Dayton took a no-hitter into the 8th inning behind Evan Kravetz and Spencer Stockton in a game that saw Jose Torres homer yet again in a win, Chase Petty was dominant and efficient in a Daytona win that also had Austin Hendrick pick up three more hits, and Louisville pulled off a big comeback win in extra innings.

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The Louisville Bats won 7-6 in 10. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 4-3. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 4-2. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 4-2. Box Score

4/22 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 5-10 7:05pm Lively Here Here Here
Chattanooga 6-6 7:35pm Williamson Here Here Here
Dayton 9-3 7:05pm Phillips Here Here Here
Daytona 6-6 7:05pm Aguiar Here Here N/A

26 Responses

  1. RedsGettingBetter

    Now, Hendrick is on fire but Allen is slumping in last games. Petty and Kravetz had a good game. Dayton had a fan attendance of 7,338, not bad…

    • Randy in Chatt

      They might outdraw the Reds….wouldn’t that be a kick in the head.

  2. Matt

    Cedrola, Dawson, and Almora continue their good starts in AAA. At this point, any of them might be an improvement over Aquino’s contributions (use that word lightly) at the plate for the Reds.

    • LDS

      Maybe but the Reds could trade AA and get a better return than just DFA’ing him. Same goes for Senzel. I resigned myself to the fact that the porcelain doll will never be the star that we were all expecting when he was drafted.

      • Hoyce

        Who would want Aquino? He’s gonna get DFA’d and pass thru waivers.

      • MK

        Other teams are seeing from Aquino what we see. Who would want him. I forget the hitting coach’s name who turned him around his big year then left for a better job. But that organization might reunite them to see if he can turn him around again.

      • Luke J

        Senzel has run into walls, had a collision with another player and made several diving plays in the outfield this season. Yet not injured once. I think it is unfair to hold previous season’s injuries against him as well as a stomach flu. At least save the porcelain doll comments for if he actually gets hurt this year. Geez.

      • MBS

        @LDS Senzel shouldn’t stand in the way of a better option, but we don’t have one yet. We might have a guy or 2 who could replace him by 24, but I doubt anyone takes the job before then. Barrero is kinda a wild card there, but he hasn’t shown much either.

      • DaveCT

        MBS, I’d clarify that Barrero has yet to show much at the ML level, but his Minor League history is quite good. On a different note, I truly hope he is not put back into the CF equation until he proves he cannot handle SS.

        A second take on this that Ive seen mentioned, being the number of quality middle infielders pushing up behind him, still doesn’t justify moving him now, in my opinion. So, let him play himself off of SS, or let a better SS play himself into it.

  3. Matt

    And Petty continues his nice start in the Reds organization. 10K, 1BB, 11 IP. Not bad for a 19 year old in A ball.

    • Hoyce

      Petty looks nice. And good for Hendricks, was worried about him. de lacruz hasn’t fell on face. And Allen I think is the next stud

  4. MK

    Doug, the link they are giving you for Torres is not our Torres.

    I must admit I have been happily surprised by his power the last two games.

    • Stock

      Last winter I had Torres at #11 because I am super high on him. I will update my top 25 in April but am not sure he will make my top 10 even though he is doing so well (especially since I need to place Petty and Williamson in there) (There is also Cabrera who will be lucky to make my top 20 and Phillips who will be lucky to make my top 15). I feel that is a testament to the quality of the top 15 Reds prospects more than anything.

    • Doug Gray

      Noted and updated. Will try to manually change his after the links populate.

  5. MBS

    There is a lot of displeasure over Nick Krall trades, and not trying to bring Nick C back. I think those are budget issues, and not totally his fault. I think last years draft was his 1st, or at least his 1st draft as the man. McLain, Allen, Abbott, and Torres all seem to be great picks. Then we sign our biggest international FA, not from Cuba in Cabrera. He also acquired 3 very good arms in Williamson, Phillips, and Petty. I think he doing a good job adding to the organization.

    • DaveCT

      Krall doesn’t run the draft. The Draft/Scouting department runs the draft, as authorized in general by their supervisor (assuming it’s Krall).

      • MBS

        Sure they have scouts and a scouting director, but isn’t Krall the final word on the picks? I don’t know a lot about that process, I just assumed he’s in there with them green lighting picks.

      • DaveCT

        That’s not my understanding. Doug has discussed this before, perhaps he can clarify?

      • MK

        Dave, it is kinda like the President. When anything in the country does well he gets too much credit and when something goes wrong he gets too much blame. So since he has been getting most of the blame let’s give Krall some credit.

      • Doug Gray

        Nick Krall certainly does get out to see some of the guys in the draft – the 1st round types. But he, and nearly every single GM/President in the game is relying on what their scouting director is telling them. The days are long gone where the team’s GM was also out there making draft picks instead of letting the scouting director handle it.

        I mean, let’s be real here: If you don’t trust the scouting director to make the call then he shouldn’t be your scouting director.

  6. Bdh

    Doug, I saw on Twitter Kyle Boddy said he prefers Phillips over Williamson. Was still complimentary of Williamson but just said he prefers Phillips. That would mean Phillips would be a top 100 prospect as well. How close do you think the two are?

    • Doug Gray

      I mean that’s not really what that means, though. It could mean that. But it could also mean that neither is a Top 100 guy. Could mean that only Phillips is.

      I’d really like to be able to see them both in person. The people I talk to like Williamson more. Sometimes the people are wrong. Both guys have a lot going for them. Both guys also are really struggling to throw strikes this season.