Cristian Santana raised his average to .333 on the season with two more hits for Louisville, Robbie Tenerowicz continued his torrid May with another multi-hit game while Ryan Nutof lowered his ERA to 1.29 in Chattanooga’s extra-innings win, and Braylin Minier homered in Daytona’s 7-2 win that saw the Tortugas score a bunch of runs despite having just two hits.

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The Louisville Bats lost 7-4. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 6-5 in 10. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons were postponed

Doubleheader starting at 5:35pm on Thursday.

The Daytona Tortugas won 7-5. Box Score

5/19 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 13-24 7:35pm Wynne Here Here Here
Chattanooga 19-16 7:15pm Abbott Here Here Here
Dayton 22-11 5:35pm Bonnin/Farr Here Here Here
Daytona 15-20 7:05pm Benschoter Here Here N/A

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24 Responses

  1. Bryan

    Nutof is doing really good, are there any thoughts of promoting him soon?

    • Doug Gray

      I’m not consulted for things like that (or anything else). But given that he missed 2020 and 2021 I would keep him in Chattanooga for a bit longer before thinking about moving him up.

  2. Jim t

    Doug, Santana is playing very well. Can you give us some background on him?

    • Mort

      Also, Doug. That Santana link is the wrong Cristian Santana. I was pretty excited when I first saw that he was only 18 and in AAA, then quickly realized it was the wrong dude. 25yrs old and former Dodger farmhand.

      • Doug Gray

        I really wish the Baseball Reference tool would allow you to choose which player you want to link to when there are multiple players with the same name instead of just guessing which one it is….

    • Doug Gray

      Signed with the Dodgers and was a real prospect in their system. He’s got some power potential, but his approach has generally led to him not being able to use it in games (outside of the one year he played in the California League). His career high in walks in a season is 20…. He’s always been a swing first and hope I guessed right kind of hitter. This year he’s already walked 8 times. His 6.8% walk rate is lower than you’d like to see, but his walk rate in the past five seasons have been 2.8%, 2.8%, 3.4%, 2.4%, and 3.2%….. so he’s more than doubled his walk rate so far this year, while generally lowering his strikeout rate a tiny bit, too.

  3. Matt

    Hey, another day, another Tenerowicz sighting on the game review. I want to see him in Louisville ASAP, so there’s a chance to see him in Cincinnati if the Reds completely punt over the summer and trade any moveable piece (Drury, Pham, Naquin, etc.).

    • Frostgiant80

      Is he a legit prospect? I have only seen him mentioned a few times.

      • Matt

        He’s older, 27, so not really. But I think I remember reading that he worked with a group (maybe Driveline, but I really don’t know) over the pandemic year of 2020, and he’s shown results this year and last. He could turn into a late bloomer type with a couple productive years.

      • Doug Gray

        He is an older guy, but he’s also a guy who missed some time earlier in his career with injuries, and then of course 2020 took a year from just about everyone.

        He crushed the ball in Chattanooga in the second half last year. He’s doing it again to start this year. Since July 13th of 2021 he’s hitting .297/.411/.555 with the Lookouts with 17 doubles, 2 triples, 15 homers in 314 plate appearances. Seems like if nothing else he’s a guy that should be in Triple-A right now.

  4. Matt

    Also, Doug, Dennis Boatman. Got anything on him besides what you wrote up on draft day last year? Seems he’s having success with his command on the early goings. Only 7.1 innings so far, but he’s only walked 1 of 30 BF and struck out 12 of them.

    • Doug Gray

      He’s averaging 94.9 MPH on his fastball this year, topping out at 96. Higher than average spin rate, but nothing elite (right around 2400 RPM) on the fastball. Throws his fastball a lot, has also shown the slider. Not sure why his usage is so limited at this point.

  5. SultanofSwaff

    The Reds might be onto something with Alexis Diaz. Who knew he has the highest fastball spin rate in the majors right now? While we’re at it, let’s see what Ashcraft can do out of the ‘pen. He’s a max effort guy so one would think he’s better suited to a bullpen role…..and there aren’t any starting spots to be had with Minor close to returning. Lots of pitching decisions to be made soon.

    • Brad

      Agree on Diaz. Amazed at how professional sports overthinks talent evaluation and acquisition. At time Alexis was drafted, his brother was on his way as a top prospect. You would think bloodlines and similarities alone would earn him better than a 12th round draft selection.

      Kudos for the Reds for drafting and developing him. The talent has clearly been there all along.

      No reason to push Ashcraft to bullpen this season.

      2023 Rotation Depth
      Castillo or Mahle (I dont see both here after trade deadline)

      • Bourgeois Zee

        I don’t see either here after the trade deadline.

        Minor either, fwiw.

      • Redsvol

        lets pump the brakes on Lodolo. He hasn’t been healthy for 2 years. To be a major league starting pitcher, you have to be able to take the ball every 5th day. If you can’t you are a reliever, at best. I’m starting to think Ashcraft will pass Lodolo soon in the starting pitching pecking order. Very pleased with Overton and I’d like to see what Minor brings to the table over remainder of the season.

  6. Doc4uk

    Seems as if Santana has earned a call up . It is not as if the Reds are that solid at 3B without Solano (Wonder if he will even play this year?)

    • MBS

      I’m really disappointed about Solano. I don’t know why I was excited for a role player, but I was. Santana is certainly making it tough on Krall. Keep forcing the issue Santana!

    • SultanofSwaff

      With the DH now, Moose would slot in nicely on any contending ballclub. Better yet, it clears 3B for McClain.

      If you’re the Reds are you comfortable eating money so as NOT to give up a prospect? There’s a backlog at SS, so maybe a Torres would net you a good chunk of change. That said, you have to trust the front office to reinvest that money in extensions otherwise the revolving door continues.

      • DaveCT

        I don’t want to see McLain promoted even to AAA until he gets his K rate more under control (37.9% for the month of May).

        Doug wrote about it the other day on RML. In May, more HR’s and way more K’s. That’s not necessarily a good time to be promoted.

    • Redsvol

      @MK – what’s the old saying……”a fool and this money……..”

  7. DaveCT

    Brayan Minier off to a nice start at Daytona. 2 HR’s already. The next wave of middle infielders making debuts in full season ball is going to worth watching