Matt McLain had another big night at the plate for Chattanooga, Elly De La Cruz picked up another extra-base hit for Dayton while teammate Nick Quintana kept his hot start to the season going, and Austin Hendrick picked up his first homer of the season in the Daytona Tortuga’s third straight walk-off loss.
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The Louisville Bats lost 6-4. Box Score
- Lucas Sims (rehab) threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout.
- Lorenzo Cedrola went 2-5 with 2 doubles.
- TJ Friedl went 1-3 with 2 walks and a run.
- Ronnie Dawson went 1-4 with a walk, steal, run, and an RBI.
- JT Riddle went 2-4 with an RBI.
- Michael De Leon went 2-4 with a walk.
- Chuckie Robinson went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI.
- Miguel Hernandez went 1-4 with a run.
- Brandon Flores Jr. threw 4.0 hitless innings with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Louisville led 4-0 entering the 6th inning and had a no-hitter going. That’s when Matt Pidich took over and he walked four batters while recording just one out before exiting the game and before the inning was over the game was tied up and the no-hitter was gone. Kyle Zimmer took over in the 7th inning and he walked five batters while recording just two outs. The Bats walked 14 batters in the game.
The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 8-3. Box Score
- Michael Siani went 1-3 with a walk.
- Matt McLain went 2-4 with a double, triple, steal, and he scored 2 runs.
- Leonardo Rivas went 1-3 with an RBI.
- TJ Hopkins went 1-3 with a walk and a home run (1).
- James Free went 1-4.
- Julio Pinto threw 1.2 hitless innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
- Pedro Garcia threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
- Ricky Karcher threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts.
Another big day for Matt McLain as he picked up two more extra-base hits and a stolen base. He has 7 hits on the season and 6 of them have gone for extra bases. And that doesn’t count when he was robbed of a double by a terrible call by an umpire last week.
Michael Siani failed to get on base on April 13th. In every other game this season he’s gotten on base at least twice. He’s hitting .400/.556/.750 through six games.
Ricky Karcher now has 8 strikeouts in 3.0 shutout innings this season.
The Dayton Dragons won 4-3. Box Score
- Albert Almora Jr (rehab) went 2-4 with 2 RBI.
- Elly De La Cruz went 2-4 with a double and a steal.
- Allan Cerda went 1-4 with a double and a run.
- Jose Torres went 1-4 with a run.
- Nick Quintana went 1-2 with 2 walks, an RBI, a steal, and 2 runs.
- Frainger Aranguren threw 2.1 shutout innings with 2 walks.
- Myles Gayman threw 1.1 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.
- Carson Rudd threw a perfect inning with a strikeout.
After giving up 3 runs in the 1st inning, Connor Phillips settled in and didn’t give up another run in 3.1 innings. He struggled with walks in the game, handing out five free passes despite a solid-but-not-great 47 strikes and 30 ball performance. He did pick up eight strikeouts along the way.
The bullpen was lights out from there, giving up just three hits and not allowing a run in a game that was either a 1-run deficit, tied, or a 1-run lead for Dayton the entire way (for the bullpen).
Albert Almora Jr. drove in the game tying run in the 5th and then the go-ahead and ultimately game winning run in the 7th.
Nick Quintana’s hot start to the year continued. He’s off to a .385/.529/.692 start through his first five games of the year.
Dayton has a scheduled double header on Saturday.
The Daytona Tortugas lost 4-3. Box Score
- Austin Hendrick went 2-4 with a home run (1).
- Michel Triana went 1-3 with a run.
- Ruben Ibarra went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI.
- Justice Thompson went 1-4 with a steal.
- Hayden Jones went 1-4.
- Reynardo Cruz allowed a run on 3 walks and a hit better in 3.0 hitless innings with 3 strikeouts.
- Chase Petty was charged with an unearned run in 3.0 innings of relief with 3 strikeouts.
- Brett Lockwood allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 walks.
Austin Hendrick picked up the first home run of the season for Daytona. A 368-foot blast to right center with a 108 MPH exit velocity. His top exit velocity last season (road games only) was 107.2.
Jay Allen went 0-3 with a walk. But he also stole two bases and now has five steals and five walks in six games played this season.
Chase Petty threw 36 pitches over his 3.0 innings while throwing 25 strikes – 6 of which were of the swinging variety.
For the third consecutive night the Daytona Tortugas lost on a walk-off hit.
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