Louisville got big nights from both Jose Barrero and TJ Friedl in a blowout win, homers by Lorenzo Cedrola and Chuckie Robinson led the offense for Chattanooga while the pitching staff threw a shutout, Stevie Branche struck out 9 batters in 3.0 hitless innings of relief and Leo Seminati cracked a 3-run homer in a Daytona win, and both of the complex teams picked up wins on Friday.

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The Louisville Bats won 11-1. Box Score

  • TJ Friedl went 3-5 with a walk, triple, steal, 2 RBI, and a run.
  • Jose Barrero went 3-4 with a walk, home run (10), steal, 2 runs, and 3 RBI. He was also hit by a pitch.
  • Max Schrock went 3-6 with a double and 2 runs.
  • Mark Payton went 1-4 with 2 walks, a double, and a run.
  • Alfredo Rodriguez went 2-3 with a run and an RBI.
  • Michael De Leon went 3-5 with an RBI and 2 runs.
  • Chris Okey went 1-4 with a walk, run, and an RBI.
  • Ashton Goudeau went 1-2 with a run and an RBI. He was charged with an unearned run in 4.0 innings on 2 hits and 3 walks to go along with 3 strikeouts.
  • Brandon Finnegan threw a shutout inning with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
  • Carson Fulmer threw 2.0 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts.
  • Dauri Moreta threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 4-0. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons had their game suspended

Dayton is trailing 5-1 in the 4th inning. The game will be resumed at 4:30pm on Saturday and be followed by a 7-inning game.

The Daytona Tortugas won 4-3. Box Score

The ACL Reds won 7-4. Box Score

The DSL Reds won 12-6. Box Score

7/17 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 25-37 8:05pm Greene Here Here Here
Chattanooga 34-27 7:05pm Lodolo Here Here Here
Dayton 34-28 4:30pm TBA/Davis Here Here Here
Daytona 29-35 7:05pm Williams Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
7-6 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
2-2 10:30am TBA Here N/A N/A

19 Responses

  1. Melvin

    Jose B keeps hitting like that he’ll be up very soon.

    • Amdg

      After starting 5 for 31 at Louisville, he has gone 8 for 18.

      Very small sample size, but certainly indicates an improvement, it can’t hurt to bring up a better defender who probably won’t be more of a liability than either us the incumbents.

      With Farmers hitting 0.224 and Suarez hitting 0.177

      • Matt O'Neal

        And 9 walks already in Louisville, and 25 on the year in 54 games. That matches his career high, which took him 104 games in 2019.

    • Melvin

      Yep. We’re all in waiting. As we saw again last night defense does matter. Not that Farmer had anything to do with it. He’s done a pretty decent job at SS. However it’s been so long since we’ve seen a really GOOD defensive SS I think we’ve kind of forgotten what one really looks like. This team could use it.

  2. Matt O'Neal

    TJ Hopkins and Lorenzo Cedrola continue to impress in the Chattanooga outfield.

    Castillo, Greene, and Lodolo all going for the Reds system tonight. Should be a good show!

  3. Norwood Nate

    Moreta not missing a beat moving up to L-ville. What a difference a few games make for Barrero.

    • DaveCT

      Half hoping he’s not a streak hitter though. Rather see professional at bats each time out. But this is why a turn back in the minors was required and use of the word development.

  4. RojoB

    Is it time for Schrock and López to trade places?

    I feel better about Schrock sitting on the MLB bench than López—man what a way to crush a kid’s momentum.

    And Bell seems more likely to let Schrock play than Alejo

    • MBS

      Lopez is destined to be a utility player, moving him down won’t change that. I would like to see him play more, but he’s not going to be an everyday player without an injury to India or Senzel.

    • Harold Morse

      Bell is going to sink that team he doesn’t even play Lopez the kid was red hot. And bell doesn’t know how to use the bull pen . They loose alot of games because of that.

  5. RedBB

    If Barrero keeps this up I think we see him in the big league getting some starts at SS by August some time. Thoughts Doug?

    • Doug Gray

      It all depends on Moustakas doesn’t it? If he ever gets healthy and returns then shortstop, love it or absolutely hate it, has to go to Suarez. They just aren’t going to bench him.

      • DaveCT

        Get Senzel back as a fifth guy on the dirt. Or wherever they get played these days.

      • Melvin

        Count me as one who would absolutely hate it. :)

  6. The Rage

    The Reds should be looking to trade Mahle. What a spaz

  7. Brad

    If Moustakas is healthy, what could Reds get for him on trade market?

    No place for him to play in 2022 and beyond with Barrero coming for SS, India cemented at 2B and Suarez at 3B.

    A chance to add a bit through bullpen and prospects/salary relief by moving Moustakas.