The Louisville Bats got blown out of the water – but did get another big game from Alejo Lopez, Jose Barrero hit a late 3-run home run for Chattanooga who didn’t have any hits until the 9th inning, Austin Hendrick returned to the lineup for Daytona as the Tortugas put together a come from behind win on Sunday afternoon.

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The Louisville Bats lost 10-4. Box Score

Game Notes

It was a tough first two innings for Louisville. After getting a run in the bottom of the 1st inning, Toledo scored 9 runs off of Riley O’Brien and Brandon Finnegan to jump out to a 10-0 lead. The bullpen didn’t allow a hit moving forward and walked just two batters while striking out 11. Too little, too late, but an impressive turnaround from the other relievers.

Alejo Lopez homered for the 2nd time in the last 3 games. Those homers represent the only two he’s hit this season. He’s now hitting .366/.459/.510 with 22 walks and 16 strikeouts through 37 games between Chattanooga and Louisville.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 4-3. Box Score

Game Notes

The Lookouts didn’t have a hit until Leonardo Rivas singled with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning. A walk preceded his single and the next batter, Jose Barrero, homered to make it a 4-3 game and put pretty on Pensacola to close the game out. A pitching change took care of things for the Blue Wahoos as they held on for the win after losing both the no-hitter and shutout in the 9th.

Jose Barrero is now hitting .327/.390/.545 on the season with 7 doubles, a triple, and 5 home runs. Since striking out 4 times on June 5th he hasn’t struck out in 5 straight games while going 11-21 with a double and a home run.

Eddy Demurias was charged with his 1st earned run of the season in the game. He’s now thrown 17.1 innings between Dayton and Chattanooga.

Randy Wynne stepped up as a spot starter after today’s probable, Matt Pidich, had to step in for Nick Lodolo after he had to exit the game yesterday in the 4th inning. Wynne kept the Lookouts in the game, even though they were being no-hit throughout the entirety of Wynne’s time on the mound.

The Dayton Dragons lost 9-6. Box Score

Game Notes

It was a nightmare start to the game for Lyon Richardson, who allowed five runs in the top of the 1st after hitting a batter, allowing 5 hits – including a 3-run homer – hitting a batter, and walking a batter. After a very long inning he settled in and threw three shutout innings moving forward for a final line of 4.0IP, 7H, 5ER, 2BB, 4K. He threw 88 pitches with 56 strikes.

Miguel Hernandez is hitting .299 in the last 19 games after starting out the year by hitting .213 in the first two weeks.

Jacob Hurtubise continues to just be an on-base machine that steals bases left-and-right. He now has 22 steals in 32 games while hitting .284/.444/.333 with 24 walks and 26 strikeouts.

Francis Peguero lowered his ERA to 0.82 in 11.0 innings where he now has 2 walks and 12 strikeouts.

The Daytona Tortugas won 8-6. Box Score

Game Notes

Wendell Marrero left the game in the bottom of the 3rd inning

Austin Hendrick returned to the lineup today and went 0-4 with a walk.

The first three hitters in the Daytona lineup went a combined 0-13 with 7 strikeouts.

Vin Timpanelli lowered his ERA on the season to 1.17

The Tortugas made a comeback on Sunday afternoon, but only because they blew an earlier lead. At one point they held a 4-2 lead, but a 4-run 5th for Bradenton put Daytona behind. Wilfred Astudillo homered in the 6th to make it 6-5. In the 8th inning Leo Seminati hit a 2-run homer – his first of the year – to put the Tortugas up 7-6. Steven Layton would add a run on a sacrifice fly later in the inning to make it 8-6.

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Chattanooga 20-15 OFF DAY OFF DAY Here Here Here
Dayton 20-16 OFF DAY OFF DAY Here Here Here
Daytona 15-21 OFF DAY OFF DAY Here Here N/A

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16 Responses

  1. Matt O'Neal

    Hunter Greene/RHP/AAA – That’s nice to see. He’ll have a tough test in his first game – Omaha has the highest OPS in AAA East.

  2. weigarp

    I noticed Jacob Hurtubise left the game after three at bats. Injury?

    • Doug Gray

      No clue. There wasn’t a sign that suggested he was injured, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t. We’ll know more tomorrow.

  3. RedsGettingBetter

    Seven out of 25 top prospects are in the IL and two of them are 2020 drafted players (Boyle and Bonnin). Worry about Callihan injury as he was scratched for the rest of the season. Mr Doug, do you have an article on Callihan’s health status?

      • Billy

        I knew he was injured. I didn’t know he was out for the remainder of the year. Is that new information?

  4. Norwood Nate

    After giving up 3 ER over 20.1 innings in his first 5 starts, Richardson has given up 12 ER over 6 IP in his last two starts. Hopefully adjustments can be made and he can get back on track.
    Nice to see Barrero getting the HR, and Lopez just keeps on hitting.

  5. Charles Graves

    Does the DSL still exist? If so are the Reds fielding a team?

    • Doug Gray

      Yes it does and the plan is to field a team.

  6. Greenfield Red

    Is Miguel Hernandez on the radar as a legitimate MLB candidate?

    BB/K numbers are good. OPS is low. Maybe not much power at this point?

    • Doug Gray

      He’s going to have to hit more. The defense is not much of a question – he’s a shortstop. He’s looked a little bit better this year at the plate than he did his last time through Dayton back in 2019. That’s a good sign. I think it’s likely he’s a bit more of a year-per-level kind of guy. The upside with his bat isn’t too high, so it’s tough to see where he just “breaks out” and rockets up multiple levels. There’s enough there with the bat though that you can see a future big leaguer if he continues to develop and gets the most from his hitting tools. Probably more likely a backup kind of infielder than a starter, but I wouldn’t be completely shocked if he followed the Miguel Rojas route.

      • Greenfield Red

        Thank you for that update. He’s a guy I keep an eye on.

  7. Rob

    What was Callihan’s original injury listed as? He has some good potential and I wish him a speedy recovery.