Joe Boyle allowed his first hit of the season but it was the only one he allowed on the day in a Dayton Dragons win where they held Fort Wayne to just two hits, Taylor Motter announced his presence with authority in his second game with the Louisville Bats while Graham Ashcraft picked up eight strikeouts, Matt Lloyd crushed a 3-run homer in Chattanooga, and Jose Franco fanned seven batters for Daytona.

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The Louisville Bats lost 8-7 in 10. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 5-4. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 4-0. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 5-4 in 10. Box Score

4/27 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 6-13 6:35pm Flores Jr. Here Here Here
Chattanooga 9-7 7:15pm McWilliams Here Here Here
Dayton 12-4 6:35pm Bonnin Here Here Here
Daytona 8-8 6:10pm Cruz Here Here Here

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  1. MK

    Watching the Tortugas and it sounds like the league has changed how they are going about calling balls and strikes. I think they said first days pf week are called traditionally by umpires, a couple dys will be called by umpires but can be challenged to the Hawkeye by the coaches and a couple are just robo umped. Sounded a little confusing.

    • Doug Gray

      Last year had *some* games that were also called by umpires even in the Hawkeye parks, though it basically went unreported. I didn’t find out about that until late March of this year. Kind of weird how they are doing it.

  2. icehole3

    First time watching the Daytona Tortugas. Allen’s 1st hit was a hard ground ball single to LF. He went to second when Ruben Ibarra was HBP (this dude looks like Frank Thomas 6-5 290)they pulled off a double steal but batter blocked the catcher so it was called back.

    Sam Benschoter looked good, had what looked like a mid 90’s FB with a tight curve ball he had average control of. He showed good control of his FB.

    Hendricks looks like a good athlete he tried to score from second on a very hard hit single by Ibarra. I felt the 3b coach should’ve held him up ball was just smoked by big Ibarra. Could’ve got Hendricks hurt, it was a bang bang play.

    In the Dayton Dragon game in the 1st De La Cruz once again had a half swing rocket that just went foul, ball ricocheted high off the light post. His SB, he was picked off 1st but he used his speed and beat the throw to second. Good job of just putting your head down and getting it done.

    Hinds HR landed about the same distance as De La Cruz but it was just fair, nice oppo shot.

    Boyle FB was 96-98, had his Kershaw curve that he had a little above average control of. Batters were just looking at that thing. I saw one batter swing at that thing and it was a dribbler right back to Boyle, easy out.

    When he gets total command of that FB he’s a load. Right now A ball hitters are so afraid of Boyle one hitter was literally running out of the box on a inside FB. The base hit he gave up was a ground ball through the hole in LF, batter went the other way with it.

    • RedBB

      Great update thanks for the first hand observations. Man…even on his off-days Elly seems to do some thing impressive.

    • MK

      No doubt Ibarra is a big dude but his physique reminds me more of Daniel Vogelbach.

      Allen’s reputation is building as the Mets’ announcer commented that putting Allen on first was the same as putting him on second.

      Little excitement in the 9th inning of the Tortugas game as Mets’ Stanley Consuegra homered off of Jose Franco to tie the game and then did his best Hulk Hogan flexes coming around third. Franco then threw a pitch to the next hitter about a foot over his head. Franco got a warning but that took care of it (message was sent, no bloodshed).

  3. Matt

    After a slow start, Amburgey is starting to come around. Dawson and Almora continue to produce.

    Strickland might not have given up any runs last night, but it certainly wasn’t a clean inning. Still plenty of guys in Louisville that would probably be deserving of his roster spot.

    • RedBB

      Bring up Almora and send down Fraley. I believe he still has 2 options.

      • MBS

        Bring up Almora, DFA Aquino. You’d need a 40 man spot, and Aquino is wasting away before our very eyes.

      • Matt

        I’d keep Fraley around. I’d be fine with any of the three above replacing Aquino, though. I was as much of an Aquino fan when he burst on the scene, but he’s shown time and time again he probably isn’t going to adjust back to the league. At least not on the fly in Cincinnati. Wish him well elsewhere.

    • MK

      About a week from now 2 people have to be cut to get to 26-man roster. Strickland could be one of them but it will cost about $1.5 million to do it because he can refuse a minor league assignment.

      • Matt

        I think Strickland should be one of the ones cut. I hope they don’t take the easy way out and option Diaz. He’s been their best reliever to this point.

  4. Matt

    Per multiple Reds beat guys on Twitter, Phillip Diehl is getting called up to Cincinnati.

  5. Bdh

    Any reason why Confidan and Torres haven’t played in 3 days each?

  6. DaveCT

    Solomon up to AAA. Perhaps a temporary assignment given the injuries. Perhaps not.