Elly De La Cruz and Austin Hendrick had big games in Daytona’s win, Christian Roa and Ivan Johnson both announced their presence with authority in their first games with the Dayton Dragons, Jose Barrero had an inside-the-park home run for Louisville while Nick Senzel and Tejay Antone looked good in their rehab appearances for the Bats in a blowout win.

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The Louisville Bats won 8-1. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 4-3. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 10-1. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 10-6. Box Score

The ACL Reds lost 12-1. Box Score

The DSL Reds lost 8-7. Box Score

8/11 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 33-51 6:30pm Greene Here Here Here
Chattanooga 41-41 8:05pm TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 44-40 1:05pm Pucheu Here Here Here
Daytona 42-43 7:05pm Medrano Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
15-15 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
11-9 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A

14 Responses

  1. DaveCt

    Wow. Several great promotions. And, several great reactions from lower level players, in response?

  2. DaveCt

    Wow. Several great promotions. And, several great reactions from lower level players, in response?

  3. Stock

    Six players have made watching the minors so much fun the last 1.5 months. I can’t remember a year where 6 guys produced like this. Austin Hendrick and several of this year’s draft picks should be fun to watch also.

    Barrero, Ivan Johnson, De La Cruz, Cerda, Jorge and Balcazar are the six doing so well lately. Balcazar may not belong on this list but I am impressed so far.

    The top 2 in each category I looked at distanced themselves from the other 4 but all 4 were impressive.


    De La Cruz 1.364
    Johnson 1.314

    The other 4
    Cerda 1.000
    Jorge 0.986
    Balcazar 0.901
    Barrero 0.840

    Last 10:
    Johnson 1.351
    De La Cruz 1.299

    The others:
    Jorge 0.986
    Cerda 0.980
    Balcazar 0.948
    Barrero 0.890

    Last 20 (24 for Barrero):
    Cerda 1.094
    Barrero 1.087

    The others:
    De La Cruz 0.997
    Jorge 0.986
    Johnson 0.979
    Balcazar 0.948

    July + August:

    De La Cruz 1.078
    Jorge 1.053

    The others:
    Barrero 0.969
    Cerda 0.933
    Johnson 0.930
    Balcazar 0.922

    • Redsvol

      I agree, very impressed with development of some offensive players this year. I would like to know what de la Cruz needs to do to get promoted. Like to see how he does in Dayton and out of the Florida state league for a couple weeks before season is over.

      • Andrew

        Idk. Florida state league can be tough for hitters and with Cruz at 19yo and an OBP around .300 at A ball, I think it would be prudent to let him play out the season at A

      • AllTheHype

        Well, one thing de la Cruz needs to work on is that 4:23 BB:K rate in Daytona. That needs to improve, or he’s going to get exploited in up levels. He’s in the appropriate level right now so he can work on that.

      • Stock

        I agree that De La Cruz should work on his approach in Daytona a bit more. I think it is coming around though. In July he had a 32% K% vs. a 4% BB%. In August it has been 15% K% and a 5% BB%.

  4. Bubba Woo

    A little confused on why Lodolo isn’t going any longer than 3 innings. He only had 54 pitches. I realize he missed most of June with the blister issue and may not be fully stretched out, but a big part of development is going thru a lineup a second time and being forced to make adjustments.

    • SultanofSwaff

      I was wondering the same thing, especially since he has fewer than 50 IP all season.

    • Jefferson Green

      I’d love to know more, as well – about the current pitch count status as well as the plan and hope for innings buildup for the season. With last year so lacking and it’s only numbers murky, I have been curious all year as to how the innings loads were going to be managed.

    • MK

      Roa goes 6 and Lodolo 3? So Roa should have twice the strength to pitch more innings than Lodolo. They have both missed injury time this year, what is difference. Hopefully there wasn’t a blister problem. For those expecting Lodolo to be in the Reds rotation in 2022, he has only pitched 49 innings so far in 2021, so might get to 85 by the years end. He won’t have the safe ability to pitch a whole major league season.

      • Doug Gray

        I think the difference is that blisters can probably develop easier than just normal usage would lead to “injury”.

        Lodolo has thrown more innings than that this season – he was in spring training and the April alternate site. We don’t have the numbers for how much he threw there, but he was throwing and picking up innings.