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The Louisville Bats won 11-8 in 11 innings. Box Score

  • Narciso Crook went 3-6 with a walk, double, triple, 2 runs scored, and he had an RBI.
  • Alex Blandino went 2-4 with a walk, home run (5), and he had 2 RBI.
  • Rob Refsnyder went 3-6 with a double, home run (8), and he had 2 runs.
  • Nick Longhi went 3-5 with a walk, double, and he scored a run.
  • Mitch Nay went 1-4 with 2 walks and a run scored.
  • Chad Tromp went 2-5 with walk, 2 runs scored, and a grand slam (6).
  • Blake Trahan went 2-4 with a walk and a run scored.
  • Jackson Stephens threw 1.2 shutout innings with 2 walks.
  • Joe Mantiply threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts.
  • Jimmy Herget threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
  • Matt Bowman was charged with an unearned run in 1.2 innings with a walk.

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 7-1. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 9-1. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 6-5. Box Score

The Billings Mustangs won 3-1. Box Score

The Greeneville Reds lost 13-3. Box Score

The AZL Reds won 7-6. Box Score

8/1 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 45-64 N/A 7:05pm Romano Here Here Here
Chattanooga 36-33 12-27 7:35pm Jiminian Here Here Here
Daytona 35-30 19-22 6:30pm Fossas Here Here N/A
Dayton 28-42 17-21 7:00pm Salazar
Here Here Here
Billings 15-23 5-1 9:15pm Carreno Here Here Here
Greeneville 16-23 N/A 6:30pm Salvador
Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 14-21 N/A 9:00pm TBA
Here N/A N/A

16 Responses

  1. Charlie

    What the heck happened to Tromp? Retooled swing? Massive weight training regimen? Roids? This guy suddenly is the slugging catcher we all hoped Mesoraco would be.

    • weigarp

      Tromp has been solid in his minor league career. As a catcher, he is a rugged competitor. I saw him in the AZ Fall League a couple years ago and was impressed by his tenacity. He’s a tough, ornery dude. I don’t know if he is in the Reds plans, but I think he deserves a shot.

  2. Bill

    Finnegan’s return has been solid thus far. Both he and Tyler Jay, once highly touted LHP, are off to good starts in Chatanooga. Reds could really use at least one of them re-emerging as a viable big league bullpen option.

    • Mike in SoCal

      I hope Finnegan has regained his mojo. He has had several good performances of late. Need another lefty in BP so we don’t have to go out and spend a couple million. A couple more good outings and maybe he gets a Sept call up.

      • Norwood Nate

        Agreed. A healthy and recharged Finnegan is a much better option than buying the next Duke on the FA market. Even though the acquisition cost wasn’t too high they probably hung onto him longer than necessary due to the money owed. If Reed and Finnegan emerge as LH options out of the bullpen that will help a lot.

      • jbonireland

        I don’t believe he is any longer on the 40 man. If not he probably can’t be called up. Of course could be added to 40 man.

    • Doc

      Would be interesting to know what was done to fuel this turnaround.

      Also would be interesting to see an update on Reed every now and then.

  3. The Duke

    Granted it it’s the AZL, but you have to really like what Wendell Marrero has been doing since being drafted. The K rate is a little high, but he’s hitting for average, a little bit of power, and taking walks. .315/.422/.500 in his first 27 games as a pro and he won’t even turn 19 until the offseason. Listed at 6’2″ 195 lbs, that’s pretty good size for an 18 year old.

  4. MK

    Nice Bats game last night my first to see them in person this season. I was with a SABR group so some were keeping detailed score. One amazing stat that was kept was that there were close to 500 pitches between the two teams, the majority by Louisville.

    Crook is hitting everything hard, even outs. His triple was a lazor the opposite way that the right fielder was literally diving out of the way of. Must have got caught in the lights but it would have done serious damage had it hit him. Tromp is hitting ball hard as well. His 11th inning Grand Slam cleared most of the remaining Clippers fans out of the stadium(it was a four hour game at that point. The Stanford Cardinal looked ready for the combative Reds as he was thrown out at the plate, he vehemently disagreed threw his helmet and was then invited to spend the rest of the game in the locker room.

    Many of the group were Indians fans and was surprised they had absolutely no excitement about getting Puig but were glad to be getting rid of Bauer.

    We think the umpires messed up a rule in the last inning. I did not know this but in leagues where the pitchers hit and a runner is placed at second to start an inning if it is the supposed to be the pitchers spot then it should be the hitter in front of him instead. Well after the Tromp HR the Clippers brought their DH into pitch. They started the bottom of the inning with him at second which technically it should not have been. We wondered if anyone other than a bunch of SABR nerds had noticed.

  5. Redsvol

    This Louisville team and really mash – the box score looks like something you’d see in beer-league softball. Would be great if a few of the starting pitchers could hold the opposing team to less than 5 runs per 5 innings. The backend of the bullpen is pretty good if the starters could ever get the game to them.

  6. SaveTheFarm

    Siani also had an outfield assist last night. He’s killing it right now. That catch he made a few nights ago was amazing.

    • MK

      Might have been the best catch I have ever witnessed in person at any level.

  7. MK

    Aquino has been called up. It should bee fun to see the chain reaction through the system.