Louisville got three home runs from Cristian Santana, Taylor Motter, and Aristides Aquino to help them pick up a win behind Graham Ashcraft who continued to throw bowling balls for the Bats, Isiah Gilliam and Robbie Tenerowicz continue to rake for Chattanooga as they each doubled in a multi-hit game, and Andrew Abbott’s dominance continued as he lowered his ERA to 0.63 in Dayton with 6.0 shutout frames.

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The Louisville Bats won 5-1. Box Score

Game Notes

Aristides Aquino hit a long home run that bounced out of the ballpark, but after flying out in the top of the 6th inning he was replaced in the field in the bottom of the inning. It was not apparent at the time that he injured himself on the swing or the bases as he ran out the fly ball.

Taylor Motter continues to make his presence felt. Since joining the Bats 10 games ago he’s hit .270/.357/.568 with five extra-base hits and five walks.

Cristian Santana keeps hitting for the Bats. His two hits today raised his average to .325 on the season through 20 games.

Graham Ashcraft lowered his ERA to 1.63 on the season with the Bats. He had 10 ground outs and 1 fly out in the game. Ashcraft has always been a big ground ball pitcher, but after his start on Sunday his ground ball rate on the year sits at 71%. MLB average, for context, is 43%. His control hasn’t been as good this season as it has been in the past. He’s now walked 15 batters in 27.2 innings with Louisville this season.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 7-6. Box Score

Game Notes

Over the last 17 games, Robbie Tenerowicz has hit .356/.473/.475 with 11 walks and 12 strikeouts.

Isiah Gilliam keeps on piling up hits and showing off his pop. Through 23 games he’s now hitting .281/.350/.584 with 14 extra-base hits for the Lookouts.

Ryan Nutof is making up for lost time after missing the 2021 season. He lowered his ERA to 1.74 through 10.1 innings and now has 17 strikeouts.

The Dayton Dragons won 2-0. Box Score

Game Notes

Dayton scored both of their runs in the bottom of the 7th inning. Jack Rogers walked with the bases loaded to bring in the first run and a wild pitch with Elly De La Cruz at the plate brought in another run. That was more than they needed. There were only three hits by each side in the game as offense was at a premium on the day.

Andrew Abbott continues to show his dominance. After another shutout performance his ERA dropped to 0.63 on the season. In his five games he’s thrown 27.0 innings, allowed just 16 hits, walked just seven batters, and he’s struck out 40.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 5-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Jamal O’Guinn picked up three walks in the game and now has 15 of them in just 14 games played since joining the Tortugas. He’s hitting .262/.483/.310. Not showing much power – he has just two doubles with no triples or homers – but he’s done nothing but get on base at a very high clip as a professional.

Chase Petty has been limited in how many pitches he’s been allowed to throw this season – he’s thrown less than 50 pitches in four of his appearances, 51 in another, and 62 in one game. With that said, he’s now allowed 0 or 1 earned run in 5 of his 6 games pitched this season. He lowered his ERA down to 3.20 on Sunday.

Top 25 Prospects Rundown

5/9 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 12-17 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Chattanooga 14-13 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Dayton 19-7 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Daytona 12-15 OFF DAY Here Here N/A

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6 Responses

  1. MK

    Interesting the starting pitcher who was bypassed in the Dragons’ 6-man rotation because they only played 5 games this week was the one on the 40-man roster.

    • DaveCT

      Marinan probably not far behind Riley O’Brien.

  2. Matt

    Even though he’s played well for Cincinnati, having Motter playing well as depth in Louisville will make removing Reynolds from the 40 man a little easier when some folks get healthy and need their spots back (Votto, India, Barrero, Schrock, Senzel).

    Giliam and Tenerowicz should go to AAA soon. Both have been through AA before, and both are having good years. And for Giliam, one step closer to MLB could be huge, especially since the Reds outfield will be wide open next year. Pham and Naquin are on expiring deals, and Senzel doesn’t feel completely set in stone.

    • MBS

      Pham has a mutual option I think, so not 100% gone, he had a tough time in the market this off season.

    • Greenfield Red

      I’d like to be in agreement about Giliam and Tenerowicz, but I’m just not. One is almost 26 on the other is 27 in AA, and both are having better years than their career averages. I want to be wrong, but I’m in Missouri (show me) on these two for now in terms of ever being a big contributor in Cincy.

  3. Jimbo44CN

    Maybe the hitting coach in Louisville let Aquino go back to his wide open stance. Long home run and flyout sounds way different than what we saw this year with the Reds. Just a thought.