Photo: Doug GrayCincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 8/14/19 Doug Gray August 15, 2019 20 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 2-1. Box Score Christian Colon went 2-4 with a steal (23). Rob Refsnyder went 3-3 with an RBI. Jesus Reyes went 1-2 with a solo home run. He also threw 6.0 shutout innings with 5 walks and 5 strikeouts. Jimmy Herget threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 9-7. Box Score Stuart Fairchild went 2-4 with a walk, double, home run (12), 2 runs scored, and he had 2 RBI. Samir Duenez went 3-5 with a double, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Gavin LaValley went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Brantley Bell went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Calten Daal went 1-4 with a run scored. Chris Okey went 1-2 with 2 walks, a run, and he had an RBI. Packy Naughton allowed 3 earned in 5.0 innings with a walk and 8 strikeouts. Jesse Stallings threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. The Daytona Tortugas won 2-1. Box Score Alejo Lopez went 3-4 with a triple and an RBI. Jameson Hannah went 1-3 with a walk. Jose Garcia went 2-4 with a double. Andy Sugilio went 1-4 with a steal (19) and a run scored. Bruce Yari went 1-3 with a double and an RBI. Jared Solomon threw 6.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Dauri Moreta allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 strikeouts. Michael Byrne threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. The Dayton Dragons won 4-1 in 12 innings. Box Score Mariel Bautista went 2-5 with a steal. Matt Lloyd went 2-4 with a double, walk, and he scored a run. Randy Ventura went 1-5 with a run scored. Adrian Rodriguez threw 4.1 shutout innings with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Jerry D’Andrea threw 1.2 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts. Andrew McDonald threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and a strikeout. Clate Schmidt threw 2.0 perfect innings. Matt Pidich was charged with an unearned run in 2.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. The Billings Mustangs won 8-5. Box Score Quin Cotton went 1-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored. James Free went 1-3 with a walk, run, and an RBI. Eric Yang went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Victor Ruiz went 1-4 with a double. Jonathan Willems went 1-4. Cash Case went 1-3 with a walk and 2 runs. Quincy McAfee went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Reyny Reyes went 1-3 with a run and 2 RBI. Carlos Carreno allowed a run in 5.0 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Alec Byrd threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. The Greeneville Reds had the night off. The AZL Reds had the night off. 8/15 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 52-69 N/A 7:00pm Gutierrez Here Here Here Chattanooga 36-33 18-33 7:35pm Jiminian Here Here Here Daytona 35-30 23-32 7:05pm Lillie Here Here N/A Dayton 28-42 22-29 7:35pm Richardson Here Here Here Billings 15-23 10-5 8:35pm Carreno Here Here N/A Greeneville 20-32 N/A 6:30pm Abril Here Here N/A AZL Reds 19-27 N/A 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 20 Responses OldTownRoad August 15, 2019 So the reds send O’Grady down to have Galvis at second daily and Senzel also gets benched. You’d think ok at least O’Grady gets more at bats but louisville has him on the bench? The guy who was back and forth with Aquino in homeruns? And to add insult to injury the reds put Lorenzen in at center at Barnhart at first? Let the young guys get time and see what they can do. Get rid of Peraza, put Galvis at short, play VanMeter every day at 2nd and let Aquino, Senzel, Winker, Ervin, O’Grady all get time in the outfield. Greenfield Red August 15, 2019 This I agree with. How in the world will they know what they have next year if the Reds don’t give the young players every opportunity to succeed. I can only think there must have been a reason to not put Senzel in the lineup yesterday rather than Lorenzen. Bill August 15, 2019 I’ll concede that I too want to see VanMeter and Aquino continue to play everyday. The Reds need to know if they can be counted on as starters next year and based on performance, both give the Reds the best chance to win games this year. I’ll also concede that I found David Bell’s insight that Galvis would play a lot of 2B troubling as this could work counter to Front Office’s stated objectives of winning this year and next. But … the Reds are playing 14 games in a row and I have no problem giving Senzel (or any other player) a weekly day off. O’Grady gets 3 days to report to Louisville. He may not have even been available to play last night. Any moves that happen after an opponent puts up a 10-spot in an inning should be deemed reasonable by definition–I have to give David Bell credit for knowing better than I do who may benefit from additional rest and who may benefit from additional reps. I’ll leap wholeheartedly onto the bandwagon if the Galvis/Iglesias combo starts taking playing time away from the younger players, but last night’s lineup(s) and in-game decisions were sound. MK August 15, 2019 Not sure I understand your reasoning that playing Galvis goes against the attemp to win this year or next. Maybe he gives them a better sho at both. Bill August 15, 2019 I’m not against Galvis playing, but I don’t think he should become the regular 2B; I think that should be VanMeter. We have tons of information on Iglesias, Galvis and Peraza–any improvement we see from any of these 3 players will likely be on the margins. Play either Galvis or Iglesias at SS. Use Galvis is you want to give someone else a day off (e.g., Senzel last night). The priority must be to obtain the info we need on Aquino and VanMeter at the ML level. Moreover, they have earned their playing time through performance. Bottom-line: Galvis playing time should come at the expense of Peraza and Iglesias. MK August 16, 2019 He is 29 not 39, plays superior defense and has 19 Home Runs so far this season. Bill August 16, 2019 I agree MK … I think he was a shrewd pickup. Oldtimer August 15, 2019 Jose Iglesias is the Reds best SS. By far. Bill August 15, 2019 Iglesias and Galvis look pretty similar w/a slight edge to Galvis: – Jose Iglesias: 1.5 bWAR; 1.4 fWAR – Freddy Galvis: 1.7bWAR; 1.7 fWAR Primary difference is more of Iglesias value is derived from defense whereas Galvis derives more value from the power aspect of his hitting. Oldtimer August 15, 2019 WAR, schmar. Iglesias is > SS than Galvis. Bill August 15, 2019 Got it … eyeball test! Wes August 15, 2019 *war snore None of those guys are gonna cut it If reds roll out w votto and Barnhart and pitcher in line up next season. That’s a recipe for worse offense in baseball. Trevor story is most logical fit. His power will transfer well from Colorado to great American small park. He’s expendable w Rogers ready next season Norwood Nate August 15, 2019 Alejo Lopez is putting together a nice season, rather quietly. He’s consistently hit for average and done a nice job getting on base since being in the organization. He’s not hit for any power though. His second go round in Billings he had a nice ISO (155) but Pioneer league stats can often be misleading with power. Every other season his ISO is below 100. Is it the FSL suppressing power, or is there just not much there? He’s 23, so could he grow into more power in the future? Bill August 15, 2019 I anticipate we’ll see a Bowman for Romano swap today to give the bullpen someone who can pitch in long relief after 3 consecutive short starts. Kudo to Hughes for his solid performance last night. RedsKoolAidDrinker August 15, 2019 We have better options. Bowman has had his chance. Bill August 15, 2019 I’m not ready to give up on a relief pitcher that has pitched right at league average ERA with a slightly better FIP and has maintained an ERA just over 2 at AAA in a year when the ball has been flying out of the ballpark. Admittingly, I’m a little concerned that he hasn’t pitched since 9 Aug. He’s the best option to provide innings as a long reliever over the next few days. Frankly, I was surprised the Reds didn’t swap them out after Romano logged his 3-inning save over the weekend. redsvol August 15, 2019 I think the writing is on the wall that playoffs are out of consideration now. Just too many teams in contention for wild card ahead of us. I agree its fine now to give playing time to some players we need to evaluate. We need to see what we have in Galvis, Aquino, Ervin, Farmer, JVM, and Gausman. Everyone else can sit more often to allow that to happen – including Votto, Suarez and Iglesias. I agree with kudos to Hughes last night – why wouldn’t you pick up his $3M option to have him in the pen next year. He is a professional. Redsvol August 15, 2019 Doug – I think its time to acknowledge Robert Stephenson. He has accepted his role and produced this year. He is trending in right direction last 2 months on walks, strikeouts, and most importantly – he has been available to pitch! The young man is talented. Its good to see him have some success. kevinz August 15, 2019 Fairchild having a pretty good season. The power is the part that is surprising me. Does that Raise his Value at all? or is the Average to low then what is expected? VanSkike August 16, 2019 Is Rece Hinds injured?