Andrew Abbott picked up his third straight double-digit strikeout game as the Dayton Dragons moved to 16-5 with another win, Matt McLain homered twice for Chattanooga in their win, Jay Allen slugged two doubles for Daytona, and Graham Ashcraft had a 14-to-2 ground out to fly out ratio for Louisville on Sunday.

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The Louisville Bats lost 8-7. Box Score

Game Notes

Graham Ashcraft had his first professional start without a strikeout on Sunday. He did, however, get 14 ground outs with just 2 fly outs in the outing as he continued to be a ground ball inducing machine. His ERA went up to 1.99 on the season.

Lorenzo Cedrola had yet another multi-hit game as he raised his average to .313 on the season (30-96).

Albert Almora Jr. began his season on a minor league rehab assignment with Dayton – spending four games there. But in the 10 games he’s played since joining Louisville he’s gone 17-45 (.378) with four doubles and just two strikeouts.

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 6-1. Box Score

Game Notes

Matt McLain had been 2 for his last 15 entering the game on Sunday. He then hit two home runs, busting out of the slump he was in. He’s now hitting .271/.366/.643 through 20 games with 13 extra-base hits.

TJ Hopkins keeps on raking. He’s now hitting .304/.405/.652 with 21 RBI in 19 games.

Isiah Gilliam extended his on-base streak to 13 with his 5th home run of the season. He’s reached base in 15 of the 17 games he’s played in and is hitting .303/.365/.636 with 11 extra-base hits.

The Dayton Dragons won 8-0. Box Score

  • Elly De La Cruz went 2-4 with a walk and a run scored.
  • Rece Hinds went 1-5 with a run.
  • Jose Torres went 2-4 with a walk, steal, double, run, and an RBI.
  • Mat Nelson went 2-4 with a walk, double, and 2 runs.
  • J.V. Martinez went 2-4 with a walk, double, 2 runs, and 2 RBI.
  • Nick Quintana went 2-4 with a double, home run (3), and 4 RBI.
  • Andrew Abbott threw 6.0 shutout innings on 2 hits and a walk while striking out 10 batters.
  • Jake Gozzo threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Donovan Benoit threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.

Game Notes

Another start and another dominant performance for Andrew Abbott. Sunday was his third consecutive double-digit strikeout performance. On the season he now has a 0.86 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP, has 7 walks and 35 strikeouts in 21.0 innings for the Dragons.

Jose Torres has missed a few games this week, but he’s been one of the best hitters for Dayton this season when he’s been on the field. After Sunday’s performance he’s hitting .298/.353/.596 with 5 stolen bases.

The Dragons improved to 16-5 on the season with the win. That is the best record in all of minor league baseball.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 9-2. Box Score

Game Notes

It was a tough Sunday for Daytona as three of the four pitchers they sent to the mound allowed multiple runs on the day.

Jay Allen has gotten on base nine times in the last three games and he’s also hit three doubles in that stretch.

Top 25 Prospects Rundown

5/2 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 8-16 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Chattanooga 13-8 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Dayton 16-5 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Daytona 9-12 OFF DAY Here Here N/A

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9 Responses

  1. Bdh

    How did the Reds squire Gilliam? Just another AA prospect coming out of nowhere this season it seems

    • MK

      Was a minor league free agent. he was originally a Yankee property. He has quite a family legacy.

      He is the grandson of former Brooklyn and LA Dodger Jim ” Junior” Gilliam. Junior took over second base in Brooklyn moving Jackie Robinson to third base then left field. In LA he was third baseman of the only all switch hitting infield of Parker, Lefebvre, Wills and Gilliam.

      • Bdh

        That’s really interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Michael B. Green

    Doug:

    I see that Jared Solomon was converted to a reliever and that he was closing at AA and since moved up to AAA. Do you have his velo numbers? Looks like he has pitched pretty well so far. Thanks!

  3. DaveCT

    Andrew Abbott may be too polished for Hi-A hitters but I hope they leave him there awhile given it’s his first year of full season ball. Plus, it might be good for the Dragons to keep this talented group of kids together and let them continue on this roll for a bit.

    • LarkinPhillips

      You may have a point there Dave. While records in the minors isn’t really important, “learning to win” is actually very important, especially when you are trying to turn a franchise around.

    • MBS

      I like the winning aspect in your thoughts, but I also think college players need to be challenged more. If he’s not being challenged by the A+ hitters, I don’t think he needs to stay there. It’s also too early for that decision, but not if he has a few more starts like this. We got some guys at AA that we want to be used to winning to.

  4. Matt

    With Sanmartin being optioned, I wonder if he’ll slide into Overton’s vacant rotation spot, or if they’ll work him out of the bullpen.