Hunter Greene and Nick Lodolo both struck out 9 batters in their starts on Friday night. Brian Rey, Lorenzo Cedrola, and Drew Mount kept on swinging hot bats for Chattanooga, and Austin Hendrick crushed a home run in a Daytona extra-innings win.

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The Louisville Bats lost 4-1. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 7-6. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 7-3. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 7-5 in 11. Box Score

The ACL Reds were postponed.

The DSL Reds game was cancelled.

7/24 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 27-42 7:00pm Mariot Here Here Here
Chattanooga 36-31 7:15pm TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 37-32 6:35pm Pucheu Here Here Here
Daytona 33-37 7:00pm Bonnin Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
8-8 4:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
3-4 10:30am TBA Here N/A N/A

22 Responses

  1. Greenfield Red

    As a group, Red ML teams 10 games under .500… again this year. At some point, wins and losses matter as to the value of a Minor League system.

    On a side note, we went to the Indy Indians game last night. Indians pitcher was perfect through 4 innings. He was lifted to start the 5th inning. I would liked to have seen him continue as long a he was perfect and was still able to pitch.

    • HoosierBadger

      Wins and losses down on the farm are largely irrelevant for the parent club. What’s important is the development of individual players. They should be working on developing skills which will help them compete in the majors, and that will often be at odds with winning at the minor league level. I suppose there could be some ineffable benefit to playing with winning clubs on the way up. However, I’d have to see some objective data on that to be convinced it has any effect on an individual player’s performance in the big leagues.

      • greenfield red

        I get that. But when the losses pile up year after year after year, there should be a question of culture.

      • Doug Gray

        Louisville stinks. Every other team is good (Daytona’s been decimated by injuries, but they have still hung around .500 all year with the exception of one losing streak that put them in the hole).

  2. rick in boise

    Greene & Lodolo doing well with the K’s but giving up runs – what should we worry about and what shouldn’t we?

    • Hanawi

      Greene’s problem has been home runs. Giving them up at a pretty high rate so far at AAA. But the SOs are great. And he’s 21. Wonder if they are catching up with the fastball or hitting the his offspeed stuff?

      • TR

        My guess is fastball. Got the MPH but from what I heard not a lot of movement. Secondary offerings need to keep developing so people don’t sit on his 102 fastball.

      • Doug Gray

        Greene isn’t actually giving up home runs at a high rate in AAA, except the one game where he gave up 4 in a little league ballpark (it’s 310 down the line, for example) when there were 20 MPH winds blowing out. He’s given up 2 home runs in 28.1 innings outside of that game.

  3. Redsvol

    Doug – what’s up with McClain not signing yet? I think he’s the only one in top 20 selections still not signed. Based on your Tracker, looks like the Reds can give him about $500k over slot. Isn’t $4.1 million enough to forego your senior year at UCLA. Seems like a terrible risk to go back to school another year and get injured or have a drop in performance. Lets go Matt, time to get started trying to make it to the major leagues. Don’t listen too much to the stupid agent, if you want to play baseball in the majors, get started.

    • Doug Gray

      Two things: He’ll sign. You should sign up for my Patreon and you’d have some real good info right now on McClain.

      And two: Always listen to your agent. They know a whole lot more about the finances of the situation than you do. This might be the only time you ever get to maximize (to a point, since caps are limited) the amount of money you get. Get every single last penny you can, Matt.

  4. Reaganspad

    When does Nick Howard get a shot with the Reds. He looks like he has finally put it together

  5. Randy in Chatt

    Hey DG,

    What do you think the time table will be with our new draft signees? When will they need to report and any guesses on where most of them will be assigned, especially our top picks? When do you think they will start playing in real games?

    Also, with 22 coming in, will there have to be 22 cut or will they be reassigned to another place so not to lose them (extended spring, etc.?).

    • Doug Gray

      Most of them are out in Arizona now and have been for the week. Sounds like we’ll start seeing them assigned in about a week-two weeks. Some guys won’t play at all – pitchers in particular. With how long some were shut down between the end of their year and then the draft, it just doesn’t make sense to try and ramp them back up for a month. I’d expect most guys to stay in Arizona and play with just a select few heading to Daytona.

      I haven’t seen anything official but I’ve heard that there are some things with this draft that could allow some players to technically not count as being on the organization “roster” that counts toward the total player count. So the Reds (and other teams) won’t have to cut the same number of players they signed – just the number of players that are “activated”. Also, guys placed on the 60-day injured list don’t count towards that “organizational roster” number, so we may see a few players that are injured currently added to that in order to not have to release someone.

    • MK

      I think typically they are on a plane the day after they sign.

  6. MK

    Seems like Hendrick might be figuring a few things out the last few games. Above the Mendoza line and steadily rising.

    • DaveCT

      And Cedrola keeps hitting with August coming fast. If there is an AZ Fall League this year, this kid may have earned an assignment.

  7. IndyRedsFan

    Doug,

    Earlier this week, you mentioned in the Patreon edition that the Reds had signed a NDFA with interesting tools, but who hadn’t put them together yet….

    You didn’t mention his position….a hitter I suppose, but wondering what position he plays.

    thanks

    • indyRedsFan

      Nevermind…..just read the Elly de la Cruz article where you included the info I was looking for…

  8. DaveCT

    So Doug, any info on an AZ Fall League this year?

    Seems we have some hitters at Dayton and Chattanooga that are good candidates. Cedrola, Urbaez, Hopkins, perhaps McClain

    • Doug Gray

      Aside from it’s happening *things can change given what we’re still living through*, no.

  9. Bubba Woo

    Doug, I’m interested in what you think thr chances are of Ashcraft getting promoted. Other than the one outing in Dayton and the start two weeks ago. he’s been completely dominant. It really doesn’t seem like he’s being challenged at AA. Is the org anization just hesitant to promote someone 2 levels in a season?