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 7-3. Box Score

  • Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI. He was hit by a pitch.
  • Alex Blandino went 1-3 with 2 RBI. He was also hit by a pitch.
  • Chadwick Tromp went 1-4 with a run scored.
  • Nick Longhi went 1-4 with a run scored.
  • Mitch Nay went 2-3 with a walk, double, home run (15), 3 runs scored, and he had 3 RBI.
  • Jose Siri went 2-4 with 2 doubles and a run scored.
  • Alex Powers threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
  • Jackson Stephens went 1-3 with a run at the plate. He allowed a run in 3.0 innings with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts.
  • Justin Grimm threw 1.1 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout.

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 6-3. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 13-2. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons had the day off.

The Billings Mustangs won 3-2. Box Score

The Greeneville Reds lost 3-1. Box Score

The AZL Reds lost 5-4. Box Score

8/14 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 51-69 N/A 7:00pm Reyes Here Here Here
Chattanooga 36-33 18-32 7:35pm Naughton Here Here Here
Daytona 35-30 22-32 7:05pm Solomon Here Here N/A
Dayton 28-42 21-29 7:35pm Rodriguez
Here Here Here
Billings 15-23 10-5 8:35pm Carreno Here Here N/A
Greeneville 20-32 N/A OFF OFF
Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 19-26 N/A OFF OFF
Here N/A N/A

14 Responses

  1. MK

    The Reds have done a nice job of building a strong catching core throughout the minor league system. I think this was a weak area heading into 2019. Whether through the draft wit Yang, and Berryhill or Free Agents like Graterol, Lavarnway, Free or other acquisitions like Ciuffo they have really augmented the likes of Stephenson, Tromp, Okey,Kolozvary(sic),Clementina, Manzanero, Schuyler,Lofstrom a few others in Rookie Leagues not including the young Venezuelan they signed today.

  2. kevinz

    Hope somebody is on Siri to put the work in. If he and Aquino can hit 240 with Power. Huge Boost to this team. Then add in the arms both have to hold or throw out runners.
    Reds Best RBI power hitter is a 260 Hitter in Suarez. Last year was a Outlier for average for him.
    So getting Aquino and Siri to hit 240 on the Low end with pop should be the Goal.

    • MK

      Kevin, your comment suggests that you think Jose is some sort of slacker when it comes to working on his game. I believe this to be an unfair assessment. He might be characterized as a hot dog, passionate, easily distracted, at times immature and quick tempered but a slacker as far as working on his game no way.

      • RojoBenjy

        That’s good to know. A few things mentioned here and there had me concerned that Siri wasn’t always all-in as well.

        But those were impressions I had from a few comments. It’s good to have the perspective from someone much more familiar with the player. Thanks, MK.

      • kevinz

        I did not intend for my comment to come off like that.
        I have stuck up for Siri more then anyone.
        All i meant is I hope someone sees something in him like they did with Aquino. Meaning work with him on changes in his stance swing etc.

    • jbonireland

      If Siri and Aquino wind up being the CF/RF for the Reds and hit only .240 I doubt that they will be that influential to the Reds regardless of how many HR they hit. Not arguing, just trying to point out that a .240 average is going to leave a lot of men on base. At the rate Siri is going, in a couple of years young players like Fairchild and Siani may actually be better hitters. Time will tell.

      • kevinz

        Game has Changed 240-260 hitter with Power has more Value then a 280-290 hitter with only 20-25 homer Power.
        When your best Player is only a 260 hitter with Pop in Suarez.
        240 hitters with Pop plus Defense def adds Value to this Team.
        Do i want them at the Top of the Lineup to get on base?
        No i do not. They will be looked at to drive in the Runs.

  3. Michael Smith

    Stephenson is quietly sneaking up on an 800 ops and pretty good year

  4. MikeinSoCal

    I am still trying to figure out the Galvis pickup. What’s the best guess on what the Reds are thinking?

    • Matthew O'Neal

      When it came out I thought “weak SS free agent class, Iglesias might cost more than they want to pay him?” But then yesterday it came out that he’d primarily play 2b. Which is odd given vanMeter’s production. Plus Dietrich on the mend (maybe?). Only thing I can imagine is going to the winter looking for an upgrade, but if one can’t be found, Galvis is a decent fall back for 2020 with Blandino backup and Alfrod or Garcia ready for 2021?

    • Pete

      They are going to play him at second base.

      What looked like a move to replace Peraza now looks more like a move to join him in getting critical PT at the expense of JVM and Ervin primarily but I would guess AA and Winker to lesser degrees. Bell appears to value handiness above virtually anything else. The thing about Galvis is he is a switch hitter so he can play virtually every game.

      I need to be careful what I wish for, thought this was going to be a good move. Reds just added another below average bat to the lineup. Not an upgrade of a utility role player. I hope that Williams & Company are as surprised as I am.

      • cinvenfan

        I think they are projecting Iglesias to regress from what he’s done. To tell you the truth, as much as I like “candelita”, I agree.

      • MikeinSoCal

        Yeah, it looks like Peraza is deeper in the doghouse. He. Ervin, JVM, Dietrich, maybe Winker and Aquino will all get less playing time. Playing the odds is good but developing players is also good. How is Winker going to master hitting lefties and likewise Ervin hitting righties.

    • SteveLV

      I’ll start with agreeing with everyone else – play JVM every day. Regardless of what the plan is with everyone else, it shouldn’t get in the way of JVM playing.

      Past that, they have Peraza, Dietrich, Iglesias, Blandino, and Galvis for, I hope, 2 positions next year. If the starting second baseman or shortstop is coming from this list, I’ll be very disappointed. Galvis is in my top 2 from this list. He’s versatile, has some pop, and has enough of a track record that you know what you’re going to get. A very useful player – off the bench.
      I assume they non-tender Dietrich, probably don’t sign Iglesias, and have a decision to make with Peraza.
      What I’d really like to see is JVM at second, Gregorius at short, with Galvis and Iglesias coming off the bench, but realize it’s a long way from here to there.