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The Louisville Bats won 9-0. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts were postponed

Double header on Tuesday.

The Daytona Tortugas won 11-8. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 13-2. Box Score

The Billings Mustangs had the night off

The Greeneville Reds lost 1-0. Box Score

The AZL Reds lost 5-4. Box Score

The DSL Reds won 2-0. Box Score

They are up 1-0 in a best-of-three series in the first round of the playoffs.

8/27 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 55-78 N/A 7:00pm Antone Here Here Here
Chattanooga 36-33 22-40 5:15pm Sanmartin/TBA Here Here Here
Daytona 35-30 29-37 7:05pm Fossas Here Here N/A
Dayton 28-42 27-36 12:00pm Salazar
Here Here Here
Billings 15-23 20-7 9:05pm McGregor Here Here Here
Greeneville 25-40 N/A 6:30pm Stockton
Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 27-29 N/A Season Complete
Here N/A N/A

27 Responses

  1. Wes

    If reds think wood can bounce back next year they should offer him a QO and move mahle to pen for just next season. Mahle will be a beast out of the pen- help reds sure up somethings.

    • John C.

      Wood will be lucky to get 10M next year. He hasn’t shown enough to get a QO.

      • Colt Holt

        If he is lucky to get ten million, then reds better offer him three for $24. I would be shocked if he couldn’t get fifteen million on a one year deal. I wouldn’t be bothered by having him back at QO price tag.

      • MK

        Not going to offer three years to a guy with a bad back.. I would offer 7.5 million for one year with another 7.5 million worth of incentives based on innings pitched with a one year club option for 15 million. Packy should be ready by then.

      • MK

        Nice to hear Luis Bolivar is going to manage an Arizona Fall League team. I know Luis and have never heard anyone call him Louie as Chris Welsh did last night but maybe they do.

    • RedsKoolAidDrinker

      No way should they offer that to Wood. He’s looking more reliever than starter. Think about all the guys the Reds have kept in a relief role bc of the potential injury factor (Chapman, Iglesias, and Lorenzen). Why is Wood not being labeled the same way (yes, I know, different FO) when history has shown this guy can’t put in a full year as a starter?

      • Doug Gray

        Because he’s actually gone out and started 20+ games in the Major Leagues and been rather successful while doing it five different times in his career? No one you mentioned has done it even once. And only Lorenzen completed a single season as a starter, and it wasn’t a good one.

      • RedsKoolAidDrinker

        Surprised to see that Wood still isn’t 30 yet. However, isn’t relieving still easier on the body AND the stuff almost always plays up? I’m not saying he should be ruled out as a starter but I am saying in reference to Wes that he’s not worth a qualifying offer and should have to prove he’s healthy. I agree with MK that an incentive-laced contract makes a lot of sense, if he’s willing. I also think as a reliever it could lessen the demand on his body and his stuff play up. Doubt at this point with age he’s willing to do that.

        Question: how much does his windup, etc play a part in his injuries?

    • Wes

      There’s a 90 percent chance wood wont even consider playing for reds next season. That makes a QO the only option bc he’s not getting anywhere near that money anywhere else and no team will give up a draft pick to sign him so he will have to take it. And it fits into the budget just fine to where reds can still sign/acquire an expensive bat.

      So again, if reds feel good about him getting back to form next season- QO him and let mahle dominate out of pen to fill a big hole.

      • Tom

        Part of the math in the trade that brought Wood WAS that he would maybe get the QO, turn it down, and they’d get a comp pick to replace Gray or Downs.

        If they know enough about Wood’s back now perhaps they can make a safe bet on him, while also doubling down on the risk they took in the trade in order to recoup the full value of the investment they paid for.

        It is risky though. But if it pays off with a full year of healthy 3.50 era ball in 2020, then the whole trade becomes more palatable.

      • Cguy

        I wonder if the Reds might make another run at signing Dallas Keuchel this winter. They wouldn’t lose a draft pick, & Keuchel may see pitching for the Reds a little differently with Castillo, Gray, Bauer, & DeSclafani already in the 2020 rotation. I’ve been a big fan of extending the QO to Wood, but he’s not the same pitcher he was before the back trouble. Lot’s of risk with Wood or Gausman.

  2. RedsKoolAidDrinker

    Graham Ashcraft has to move into the year end top 25, right? Would Acosta?

  3. Max

    Your Jose Garcia, Jose Acosta and Arod links all lead to different players

  4. SultanofSwaff

    The Reds would be wasting development time for Mahle in September by keeping Wood in the rotation. If the logic is that it improves their chances of re-signing Wood then I can sort of see it, but otherwise, put the future interests of the franchise ahead of ‘winning’.

    • RojoBenjy

      Is that the same logic used in keeping Matt Harvey all season last year?

    • theRickDeLux

      Wasting what development time? Mahle has been pitching in the Major Leagues for 2+ years. How much more time does he need?

    • Doug Gray

      Or maybe they can think: He’s got two full seasons and an ERA of 4.95 as a starter – he can be our #6 guy, but let’s see how this bullpen thing works.

  5. Norwood Nate

    With it being mentioned yesterday that Garcia has moved toward the top of the FSL leaders in BA, a shot out should go to Alejo Lopez and Andy Sugilio who have kept their BA up there all season. It’s a tough league to hit in and they done a nice job this season.

    • DaveCT

      Lopez has come through some in-house competition as we, given some of the players such as Sansone who were college guys coming in a bit older and perhaps polished.