The Reds have resigned Ryan LaMarre after he became a free agent when the team outrighted him off of the 40-man roster.
Rey Navarro homered and singled while driving in three runs for the Louisville Bats last night. He has been slumping a bit, hitting just .149 over the previous 13 games. Despite the struggles in getting hits, he had four walks and five strikeouts in that span of time. For his time in Louisville he’s still doing quite well overall, hitting .286/.343/.417 with 16 walks and 22 strikeouts to go with 16 doubles and three home runs.
While his home run streak came to an end, Yorman Rodriguez had two more hits last night including a double as his strong month of August continued. For the month, in 18 games he has hit .282/.381/.507 with nine extra-base hits. He did extend his hitting streak to seven games where he has hit .393/.471/.750 with five walks.
After going 0-7 on August 16th and 17th Kyle Waldrop has run off four straight games with two hits, going 8-18 with a double and two home runs. Waldrop has had his best plate discipline of the year so far in the month of August, walking seven times with just 10 strikeouts on the month. That is slightly better than June where he had six walks and just nine strikeouts.
In a spot start Layne Somsen came up strong for Bakersfield as he tossed 4.0 shutout innings with no walks and he struck out seven batters. The right hander has basically split his season between Dayton and Bakersfield and on the season he’s got a 2.91 ERA in 52.2 innings, mostly from the bullpen, with 17 walks and 57 strikeouts. Over his last 12 appearances he’s posted a 1.07 ERA in 25.1 innings.
In a rain shortened game Narciso Crook hit a solo home run as he continued a strong run of offense dating back to July 29th. In 16 games since then the 19-year-old has hit .321/.390/.585 with four doubles, two triples and two home runs over that time.
While he’s still just seeing limited action, 13th rounder from the 2014 draft Zac Correll has been dominant. In three starts, including last night where he tossed 3.2 shutout inning, he’s posted a 0.00 ERA with no walks. In a total of 7.0 innings he’s also struck out 10 of the 28 batters he’s faced (35.7%).