Wilson Garcia and Drew Mount continued their torrid hitting in a Chattanooga blowout win that also featured a strong start from Randy Wynne, Daniel Vellojin had a big night at the plate including a long home run, and Joel Kuhnel made his first appearance in over a year.

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The Louisville Bats lost 11-4. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 14-1. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 6-1. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 7-6. Box Score

The ACL Reds won 6-4. Box Score

The DSL Reds lost 10-1. Box Score

9/8 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 46-62 6:30pm Sanmartin Here Here Here
Chattanooga 53-50 7:00pm TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 56-53 1:00pm Roa Here Here Here
Daytona 54-55 6:30pm Farr Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
28-23 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
18-19 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A

26 Responses

  1. DaveCT

    Joel Kuhlnel sighting.

    I’m beginning to re-think Drew Mount. He’s starting to kook like a 4th/platoon OF, floor.

    How great if Vellojin ends the season on a streak. He might pick up a ton of recognition. Got to winder where our catching might in a year.

    • DaveCT

      Typos .., “He’s starting look (not kook) …

      And “Got to wonder.”

      This will be the end on me

    • weigarp

      I’ve been wondering about Daniel Vellojin also. I saw in 2019 he was a DSL All-Star. His walk total is amazing. Is he a decent catcher? Good arm?

    • Arthur

      I too am curious about what Mount might develop into. He is playing pretty well right now – but still at AA. Which is fine.

      So what is the realistic expectation? Does he have the talent to play Major League Baseball?

  2. Chuckles

    Ummmm, why no mention of how poorly Hunter Greene looked? You still have folks on Reds message boards clamoring for the Reds to bring him up and use him out of the bullpen. Great prospect, but not ready for prime time yet.

    • Mike V

      watched the game at slugger field last night . He did not look good.. The fastball was there (98 mph) . but not much command .. He did not look MLB ready last night for sure

      • RedsGettingBetter

        In fact, I think maybe we’ll see Greene and Lodolo next spring training contending for 5th starter spot with Gutierrez and others, of course if the FO picks Miley option up and doesn’t trade Gray or Mahle…

    • Doug Gray

      In these daily recaps we focus on the successes.

      As for calling him up – the game last night changes absolutely nothing. The idea that someone is going to be outstanding every time out and that they won’t have some inconsistency every so often is wild. Expectations are crazy for some people.

      • Doc

        Greene has had at least three really bad outings in Louisville; out of how many total outings (I don’t know)? Not in agreement that he is an obvious call up for the BP, never having pitched in that role, in the heat of a pennant race. I like him battling for a roster spot in ST.

      • Doug Gray

        I never said he was an obvious call up for the bullpen. What I said was the idea that because he had a bad outing that he shouldn’t be called up is silly.

      • Doug Gray

        To add to this, over his previous 8 starts prior to last night, dating back to July 11th, Greene had a 2.48 ERA in 40.0 innings with 13 walks and 50 strikeouts. Last night he was not at his best. Hardly anyone is every time out.

        It just seems that any time Greene gives up more than one run there’s someone in the comments talking about how “he’s not ready” as if one game is proof of that. It’s incredibly weird.

      • BK

        I appreciate the positive approach to these daily posts. That said, Greene’s performance is “news” and something I would prefer to see reported, even if the performance was less than flattering. Frankly, I believe the occasional struggles at AAA will serve him well once he is finally called up. I’m really glad the Reds aren’t rushing him this September to fill a role he’s never filled and while he is clearly still refining his craft from a consistency standpoint.

  3. David W Trice

    Jose Barrero did not play on Sunday, the team had Monday off, and then did not play on Tuesday. Anything amiss?

    • Luke J

      He is traveling with the Reds on the taxi squad in case of call up. I think the plan is when Farmer’s wife has her baby he will step right in. At least that’s what was said during the Reds broadcast.

      • Randy in Chatt

        Maybe KF will be Pipped????

        I know a lot of posters on here would love that.

      • RedsKoolAidDrinker

        That’s really bizarre for Barrero to step in to be there with Farmer’s wife when she has the baby.

      • Doug Gray

        Less bizarre than Buster Posey just trying to deliver complete stranger’s babies. At least Barrero KNOWS Kyle Farmer (and maybe even his wife).

    • Old Big Ed

      They keep fouling things up with Barrero. If the Farmer baby arrives today, then Barrero will start on Wednesday, not having seen a live pitch since Saturday. He can probably manage, but it isn’t ideal and just seems to be another unforced error. And if Farmer plays tonight, then it will be six days off for Barrero for Friday.

      I think that most of us Barreroistas want both Farmer and Barrero playing, and Suarez and Moustakas sitting. Some people seem to believe that management insists that Suarez and Moustakas play due to their contracts. I don’t believe that. The Castellini family did not get rich by failing to understand simple business concepts like the sunken-cost fallacy. Barrero is better than Suarez and Moustakas, plus you have to pay the two veterans anyway, so the best business move is to play the better player.

      • Doug Gray

        If you don’t think that teams all around professional sports play guys because of their contracts, as much as they actually do understand the sunken cost fallacy, you’re fooling yourself.

        There’s also the problem with applying the sunken cost fallacy to human beings. It’s not an engine that just doesn’t work unless it’s fixed and it isn’t going to just fix itself. Human beings? They can actually “fix” themselves. It happens sometimes in sports. Guys who were once good, become bad, then become good once again due to something they found/corrected.

        Is it likely? Probably not. But I do think it is a little bit different than say the Castellini family not replacing the vegetable washing machine that no longer works properly because they spent a ton of money on it versus not replacing a baseball player.

      • BK

        I tend to agree that both Suarez and Moustakas will have a chance to rebound. “Moose” has missed a bunch of time this year and that fact alone is a reasonable explanation for why his play is well behind career marks. Suarez, on the other hand, has played significantly and the results for the last two years have been consistent and well below ML averages. I think it would be quite short-sighted for the Reds to part (i.e., DFA or waive) with either player and not take the offseason to try and get both players back to productive levels they’ve demonstrated in the past.

        That said, it’s mind-boggling to keep putting them in the lineup when Barrero is available and gives the Reds a high probability of improving the overall team’s performance.

      • Old Big Ed

        Maybe, and in fact I have said that I thought Moustakas’s swing would age well due to its simplicity. He may just need 4 months to heal and get back into shape, although to me he won’t come close to being worth $16 million/year.

        But I can’t believe that they think Moustakas or Suarez is fixable this season. Suarez has collapsed like the Tacoma Narrows bridge. If ownership doesn’t understand that Suarez can’t help this team, then they are truly too stupid to be Kroger Plus members, much less own a baseball team. That they owe him $11 million a year ought to have zero to do with the decision to sit him. Some owners may fall for the sunk cost fallacy, but the smart ones do not.

        Racehorse owners don’t do this. When an owner runs a colt that they bought for $1 million as a yearling, and he finishes 7th or worse in about 8 straight “maiden-special” races, then the owners surrenders. They sell him or enter him in a maiden claimer and move on. And yeah, every so often, a later owner/trainer will “fix” such a horse and the horse becomes a star.

        The Reds are going to have to put Suarez in a metaphorical maiden-claimer and move on. Continuing to play him more just makes it worse — the other teams have gotten a clear view of how far Suarez has fallen, to the point where the Reds would be lucky to palm ANY of his contract off on another team.

  4. MK

    My concern with Hunter and other pitchers in the system as they are being taught to develop great pitches with velocity and spin but the training is a little slim on situations and in game adjustments. The thought being my great pitches are enough so I am going to keep throwing it. I’ve seen it with Hunter and Lion Richardson is another, along with others.