Joe Boyle made his pro debut with a rehab start in Arizona and struck out every hitter he faced while the ACL Reds won in their final at-bat, Mike Moustakas, Jose Barrero, Alejo Lopez, and TJ Friedl all homered for Louisville but the Bats still lost, Drew Mount’s 2-run homer put the game away for Chattanooga as he continued to tear it up since returning from the injured list, and Allan Cerda and Elly De La Cruz put on a show for Daytona.

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The Louisville Bats lost 5-4. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 5-1. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 4-3. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 6-4. Box Score

The ACL Reds won 6-5. Box Score

The DSL Reds lost 8-4. Box Score

8/4 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 30-48 2:05pm Lodolo Here Here Here
Chattanooga 40-36 7:15pm TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 41-37 7:05pm Keys Here Here Here
Daytona 38-41 6:30pm Parker Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
12-12 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
9-6 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A

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23 Responses

  1. donny

    When the reds signed Ariel Manuel Almonte from the Dominican Republic . Baseball America had him listed at 6-4 .
    While on the Reds DSL roster they have him listed at 6-1. How in the world does a guy shrink like that ?
    I assume he is 6-1 and baseball America had it wrong , but when you look at his videos he does look like he’s 6-4 . Maybe they have the wrong video of a different player and got the names mixed up.

    Is he 6-1 or 6-4 and is the guy in those baseball America videos the real Ariel Almonte ?

  2. E

    Thanks Doug. Cool to see Boyle out there. Do you happen to know what he Velo was?

  3. Luke J

    Thanks for the update on Boyle. I’ve been watching to see if he came back soon but didn’t think to check the ACL. I have high hopes for him. I’m a fan of the guys with electric stuff but are flawed. There’s always a chance with proper development and work they can fix their flaws and still have that great stuff. And he seems to be a hard worker. So maybe he’ll turn into a great pitcher.

  4. RedsGettingBetter

    When would gonna pitch Hunter Greene again?

    • Luke J

      Lodolo is scheduled to start tonight for the Bats and Greene is scheduled to start tomorrow.

      • RedsGettingBetter

        Good. So Ashcraft should be scheduled for pitching in next days. Adding Bryce Bonnin to Greene, Lodolo and Ashcraft, It’s very interesting and encouraging to follow this quartet of rookies pitchers…

      • donny

        I think you can add Evan Kravetz in that mix to. I understand why he is not ranked in the reds system or at least i know where they are coming from. ” Because of his age and he hasn’t pitched enough, but you got to remember he’s only been a starter for 3 years and he’s basically only pitched as a starter in one of those years when he was in college because of the covid situation and small injury set backs.
        The guy has dominated when he has pitched.

        I still think he will add more to his fastball , because he is a big guy and will still get stronger as he builds that arm strength up as he pitches more.
        All though I understand why he is not ranked in the reds system as I mentioned above , but for me I would have him ranked around 15 because if he stays healthy and the wheels don’t fall off. I have no doubt that he is going to be a big leaguer . I can’t say that for the players below the top 15.

      • donny

        ”You watch when he pitches more . He will sky rocket up the reds ranking system from not being ranked to way up the board.

  5. Tom

    Doug, just anecdotally it seems like the Reds minor league pitching has a (perhaps) higher percentage of strikeouts, higher percentage of walks, and lower percentage of hits. If I think back to the Harang-Arroyo-Price-Baker era from 2006-2016 it was only about limiting walks and (stop me if you’ve heard this phrase in less than 3 years) “pitching to contact”. What do you see as indicators of the Boddy era and where do you see things going? Should we still expect a pitcher to limit their walks to 3 per 9 in order to sustain success? Or is 4 walks per 9 and 7 hits per 9 to go with 11 k’s going to play out well at the MLB level?

    • MK

      I remember in the Dwight Golden early days they wanted him to stop concentrating on Ks as they thought the mounting pitch counts from them were detrimental to his long term arm health. The higher K and BB rates mean higher pitch counts and if 100 pitches is the magic number it means a lot of 6-inning outings. This means relievers will become valued as much as starters.

    • Doug Gray

      It’s pretty much the pitching philosophy of every organization – walks matter less when you strikeout more. You can get away with it some. There are limits of course. I still think once you start pushing 4+ walks per 9-innings pitched, no matter how many bats you are missing, is going to be problematic for 95% of pitchers that fall into that category.

      • Tom

        Thanks. Good to know.

        That puts Bonnin in that upper echelon statistically. Is Dayton calling soon?

  6. MK

    Michael Trautwein made his pro debut last night with a walk.

  7. Tom

    Any word on Hendricks weaknesses at the plate? Is it pitch recognition? Any particular pitch he’s susceptible to? He’s certainly got an interesting plan at the plate. Before the draft there was the issue he had with a new batting stance or swing change. Talk was that he’d scrap that and go back to his more comfortable swing. What have the Reds approached with him? Is it possible he could use some complex league time and/or a repeat of A ball next year? The tools are there, but he seems like a player that would’ve started in Billings and benefited from that time.

    • Ryan from OH

      Been following this sight since 06, bought a prospect guide back in the day, and was a Patreon for a little while(I have some work to do on this front).

    • Doug Gray

      It happened quite a while ago so I don’t really know what you did, but you said something that warranted it. Prior to today, your last approved comment was in late January of 2020.