Alejo Lopez homered for the second consecutive day, Drew Mount got on base for the 24th straight game, Stevie Branche struck out the side in his Dayton debut while teammate Francisco Urbaez got on base four more times, and Austin Hendrick and Danny Lantigua both homered in a win for Daytona.

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The Louisville Bats lost 12-2. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 6-4. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 4-1. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 6-3. Box Score

The ACL Reds had the day off

The DSL Reds had the day off

8/5 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 30-49 8:05pm Greene Here Here Here
Chattanooga 40-37 7:15pm Ashcraft Here Here Here
Dayton 41-38 7:05pm Pucheu Here Here Here
Daytona 39-41 6:30pm Marinan Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
12-12 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
9-6 10:30am TBA Here N/A N/A

16 Responses

  1. amdg

    Not a bad outing for Lodolo in his first AAA game.
    Gave up a 2-out home run, and left the game with 2 outs and a runner on 1st, who the reliever allowed to score.

    Any reason why he was pulled after 2 and 2/3 IP?

    • Redsvol

      I worry a bit about lodolo in the big leagues. He doesn’t seem to have the mentality to bear down in games where the other team is making contact. He needs a lot more time in Louisville in my opinion and for a college pitcher that’s concern. Greene on other hand is going to be just fine. He’s not pitched much out of high school and just needs more experience.

      • Luke J

        What have you seen that makes you think that is true of Lodolo. Up to this point basically no one has made much contact and when they have he has rarely failed to “bear down” on get out of innings? I don’t think that assessment is based on facts. And one short outing to start AAA is not sufficient to draw that conclusion either.

      • Kindell

        His LOB percentage in AA was 83%. I don’t know if there is another number that proves that he is capable of bearing down or not.

  2. Norwood Nate

    Well the good news is the Reds can bring everyone from the rotation back next season. That would allow both Lodolo and Greene to more time to develop. Or the Reds could easily trade a starter if someone is kicking down the door between now and the end of the season. It’s good to have options.
    Man, that Louisville bullpen mirrored their major league counterpart in both familiar names and results. Hopefully just a bad night.
    Dayton’s offense is pretty much Urbaez and a whole lot of nothing. It’s nice to see Nick Hanson’s name in the rundown.

    • Shawn

      I would be surprised to see Miley’s option picked up. We have too many other good options.

      • Tom

        He’s been the most valuable player on the team. I think it gets picked up.

      • Norwood Nate

        At this point in the season Miley has accrued 5 bWAR. His $10m salary (compared to a $1m buyout) for next season projects as a bargain. He is also our only current LH starting pitcher. The ability to place Miley, as a softer tossing lefty, between two harder throwing righties can really affect an opposing team’s ability to find a groove. Other than the Reds being cheap, I see no reason his option isn’t picked up.

      • Doug Gray

        IF they don’t pick up Wade Miley’s option the fans in this town should riot.

    • MK

      A real positive to view the health of twoH-Nick’s, Howard and Hanson.

    • Old Big Ed

      There isn’t any point in the Reds’ picking up the option until the deadline to do so. He could blow out his arm or any number of things, so the smart play is to wait.

      Short of that, though, they are 100% going to pick it up. I think that they will pick up Barnhart’s option, too.

  3. Daniel P Flaute

    Agreed. Even if you decided to have Greene/Lodolo take his spot, you’d want to pick up the option to trade him. A LHP coming off a 200 inning season with a sub 3 ERA is by far the biggest trade chip you could cash in.

  4. MK

    It would hurt the clubhouse as well as pitching staff if Miley not kept. He is not only the team pitching leader but also is an infield instructor to show the younger guys how to manage a game from the mound.

      • DaveCT

        Miley is a no brainer. Economical, effective, and a staff as well as team leader. Should not be a hard decision.

  5. robert white

    Agree with those who say Miley’s option should be retained. If the Reds deal any starter I would suggest Castillo. Assuming he continues to pitch like he has since late May, with his 2 years of control remaining, he will be the type pitcher for which large market contenders will pay dearly- perhaps 2 top 5 organization prospects plus say the type of good MLB ready reliever the Reds very much will need for 2022. Reds can slot in Lodolo or Greene in his place and upgrade an already promising top end upper minor league talent (Lodolo/Greene/Barrero/Ashcraft with less so but useful Lopez/Friedl). For a team like Cincy that cannot go toe to toe financially with the big markets, flipping Castillo makes sense.