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

Game Notes

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

Game Notes

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

Game Notes

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

Game Notes

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.

Top 25 Prospects Rundown

4/16 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 3-7 7:35pm Lively Here Here Here
Chattanooga 3-4 7:15pm Williamson Here Here Here
Dayton 4-3 12:05pm Marinan/Abbott Here Here Here
Daytona 2-5 6:00pm Fransen Here Here N/A

16 Responses

  1. kevinz

    Wonder if the pop cedrola has shown more of, since last season.
    If could raise his profile some?
    Get Young but hope cruz can tone down his approach moving forward.
    Only way can reach his Ceiling.

    • Redsvol

      Wish it were the case. Cedrola’s ops this year is .721. His career ops in 2800 at bats is .749. He is a potential 5th outfielder and maybe not even that. I think friedl or Dawson will be more valuable if someone gets hurt.

      • kevinz

        True figured ask it was 817 last season at 23.
        Small sample size so far this year.

  2. Mort

    Just FYI. Chase Petty has a small line, but in the “Rundown “ section, he has a DNP.

    • Doug Gray

      Yeah – I saw that after I published it last night. It’s more of a hassle to fix the graphic than it’s worth if I’ve already closed down excel.

  3. RedsGettingBetter

    Dragons got an absurd 15 Ks last night but they worked on in a W. Lookouts were struckout 13 times in a loss. The farm system were puchout 48 times overall in 4 games. Is it concerning or normal in this moment?

  4. icehole3

    Has anyone been able to watch any Dayton Dragon games? I saw game one but since then I get the “Your connection is not private” error.

    • Doug Gray

      Two things: Dayton’s series this week isn’t on because Lake County doesn’t have the tv package (only team in the league that doesn’t). But also, it seems that MiLB is having an issue with their security certificate (very doubtful it’s a real issue but your browser is trying to protect you). It’s happened to me a few times this week, too.

  5. Matt

    If Cedrola has added more XBH to his game, he certainly becomes a much more interesting prospect.

    At the rate he’s going, McLain should be with Louisville by May.

    Really like Siani’s start to the season.

    Back to back good games for Hendrick. Hope he keeps it up.

    • MBS

      I’d love to see McLain be that fast of a riser! I feel like Cedrola will get a call up at some point this year. Siani and Hendrix turning around this year would be huge. They both have high ceilings.

      • DaveCT

        Agreed. After some inconsistencies, if not struggles, getting a productive ML outfielder out of Siani could be a boost. I have found him to be a bit streaky. Combined with that shoulder injury last year, if he could become a solid average type of hitter, with his defense, he could really be a sleeper.

  6. SultanofSwaff

    McClain is on track to be a September call up…..maybe sooner if Moose is washed and the team bottom feeds. High floor guys like him tend to adjust to each level quickly.

  7. DaveCT

    Any stated reason Chase Petty came on in relief? I’m assuming it’s some kind of take on tandem starting, with alternating starter’s assignments, but, to quote the great Joaquin Andujar, “It can all be summed up in one word, youneverknow.”

    • Doug Gray

      That would be my guess, but I didn’t ask or hear anything about it, either.