Narciso Crook had another big night in a Louisville win, Jose Barrero kept on raking since returning from the Futures Game, Graham Ashcraft threw 6.0 shutout innings in a Chattanooga win, Allan Cerda hit a baseball 467 feet in Daytona’s win, and Miguel Hernandez helped lead the Dayton Dragons to a win with a home run and a double on Sunday.
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The Louisville Bats won 4-2. Box Score
- TJ Friedl went 1-5.
- Jose Barrero went 1-3 with 2 walks, a double, and an RBI.
- Max Schrock went 2-5 with an RBI.
- Mark Payton went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
- Alfredo Rodriguez went 2-4 with a run scored.
- Narciso Crook went 3-4 with a double, home run (7), and 3 RBI.
- Michael Mariot allowed 2 runs in 6.0 innings on 6 hits and 2 walks to go with 5 strikeouts.
- Carson Fulmer threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
- Brandon Finnegan threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.
- Phillip Diehl threw a hitless inning with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
Narciso Crook didn’t play for just over two weeks after a hamstring injury suffered in the final week of June. But he’s been on fire this weekend. He’s gone 6-8 with a walk, 2 doubles, and 2 home runs.
Jose Barrero is swinging a white hot bat right now. Since returning from the Futures Game – where he went 1-1 with a homer and a walk – he’s hit .500/.600/.864. That’s helped push his season line with both Chattanooga and Louisville to .300/.382/.498 in 56 games played.
After a big slump during June, Alfredo Rodriguez has turned things back up a notch or three in July. The infielder his hitting .304/.316/.375 during the month. He’s not drawing many walks of hitting for much power during the month, but he’s getting hits again after a .490 OPS during June.
Michael Mariot has now made 7 starts since signing with the Reds and has a 2.61 ERA in 38.0 innings with the Bats.
Phillip Diehl lowered his ERA to 2.22 in 29 games this season with Louisville. He’s struck out 39 batters with 5 walks in 28.1 innings this year.
The Chattanooga Lookouts won 3-1. Box Score
- Yoel Yanqui went 2-4 with a walk, triple, and an RBI.
- TJ Hopkins went 1-4 with a walk.
- Drew Mount went 1-2 with 2 walks, a home run (3), and 2 runs.
- Chuckie Robinson went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Braxton Lee went 1-4 with a steal and a run.
- Quincy McAfee went 1-4.
- Errol Robinson went 1-4.
- Graham Ashcraft threw 6.0 shutout innings on 4 hits and a walk to go with 5 strikeouts.
- Julio Pinto threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.
Graham Ashcraft began a new streak on Sunday of scoreless innings after his last one came to an end at 44.0 innings. Facing the team for second straight start, Ashcraft got his revenge after what happened on Tuesday by firing out 6.0 shutout innings. He threw 89 pitches with 58 strikes on the day. His ERA on the season is now 2.33 in 65.2 innings with a 1.01 WHIP. He still hasn’t allowed a home run and he’s got 82 strikeouts.
Drew Mount was injured to end the 1st inning of the first game he played in all season back in May. He hurt his ankle making a catch at the wall. He would miss nearly two months before beginning a rehab assignment with the Arizona Complex League Reds on June 28th. He played in 5 games there and crushed the ball, posting an OPS of 1.737 before returning to Chattanooga. Mount has barely skipped a beat. After reaching base 3 times on Sunday – including a home run – he’s now hitting .364/.462/.682 for the Lookouts in 7 games played.
The Dayton Dragons won 8-4. Box Score
- Jacob Hurtubise went 2-4 with a walk, steal (27), and a run scored.
- Francisco Urbaez went 1-4 with a walk and 2 runs.
- James Free went 2-3 with a walk, double, 2 runs, and 2 RBI.
- Alex McGarry went 2-4 with 2 RBI.
- Victor Ruiz went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
- Michael Siani went 1-3 with a walk, run, and an RBI.
- Miguel Hernandez went 2-4 with a double, home run (2) and 3 RBI.
- Jacques Pucheu allowed a run in 4.0 innings on a hit and 5 walks to go with 3 strikeouts.
- Matt Gill allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 strikeouts.
- Pedro Garcia threw 1.2 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout.
- Francis Peguero threw a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Miguel Hernandez homered for the first time since May 11th as he put together a big day at the plate. The shortstop has had some large home and road splits this season. In 30 games in Dayton he’s had 8 doubles and 2 home runs while hitting .356/.417/.495. On the road he’s hit just 2 doubles in 26 games with a .176/.229/.196 line.
Another day and another game in which Francisco Urbaez got on base a few times. The infielder is now hitting .335/.424/.466 on the season with 23 walks and 33 strikeouts in 49 games with the Dragons.
Since the start of June Victor Ruiz has hit .323 in 27 games played with 11 doubles and 2 triples.
Pedro Garcia lowered his ERA to 2.03 on the year. He’s pitched in 17 games and thrown 31.0 innings between his time in Daytona (4 games) and Dayton (13 games).
The Daytona Tortugas won 8-4. Box Score
- Ivan Johnson went 1-4 with a walk.
- Elly De La Cruz went 1-5 with a double.
- Wendell Marrero went 0-3 with 2 walks and a run.
- Daniel Vellojin went 2-3 with a walk, home run (3), and 2 runs scored.
- Allan Cerda went 2-4 with a home run (6), 2 runs, and 3 RBI.
- Brandon Leyton went 3-3 with a walk, 2 doubles, and a run.
- Leo Seminati went 1-4 with 2 RBI.
- Justin Gomez went 2-4 with a home run (1) and 2 RBI.
- Nick Hanson threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk.
- Jason Parker was charged with an unearned run in an inning of work.
- Sam Hellinger threw 2.1 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts.
Allan Cerda’s home run still hasn’t landed. According to the Trackman estimation the ball went 467 feet. I’m still catching up on home run distances, but I believe this is the longest home run hit in the Reds farm system this year.
19-year-old Elly De La Cruz only had one hit on the day, but it was a double. He doubled in the Daytona game on Saturday, too. Between his time with the Arizona Complex League Reds and the Tortugas he’s played in 13 games. He now has 13 extra-base hits on the season – 8 doubles, 2 triples, and 3 home runs. He’s hitting .373/.422/.729 so far this season.
Nick Hanson made his first start in three years. He lowered his ERA on the season to 2.13 with his 2.0 shutout innings. The big right-hander has allowed 6 hits in 12.2 innings this season while striking out 12 and walking 11.
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