Isiah Gilliam and Lorenzo Cedrola had big nights at the plate in a Louisville win, Justice Thompson homered for the second night in a row in Dayton, Sam Benschoter struck out 10 batters and Austin Callahan continued to rake in Daytona’s win, and the DSL Reds completed a game that was suspended by rain last month.

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The Louisville Bats won 7-5. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts were postponed

Doubleheader scheduled for Thursday.

The Dayton Dragons lost 6-2 in 10. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 7-1. Box Score

The ACL Reds had the day off

The DSL Reds lost 6-5. Box Score

8/11 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 44-63 1:08pm Williamson Here Here Here
Chattanooga 46-57 5:15pm Spiers/Salazar Here Here Here
Dayton 51-51 7:05pm Petty Here Here Here
Daytona 40-61 7:05pm Cardona Here Here N/A
ACL Reds 26-14 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
19-22 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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34 Responses

  1. MK

    Certainly questionable the way Gilliam has been used since his promotion to Louisville.Talk about putting the breaks on a breakout season.

    • Doug Gray

      Yeah – I don’t really know why he has barely been given any starts since his call up.

    • Matt

      Same thing that happened with Byrd Tenerowicz, which I still want to know exactly want went down to earn him his release. And, according to his MiLB page, he’s still a free agent.

    • RedsGettingBetter

      Guilliam was called up to be a backup OF at Louisville apparently… I guess this is because he really is not considered a prospect but just a minor league player…

    • RedBB

      Reds have labelled him already as “not a big leaguer”. They also tend to favor their own prospects in the same nepotistic inbred way this organization has always been run. Sorry but that’s the truth with Reds management.

      • MK

        I don’t really buy the giving preference to their own. Dawson, not one of their own has certainly gotten regular playing time. If you look at the big league team and particularly. I believe Koloszvary is the the same non hitting defensive catcher as Papierski but the non organizational guy has the job. These type examples have been going on for years.

      • DaveCT

        And Okey. What he did that seemed to earn such a swift and permanent (?) demotion is still a puzzle. I don’t begrudge Chuckie Robinson as he’s produced and has caught the likes of Greene etc. But still. Talk about a cup if coffee.

    • MBS

      I don’t get it either. If I were to name the 4th OF in AAA, it would be Cedrola. He doesn’t walk much, or hit for power. Gilliam, Friedl, and Fairchild all have similar #’s, but Gilliam’s #’s mostly came from AA.

    • Stock

      He is 26 years old and is having his first taste of AAA. Doesn’t scream prospect to me. At least Cedrola is 24 and has an very small window to turn into a ML player.

    • RedBB

      It’s dumb that the Reds haven’t promoted him already. WTF does he have to prove in A ball for 2 years as a 24 year old??

  2. Matt

    Was Cedrola injured in the game? He was pinch ran for by Kolozsvary, and you don’t often see a catcher run for a CF.

    Hendrick didn’t get a hit yesterday, but he did add a walk, keeping his August BB > K.

  3. Redsvol

    Has anyone seen the 19 year old pitcher the cardinals have in A ball right now? Hence or Hink, something like that. I watched some clips of him over at athletic and he simply phenomenal. Blasted cardinals!

  4. LDS

    This question over at MLB.com, answered by Jim Callis. Doug, do you see this similarly?
    ————————————————————————————————————————-
    With all of the highly regarded shortstops in the Reds organization, which one do you see as their future shortstop and what position do you think some of the other players get moved to? — @zrieman09

    I’ll give you a slight sneak preview of the upcoming Top 100 and tell you that it will include four Reds shortstops ranked in this order: Elly De La Cruz, Noelvi Marte, Edwin Arroyo and Matt McLain. Cincinnati also has several other shortstop prospects worth monitoring, including Victor Acosta, Leonardo Balcazar, Ricardo Cabrera, Carlos Jorge and Jose Torres.

    We tackled this question on the latest Pipeline Podcast, and Jonathan Mayo and I agreed that Arroyo is the top defender among the Top 100 group and the best bet to become the Reds’ shortstop of the future. Assuming that happens, I could see De La Cruz moving to center field — his upside sort of reminds me of Eric Davis — with Marte at third base and McLain at second. In that scenario, 2022 first-rounder Cam Collier would move from his present position of third base across the diamond to first.

      • RedBB

        Good defender but strikes out at an astronomical rate. He could shatter the record of 226 pretty easily if he played every day. Thinking like 250-275.

      • LDS

        Thinking young and inexperienced, overseen by a lousy hitting coach. Give him time. If he doesn’t come around, trade him.

      • Randy in Chatt

        Now that Barrero has moved on to the big club (for now) I think Callis was ranking the minor league shortstops only and not the entire organization. That would be my guess.

    • MBS

      I see Barrero as the SS, with one of the teenagers possibly replacing him in a few years. I do like McLain at 2B, and EDLC in CF, but I’d also like Marte to join EDLC in the OF.

    • Stock

      I can buy that. That leaves India, Barerro, Senzel, Steer, Encarncion-Strand and many others battling for LF and RF With Steer and India being the favorites.

      • donny

        Well this is what i think .
        Steer will go to LF
        Strand 1b or dh
        Barerro will stay at ss until someone else is ready for that position. Arroyo if he can contiue to hit. Barerro will then go to outfield or utility.
        India will stay at 2b until he is traded if he’s traded.
        Senzel will be utility or off the team . Unless he can prove with the bat that he can hit like thought they were getting when they drafted him.

        There you go.

    • Doug Gray

      I think it’s not worth the effort to try and figure it out. The guy that gets to the big leagues first as a shortstop is usually the guy that stays there as long as he performs. The other guys tend to move unless the other guy is without a doubt better, and in this case it’s tough to see how that’s going to happen.

  5. RedsGettingBetter

    Randy Wynne was throwing a good game while shutout 5 innings against Iowa but I think he was not hooked on time in the 6th giving up a 3-run homer unnecessarily…
    Austin Callahan continues crushing the ball at Daytona… Johnny Ascanio had a nice game at bat too…

  6. RedsGettingBetter

    Williamson is scheduled to start tonight. It is important to watch him out his performance because I think he should be reaching the Reds rotation spot replacing T.J, Zeuch…

  7. JaxDan

    PER JIM CALLIS ON MILB PIPELINE:

    I’ll give you a slight sneak preview of the upcoming Top 100 and tell you that it will include four Reds shortstops ranked in this order: Elly De La Cruz, Noelvi Marte, Edwin Arroyo and Matt McLain. Cincinnati also has several other shortstop prospects worth monitoring, including Victor Acosta, Leonardo Balcazar, Ricardo Cabrera, Carlos Jorge and Jose Torres.

    We tackled this question on the latest Pipeline Podcast, and Jonathan Mayo and I agreed that Arroyo is the top defender among the Top 100 group and the best bet to become the Reds’ shortstop of the future. Assuming that happens, I could see De La Cruz moving to center field — his upside sort of reminds me of Eric Davis — with Marte at third base and McLain at second. In that scenario, 2022 first-rounder Cam Collier would move from his present position of third base across the diamond to first.

    • donny

      1 . I am surprised that you guys need Jim Callis to tell you guys that .

      2. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know how Jim Callis thinks. He is going to go with his scouting grades. He gives Arroyo a 60 fielding . And he’s only in A ball. So yeah that is why he thinks Arroyo will be the SS in the future. ”Just look at his scouting grades guys” and use common sense .

      Of course he is going to think that Elly is going to center field , because his scouting grades is a 70 run and 70 arm . ”Where do you think that kind of grades best fits the field ? When up the middle of the diamond is most important . But anyway , he says Eric Davis , I say Shohei Ohtani . I personally think Collier will go to RF. Strand 1b .

      But anyway , just look at his scouting grades guys.
      It don’t mean he will be right , but that is how he thinks.
      But i agree with him for the most part .

  8. Old Big Ed

    I finally saw a video of Austin Callahan’s swing, or at least from behind, and I can see why he is putting up such good numbers. Very short to the ball. He is a big, strong athletic-looking guy, too, and just turned 21.

    He is from Nebraska and went to JC in the mid-West, which explains why he is under-the-radar even now. But sometimes the under-scouted guys turn into very good players.

  9. Bdh

    Ivan Johnson not listed with Chattanooga today? Injured? Promoted? Anyone know anything?

    • Doug Gray

      Injured. He was put on the injured list two days ago.

  10. Hunt4RedsOct

    Enjoying watching Petty tonight, he’s pitching lights out.

  11. SteveO

    Maxwell, Sikorski and Braithwaite all get into the game tonight. 1 inning each with no runs.