Mariel Bautista homered while Matt McLain and Allan Cerda both picked up multiple hits in a Dayton Dragons win, and the DSL Reds won a doubleheader that saw Carlos Jorge go off at the plate as his impressive debut season continued.

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The Louisville Bats lost 6-4. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts game was cancelled

They will wrap up their season on Sunday afternoon.

The Dayton Dragons won 8-5. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 6-1. Box Score

The ACL Reds lost 4-0 in 6 innings. Box Score

The DSL Reds won a doubleheader.

Game 1: 9-2 win. Box Score

Game 2: 10-2 win. Box Score

  • Carlos Jorge went 3-5 with a triple, steal (20), 3 runs, and 3 RBI.
  • Malvin Valdez went 2-4 with a home run (3), 2 steals (20), and 2 runs.
  • Ariel Almonte went 1-4 with a walk, home run (4), and 2 runs.
  • Diego Omana went 2-4 with 2 RBI.
  • Luis Leones went 1-4 with a double and 2 runs.
  • Eduardo Gonzalez allowed a run in 5.0 innings on 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5.
  • Kelvin Valdez threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout.

9/19 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 50-68 3:05pm TBA Here Here Here
Chattanooga 58-54 2:15pm TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 64-55 2:05pm TBA Here Here Here
Daytona 59-60 10:00am TBA Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
33-26 Season Complete Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
24-22 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A

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8 Responses

  1. RedsGettingBetter

    Will there be an instructional league this year? What players level could be considered to assist? ACL ? DSL? A or A+?
    Ryan Hendrix after be optioned to AAA has performed poorly although it should have been the opposite. He’s had bery bad outings where he was hit hard or without command of his offerings… it would seem like he must be working on this issues in order to recover his shape since he has strong arm that brought him to be considered a top prospect in the past…

    • Doug Gray

      Yes, it starts before the month is over. I will try to get a roster as soon as I can. Instructs is usually for the younger guys and a few older guys who are healthy now but missed plenty of the season (and also aren’t playing fall/winter league somewhere).

  2. Tom

    Big offseason coming up. Could be lot’s of speculation with lot’s more inertia, or it could be lot’s of speculation with lot’s more dynamics.

    A couple of knots in the roster to untie and perhaps reap even more benefits. Still in a strong position in terms of organizational depth and talent.

    Sell high on some or all of Winker, Gray, Castillo, and Mahle? Each one would bring in a top 50 talent in the right deal. Miley perhaps a top 100.

    Simply point to SF winning 100 games with GABP castoffs in their rotation. Imagine what any one of our starters could do for your team!

    2022 could still scrappy-contend with the right moves and prospect health.

    India 2b
    Moose 3b
    Barrero SS
    Votto 1b
    Stephenson C
    Naquin LF
    Aquino / Trade acquisition RF
    Senzel CF

    Utility:
    Suarez
    Farmer

    Rotation:
    1 or 2 of current top 4
    FA vet
    FA vet
    Vlad
    Tony S.
    Greene
    Lodolo

    Bullpen
    Trade acquisition
    FA
    FA
    FA
    FA
    Sims

    Potential savings / trade return on:

    Nick C
    Winker
    Barnhart
    Castillo
    Gray
    Mahle
    Miley
    Garrett DFA

    The point is, you can at this juncture, same as mid 2014, retool and get much stronger 2022-2027. Push an already strong farm system into the top 5 with acquiring 2 top 50 players and 2 more top 100 players, and possibly a comp pick.

    2022 might be a mess if Moose and Suarez and Senzel are truly finished, and if neither Lodolo or Greene contribute, but in 2023 things will start to really energize if you move now to capitalize on quality vets.

    People will shake their heads, as they do whenever the A’s and Rays start messing around in the oddest ways, but I’d like the Reds to join that peer group this offseason. It would make following the minors to majors pipeline even more fun.

    • Redsvol

      Tom – I like your thinking. Get younger where you can in the starting lineup and trade depth before it gets expensive. Couple things to ponder;
      – counting on Senzel for a starting outfield position is very risky. Trade him or infield.
      – Hopefully the DH isin place in the NL in 2022. Roster has plenty of those.
      – trading more than 1 starter is very risky. Pitching depth can dry up quickly.
      – FA relievers are notoriously unreliable. We need a closer definitely. Sims, Cessa, Wilson, Warren, and Hoffman have pitched well at times this year. Bullpen been much better since Yankees trade but 9th inning is still a need. I don’t think we’re as far away in the bullpen as you think. Maybe 2 free agents with one being Givens.

      One thing seems very different between Rays and Reds – Reds never seem willing to walk away from a trade when they aren’t getting what they want. Don’t get in a position when you’re not willing to walk away. We have inexpensive, desirable talent.

      • Tom

        I agree on Senzel, although there isn’t anywhere to play him in the infield unless they anchor a trade with Moose or Suarez and get less return (or send cash?). I’m not a believer that both those vets are pumpkins. They may really just need an offseason to get healthy. I’d love it if Senzel went to 3b or 2b and India were at either/or. Senzel, Barrero, India, Votto is a clean look.

        I hadn’t thought of the DH, I’ll be on board with it if it goes down in 2022. It would really help the Reds in the short term, at least.

        The FA market for starters has potential for some quality 1-2 year deals. So, although trading 2 or even 3 starters for quality prospects may be difficult to achieve, if it worked out successfully they could end up with 2-3 top prospects and 2-3 FA replacements that are of similar output.

        The bullpen basically ruined the whole season up to this point, so I’m not really able to say who should stay or go. I do like Givens, too.

        It is far more likely the Reds fall short of some dynamic offseason and end up on the inertia side of things, especially if they get bad offers.

        I think they’ve done pretty well in transactions over the years and yet fallen short of meeting their needs or creating a great roster top to bottom. Oftentimes the defense of that is they didn’t get what they wanted offered in return, and who can control that?

        I’m in the Nick Krall camp. I don’t mind what’s gone on thus far. I consider this offseason his big moment. And I don’t actually consider him unprepared for it. I’m waiting and watching.

      • MK

        Why is Senzel any less risky in the infield than as an outfielder? He is a risk to be counted on anywhere.