Alejo Lopez just keeps performing, Bo Takahashi took a no-hitter into the 6th for Louisville, Chattanooga split a double header, Nick Howard kept his ERA at 0.00 as he picked up a save for the Lookouts, and Stevie Branche improved his already insane strikeout rate for Daytona.

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The Louisville Bats won 6-3. Box Score

Quick note: The Bats had the second game of their double header postponed. They’ll now play a double header on Friday afternoon. This decision was made prior to Game 1, so the game played on Thursday was a full 9-inning game.

The Chattanooga Lookouts split a doubleheader

Game 1: 4-2 loss. Box Score

Game 2: 5-1 win. Box Score

  • Brian Rey went 1-4.
  • Wilson Garcia went 0-2 with a walk and a run scored.
  • Lorenzo Cedrola went 2-3 with a double, steal, and 2 runs scored.
  • Yoel Yanqui went 1-3 with a home run (4) and 2 RBI.
  • TJ Hopkins went 2-2 with a triple, run, and 2 RBI.
  • Robbie Tenerowicz went 1-3.
  • Jay Schuyler went 1-3 with a double and an RBI.
  • Ricky Salinas allowed a run in 5.0 innings on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 6 batters.
  • Alexis Diaz threw a shutout inning.
  • Nick Howard threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts.

The Dayton Dragons lost a doubleheader

Game 1: 6-3 loss. Box Score

Game 2: 1-0 loss. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 7-5. Box Score

6/4 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 9-16 5:35pm Santillan/TBA Here Here Here
Chattanooga 16-11 7:35pm Greene Here Here Here
Dayton 15-12 7:05pm Davis Here Here Here
Daytona 13-14 7:05pm TBA Here Here N/A

9 Responses

  1. RojoB

    Would it not be interesting if the time Votto spends in Louisville results in him lobbying for AlfRod to be called up?

    • Melvin

      Good to see Votto and The Punisher get a hit first time back. That SS, whoever he is, sure is doing well. (Wink) I heard somewhere that’s his actual position. (Wink)

  2. Matthew O'Neal

    After getting named pitcher of the month of May, Proctor goes and raises his ERA to 0.76. Rough. (sarcasm for sure)

    Aquino now has 3 walks in 18 PAs on the year, after 6 in 56 PAs last season (>10% walk rate). Small samples, sure, but Aquino had a 300+ OBP and a super low BABIP last year, meaning some bad luck may have been involved for his low average.
    Has 3 XBH this year after totaling 3 all of last year. Hopefully good things are coming.

    • Old Big Ed

      Aquino needs regular time to thrive. I like a 2-week or so rehab for him, because it will get him 40+ PAs.

      Neither Aquino nor Jose Barrero (nee Garcia) were well-served by having to transition from Prasco Park to the Reds last season. They didn’t really see any pitches throw in anger at Prasco, so the jump from that to live pitching at the MLB level was too much to ask.

      The jury is still out on Aquino, but I am of the camp that a guy doesn’t luck into hitting 14 homers in a month. Plus, Aquino is a good fielder. At one point in 2019, he was tied for the hardest hit MLB homer all season, and the hardest thrown ball by an outfielder.

      Naquin has an OPS of .698 over his last 15 games, and he is iffy at best defensively in CF. The scouts are finding that his Kryptonite is the high fastball, and he will see a lot of them. He can certainly contribute, but he is likely best used for maybe 300 PAs per year.

      • Doug Gray

        Aquino doesn’t have much of a choice on a longer rehab – he can’t return to the Reds until at least June 13th.

      • Matthew O'Neal

        I am still in the optimist about Aquino camp, and with his defensive skills, I really hope the Reds are keep him around and are able to use the DH that’s probably coming to their advantage. Aquino in the outfield instead of Winker?
        The power helps as well. I think, as you said, he and Barrero are being well served by seeing competitive pitching for an extended time. I’d like to see the Reds move Barrero to Louisville soonish, too.

      • Old Big Ed

        Right, but I think the plan all along was to max out Aquino’s rehab time, so that he would get as many ABs in AAA as necessary. That injury would not usually require a 60-day IL stint. If it had been Moustakas, for example, he would have been put on the 10-day IL, would have had about 2 rehab games, and would be back at MLB by now.

        It kind of looks better that Aquino is getting in his first 10 days of rehab, while he is still on the 60-day IL, but as I understand it, they could still rehab him for 20 days if they had instead used the 10-day IL.

        I think the reason that they used the 60-day IL with Aquino was so that they could keep a cruddy reliever on the 40-man, instead of releasing the cruddy reliever.

  3. Dave

    Last night, the Dayton announcer swore up and down that Bren Spillane came out of the game and was replaced by Mike Siani. And, then, Bren Spillane came back into the game and replaced Mike Siani an inning or so later. He was fairly adamant about that. Did that really happen or was it a figment of the announcer’s imagination?

    • Doug Gray

      There’s a whole lot of confusion going on here.

      Worth noting that the Dayton announcer is not in Lake County and is broadcasting the game while watching it basically on a webcam and relying on secondary data from those in Lake County who are passing along information that the guys in Dayton can’t see from their incredibly limited view of the game.

      The situation is one I’ve heard about. Right now there are two stories about what happened and the two stories don’t agree with each other. Gonna have to wait this one out and see what comes of it.