Rece Hinds homered twice in Daytona, Narciso Crook and Mike Freeman continued to rake in August for Louisville, and Allan Cerda’s incredible run over the last six weeks continued with another three hits for Dayton.

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The Louisville Bats lost 7-6. Box Score

Game Notes

Mike Freeman is hitting .378/.509/.644 in August over 15 games with Louisville.

Narciso Crook’s hot month of August also continued. He’s now hitting .343/.439/.600 in 17 games during the month for the Bats.

The Chattanooga Lookouts

The Tennessee Smokies team is having a COVID-related outbreak of sorts and the series against the Chattanooga Lookouts has been cancelled. The Lookouts will return to the field on Tuesday when they host the Birmingham Barons.

The Dayton Dragons won 8-6. Box Score

Game Notes

It was another big day for Allan Cerda as he fell a home run shy of the cycle. In the 5 games since joining Dayton earlier this week he’s hit .429/.455/.762. Since July 17th he’s hit .339/.438/.669 – that’s covering 35 games and 153 plate appearances.

Alex McGarry now has 3 multi-hit games in the last 4 games played.

Michael Siani went 0-5 with a walk in the game but stole two bases to push his season total up to 25.

The Daytona Tortugas won 9-6. Box Score

Game Notes

Daytona took a 3-0 lead in the 3rd inning. St. Lucie got a run back in the 6th and two more in the 8th to tie things up. The Tortugas then went off with a 6-run 9th to take a 9-3 lead. But the Mets didn’t go quietly as they scored three runs and had two runners on with two outs before the final out was recorded.

Rece Hinds just continues to kill the ball since getting back on the field after his knee injury in early June. In 16 games, including rehab out in Arizona, he’s hit .321/.391/.768 with 4 doubles, 3 triples, and 5 home runs.

Daniel Vellojin now has 63 walks to go with 60 strikeouts in 75 games played this season.

James Marinan has previously topped out at 95.6 MPH in his road starts (we only get Hawkeye data in road games for Daytona). On Sunday he topped out at 96.9 MPH and topped 95.6 eight different times in the game.

The ACL Reds had the day off.

The DSL Reds had the day off.

Top 25 Prospect Rundown

8/30 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 41-60 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Chattanooga 47-48 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Dayton 53-49 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Daytona 50-52 OFF DAY Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
25-18 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
15-15 10:00am TBA/TBA Here N/A N/A

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18 Responses

  1. DaveCT

    How quickly can we say move Rece Hinds to RF and let him go

    • Doug Gray

      I wouldn’t be in any hurry to move him to right field.

    • RedBB

      His fielding percentage suggests he may not stick at 3B under .900. Small sample size but I think there is a reason he has been DH’ing lately.

      • Andrew

        Probably DHing more since he’s returning from an injury

  2. Luke J

    Any updates on the seriousness of Lodolo’s injury? I knew he had some shoulder fatigue that limited him of late, but didn’t realize it was IL serious.

  3. MK

    Nice to see Eric Yang have a big offensive day. His offensive progress has to be a major disappointment for the organization this year. Still below the Mendoza line but maybe today can start a strong finish.

    Maybe Marinan’s best outing in Reds organization.

  4. RedsGettingBetter

    Mr Doug, what do you think about Marinan? How is his stuff? Any upside to be a big league starter? Apparently he has very good velo and presence but his offerings are quality ones ?

  5. Bigbill

    Doug,
    What are your thoughts on Lopez taking over 3rd next year. Seems he would slot in nicely in the upper end of the batting order with his ability to make contact and get on base throughout his career. Seems his power is starting to grow as well.

    I feel like we should be doing everything we can to get out of the Moose and Suarez contracts especially if the DH does not get added to the National league. Between the two of them I would think we could get some interesting young players in the lower minors that might be lottery tickets.

    • Doug Gray

      I think you’re having a fever dream. Hate it or really hate it, I can’t see any way another team takes on the salary and contract of Moustakas or Suarez right now. One of them, or both of them will be at third base for the Reds next year.

    • Redsvol

      I too would like to see Lopez get some at bats in 2022 – but I think you’re dreaming too. We might be able to move Suarez if we eat some salary or take back someone else’s bad contract. He still plays passable defense. Moose’s deal is a sunk cost. I think we have to hope for a return to form (less than round?) and the DH coming to the national league.

      • Tom

        On the bright side, loads of patience with those two could really pay off. Health has been the biggest issue for them both.

  6. Bigbill

    That is unfortunate. Seems both are becoming a liability as their hitting is falling apart and recent fielding issues are getting worse. These two contracts are major impediments to building a yearly contender and are wasting away the last few great Votto years.

  7. LDS

    Interesting read. I sure hope the Reds FO doesn’t look at Freeman and decide it’s time to call him up soon. As for Hinds, I thought he was primarily 3B with some SS. E

  8. Bred

    I don’t know if the Reds have an insurance policy on Moose or what the threshold on redeeming said policy might entail, but if he can’t stay healthy maybe that’s the way to go.

    • Doug Gray

      Teams don’t usually get policies on contracts that small.