Austin Hendrick kept his hot July going with another 2-hit game for Daytona, Dauri Moreta and Nick Howard keep throwing well out of the bullpen in Louisville, Robbie Tenerowicz homered for the second straight day, and Carson Spiers struck out 8 batters in 5.0 innings for Dayton on Sunday afternoon. There is no Top 25 Rundown today on the site (but it is available to those who subscribe over at Patreon) because it includes the updated Top 25 Prospect list that is going live tomorrow morning here on the site.

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The Louisville Bats lost 9-3. Box Score

Game Notes

TJ Friedl has more walks than strikeouts since the beginning of June, 28 to 27. After a slump to begin the season he’s up to .266/.379/.410 on the year.

Nick Howard’s ERA dropped to 2.00 on the season in his 25 games between Chattanooga and Louisville. He’s got 12 walks and 37 strikeouts in 27.0 innings across 25 games.

Dauri Moreta’s ERA was lowered to 1.05 in 24 games between Chattanooga and Louisville. He now has just 8 walks and 45 strikeouts in 34.1 innings pitched this year.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 11-6. Box Score

Game Notes

Tough day for the Lookouts pitching. Four of the five pitchers allowed at least one run in their outing.

Robbie Tenerowicz homered for the second straight day and is hitting .274/.370/.629 in 19 games during July.

Lorenzo Cedrola may be heating back up. He’s gone 5-13 in the last three games and has his average back up to .310 with the Lookouts.

The Dayton Dragons won 5-3. Box Score

Game Notes

Victor Ruiz put together another 2-hit game and is now hitting .305/.352/.402 in July across 21 games played. He’s hitting .309 since the start of June.

Carson Spiers put together another strong start. He’s made 11 starts and 5 relief appearances this season between Daytona and Dayton and now has a 3.69 ERA in 68.1 innings with 16 walks and 84 strikeouts.

Vin Timpanelli made his High-A debut today and picked up right where he left off in Daytona – a shutout inning. His ERA is now sitting at 1.75 on the season in 21 games. His outing included a walk and a strikeout, which is also right where he had left off. Timpanelli, in his first year as a pitcher, has 18 walks and 42 strikeouts this season.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 6-5. Box Score

Game Notes

Austin Hendrick is heating up this month. He’s now hitting .268/.375/.561 with 6 extra-base hits in 11 games played during July.

In 8 games played from June 9th through July 16th (he was injured and missed nearly a month in this span), Allan Cerda went 0-21. Since July 17th he’s hit .423/.559/.692 with 5 walks and 6 strikeouts in 8 games.

The ACL Reds had the day off.

The DSL Reds had the day off.

7/26 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 27-44 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Chattanooga 37-32 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Dayton 39-32 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Daytona 34-38 OFF DAY Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
8-9 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
4-4 10:30am TBA Here N/A N/A

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4 Responses

  1. MK

    The Fort Wayne announcer was having fun with the signing of Vin Timpanelli and that he was signed out of a Men’s Adult Recreation League in New York City. He wondered what those players thought of a 100 mph fastball. He also wondered if the Reds routinely scouted Recreation Leagues.

      • Jefferson Green

        That’s a great article! Thanks, Krozley. I love reading about the Reds’ pitching development these days. Fascinating – and especially exciting as a lifelong fan of a team that has spent the decades from Marge to Jocketty behind the curve in developing players.

      • Chi Reds Fan

        that is an interesting article! the somewhat concerning bit is that there may be an untapped reserve of 95+ mph pitchers out in the hinterlands…as if an epidemic of 95+ throwers has not already emerged! At some point the world needs a slew of guys who can hit 95+ pitches more often than they can now…