The Dayton Dragons came back to win a game they were trailing 7-0 after two innings thanks in part to Quincy McAfee’s 5 RBI night and Carson Spiers tossing 6.0 shutout innings of relief, Louisville kept their winning ways going behind 8 strikeouts from Riley O’Brien, Aristides Aquino’s rehab stint continued to go well, and Jose Barrero picked up two hits in a rain-shortened loss in Chattanooga.

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The Louisville Bats won 9-3. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 9-3 in 8 innings. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 8-7. Box Score

  • Jacob Hurtubise went 2-3 with 2 walks, a steal (18), and he scored 3 runs.
  • Quincy McAfee went 2-5 with a double, home run (2), and he had 5 RBI.
  • Quin Cotton went 1-3, was hit by a pitch, had a double, and had 2 RBI.
  • Eric Yang went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Victor Ruiz went 1-4 with a run scored.
  • Carson Spiers threw 6.0 shutout innings of relief while allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, and he struck out 9 batters.
  • Francis Peguero threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.

The Daytona Tortugas game was suspended

The game will be picked up in the top of the 5th inning tied up at 2-2 on Wednesday at 5pm. It will be followed by the regularly scheduled game.

6/9 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 12-18 7:05pm Takahashi Here Here Here
Chattanooga 17-13 7:15pm Curlis Here Here Here
Dayton 17-14 7:05pm Salazar Here Here Here
Daytona 13-17 5:00pm TBA/Kravetz Here Here Here

15 Responses

  1. RojoB

    Brantley Bell waiting in the wings…

    The Reds are saved

    • MK

      Still might be better than waiting for Votto to get a batting average above .230.

  2. MK

    Richardson had a rough start but most can be blamed on a terrible strike zone by the home plate umpire. She kept setting up on the shoulder closest to the hitter moving by which way the batter hit. She called no strikes on outside corner forcing a strike zone down the center thigh high which just got pounded or a walk. It through Lyon off.

    • Doug Gray

      I thought about bringing up the zone in the Patreon write up, but it didn’t seem to be getting anyone else in the game. I do agree, though, that the zone appeared to be tight for Richardson.

      • MK

        I sit right behind the plate and it was terrible. I tried to help but she did not listen. Just didn’t understand why Yang or bench didn’t adjust the pitch calling away from where they were not getting the call. Zone was bad but it was consistent.

    • Old Big Ed

      The umps are trained to line up on the inside corner, which is called the “slot” because it (generally) puts the ump in the slot between the hitter and catcher’s head/shoulders. The idea is that it makes the inside pitch very easy to call, with the outside corner learned through experience/repetition.

      So, it doesn’t sound like she set up wrong, and instead she just stinks at calling the outside corner. Joe West and Angel Hernandez will be retiring soon, so there should be a spot open at the MLB level for awful ball/strike umpires.

      • SultanofSwaff

        Lining up in the slot presumes too much—that the pitch will be in that vicinity. Sacrificing a good look at both corners for a great look at one corner defies logic. I personally think things went to squat when umps abandoned the chest pad/shield. With it, they could set up dead center and not be concerned about hiding behind the catcher for protection.

      • MK

        The big problem was she was about 8 inches shorter than Yang and couldn’t see the outside corner. Her mechanics were sound in the standard sense, as far as set up, but she needed to adjust to the circumstances.

    • Matthew O'Neal

      They are. Gonna be hard to find him regular playing time with Winker/Castellanos playing almost everyday, and Naquin starting vs righties. PH and starts vs. lefties seem to be his calling. And I’d put him in the corner OF and have Winker DH on days they go to AL parks.

  3. Matthew O'Neal

    Some talking out loud observations on Quincy McAfee. Where does his position end up being? He split time evenly in 2019 at SS(31 games) and 2b/3b(32 games). But this year has seen him 13 times in the outfield and 17 times in the infield, with only 1 at SS. He seems to quietly be impressing at Dayton. Already has as many XBH as he did in 19 with Billings, and he’s played in 1/2 the amount of games. Also has 20 walks to 23 k’s in 120 PAs, great rates on both. Might he be a name that sneaks into the midseason top 25 update?

    • MK

      Kind of disappointing to finally get Daytona on milb-tv and most of the guys I really wanted to see (Hendricks, Calhoun, Hinds, Johnson) are all out of the lineup.

    • Doug Gray

      I’m hoping to be in Dayton twice this week and a few times next week, so I’ll have a much better feel for a lot of guys on the team after that. In person views for defensive evaluation are a must for me on guys that are playing multiple spots.

      Love the walk rate. Solid strikeout rate. He’s going to have to raise his average from .235, for sure. But it’s early and things can certainly improve there – he’s played for a month.

  4. Brad

    Hope to see Santillan make the start in Gray’s spot while on IL.