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The Louisville Bats won 3-1. Box Score

  • Narciso Crook went 1-4. He extended his hitting streak to 8 games. He’s hitting .324/.379/.603 through 59 games with Louisville.
  • Rob Refsnyder went 1-4 with a double.
  • Alex Blandino went 2-3 with a double, run scored, and he had an RBI. He extended his hitting streak to 7 games. This was his 3rd multi-hit game in his last 4 games.
  • Chadwick Tromp went 1-2 with a walk and 2-run home run (7). He’s homered in 5 straight games, and he’s got 7 home runs in 10 games this year since being activated with Louisville from the injured list after having surgery on his shoulder last year.
  • Mitch Nay went 1-3.
  • Blake Trahan went 1-3.
  • Jesus Reyes threw 4.0 shutout innings with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. He threw 62 pitches with 39 strikes, and had 7 ground outs with 1 fly out.
  • Jackson Stephens allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 3 strikeouts.
  • Joe Mantiply threw a perfect inning of relief.
  • Matt Bowman threw 2.0 perfect innings of relief with 3 strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 2.30 in 31.1 innings with Louisville this year.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 8-2. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 7-1. Box Score

  • Jameson Hannah went 2-4 with a walk, triple, and he scored a run. This was his organizational debut after being acquired at the trade deadline for Tanner Roark.
  • Jose Garcia went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. He now has 28 doubles on the year to go with a triple and 5 home runs in 81 games played.
  • Pabel Manzanero went 1-4.
  • Bryant Flete went 1-3 with a walk.
  • Lorenzo Cedrola went 1-4.
  • Mac Sceroler allowed 2 runs in 6.0 innings with 3 hits, 2 walks, and he struck out 3 batters. He threw 96 pitches with 57 strikes and had 5 ground outs with 8 fly outs. He’s posted a 2.35 ERA over his last 4 starts where he’s walked 5 batters and struck out 21 in 23.0 innings.
  • Dauri Moreta threw a shutout inning with a walk. He lowered his ERA to 1.83 on the year and now has just 9 walks to go with 50 strikeouts in 44.1 innings.

The Dayton Dragons lost 5-1. Box Score

  • Mariel Bautista went 1-4. He’s now riding a 5 game hitting streak.
  • Brian Rey went 1-3 with a walk. He’s walked as many time as he’s struck out over his last 10 games – 5 times.
  • Morgan Lofstrom went 1-4.
  • Juan Martinez went 2-4 with a solo home run (6). This was his 1st home run since July 1st. He’s walked 12 times with just 4 strikeouts over his last 10 games.
  • Cameron Warren went 1-4.
  • Jhon De Jesus allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 3 strikeouts. He threw 55 pitches in his outing.
  • Adrian Rodriguez allowed 2 earned in 4.0 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.

The Billings Mustangs won 9-1, lost 3-0 in a double header.

Game 1: 9-1 win. Box Score

  • TJ Hopkins went 3-4 with 2 doubles, a steal, a run scored, and he had 3 RBI.
  • Victor Ruiz went 1-4 with a run scored.
  • Eric Yang went 0-1 with a walk and he was hit by 2 pitches.
  • James Free went 2-3 with a home run (3) and 3 RBI. He’s hitting .328/.413/.547 through 19 games on the season with 8 walks and 11 strikeouts.
  • Leonardo Seminati went 1-4 with a solo home run (6).
  • Edwin Yon went 3-3 with a walk, 2 home runs (4), and he scored 3 runs. His home runs were both absolutely crushed. The first one went 457 feet. The second one only went 440 feet.
  • Reyny Reyes went 1-4 with 2 runs scored.
  • Carlos Carreno threw 5.0 shutout innings while allowing 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3. He threw 62 pitches with 34 strikes and had 4 ground outs with 1 fly out.
  • Jeffry Nino allowed a run in 2.0 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts.

Game 2: 3-0 loss. Box Score

  • Quin Cotton went 1-3 with a double.
  • Eric Yang went 1-2 with a double. He was also hit by ANOTHER pitch. He’s hitting .373/.477/.566 on the year through 27 games.
  • Reyny Reyes went 1-2.
  • Cash Case went 2-2 with 2 doubles.
  • Noah Davis allowed a run in 4.0 innings with 2 walks and 2 hits while striking out 4 batters. He threw 52 pitches with 32 strikes and had 5 ground outs with 1 fly out. Through 2 starts with Billings he’s allowed 4 hits and 1 earned run to go with 2 walks and 8 strikeouts in 8.0 innings. He’s working his way back from Tommy John surgery (March 2018).

The Greeneville Reds were postponed.

Double header on Saturday.

The AZL Reds lost 6-5 in 10 innings. Box Score

  • Ashton Creal went 1-5 with a double.
  • Caleb Van Blake went 2-5 with 2 runs scored. He’s hitting .327/.387/.574 through 26 games played.
  • Wendell Marrero went 2-4 with a run and an RBI. He’s hitting .330/.432/.500 through 29 games played.
  • Jose Tello went 1-4 with a run scored.
  • Sebastian Almonte went 2-4 with a walk, triple, and an RBI. He’s hitting .312/.349/.468 on the season through 21 games.
  • Rafael Franco went 2-4 with a steal.
  • Orlando Noriega allowed a run in 4.0 innings on 3 hits and 2 walks to go with 7 strikeouts. He has 2 ground outs with no fly outs.
  • Pedro Moreno was charged with an unearned run in 3.0 innings with 4 strikeouts.

The Top 25 Prospect Rundown

The Top 25 Prospect List was updated on Friday afternoon. You can see the new list here.

8/3 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 47-64 N/A 6:30pm Gutierrez Here Here Here
Chattanooga 36-33 13-28 7:00pm Naughton Here Here Here
Daytona 35-30 19-24 7:05pm Orewiler Here Here N/A
Dayton 28-42 18-22 7:00pm Richardson
Here Here Here
Billings 15-23 6-2 9:15pm Conoropo Here Here Here
Greeneville 17-23 N/A 5:30pm Gilbert/Wynne
Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 15-22 N/A 9:00pm TBA
Here N/A N/A

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12 Responses

  1. Doug Gray

    Garcia plays in the most pitcher friendly league in the minors. Hannah has played in the most hitter friendly league in the minors (sans Triple-A now). The Cal League has a league OPS 50 points higher this year than the FSL. Last year it was also 50. In 2017 it was 60. There’s a massive difference in how each league deals with power. Comparing their extra-base hit totals on that merit alone is incredibly misleading. Toss in that Hannah also has 60 more trips to the plate and it’s another misleading thing.

    No one is giving up on him. And even if every last person commenting here did, it doesn’t matter. None of them have a say in it. He’s got a contract and he gets to play.

  2. RojoBenjy

    I’m down with Hannah. Glad to have him. I get the sense that he works hard.

    Good to see the performances by Blandino and Crook. Have some serviceable depth in case of injuries to the Reds.

  3. MK

    What the devil does Garcia have to do with all of that?

    Nice to see Hannah get off to a good start. He had to be feeling a little uncomfortable.

  4. Norwood Nate

    One silver lining with India’s start, is that he’s been able to get on base at a good clip. He has 10 BBs leading to a .385 OBP. He has as many walks as strike outs. I believe the hits will start falling in, especially as his BABIP is currently sitting at .241 in AA.

    Glad to see Nay get in a game. With Aquino and VanMeter both up with the big club there’s no reason he should play nearly everyday.

    Nice debut by Jameson. Glad to see him get off to a good start. Man that’s a fast OF in Daytona with Jameson, Sugilio, and Cedrola. If hits were hard to come by before, think about how few hits fall in with the speed in that OF.

    Is Yang someone we should pay attention to? Drafted in the 7th round (three rounds before Barnhart) likely indicates teams were taking some sort of notice. He’s off to a great start.

  5. Norwood Nate

    Kevin, you’re one of the few posters on here that consistently makes me smile or chuckle. Keep being you man.

  6. Jim t

    Tyler Stephenson putting together another injury free steady season at AA. Will be interesting to see how next season goes as he steps up to Louisville. A former 1st round pick that has took all the necessary steps after having some injury issues.

  7. Jim m.

    Hi Doug, went to the Baron’s and Wahoo game last night. (I live in Navarre and still bummed the Reds are not affiliated with Pensacola now). I was very impressed with Jhoan Duran who pitches for Pensacola. He was averaging 96-98 on his fastball and hit 99 a couple times and even 100 in the 6th inning. I saw Castillo pitch in Pensacola and was impressed by him back then, but if Duran can get his changeup to be like Castillo’s, he is going to be the next up in coming pitcher. Not to mention if he controls his pitches near the zone. Love to see the Reds try and trade for him. Also was impressed with Royce Lewis batting approach as well. I will get to see the old wahoo team now in Chattanooga on Aug 17. Anxious to see the rising Reds prospects then..

    • asinghoff99

      Jim, I’m just as bummed as you. Currently sitting with the family in Miramar Beach for our final day of vacation, and would have absolutely been in Pensacola for a game or two if the Reds were still affiliated.

      The good news for you is that the Lookouts play at Pensacola for 5 straight games from August 13th to the 17th.

  8. Redsvol

    I’ve seen enough to hope the Reds extend Alex Wood for 2-3 years at rate similar to sonny gray. We need a left hander on the starting staff and maybe he’ll sign for reasonable $ since his 2019 has been injury-marred. We have no-one in the upper minors that instills confidence until Lodollo or Green get there and that’s not likely until 2021 to 2022.

  9. Hanawi

    I know that it isn’t covered here extensively, but the way the DSL Reds have been playing has to be encouraging. Some interesting guys just going by box scores. Vellojin, a switch-hitting catcher, and Torres, a 17 year old SS, both are OPSing very high with more BBs than SOs. Darlin Guzman and Jose Acosta both showing some promise (though I’m assuming Guzman is hurt since he hasn’t played lately). Let’s hope one or two of these guys can pan out and provide the Reds with a high ceiling prospect.

  10. GallowayB

    Louisville has put Schebler on the IL and Siri has been promoted to AAA.

  11. RedsKoolAidDrinker

    Is Siri’s defense considerably better than Siani’s or is it just upside that gives Siri the edge in the prospect rankings?