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
- Max Schrock went 2-3 with a walk, run, and an RBI.
- Dwight Smith Jr. went 1-5 with an RBI.
- Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-5 with an RBI.
- Mike Freeman went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run.
- Beau Taylor went 0-2 with 2 walks.
- TJ Friedl went 1-4 with a run.
- Brantley Bell went 1-1 with a pinch hit double and a run.
- Vladimir Gutierrez allowed 2 earned in 6.0 innings on 3 hits and 3 walks with 7 strikeouts.
- R.J. Alaniz threw a hitless inning with 2 walks and a strikeout.
The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 4-3. Box Score
- Alejo Lopez went 2-4.
- Mark Kolozsvary went 1-4 with a double.
- Narciso Crook went 1-4 with a run scored.
- Wilson Garcia went 1-4.
- Yoel Yanqui went 1-2 with 2 walks and a run scored.
- TJ Hopkins went 1-4 with a double, run, and RBI.
- Lorenzo Cedrola went 2-3 with an RBI.
- Nick Lodolo threw 7.1 1-hit innings with no runs, 1 walk, and he struck out 11.
The Dayton Dragons lost 3-0. Box Score
- Jacob Hurtubise went 1-3 with a walk.
- Brian Rey went 2-3 with a double.
- Quin Cotton went 1-4.
- Quincy McAfee went 2-4.
- Graham Ashcraft allowed 2 runs in 5.0 innings on 4 hits, a walk, and he had 6 strikeouts.
- Johnnie Schneider threw 2.0 hitless innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
The Daytona Tortugas lost 2-1. Box Score
- Tyler Callihan went 1-5.
- Rece Hinds went 1-5.
- Austin Hendrick went 1-3 with 2 walks.
- Allan Cerda went 1-5.
- Michel Triana went 1-4.
- Gus Steiger went 1-4.
- Garrett Wolforth went 1-4 with a run scored.
- Evan Kravetz threw 5.0 innings with no runs on 3 hits, no walks, and he struck out 10.
- Ricky Karcher threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
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Mercy! Santillan and Gutierrez. Get there while you can!
Because those two kids at Chattanooga are coming fast.
“Lodolo and Greene,
Two days of peen.”
I plead the 5th.
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.
Whoever gets sent down.
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.
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.
A lot to be pleased about
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.
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
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.
I figured what you mean, but to clarify his OBP is .488, OPS is .940!
OBP? I think u mean
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.
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.