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Hunter Greene struck out 10 batters for Chattanooga while infielders Alejo Lopez and Jose Garcia continued to rake for the Lookouts, Yoel Yanqui hit two homers, Brian Rey remained hotter than the sun for Dayton, and Carson Rudd picked up 6 strikeouts in his first career start for Daytona.
The Louisville Bats lost 5-4. Box Score
- Mark Payton went 2-5 with a double and a run scored.
- Max Schrock went 1-4.
- Cheslor Cuthbert went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI.
- Nicky Delmonico went 1-4 with a solo home run (2).
- Alfredo Rodriguez went 3-4.
- TJ Friedl went 2-4 with a 2-run home run (1).
- Braden Shipley threw 1.1 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
- Brad Brach threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts.
Louisville lost on a walk-off solo home run to lead off the bottom of the 9th inning.
After going hitless in the previous two games, Alfredo Rodriguez put together a 3-hit day and raised his line on the year to .344/.447/.531.
Ashton Gougeau struggled with his control at times on the day, walking 5 batters in 4.2 innings where he allowed 3 earned runs.
The Chattanooga Lookouts won 5-1. Box Score
- Alejo Lopez went 2-5.
- Jose Garcia went 3-4 with a double and a run scored.
- Yoel Yanqui went 2-4 with 2 home runs (3) and 3 RBI.
- TJ Hopkins went 2-4 with a run scored.
- Lorenzo Cedrola went 2-4 with a 2-run home run (1).
- Hunter Greene threw 6.0 shutout innings on 3 hits, 2 walks, and he struck out 10.
- Ryan Lillie threw a perfect inning with a strikeout.
- Alexis Diaz threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts.
Hunter Greene likely had the best start of his career on Sunday evening in Montgomery. Two of the three hits he allowed were infield singles. He struck out 10 batters. And he threw 89 pitches with 63 strikes. Here’s the crazy things – Greene struggled with his control in the first few innings of the game before really settling in and cruising. He topped out at 103 MPH according to the Montgomery broadcaster. Greene lowered his ERA to 1.69 and now has allowed 8 hits and 3 walks in 16.0 innings with 25 strikeouts.
Alejo Lopez extended his hitting streak to 12 games – one for every game that’s been played this season. He’s now hitting .423/.483/.519 and has 22 hits with just 4 strikeouts on the season.
Jose Garcia made an error in the game on a routine ground ball where he seemed to get ahead of himself thinking about turning the double play and knocked the ball into the outfield grass. He helped make up for it at the plate as he picked up three hits, including his 10th extra-base hit of the season. He’s now hitting .354/.418/.750 through 12 games and has 6 walks with 12 strikeouts.
Alexis Diaz now has 9 strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched.
The Dayton Dragons lost 3-1. Box Score
- Brian Rey went 3-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Mariel Bautista went 1-3 with a double.
- Eduardo Salazar allowed 2 earned runs in 5.0 innings on 5 hits, a walk, and he struck out 4 batters.
- Sam Hellinger threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout.
- Karsen Lindell threw 1.1 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Brian Rey might be a cheat code. After another big day at the plate he is hitting .450/.442/1.,025 with 10 extra-base hits in 10 games, 16 RBI, and just 2 strikeouts on the year.
The Dragons offense outside of Brian Rey went 1-24 with 1 walk, 1 hit by pitch, and 9 strikeouts. Tough day at the plate for Dayton.
Eduardo Salazar struggled in the 4th inning, but had a strong outing aside from that frame. His ERA jumped up to 3.00 on the season through 3 starts and 15.0 innings. The 4 strikeouts was a season high after fanning 3 in each of his first two starts.
The Daytona Tortugas lost 2-1. Box Score
- Tyler Callihan went 1-4.
- Gus Steiger went 1-3.
- Alex McGarry went 1-3 with a walk.
- Allan Cerda went 1-4 with a solo home run (3).
- Danny Lantigua went 2-4 with a double.
- Carson Rudd allowed 2 earned runs in 4.0 innings on 3 hits and he struck out 6.
- Juan Manuel Abril threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout.
- Ricky Karcher threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts.
- Vin Timpanelli threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
Carson Rudd had made three appearances out of the bullpen this season for Daytona, but stepped up to make his first career start and struck out 6 in a tough-luck loss where he allowed 2 runs in 4.0 innings. He now has just 1 walk and 12 strikeouts in his 9.0 innings pitched for the Tortugas this year.
Allan Cerda’s home run came off the bat at 109 MPH.
Vin Timpanelli kept his ERA perfect on the season (and career since this is his first season).
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