Alejo Lopez continues to rack up hits and TJ Friedl homered again in a Louisville win. Rehabbing Aristides Aquino went deep in the game, too. Chattanooga was rained out, Dayton was blown out, Allan Cerda had another good day at the plate and Reyny Reyes homered for the first time in 2.5 years in a Daytona loss.

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The Louisville Bats won 6-1. Box Score

Game Notes

Joey Votto may be finished with his rehab stint. Manager David Bell said he could possibly return on Tuesday.

Aristides Aquino has four walks and no strikeouts through his three rehab games in Louisville.

Alejo Lopez just keeps hitting. I feel like I type this every night, but that doesn’t make it any less true. He’s now hitting .388/.475/.488 on the season with 17 walks and just 12 strikeouts in 31 games played between Chattanooga and Louisville.

Phillip Diehl lowered his ERA to 0.82 on the season.

The bullpen day went well for the Bats, who allowed just 3 hits and a walk to go with 8 strikeouts in the win.

The Chattanooga Lookouts were postponed

This game will be made up on August 19th.

The Dayton Dragons lost 14-4. Box Score

Game Notes

After winning 15-4 on Saturday it seems that the Dayton Dragons upset Lake County and the Captains returned the favor on Sunday. Dayton grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st, but it was 14-1 by the time the 5th inning ended.

Quincy McAfee only had one hit on the day but he made it count as he doubled with the bases loaded and drove in all three runners. He also had an RBI on a ground out in the 1st inning.

On a day when the pitching staff allowed 14 runs none of those went on the record of Braxton Roxby who has now thrown 12.1 shutout innings this season and allowed just 3 hits and he’s struck out 19. He has walked 7 and hit 4 other batters, though.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 10-4. Box Score

Game Notes

Next week the Tortugas play in Bradenton. That’s important to note because Bradenton is the only team in the Low-A Southeast that has the MiLBtv package. They only visit Bradenton once this year, so the next six games will be your only opportunity (unless something changes and another team adds the video feed) to watch Daytona play all season unless you travel to the ballpark.

Reyny Reyes homered on August 15th of 2018. Then he homered two games later on August 19th of 2018. Until Sunday afternoon he hadn’t homered since.

Allan Cerda had hit just .131 from May 14th through June 4th – in part thanks to a .154 BABIP. But he has gone 4-10 in the last two days so he could be coming out of the 3-week funk.

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12 Responses

  1. Melvin

    Thanks for the update. Aquino heating up already with regular ABs. When, in your opinion, should they call up AlfRod or do you think they should? What would you do about the SS situation?

    • Doug Gray

      Here’s the issue at hand, and I talked about it on the Redleg Nation Radio podcast two weeks ago: The Reds have basically cornered themselves into not having much of a choice but to stick with Suarez at shortstop when guys are healthy. They are “stuck” with an infield that has Suarez, Moustakas, Votto, and India. The only way you play someone else at shortstop, if everyone is healthy, is if you stop playing India at second and slide Moustakas there, then slide Suarez to third, and play a true shortstop at short. I just don’t see any way that happens. People get these ideas that the team should bench Suarez or Votto, but those people just aren’t living in reality. Love it or hate it that simply is not going to happen right now.

      Whether the Reds can ever get everyone healthy at the same time is another story. At this point, with Moustakas 10-14 days away (maybe less, but doubtful), I don’t think it’s worth making the 40-man move that would be required to call up someone not on the 40-man. Aquino is due to come back from the 60-day next week. Lorenzen in a few weeks, possibly, too. That would mean you have to DFA three different players in the span of a month to make room.

      It’s just not a great situation and there’s not a good (and doable) solution.

      • Melvin

        Thanks for your reply. I do listen often to RLN Radio. So would YOU, if you had a voice, try India at SS? I agree that no matter what anyone thinks/likes, Votto, Moose, and Suarez are going to play most of the time when healthy. Do you think one or more is likely traded as in Moose or Suarez? We know Votto will not be of course.

      • Doug Gray

        No one is going to trade for those guys. The Reds are stuck.

      • Anderson

        If the team is playing well at the trade deadline what’s the odds they trade for a true shortstop and would the shortstop at Louisville be called up to play

    • CP

      I’m more worried about the bullpen situation. They can limp buy with SS the way it is but you can’t survive with this bullpen as is…

  2. DaveCT

    Hurtibise may be coming on.

    System could use a big jolt.

    • Wayne Pearsall

      Someone pinch hit in the 9th inning of yesterday’s game wearing number 39. Does anyone know who that was?

  3. Matthew O'Neal

    TJ Friedl had a 493 OPS and a 33% SO rate in the first 2 series of the year.
    Over the last 3 he’s gone for an 875 OPS and a 9% SO, 13.6% BB rate. 5 doubles and 2 homers in those 18 games. Plays mostly center field. If he’s not called up this year, I could definitely seeing him getting offseason protection, or used as a trade piece.

  4. Matthew O'Neal

    6 perfect innings after the starter left the game for the Bats (would have been nice for that to be the case in St. Louis yesterday). Including Cionel Perez and Jose de Leon.
    De Leon’s last 5 outings have gone for 5.1 IP, 2BB and 11 Ks.

  5. Jonathan Linn

    I keep seeing comments that the Reds are too slow to promote players; which I think is a false narrative. The Reds simply haven’t had the A+++ players to promote in their early 20’s….Doug – could that be a good topic for an article?

  6. kevinz

    Not this crazy.
    But Lopez always seemed to be able to hit.
    Not much Power but awesome approach.