Nick Lodolo and Evan Kravetz both dominated in their starts as they set career highs in both innings and strikeouts, Brian Rey and Alejo Lopez both extended their hitting streaks, and the entire organization lost on the day from the top to the bottom.

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The Louisville Bats lost 6-5. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 4-3. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 3-0. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 2-1. Box Score

5/20 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 4-9 7:45pm O’Brien Here Here Here
Chattanooga 8-5 6:35pm Curlis/TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 9-5 7:05pm Stockton Here Here Here
Daytona 7-7 7:05pm Parker Here Here N/A

16 Responses

  1. DaveCT

    Mercy! Santillan and Gutierrez. Get there while you can!

    • DaveCR

      Because those two kids at Chattanooga are coming fast.

      “Lodolo and Greene,
      Two days of peen.”

  2. Matthew O'Neal

    If/when Santillan and/or Vlad are called up in the near future, who takes the AAA spot? Lodolo or Greene? My guess would be Lodolo.

      • Matthew O'Neal

        I think Hoffman goes to the pen and Fulmer gets his pink slip. I don’t think anyone gets sent down, since Fulmer will likely elect FA.

  3. Kindell

    This has been one of the better possible outcomes to start this season. I think it’s clear that our system is really undervalued at this point and it appears the Reds have been doing a great job still developing with everything going on the past year.

    I really believe that Greene, Lodolo, and Richardson can be as good as any team’s top 3 pitching prospects right now. I know a lot of people were “wait and see” mode with Greene and hopefully they all just stay healthy.

    Also, Hendrick has now reached base 16 times in his last 25 plate appearances.

    • Tom

      For sure. I want to say that 2016-2019 was sort of rough sledding for prospect news. Suddenly the pipeline is flourishing. It’s a great early start. Sustain this and massive credit goes to the Reds FO.

  4. RedBaron

    Doug, I think I know the answer to this but what are the chances that Lodolo gets a call up this year? Our bullpen could use another leftie. TIA

  5. RedBaron

    Just noticed Austin Hendrick OPS is .488! 12 walks and 14 K’s….that’ll do. Pretty dang impressive for a 19 year at A ball.

  6. Hotto4Votto

    Good starts all around. Great start by Lodolo. He and Greene will be knocking on AAA door soon. Maybe Vlad or Santillan get called up to make room in the rotation. Impressive on-base skills shown early for Hendrick. Good to see in young guy making his full season debut.

  7. MK

    One thing I have noticed as a difference in pitching development is pitch counts. In previous years at Low-A pitch count for starters was 70. Now it is hitting 80. They didn’t get to 90 until AAA but they are maxing 90 in HighA and AA. I believe this is a positive development as I always thought they were too careful which led to as many problems as not.