Tyler Callihan homered in his first at-bat in nearly a year and it held up as the only scoring play in Daytona’s win, Matt McLain homered for the 9th time of the year and Isiah Gilliam got on base five times in Chattanooga’s win, Allan Cerda homered twice and the Dayton Dragons hit five total home runs but lost despite Joe Boyle giving up just one run in 6.0 innings, and the Louisville Bats combined for three triples on Tuesday night.

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The Louisville Bats lost 4-3. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 9-8. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 8-7. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 2-0. Box Score

5/18 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 13-23 7:35pm Godley Here Here Here
Chattanooga 18-16 7:15pm Spiers Here Here Here
Dayton 22-11 7:05pm Bonnin Here Here Here
Daytona 14-20 7:05pm Cooper Here Here N/A

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18 Responses

  1. AMDG

    Aquino seems to be showing that he’s a pretty good AAAA hitter.

    He’s a career 0.300 hitter for L’ville with 38 HR’s in only 92 games played.

    I wonder if he can build up enough value there to be shipped out this summer for a PTBNL, to some team who thinks they might be able to improve his hitting in the majors?

    • Norwood Nate

      More than likely it just highlights how large a gap there is between AAA and MLB. Also look no further than Hendrix dominating from the pen while he’s struggled to get MLB hitters out for parts of two seasons.

    • AllTheHype

      Considering he made it through waivers where every team passed on him, there’s really not much he can do to build value in AAA short of performing well on some MLB team somewhere, which is unlikely for the Reds.

      • Jimbo44CN

        I think this is just what he needed, and he is going to be good somewhere if not with the Reds. We will see. They probably just let him go back to his old stance, I would be very curious to know if he did.

    • Pete Blowers

      I’ve wondered if the Rangers might be interested. Don Ecker is theirquasi-hitting instructor and he was the one that really straightened out Aquino back in 2019. Might be worth a phone call.

  2. Matt

    Going to continue the “Gilliam to Louisville drum”

    Cerda showing up in his 3rd straight game review! Hopefully he’s found something and is going to keep clicking!

    • MBS

      Add Gilliam to my “Who” list. Yes, he’s having a nice season, and looks ready for a promotion. I’m in favor of proving the Peter Principal when ever possible. Especially on guys who you don’t expect a lot from. Gilliam, McGarry, Cedrola all fit the bill, and are ready for a promotions. When a guy can defy the principal, then you got something when they don’t then you know what you got. There are guys to take your time with. Take your time with guys like Siani, Hendrix, young high school guys with a lot of promise, that are developing slowly.

  3. LDS

    Maybe the Reds should DFA Zinter and call up Pelaez.

  4. Doc4uk

    Votto having trouble with A league pitching ? Others on the team were hammering the same pitchers! I am starting to worry that he may not be able to get it back this time

    • Doug Gray

      Maybe think about pumping those brakes, Doc.

  5. LarkinPhillips

    @Doug Any info on Mat Nelson? His main tool was hitting for power when he was drafted last year (if I remember correctly) and so far there has been very little power and a ton of strikeouts from what the box scores show.

    • Doug Gray

      It’s not always easy to hit for power when you struggle to make contact. And coming out of the draft, that was the rub – can a guy who struck out a ton in college make enough contact as a pro? Current strikeout rate is 32%, but it’s also just 87 plate appearances.

      He’s a catcher, and they tend to develop later on with the bat. Let’s give it a little time. He’s certainly got the raw power, it’s just not quite translated into the games yet with enough frequency…. but again, he’s played so little that you don’t really want to put much stock into the numbers just yet.

      • LarkinPhillips

        Thanks Doug and MK. I would love to see him pan out. With him, Allen, Mclain and Abbott the Reds could really have a nice 2021 draft.

    • MK

      I agree with Doug. If you look at the likes of Mesoraco, Stephenson, Barnhart etc. none were great hitters at this level. Though Nelson is the only college catcher of this group he has been promoted faster than the others. The others mentioned spent a year in Low A before getting to High A. Professional catcher has so much more to learn than other positions it really slows down the offensive side.

    • Norwood Nate

      When drafted, I thought he was Okey redux. Nothing he’s done so far has changed my stance.