 6-1. Box Score Alejo Lopez went 2-4. Jose Garcia went 1-4. Hendrik Clementina went 1-4 with a run. Lorenzo Cedrola went 1-4. Drew Mount went 1-3. Ryan Lillie allowed 2 earned in 6.0 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Connor Bennett threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. The Dayton Dragons lost 6-0. Box Score Miles Gordon went 1-3 with a triple. Connor Curlis was charged with 2 unearned runs in 5.2 innings with 4 strikeouts. The Billings Mustangs were postponed. Double header on Sunday. The Greeneville Reds won 5-3 in 10 innings. Box Score Ivan Johnson went 3-5 with 2 home runs (4) and 4 RBI. Danielito Remy went 1-3. Justin Gomez went 1-2 with 2 walks and a run scored. Ranser Amador went 1-4. Graham Ashcraft threw 5.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Spencer Stockton allowed 2 runs in 4.0 innings with 5 strikeouts. Tyler Gibson was charged with an unearned run in an inning with 3 strikeouts. The AZL Reds lost 8-0. Box Score Ashton Creal went 1-3 with a walk. Yassel Pino went 2-4 with a double. Andres Falcon threw 5.1 shutout innings of relief with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Ruben Nunez threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. 8/11 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 49-69 N/A 1:05pm Mella Here Here Here Chattanooga 36-33 17-31 2:15pm Bautista Here Here Here Daytona 35-30 21-30 12:00pm Fossas Here Here N/A Dayton 28-42 21-27 2:00pm Salazar Here Here Here Billings 15-23 7-4 3:05pm McGregor/TBA Here Here N/A Greeneville 19-30 N/A 6:30pm Garbee Here Here N/A AZL Reds 18-25 N/A 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 15 Responses Wes August 11, 2019 Biggest game of season, biggest game in like 5 years today w Castillo the ace taking the mound ! Go Reds! And go Stanford too while I’m at it Cguy August 11, 2019 Yankees have called up Joe Mantiply. That was quick. Cguy August 11, 2019 Another big ol’ thanks to the Yanks for the Sonny Gray deal, as he throws 6 innings of shutout baseball vs Cubbies, allowing 2 hits, 4 BB, & 7K. By the way, the other pitcher the Reds got in that deal (Sanmartin) also pitched 6 innings of shutout baseball for the Lookouts, allowing 2 hits, 3 BB, & 3K. Curt August 11, 2019 If he was good enough for the Yankees to call up that quickly, uh, why did the Reds get rid of him? For cash no less. Don’t we need left handed pitching? What part of the story am I missing Norwood Nate August 11, 2019 India’s adjustment to AA has gone well. Through 19 games he’s walked 17 times, with more walks than strike outs (15). That’s impressive. The power hasn’t shown up yet, but I don’t doubt it will. He slugged over .400 in the most power suppressing league and have no doubt it’s there in his bat. For all the discussion of top prospects underperforming throughout the organization, I’m very happy with the season India and Stephenson are putting up. I’m also starting to take notice of what Ivan Johnson is doing in Greeneville. He’s been on quite the roll. Over his last 10 games he’s got 15 hits in 39 ABs with 6 BBs and 3 HRs. Of course he’s struck out 9 times, but that shouldn’t take away from the impressive roll he’s been on. He’s only 20 and he’s started 27 of 36 games at SS. He’s the least heralded of the 3 MIF prospects drafted in a row, but he’s someone I’m going to pay more attention to moving forward. Rick in Virginia August 11, 2019 We were at a Greeneville game a few weeks ago and were very impressed with Ivan Johnson. He seemed to be a very fast runner and made several excellent defensive plays, one in which he went all the way to the left field stands to catch a ball and got there before the left fielder and the third baseman. I guess his ability to hit is still uncertain, but this latest streak is certainly encouraging. Redsvol August 11, 2019 I haven’t been this impressed with the major league team since the 2012 team with Johnny Cueto and Matt Latos. This team has much more overall pitching and hitting talent than that team now that Bauer has been added. I’m afraid there are just too many teams to overcome for wild card this year (dug too big a hole in April) but I think DW is going to really go for it this off season. Doug – what are the biggest needs for a 2020 run? MK August 11, 2019 The April start was a management thing. That is not a cut on Bell as it is a transition failure by the players. An analytics approach takes the entire team to buy into the changes and that takes time to happen as they are bring forced to think and do things a different way. I think the buy-in has finally taken hold. The acquisition of Bauer has helped solidify it. I’m willing to give it until Sept. 1 before throwing in the towell. Just look at where the Mets were 2 weeks ago. Wes August 11, 2019 A competent manager kevinz August 11, 2019 I would like to say i do not think you can have a team with better people on it. I know can’t have all goody 2 shoes on it. I just Love the Personality of this team. I still think that can help take the reds a Long way. Seasons are a Marathon so having Positive Players Funny Players def helps the cause. reds August 11, 2019 Hey Doug, have you heard anything about Cody Reed lately? Doug Gray August 11, 2019 If he’s going to pitch again this year it’s not going to be until September at some point. Cguy August 11, 2019 When the Cubs came to town, Lester had the highest ERA among Cubs sp (6.59) since the ASB. He had also allowed the most HR (5) among Cubs sp since ASB. Then Darvish pitched Friday night, allowed 3HR & took over club lead, allowing 6HR since ASB. Last night Hendricks pitched, allowed 3HR & took over club lead ,allowing 7 HR since ASB. Here’s hopin’ Lester gets that lead back today. RedsKoolAidDrinker August 11, 2019 Can we just go ahead and shift Aquino into the #1 prospect spot with what he’s doing until his prospect status ends. I’m pretty sure everyone will understand as no one saw this coming. Haven August 11, 2019 Just wanna day I love Kyle farmer. I am a sucker for hit first utility men.