Eduardo Salazar struck out 10 in a 7-inning complete game shutout for Dayton, Alfredo Rodriguez hit his first homer since the second week of May, Quincy McAfee crushed a grand slam in a Chattanooga blowout win, and out in Arizona we saw Rece Hinds pick up two more extra-base hits while two pitchers made their professional debuts.

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The Louisville Bats lost 10-5. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 13-3. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 2-0. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 3-2. Box Score

The ACL Reds won 9-3. Box Score

The DSL Reds were postponed

8/21 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 37-56 7:00pm Sanmartin Here Here Here
Chattanooga 44-47 7:35pm Sceroler Here Here Here
Dayton 50-44 7:05pm Roa Here Here Here
Daytona 46-48 7:05pm Parker Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
21-17 4:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
12-12 10:30am TBA Here N/A N/A

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15 Responses

  1. Hanawi

    Not been this excited about the minor league system in a number of years. Seems like they have some real talented international kids that are showing up, which has been a weakness (besides the high-priced Cubans). Maybe the new rules are helping them out there. Almost seems like they have too many good players at Arizona right now.

    • Stock

      As much as anything the biggest difference is they are outside the Penalty box they were put in with the signings of Barrero, Gutierrez and Rodriguez.

      • BK

        I don’t usually like going back in the past, but it was really the Alfredo Rodriguez signing (which was a big headscratcher at the time) that put us in the penalty box. I don’t believe the Garcia (Barrero) and Vlad Gutierrez signings would have done so on their own.

      • Doug Gray

        On their own, individually, no. But even if they didn’t sign Rodriguez, they would have signed the other two and still put themselves in the penalty box.

    • Stock

      I agree with you. Right now i have 8 players in my top 20 that were not in my top 25 in January. 4 were drafted and not in the system. But the other four are there because they have made great progress this year. Elly De La Cruz, Alejo Lopez, Cerda and Minier have entered my top 20 when they did not make my top 25 in January. Players such as Mike Siani, Lyon Richardson, Jered Soloman and Jackson Miller were in my top 20 in January but no longer have a seat at this table.

      This is even more impressive when you consider the graduations.

      I am very excited about our pitching.

      I am excited about Greene, Lodolo, Ashcraft, Bonnin, Roa, Abbott and Boyle. All of these pitchers have the chance to be SP in the majors.

      To a much lesser extent Santillan, Richardson, Aguilera, Soloman and Moreta excite me.

  2. RedsGettingBetter

    Austin Callahan hit a grandslam as well… He has 2 hits in 12 PAs , but these hits are homeruns… he has walked 2 times too…

  3. DaveCT

    Eduardo Salazar has taken a nice step forward this year.

  4. Matt O'neal

    What is Quincy McAfee’s best defensive position? His average is pretty low, but he draws walks and doesn’t strike out a lot. Had 17 XBH in 42 games in Dayton. Could be interesting if he gets some hits to fall in.

  5. Tom

    Great to see Rece beating up on the ACL. Really hope he finishes the year injury free with strong performances continuing. Tools are loud enough for top 3 consideration IMO.

  6. MK

    Do the Reds keep Barnhart or take the $7 million they would save to sweeten the pot for Castellanos? To me it looks like they are lining up the catching to have Kolozsvary ready to take over as the defensive partner to Stephenson and the have Nelson ready to join the group when Votto retires and Tyler takes over for him at first.

    • Kindell

      This is a great question. I love Tucker for what he brings to the clubhouse but I think the ideal situation is to allow him to go and make Stephenson the guy and allow Kolozsvary backup. You could eventually move Stephenson to 1st replace votto someday and still have Nelson. I also really like Vellojin who is further away. It seems like the Reds are in a good spot at catcher.

      • Kindell

        With that said though, Votto is now going to bang until he is 45.

    • Chi Reds Fan

      I dont think $6-7MM for one year is going to make much difference with Castellanos. Imagine he will seek 4+ year contract at $20MM+ annually. Not the kind of contract the Reds as a small market team should be creating. They have Naquin/Aquino/Senzel. Given Senzel has been out essentially all year, they would be swapping Senzel for Castellanos next year relative to this year. Not an even swap but not a precipitous drop especially with Aquino around and perhaps a Kendrick ready by late ’23. The Reds have a solid rotation (i.e. the current one) they can tee up next year or as I would suggest trade Castillo for top prospects and slot in Greene or Lodolo (the “Rays Model”). They can compete at a high level without trying to be what they are not, a team with $40-50MM committed to two players (Votto/Castellanos).

  7. Bred

    Boddy gave a shoutout to Salazar showing some emotion at the end of the game. The kid was pumped.