Joey Votto began his rehab stint in Louisville, Alejo Lopez got promoted an immediately made an impact, Alfredo Rodriguez helped fuel a Bats comeback win with two more hits, Michel Triana kept swinging a white-hot bat for Daytona, and two top prospects left the Tortugas game in the 1st inning with injuries.
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The Louisville Bats won 6-2. Box Score
- Joey Votto (rehab) went 0-3 with 2 strikeouts.
- Errol Robinson went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run scored.
- Alfredo Rodriguez went 2-4 with 2 RBI and a run scored.
- Dwight Smith Jr. went 1-4 with a double, run, and an RBI.
- Brantley Bell went 2-4 with 2 RBI and a run scored.
- Narciso Crook went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI.
- Chris Okey went 1-2.
- Alejo Lopez went 1-1 with a run scored as a pinch hitter.
- Riley O’Brien allowed 2 runs in 4.2 innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.
- Brandon Finnegan threw 1.1 hitless innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
- R.J. Alaniz threw 1.1 perfect innings with 3 strikeouts.
- Art Warren threw a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout.
The Chattanooga Lookouts were postponed
Doubleheader on Thursday.
The Dayton Dragons were postponed
Doubleheader on Thursday.
The Daytona Tortugas lost 8-2. Box Score
- Tyler Callihan started the game but injured himself on a play in the top of the 1st and left the game.
- Rece Hinds went 1-1. He was removed from the game following the 1st inning.
- Michel Triana went 3-4 with a run scored.
- Allan Cerda went 1-4.
- Garrett Wolforth went 1-4 with a double and a run.
- Jason Parker allowed a run on 1 hit and 2 walks in 4.2 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
- Vincent Timpanelli threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
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Hate to see callihan is injured and scared the same goes for hinds
Yeah – hopefully neither injury is anything series and they’ll be back on the field in short order. Right now though we’re all just kind of waiting to see what happens.
Mr. Doug, Is there any news available on Austin Hendrick?
Reds affiliates a combined 50-50.
8 total games in the Reds system today. That’s a lot of baseball!
Congrats to Lopez on the call up to AAA, and starting his time there with a hit. Could be a future utility guy with the ability to hit some off the bench.
The last inning for the Bats was great. Alf Rod definitely deserves a big league chance, and with the money they paid him in bonus money I can’t figure out why he hasn’t got it already.
I watch so much Reds, I don’t know if it’s worth getting the MILB subscription as well. I do have to admit I’d like to see A Rod, the baseball player formally known as J Garcia, Lodolo, Greene, Santillian, and Sanmartin play.
Does MILB tv offer condensed games like the MLB tv does?
No condensed games. It’s a rather barebones version of what MLBtv offers. You don’t get both radio feeds (if they even exist this year). You can’t choose to move to the start of an inning by clicking on the box score (which doesn’t exist in this interface). You can “scrub” through the game if you want to try and find where you want to go to, but you are definitely guessing. Not all teams have a scorebug, either, so when that happens and you are trying to find a specific part of the game….. good luck.
That said, for $40, it’s still a good deal IMO – IF you are going to use it regularly. But if you are going to watch the Reds every day, then you probably aren’t also going to be watching the Milbtv package since they play at the same time on most days.
Thanks Doug, good info. I was thinking if they had condensed games, it might make it worth it for me.
I love Milb. Worth every penny. I usually switch between Dayton and Chattanooga. Louisville is starting to get more real prospects now so I will probably start watching more of their games now. Daytona, unfortunately, don’t have mist of their games on air.
Doug, why do you think the Reds are so reluctant to bring up AlfRod? TIA
I don’t know, but simply talking out loud here: I wonder if they just don’t think he can hit. Even though he is currently hitting, it’s a tough sell to say they called up Mike Freeman over Alfredo Rodriguez is they believed that Rodriguez could hit at all, right? Freeman turns 34 this year. He’s not the defender that Rodriguez is, and while he has some track record in the big leagues, it’s 349 plate appearances spread out over six seasons. It’s not like the Reds are worried about the service time on Rodriguez – he’s 27 (or will be in 2 weeks). I guess you could argue that they want Rodriguez to continue to experience success at the plate, but that’s about the only reason that makes any sense here.
Also thinking out loud to your thinking out loud – What if the Reds already know that Freeman’s is a 2ish week stint? Regardless of performance (unless he goes on an absolute offensive tear, maybe), his 40 man spot is going to Aquino when eligible & healthy (rehab assignment today). Maybe they think Alfredo is making true adjustments and they aren’t ready to necessarily DFA someone else to make room for AA. When they’re more convinced on Rodriguez, that’s when they’ll make a move on him.
Not a bad take, it’s better than mine. The Reds are poorly ran, jk. I’ve been thinking kinda along Dougs line, like maybe it’s prolonged success. My only problem with that is A Rod becomes obsolete once they believe Barrero is ready. The pace Barrero was on (before leaving for his mothers funeral) it would seem he’ll be ready very soon. Once Barrero comes up, it will take a lot for him to get demoted. So the time to see what you got in Rodriguez is now in my opinion. But Krall doesn’t consult me on these decisions.