Louisville got a walk-off hit from Brantley Bell, Wilson Garcia homered for the second straight game for Chattanooga, Dayton finally finished a game that started on Friday while splitting a doubleheader that had both games come down to the final inning, and James Proctor struck out seven as he lowered his ERA to 1.43 on the season for Daytona.

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The Louisville Bats won 2-1. Box Score

Game Notes

Jeff Hoffman made his second rehab start with Louisville on Sunday. He only allowed two hits and one of them was an infield single. Hoffman pounded the strikezone, throwing 33 strikes and just 13 balls in his 4.0 innings. He now has thrown 6.0 shutout innings while allowing three hits and a walk to go with nine strikeouts in his two games with the Bats.

Max Schrock was removed after two at-bats. This was the plan – nothing happened that was unexpected here.

Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the 9th the Bats went to work. With one out Beau Taylor came to the plate as a pinch hitter and singled on a line drive to right field. Reliever Braden Shipley then came off of the bench to pinch run for Taylor. Mallex Smith hit a chopper to first base and turned it into an infield single. Alfredo Rodriguez followed with a walk to load the bases and put the winning run on second base. That brought Brantley Bell to the plate. He took a 1-2 hanging breaking ball and lined it down the right field line for a 2-run walk-off single.

Louisville won the series over Indianapolis taking the first two and final two games of the 6-game series.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 9-6. Box Score

Game Notes

Wilson Garcia homered for the second straight game. He’s been picking up hits left and right in June and is hitting .333/.357/.576 with eight extra-base hits in 66 at-bats during the month.

After hitting .150 from June 10th through June 18th, Brian Rey has busted out of his slump in a big way. He’s gone on a 7-game hitting streak that’s included four multi-hit games where he’s gone 11-27 – hitting .407 with a double, two home runs and eight runs batted in.

Chuckie Robinson hit .212 and slugged .242 in 13 games during May. Since the calendar flipped to June he’s turned things around. The catcher is now hitting .300/.364/.520 in 14 games during the month with five extra-base hits, five walks, and just seven strikeouts.

Michael Byrne was the only pitcher for the Lookouts to throw at least one inning and not allow a run on the day. He lowered his ERA on the year to 2.25 in 20.0 innings.

The Dayton Dragons split a doubleheader

Game 1: 12-10 loss. Box Score

Game 2: 5-3 win. Box Score

  • Jacob Hurtubise went 2-5 with a walk and 3 RBI.
  • Francisco Urbaez went 1-5 with a walk.
  • Juan Martinez went 2-3 with a walk, double, and an RBI.
  • James Free went 2-5 with a double.
  • Alex McGarry went 3-5 with a double and 2 runs.
  • Miguel Hernandez went 2-4 with a walk and a run.
  • Eric Yang went 1-3 with a walk, HBP, double, and a run scored.
  • Mariel Bautista went 2-5 with a run and an RBI.
  • Eduardo Salazar allowed 2 runs in 5.0 innings on 4 hits, a walk, and he struck out 5.
  • Andy Fisher threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts.
  • Pedro Garcia allowed a run in 2.0 innings.

Game Notes

Game 1 began on Friday, but was suspended at 12:52am after the 5th inning was completed with Dayton leading 7-4. Minor League Baseball rules stipulate that games can’t begin a new inning after 12:50am local time. The game was then postponed on Saturday and pushed to Sunday afternoon prior to the regularly scheduled game. Things didn’t go well as the Dragons allowed four runs in both the 7th inning and 8th inning as the Whitecaps walked the game off with a 2-run homer in “extras” as the game was only a 7-inning contest as a part of a doubleheader from Friday.

Game 2 saw the Dragons get some redemption as they scored four runs in the last two innings to complete a comeback win to split the doubleheader.

Jacob Hurtubise is now hitting .301/.450/.339 on the season with 23 steals and 30 walks in 42 games played.

Alex McGarry is 5-11 in his last three games after going through an 0-15 slump.

Andy Fisher lowered his ERA to 2.25 in 12.0 innings and now has 20 strikeouts on the season.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 4-3 in 10. Box Score

Game Notes

After beginning the season 1-20, Leo Seminati has been on fire. The Italian-born slugger has hit .311/.426/.644 in 15 games (he missed nearly three weeks after being hit in the head by a pitch).

Austin Hendrick walked twice, giving him 24 on the season. He’s played in 24 games – that’s a walk per game if you are tracking that one. But he’s also struck out 39 times and is hitting just .187/.402/.320 so far on the year.

James Proctor’s ERA dropped to 1.43 on the season. He’s now thrown 37.2 innings and allowed just 26 hits, walked 17 batters, and he’s struck out 51 batters on the year.

The ACL Reds

That’s not a typo. The Arizona Rookie League teams are no longer the “AZL Whatevers” they are the Arizona Complex League “Whatevers”. The Reds will kick things off on Monday night against the ACL White Sox in Goodyear. As of 9:00pm on Sunday I had not yet received the roster for the team. When I get it I will share it, but right now I’ve got nothing.

Top 25 Prospect Rundown

6/28 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 18-29 OFF DAY OFF DAY Here Here Here
Chattanooga 26-21 OFF DAY OFF DAY Here Here Here
Dayton 27-20 OFF DAY OFF DAY Here Here Here
Daytona 20-28 OFF DAY OFF DAY Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
0-0 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A

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16 Responses

  1. DaveCT

    I’m beginning to think Hendricks may be dropped down when the rookie leagues start. Bat to ball is his calling card.

  2. MK

    Bats game like a past Rockies minor league game with ex-Rockies Hoffman, Goudeau and Diehl pitching the first 8 innings. All three did a nice job and cumulatively allowed one run.

    The Dragons 1st game completion looked like a Reds game with the bullpen blowing a lead three times.

  3. Doc4uk

    Sure seems as if the prospect list has an unusual number of injured players ? Issues with bad luck, developmental issues, or poor choices in drafting. Hendrick was drafted for his bat but average is now .188 with only one HR in low A. Not too encouraging .

    When you get beyond the pitchers no one on this top 25 list stands out as a can’t miss major league player with possible exception of Barrero. Certainly home run hitters among this group?

    • Tom

      Hopefully some of these players can play in winter ball to get game reps.

    • Billy

      The large number of injuries isn’t confined to the prospect list, right? That’s everywhere in baseball after the off year. I’ve also seen where MLB has been signing a record number of independent league players. A significant part of that is likely due to the reduction in the number of teams in affiliated ball, but I believe part is also likely due to injuries.

      • Doug Gray

        Yeah, I don’t have the numbers on minor league injury rates, but injuries in the big leagues are up 33% over where they were at the same point in 2019. It’s a significant issue across baseball right now (and other sports, too – the NBA had big injury issues this year, and their medical staffs have predicted that it will also carry over into next season as well).

    • MK

      Doc, I’ve been wondering if emphasis on pitching velocity the Driveline way has put a strain on arms to the point where arm injuries are happening at a faster rate. Antone might be an example of a guy who increased velocity a lot and now is experiencing forearm issues. Seem funny that every pitcher drafted last year have arm issues. Not every semi-mature muscle group can be successfully be altered.

      • Doug Gray

        Every single organization in baseball is doing “Driveline” stuff today. All of them.

      • oklared

        Just because all teams are doing it doesn’t negate possible relationship.

      • DaveCT

        I look at it as a sign of the times, given the loss of a regular season in 2020, loss of training facilities and professional supervision, and the reality that training doesn’t equal competitive play. Go with what we know.

  4. Doc4uk

    Why do the Reds have no power prospects ? Also what happened to the player who we got in trade with the Dodgers who was setting HR records at Daytona?

    • Doug Gray

      The Reds have power prospects. They just don’t have guys hitting for power right now. There is a difference.

      Ibandel Isabel was a free agent. He’s still in Double-A with the Angels. He’s struck out 38% of the time he’s stepped to the plate this year and has a .770 OPS.

  5. MK

    Doug, since MKB took over can we expect Gameday coverage for the Goodyear Reds?