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The Louisville Bats won 4-3. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 5-0. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 8-2. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 6-0, 7-3 in a double header.

Game 1: 6-0 loss. Box Score

Game 2: 7-3 loss. Box Score

  • Michael Siani went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored.
  • Shard Munroe went 1-4 with a run scored.
  • Jay Schuyler went 1-2 with a run scored and an RBI.
  • Miguel Hernandez went 2-2 with an RBI.

5/2 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 11-16 N/A 7:05pm Mella Here Here Here
Chattanooga 12-12 N/A 8:05pm Johnson Here Here Here
Daytona 13-13 N/A 7:05pm Lillie Here Here N/A
Dayton 8-17 N/A 7:35pm Solomon
Here Here Here

25 Responses

  1. Amarillo

    Is Alfredo Rodriguez starting to learn how to hit? If he manages to hit enough in the future, would you compare him to Jose Iglesias?

  2. gregmlb24

    Does anyone know what’s up with Rylan Thomas

      • Gregmlb24

        Is there any update to the injury and where would you expect him to go when healthy?

  3. Art

    Was at the Dragons’ game in Peoria. I found 1 other Reds fan in attendance. Fewer than 150 in the whole park. Diaz had 6 Ks in 3.2 but unfortunately 5 hits as well. An undistinguished effort except Siani’s strong throw from center field double the Chief’s runner at the plate. Also, Willems made a diving grab of a grounder at second and a strong throw while on his back to change a first and third with no outs to a runner on second with 1 out.

    • Doug Gray

      Someone was sitting behind the Dayton dugout in a Dragons jersey. Was that you?

      • Art

        Not me. I was 10 rows back in a Reds cap and shirt. I was asked how far I had to travel to get there. I answered about 5 miles. Will see the game tonight w my 10 year old grandson. He is a Cubs fan so, as Michael Vick might say, does not have a dog in this fight. But he loves to see baseball.
        Cubs fans in the family comes from living in the middle of Cubs-Cards country.

  4. Bdh

    I know it’s early but Not a big fan of David Bell so far. His lineups change too much and his management of the pitchers has been more frustrating than the Reds hitting that’s scored 3 or less runs in 17 games already.

    Yesterday for example he goes to the bullpen that’s been overused in the 6th inning when Desclefani has been rolling. Desclefani was throwing great so he probably gets out of that inning preventing the double switch that I thought was dumb anyway. That double switch inserted schebler who’s been the worst Reds hitter lately for Dietrich and stuck the pitcher slot in the 5 hole! Schebler GIDP when if Desclefani was still in he could’ve bunted and put the Reds on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out.

    Then Peralta only gets 1 out into the 7th before he was yanked making the double switch pointless.

    It would’ve been a whole lot worse IMO too because if Puig gets on in the 8th then Hughes would have to be taken out after he only pitched 2/3 of an inning since the pitcher spot was moved to the 5 hole.

    Now today’s lineup is just confusing. Votto already getting his 5th game off when we have a chance to have a winning road trip.

    • Datdudejs

      You’re right because Disco was definitely going to keep pitching well, probably would have pitched a complete game shut out and his bunt would have been perfectly placed and probably would have beat the throw out for a bunt hit. And even though the bullpen finished the game out and the Reds won, he did a horrible job!

      • Datdudejs

        And don’t even get me started on giving Joey Votto a day off! Jeez the nerve! He doesn’t get paid that much to have a day off! Even though he’s 35 years old and is 0-9 lifetime vs Thor playing the matchup game is poor managing!

      • MK

        It worked out but they are teaching this thinking at minor league level exemplified by the removal of Moss last night after 5 shutout innings. The kid is 24, not 20 in AA. When will they ever get the mindset to go 7 + if they do not start at AA.

      • Bdh

        Datdudejs – nice sarcasm and nice way to stretch what I said.

        Disco at 85 pitches could’ve finished the inning. The lack of faith in him to finish that inning made it to where If Puig gets on in the 8th we have to use a pinch hitter since the pitcher was in the 5 hole. does that mean that Duke and his 10+ ERA throw the entire bottom half of that inning or maybe the kid just brought up from AAA since we don’t know what relievers were unavailable?

        Yes the Reds won but that doesn’t mean he made the right decisions and If we are basing it on wins and losses then you must think he’s not doing so hot either right now

      • Bdh

        Votto played 162 last year correct? With a struggling offense and a chance at a winning road trip you want him to sit for the 5th game in a month? Heart of the order looks real good today doesn’t it when you bat a reserve 3rd and your 9 hole from yesterday 5th.

      • Bdh

        Correction. Votto played 162 two years ago and 145 last year but is on pace for somewhere in the 130s right now

      • Datdudje

        Sarcasm? Whose being sarcastic?? I’m agreeing with you! Why in the world would he bat Dietrich 3 and Peraza 5?? I mean they are the only 2 in the lineup with a hit today so far but wow!! I mean the reserve he’s batting third today has seen Thor 22 times and only has 7 hits! That’s only a .315 batting average! Terrible! I know Joey is 0-9 against him but he was due! Just horrible management not to mention he’s batting Peraza 5th whose only 3-7 against him! I just can’t believe how horrible he is at managing

      • Bdh

        Looking like its going to be the 18th game scoring 3 or less. Maybe he will find the correct lineup to use tomorrow to fix that because we all know it’ll be completely different again! Wonder if one of the Reds pitchers has a hit against whoever San Francisco is pitching tomorrow. If so they’ll be slotted in there.

        Struggling offense and we get cute and play the matchup game giving our best player the day off. Working really good!

    • Oldtimer

      Reds started 1-8 but now 13-17. So 12-9 since the bad start. Lineup tinkering and bullpen usage seems to be working.

      • MK

        They are even in many of these recent games they have lost.

  5. Cguy

    Whether you agree or not, stats say everybody in the bullpen is being used about the same. All 8 relievers have between 12 -16 appearances & have faced between 38- 71 batters each. All but Duke have an ERA of less than 5. Take into account that the Reds have bullpen depth at Louisville, and I give Bell/Johnson/ Cotham/ Tunnell a big ol’ “atta boys” in handling the pen

    • Billy

      Agree. The Reds bullpen is only 21st in innings pitched. Bell pulling the starters before they get into trouble is the least of this team’s worries right now.

  6. SteveLV

    Pitching results have been better than expected, probably better than most of us would have hoped. May not understand or agree in the moment with Bell’s decisions, but hard to criticize the overall results.
    With virtually no one hitting, hard to argue with changing things. I do get the argument that changing too much may make it more difficult on hitters, but think hitters simply not hitting has a lot more to do with the problematic offense than the tinkering. Very few have earned playing time or a permanent spot in the lineup.
    I wouldn’t change the lineup so much, either, and am hoping Senzel’s call-up settles things down some, but don’t really blame Bell for doing so.

  7. Hanawi

    At what point do people start calling for Derek Johnson to be burned as a witch based on the pitching results to date?

  8. Art

    On the subject of over managing in NY, I have doubts about removing Mahle today, and having Barnhart pinch hit for Casali today. And a couple other questions. I guess that I understand the reasoning for Barnhart’s hitting, but I think it is wrong.

  9. Tom

    So the only stat I’m sure of is that the Reds team ERA is under 3.4. How is the criticism about his handling of the staff?