Brandon Williamson tossed 6.0 shutout innings in a Louisville win, Elly De La Cruz homered again in Chattanooga who won on a walk-off 3-run double by Matt McLain, and J.V. Martinez hit three doubles and Joe Boyle struck out seven batters in a Dayton blowout win.

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The Louisville Bats won 3-2. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 9-8. Box Score

  • Elly De La Cruz went 2-5 with a home run (22) and 2 runs scored.
  • TJ Hopkins went 3-5 with a double, 2 runs, and an RBI.
  • Michael De Leon went 3-5 with a double, run, and an RBI.
  • Matt McLain went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a run, a walk, and 3 RBI.
  • Daniel Vellojin went 1-4 with an RBI.
  • JC Keys was charged with 2 unearned runs in 2.0 innings with a strikeout.
  • Evan Kravetz was charged with an unearned run in 2.2 innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.
  • Pedro Garcia threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.

The Dayton Dragons won 8-1. Box Score

  • Quincy McAfee went 2-4 with a walk, RBI, 2 runs, and he was hit by a pitch.
  • Steven Leyton went 2-5 with a double, run, and 2 RBI.
  • Jose Torres went 2-5 with a steal and an RBI.
  • Quin Cotton went 0-3 with 2 walks and 2 runs.
  • J.V. Martinez went 3-3 with a walk, 3 doubles, 2 runs, and 3 RBI.
  • Joe Boyle allowed a run in 3.2 with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts.
  • Jake Gozzo threw 2.1 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
  • Jayvien Sandridge threw 2.0 hitless innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.
  • Jake Gilbert threw a hitless inning with 2 strikeouts.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 5-3. Box Score

The ACL Reds were postponed

The DSL Reds had the day off

They’ll be off until at least August 2nd. The rest of their games this month have been postponed, and August 1st is a regularly scheduled off day. As of now the game on August 2nd has not been postponed.

7/31 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 41-56 1:05pm Nicolino Here Here Here
Chattanooga 41-54 2:15pm Phillips Here Here Here
Dayton 48-45 2:00pm Petty Here Here Here
Daytona 37-55 12:00pm Franco Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 23-13 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
18-20 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A

33 Responses

  1. Bdh

    If the Rangers really go after Mahle does a return of Owen White and Dustin Harris get it done?

  2. MK

    Looking forward to watching Petty throw for Dayton today. Ex-Reds product lhp Brennon Bernardino called up by Mariners today. With all the former Reds major and minor league players there we might have a playoff race to be interested in.

    • DaveCT

      They are a very fun team to follow. They have some gas in the bullpen and Julio is the real deal.

      • Greenfield Red

        There us no doubt as to who I will root for this fall. An you imagine how awesome it would be for Castillo to take out the Yanks in the Bronx? The Hudson might run North if that happened!

  3. Stephan Hochheiser

    So the Reds have at least 26 new guys to place somewhere. What will they do ?


    I guess Phil is running the team now. Pretty noticeable the slow change from 2018-22.

    • Greenfield Red

      With 2 days to go, this is turning out to be the most significant week in the past 32 years of Reds baseball.

      • Shawn

        I just updated these today for my Facebook group. It’s only players who have played. Not any of the new guys.


        Carlos Jorge ACL. LH SS
        91 AB, 5 HR, 16 SB, 19 BB, 33 SO

        Ariel Almonte, ACL. LH OF
        109 AB, 3 HR, 1 SB, 13 BB, 36 SO

        Leonardo Balcazar, ACL. RH SS
        108 AB, 4 HR, 13 BB, 36 SO, 6 SB

        Donovan Antonia ACL. RH C
        78 AB, 4 HR, 12 BB, 16 SO, 3 SB

        Johnny Ascanio. ACL. SH SS
        54 AB, 0 HR, 5 SB, 7 BB, 17 SO

        Melvin Valdez ACL. RH CF
        88 AB, 1 HR, 8 SB, 16 BB, 29 SO


        Ricardo Cabrera. DSL. RH SS
        122 AB, 1 HR, 4 SB, 11 BB, 30 SO

        Esmith Pineda. DSL. RH OF
        367/456/592/ 1.048
        49 AB, 7 BB, 9 SO, 3 HR, 2 SB

        Injured his ankle. 60 day IL. I would assume he’s done for the season.

        Carlos Sanchez DSL. LH OF
        103 AB, 35 BB, 19 SO, 2 HR, 10 SB

        Eddy Isruriz DSL. RH C
        49 AB, 1 BB, 17 SO, 2 HR, 1 SB

  5. Greenfield Red

    To Stock and the others who keep their own list, I have a request. With all the new youngsters coming in, it’s hard to keep track. How about a Top 25 but only those from Daytona on down eligible for this list? Too much to ask? Thanks

  6. Matt

    I’m not confident he will, but when Pham’s traded and Aquino called up, if he could just bring that career 302/375/649 line from AAA, that’d be nice. Maybe consistent starts could get him on a roll. Or maybe (likely) he’s shown us what he is against major league pitching.

    Wonder if Schrock or Lopez gets called up after the Drury trade happens. Whichever one needs to be the starting thirdbaseman.

    Doug, are you hearing anything or have I missed anything about when draftees will start reporting and/or playing? Only asking cause I noticed Sonny DiChiara (I wanted the Reds to draft this dude) made his debut last night against Chattanooga.

    • Daryl

      Zach Neto played his first games yesterday for the Angels so I think it may be soon.

    • Doug Gray

      They’ve reported to Arizona. They’re going through a “draft camp” of sorts that gets them introduced to the organization, some of the coaches out there, some of the guys that help run the farm system, etc.

      I haven’t heard exactly when guys will start making it in games, but I would guess we’d start seeing them this week at some point.

  7. MBS

    Williamson is coming on strong. I guess he doesn’t want Dunn to get the promotion if Mahle is traded.

  8. Stephan Hochheiser

    So what will we do with them with only 1 rookie level team now ?

  9. LarkinPhillips

    Fernando Cruz has put together a nice season in AAA. I think he is 32, but I wonder if he will get a chance in September with the Reds.

    • Oldtimer

      I think the roster only expands to 28 (from 26) in September.

      • MK

        I think you can have more but only 28 active per game.

  10. kevinzs

    Wonder if could get Vargas for Mahle and Drury.
    Both are for less control.
    Since see LAD interest in Drury.

    • BK

      @Kevin, I believe they could. I love the stats … good slash line, low K rate, good BB rate. The downside is he’s not overly athletic which will limit him defensively–that’s the tradeoff with him. I don’t a long-term fit on at 2B or 3B, so hopefully he could handle a corner OF spot. You’d have to really love the bat to trade for a prospect who may be limited to 1B.

      • kevinzs

        I was thinking DH or 1st for when Votto gone.
        If keep Tyler behind dish, which I would not.
        But either way, either both could dh or play 1st.
        Understand your point make sense and very fair point.

    • MBS

      If Montas doesn’t go to the Yankees, maybe we could get one of Wells, or Dominguez for Mahle, and Drury. That would be a very nice return.

      If we got Wells, it gives the Reds some flexibility with Stephenson. If we got Dominguez, it fits the timeline the Reds seem to be targeting. Either one would address a position of need for the Reds.

      BTW the Phillies seem to have a nice C prospect, and their linked to Mahle as well.

      • kevinzs

        Wells has shoulder issue seen, risky might be better switch positions.
        Not sure if Yanks give up Dom, did not push chips enough for Castillo.
        Yea was digging into phils trying find who like.

  11. kevinzs

    Either way devlp this young Pitching should be the goal.
    Health and performance.
    Crappy rotation and Bullpen will not get it done.
    Not matter how offensive talent does.
    Key is having all three to be a Contender for a World Series.

    • Stephan Hochheiser

      dont need a 1B. McGarry is a couple years away and Stephenson will probably take over when Votto is gone anyway

      • BK

        I realize players are still in the minors because they have things to work on, but as of today, McGarry’s K-rate is a big red flag. I also doubt the Reds are looking to move Stephenson to 1B, full time. They need another quality catcher so they can get Stephenson’s bat in the lineup on a daily basis, but there’s a ton of value in having something few teams have–a catcher who can hit!

      • kevinzs

        Not impossible at all.
        But McGarry is a high k player, who is older in AA.
        Hope proves me wrong, but not relying on him.
        Turning into anything.