Jake Bauers busted out of a slump in a big way for Louisville, Carson Spiers tossed a gem for Chattanooga while Michael Siani had three hits and four steals, Elly De La Cruz and Alex McGarry homered for Dayton in a heartbreaking loss, and Gus Steiger keeps on keeping on for Daytona.
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The Louisville Bats lost 6-4. Box Score
- Lorenzo Cedrola went 2-5 with a run.
- Cristian Santana went 2-5 with2 runs.
- Jake Bauers went 3-4 with a walk, steal, and a 3-run home run (2).
- Ronnie Dawson went 1-2 with an RBI.
- Michael De Leon went 1-4.
- Mark Kolozsvary went 1-4.
- Kyle Dowdy threw 2.0 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts.
- Eddy Demurias threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.
The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 3-2. Box Score
- Michael Siani went 3-5 with 4 steals (13).
- Matt McLain went 1-4 with a walk and a double.
- Isiah Gilliam went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
- TJ Hopkins went 0-2 with 3 walks.
- Chuckie Robinson went 1-4.
- Leonardo Rivas went 1-1 as a late game replacement.
- Carson Spiers threw 7.0 shutout innings on 5 hits with a walk and 5 strikeouts.
The Dayton Dragons lost 7-3. Box Score
- Jose Torres went 2-4 with a double and a steal (7).
- Elly De La Cruz went 1-4 with a home run (4).
- Nick Quintana went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run.
- Alex McGarry went 2-3 with a walk, home run (10), and 2 RBI.
- Thomas Farr allowed 2 runs in 4.0 innings on 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
- Spencer Stockton allowed a run in 3.0 innings with 2 strikeouts.
The Daytona Tortugas lost 4-2. Box Score
- Gus Steiger went 1-3 with a walk and 2 runs.
- Jay Allen II went 1-3 with an RBI.
- Jamal O’Guinn went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI.
- Braylin Minier went 1-3.
- Javi Rivera allowed 1 earned in 5.0 innings with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.
- Tanner Cooper allowed a run in 3.0 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
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Speirs again showing some big promise, even if still a sleeper.
There are usually a range of opinions on guys. With Spiers, the range is wide in a specific way. It’s not like there are some people who think he’s a Cy Young guy and others think he’s a AAAA guy, but there’s a decent gap in terms of what kind of pitcher he can/will be. Some think he’s definitely a starter, while others think he’s a middle reliever type. It’s always an interesting conversation.
Yeah, like, Will his off speed stuff grow, or plateau? Can his fastball consistently tick up? And, otherwise, can he continue to get advanced and, prospectively, get ML hitters out?
Good for Carson is what I say.
I think the most impressive thing about Siani’s start is his 15 BB and 17 K line in 127 PAs.
We need to start paying more attention to Alex McGarry. Time to move him up the MiLB chain and see if he can perform at higher levels. He’s not getting any younger…
He needs to bring down that K% though. Currently at 35 Ks in 89 PA.
His contact has seemed to be improving as season continues. Early in season he was all or nothing and hit some shots or nothing. His average was around .235. Lately his power has remained but singles, doubles and triples have added in and average is over .300. He has also stolen a few bases. It might be time for a promotion
Apologies for not paying attentino, but is McClain getting any starts at 2B and 3B?
According to baseball reference, all of McLain’s appearances have been at SS (25 games, 23 starts) or DH (4 games)
Think McLain stays at short until Barrero proves he can hit at mlb level. There is one thing to say he projects to hit another to actually do it.
Jay Allen II looking to hold down CF quite well…at the plate, but how is his defense thus far?
Siani seems on pace to his best year yet (not counting the short AZFL stint). Does he make it to Louisville later this season?
LDS if his bat catches up to the rest of his game he can be very special in CF.
Doug, What is the outlook for Alex McGarry? He seems to be having a fine season in Dayton. Thank you
He’s got to be a bit more selective as he moves up the ladder. His K/BB ratio right now is rough, but he’s absolutely torching mistakes. Power is real, gonna need to continue to develop the plate discipline/pitch recognition side of things.