The prospects came up big for the winning side of the Reds squad today as the “white pants” took on the “gray pants”. Cincinnati’s top position prospect, Tyler Stephenson, got things started with an opposite field 2-run homer off of Amir Garrett.
If you’ve been following along the career of Tyler Stephenson you’ll probably already know that he’s got an approach that uses the opposite field quite a bit. He put that on full display, with power, on Monday evening as he smashed the seats in right-center with the baseball.
The next batter was another of the organization’s top prospects – 2018 1st round pick Jonathan India. Like Stephenson, he too went deep. India pulled his homer about six rows deep into left-center. It looks like he just made a quick flick of his wrist in that swing and that ball was sailing.
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The ball was flying on the day – Cincinnati hit six homers in the game that went just five innings. Along with Stephenson and India, Scott Schebler, Matt Davidson, Eugenio Suarez, and Tucker Barnhart all homered in the game. The one hit by Suarez is no longer in the Milky Way galaxy.
In the 1st inning Jose Garcia worked a good at-bat against Sal Romano before taking a fastball and lining a double to the wall in left field. A few pitches later he attempted to steal third base, but Tucker Barnhart showed off his laser-rocket arm and threw him out by several feet in a play that wasn’t close.