On May 4th, Nick Longhi went 1-1 with a walk. He came into the game as a pinch-hitter and remained in the game as a left fielder for the Louisville Bats in their comeback win over the Indianapolis Indians. The Cincinnati Reds prospect then sat and didn’t play again until May 9th.
The 23-year-old Longhi took full advantage of his playing time for nearly the first time in a week. On Thursday the Bats and Longhi faced off against Tim Tebow and the Syracuse Mets. Things went well for Longhi, who racked up three hits in five trips to the plate, scored a run, and he drove in another one.
The game must have earned him some more playing time because the next night he was back in the lineup as the designated hitter against Charlotte. And he kept the hitting going. Nick Longhi picked up another three hits, this time including a double and he scored two runs.
Saturday saw the Louisville game suspended by rain. It was resumed on Sunday afternoon as a part of a double-header. The game that began on Saturday saw Longhi pick up another three hits – making it three games in a row with three hits, which was a first for the Bats since Yonder Alonso was playing for the Bats. One of those three hits was a double – and he scored two more runs. In the game that began on Sunday he saw his three-hit game streak end. But he did add two hits in five trips to the plate.
With the games completed on Sunday, Nick Longhi had gone 12-20 over his last five games played. That’s good for a .600 average in that stretch with two doubles, six runs scored, and he had added a walk. That’s helped push his season line to .298/.360/.481 through his 28 games played.
Jonathan India continues his strong May
Daytona didn’t play on Mothers Day, but on Saturday Jonathan India got on base enough for both days. The Cincinnati Reds 1st round pick had just one hit on the day. But he reached base five times thanks to three walks and being hit by a pitch in another trip to the plate. There have only been ten games for the Tortugas and India in the month, but he’s hit .294/.415/.500 in them with four extra-base hits and six walks.