Dauri Moreta continued to dominate out of the bullpen as he lowered his ERA on the year to 0.89, Mark Kolozsvary hit a 426-foot homer in a Chattanooga win, Allan Cerda hit a 438-foot homer in Daytona’s win, and Carson Spiers continued to throw well for Dayton as they won in walk-off fashion behind a James Free single to the warning track.

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The Louisville Bats lost 4-1. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 3-2. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 3-2. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 6-1. Box Score

The ACL Reds had the day off

The DSL Reds had the day off

8/19 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 37-54 6:30pm Takahashi Here Here Here
Chattanooga 43-45 6:05pm Curlis/TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 49-43 7:05pm Richardson Here Here Here
Daytona 45-47 7:05pm Franco Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
19-17 8:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
12-11 10:30am TBA Here N/A N/A

22 Responses

    • RedsGettingBetter

      I wonder the same…Would he be healthy? though I wonder about Ashcraft few days ago but he pitched yesterday finally after many days he did not.

      • MK

        He is getting up there in innings, wonder if they are backing him off a little? He is now over 90 with a little over a month to go.

  1. Mark

    Doug, if Cerda keeps progressing like he has this year could you see him as a starting OF for Reds in the future in a few years?

  2. Stock

    I am confused. If the Reds are truly attempting to make the playoffs why are Antone and Moreta in Louisville? Why are Hembree and DooLittle still in Cincinnati?

    • Untchbl

      Hembree was released when Santillan was recalled earlier this week.

    • PTBNL

      Antone has not pitched enough innings, nor in back to back days yet. The test to prove he’s ready to get back on the reds’ roster. Remember, he was a ways behind Sims in the rehab.

  3. Norwood Nate

    Miguel Hernandez has done well since being promoted (30 PA). He’s an interesting guy for me. A true SS throughout his time, has never hit for any power but has hit for decent avg and gets on base at a solid enough clip. He was likely only promoted because Ivan Johnson was ready to move up to Dayton. It’s interesting to note that Hernandez is actually about 6 months younger than Johnson. If he ever develops any power, he may be an intriguing prospect.

    • DaveCT

      Hernandez has been an interesting guy. Doug had Bautista rated above him a year or so back with the lack of power being the factor, as both had good defensive tools. It’d be nice to produce another Miguel Rojas.

    • Doug Gray

      That’s a baseball reference issue. I do not manually add these links. Baseball Reference provides a service and it does so automatically.

  4. Redsvol

    The pitching development has been great this year and we’re starting to see some middle infielder development also (Hernandez, Lopez, McLain, etc.). But I wonder about the outfielders. I don’t see many on the near horizon. We appear to have drafted well this year but they are years away.

    Where are the AAA, AA, and high A outfielders we can count on to fill the 3rd, 4th and 5th outfielder roles in the coming years? Sinai’s had a rough year and Cerda seems years away. A little concerning we don’t have more outfield prospect depth in the minors. Reds can’t afford to let Aquino leave for nothing and Castellanos may opt out.

    • Billy

      Why would Aquino be going anywhere?

      Castellanos is almost certainly gone, right?

      As for OF depth… Friedl, Crook, Mount, and Bautista are all in AA or better, right? None of those guys scream “future All-Star” to me, but if you are just looking for someone to develop into a 5th OF role over the next couple of years, I think there’s potential there.

      You probably still want to go out and get a good, starting caliber OF though, especially if a DH comes, Castellanos opts out, and Senzel continues to prove injury prone.

    • Shawn

      I still don’t think it’s a given that Castellanos will opt out. He has been cooling off at the plate recently. If he don’t pick it back up he will probably be back next year. Remember, if the Reds had traded him before the season started. We probably would have had to eat money.

    • Stock

      We have Aquino tied up 5 more years, Senzel and Shogo 4 more years, Naquin and Winker 2 more years.

      Moustakas, Suarez, Farmer and Votto 3 more years. Barrero 6 more years and India 5 more years.

      Stephenson has 5 more years

      I agree that McLain, Nelson and Ivan Johnson are the only hitting prospects that make my top 20 to be at least at A+ ball. But I also think that if the need arises McLain could move to RF fairly easily. Even if Castellanos exercises his option, the Reds are fine offensively for the next 3 years.

      I think their problem is how can you keep 10 players happy when you only have 7 positions for them to play. And that is without Castellanos.

      • Doug Gray

        Shogo is only around this and next year. Moustakas through 2023 (they could have him for 2024 for $20M, or let him walk for $4M)…. I think we all are confident which option they will take.

      • Matt O

        How does Shogo’s contract work? Baseball ref lists his as arb eligible after next season and FA going into 2026.
        Do the Reds have the option to tender him for 2023, or is baseball ref wrong?

      • Doug Gray

        Baseball Reference is wrong if that’s the case. I’m guessing it’s simply due to a programming thing that for 99.8% of the players works properly. It does not work for international free agents who sign big league deals, where at this point in time there are only a handful in all of baseball.

    • DaveCT

      I think the development of a CF is key. At this point, the best option is still Senzel, IMO. Others seem like 4th OF guys.

      I do think Rece Hinds could slot over to RF.

      • rgslone

        I believe you’re right that if Senzel were “healthy” – meaning able to play without any lingering effects (although I think from the injuries he has likely already lost some of his athleticism) – then he may be the best option currently in CF. But, I don’t think his bat plays anywhere else as a starter on a playoff level team. I do think he could be a good utility player, and that might give him a better chance to stay on the field. But as a #2 draft pick, I understand that might be hard for the team or him to accept just yet – even if I’m correct.