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The Louisville Bats won 8-2. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 9-2. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 2-0. Box Score

The Billings Mustangs lost 4-3. Box Score

9/2 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 59-80 N/A 1:00pm Stout Here Here Here
Chattanooga 36-33 25-41 2:05pm Sanmartin Here Here Here
Daytona 35-30 31-37 Season Complete Here Here N/A
Dayton 28-42 29-40 2:00pm Schmidt
Here Here Here
Billings 15-23 21-12 6:00pm Medrano Here Here N/A
Greeneville 26-40 N/A Season Complete
Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 27-29 N/A Season Complete
Here N/A N/A

28 Responses

  1. MK

    My last Dragons game today. A very forgettable season and the boys kinda called this one in today. The last weekend is always a good time to see what the guys parents look like as many are in town to help the boys move home.

    • Mac624

      It’s been a very forgettable season for the entire organization after a lot of gum bumping from the big club. Needless to say it’s been an F- for the organization as a whole but there’s certainly been some individual bright spots and a few amazing performances as well. The future is still dark and cloudy for the organization but hopeful for some individuals can continue to stay hit and break records.

      • RedsKoolAidDrinker

        When there’s been individual bright spots and a few amazing performances then giving an F- is ludicrous. The point of the farm is to produce, at most, a hand full of players a year who can be an asset to the major league team whether it be through a promotion or trade package. There’s no denying mission accomplished this year.

      • Oldtimer

        2019. Reds MiLB produced Senzel, Ervin, Aquino, and VanMeter. Not bad.

        Pitching (from MiLB) not so good. Stephenson is good.

    • RojoBenjy

      MK- you’d think they’d play hard in front of their parents?

      • IMHO

        Sometimes when family is there they play too hard and it messes with their heads

    • Doc

      How could he? He was hitting everything. When you are getting three hits per game and batting over .600 in that stretch, why on earth would walks matter?

      • Norwood Nate

        Is he there to work on showing everyone how good he is at hitting AAA pitching or is he there to work on things that he needs to help him at the ML level? His plate discipline is really poor, and he’ll continue to struggle at the ML level until it improves. He swings at too many pitches out of the zone and make too much weak contact because of it.

      • Oldtimer

        Neither. He’s there because of a roster crunch on Reds with a week left.

        He was easiest to option.

      • Norwood Nate

        So you don’t believe he has anything to work on? If he didn’t he wouldn’t have been sent down or the easiest to option.

      • RojoBenjy

        He was hitting everything from AAA pitchers that are more mistake prone than the big boys. When a major league pitcher knows that the batter will swing at anything that is spherical and moving through the air, the pitcher can easily make the batter make weak contact and get himself out.

        Hitting AAA pitching without showing plate discipline or control of the strike zone makes you Christian Colon. Notice that the Reds haven’t given him a 40 man roster spot.

  2. IMHO

    This certainly was not a great season for the Dragons but a lot of these guys busted their butts each time they played I hope the organization sees that and gives them another chance to prove their worth.

    I wish the remaining teams, including the Dragons, a great last day and off season

    Thanks for all the good reads, Doug and everyone who contributed-

  3. Norwood Nate

    Antone is an interesting guy to keep in mind. Big time ground ball numbers, first full season after TJ, overall decent numbers as a starter in AAA. He ended up with a 4.28 FIP, 4.26 xFIP over 14 games. He’ll turn 26 in December, so he’s still relatively on the younger side.

    • Oldtimer

      At AAA Louisville, he has 1.73 WHIP and opponents have .322 BA against him. He may have potential but his AAA stats are Meh.

      • Norwood Nate

        Well I did say decent. Probably just semantics between that and meh. I’m more looking at trends for the end of the year, and seeing how he’s bounced back from TJ in a full season. In his last 5 starts he’s lowered his ERA from 6.12 to 4.65. That’s positive momentum. He also has 35 strike outs in those five games, a positive trend. The walks could come down a bit, absolutely, but they’re not awful overall at 3.89/9IP. What’s hurting him is the .402 BABIP. If that normalizes (his highest BABIP in full season ball was .334 until AAA) the WHIP and ERA should come down.

    • Norwood Nate

      On an arbitration raise from his $9.35m salary? Very few relievers are worth that much. He’s been pretty solid out of the bullpen for the Reds since arriving. I wouldn’t be able to justify the price though if he’s not a lock-down, dominant, high leverage reliever. At this point he’s not being used or performing as such.

      • RojoBenjy

        Perhaps work on a third pitch in the offseason and start him in spring training?

    • Cguy

      If it comes down to being a rh reliever in 2020, I don’t see the Reds tendering Gausman. On the other hand, Reds may try to sign him to a more “team- friendly” 2-3 year deal. He’s got over 150 ML starts & still has a “live arm”. He’ll be 29 next year. For the right price, Gausman could be a pretty effective middle reliever/spot starter.

  4. Larry Ferguson, BA

    Where is the guy that always roots on Stanford and Alex blandino? Not here because blandino just got caught stealing. Who knows what the reds may have done without giving up that free out.

    -Larry Ferguson, BA (Hospitality Management: University of Phoenix)

  5. Larry Ferguson

    First, it was 5 years- not seven. Second, that degree helped me land a nighttime manager job at a national motel chain- so I would say joke is on you bud!

    -Larry Ferguson, BA (Hospitality Management: University of Phoenix)