Braylin Minier and Austin Hendrick came off the bench and homered late in Daytona’s win, TJ Hopkins had three hits while Quincy McAfee drove in three runs for Chattanooga, Allan Cerda homered and had a walk-off extra-innings hit for Dayton while Spencer Stockton dropped his ERA below 2.00 on the season, and Aristides Aquino’s 10th inning homer was the game winning for Louisville.

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The Louisville Bats won 3-1 in 10. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 9-5. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 6-5. Box Score

Game Notes

Game 2 of the scheduled doubleheader was postponed. It will be made up on Friday as a part of a doubleheader.

The Daytona Tortugas won 10-6. Box Score

5/20 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 14-24 7:35pm Minor Here Here Here
Chattanooga 19-17 7:15pm TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 23-11 5:35pm Farr/Phillips Here Here Here
Daytona 16-20 7:05pm Fransen Here Here N/A

28 Responses

  1. LDS

    I’ve read that Votto is joining the team in Toronto. He doesn’t seem particularly ready based on his rehab performance thus far. And Senzel? And what changes did Aquino make to suddenly be hitting again. I understand that the competition is less but it doesn’t seem to be helping Senzel or Votto.

    • Doug Gray

      Senzel and Votto both went two weeks without seeing live pitching. And they also had to recover from an illness that probably left their body less than normal (Votto noted that he didn’t leave the bed or couch for like 8 days).

      • Optimist

        Where was the Votto report? Haven’t seen that – sounds like a pretty bad case, all things considered – far beyond simply a quarantine for close contact or some such similar precaution. Wonder if he’s still weak even if the live game action gets the timing back in sync. Thanks for the update.

      • RedBB

        If that’s the case then he shouldn’t be going to Toronto. There’s little doubt that the Reds “management” are doing this as a favor to Votto.

      • LDS

        Agree completely. The point is simply that it’s too soon for either of them to rejoin the Reds. Get back in shape, get their timing back, etc. That Toronto is Votto’s home shouldn’t be a factor.

      • Doug Gray

        Optimist – he did an interview in Dayton and mentioned it. Bobby Nightengale mentioned it in his story about Votto rejoining the Reds, too.

      • LarkinPhillips

        @LDS, I disagree. If someone should get special treatment, it is absolutely Votto and this could be his last chance to play in his home country. I see the responsibility to protect him is on David Bell, by maybe DHing him at least 2 of the 3 games and possibly hitting 5 or 6 rather than 4hole. At the end of the day, these three games are not going to cost us a playoff spot, so do the right thing for a loyal legend!

      • MK

        Canada has some pretty tight restrictions on people entering the country with illnesses. They might not get in depending on testing and records.

        The team has actually played better without them, so I don’t think the Reds management should be in a big hurry to get them back, especially Senzel. Alomora has outplayed him by a lot so far.

    • Melvin

      Maybe we need to switch out coaching staffs at the big league level and AAA level. What could it hurt? :) I don’t even know who’s down there but I’m willing to try. :) I bet Aquino would vote for that. :)

      • Melvin

        After all, Louisville is only 10 games under .500. :)

      • Jim t

        AA had a chance to sign with another organization. Seems he decided to stay with the reds.

      • Jimbo44CN

        OMG 314 with an OPS of 1.148 and 4 homers?
        Doug, did he go back to his old stance? My goodness

      • MK

        Melvin I am amazed that with Manager, Coaches and on field Support staff there are 13 of them. That is one for every two players. Makes one wonder how 70’s Reds could win with only a Manager, 4 Coaches and a bullpen catcher.

      • Oldtimer

        1B Tony Perez. 2B Joe Morgan SS Dave Concepcion 3B Pete Rose C Johnny Bench LF George Foster CF Cesar Geronimo RF Ken Griffey SP Gary Nolan Don Gullett Jack Billingham Fred Norman RP Clay Carroll Pedro Borbon

        That’s how. Four HOF caliber players. Four NL MVP players.

    • MK

      Before the game Votto said the reason he wanted to play a second game in Dayton was to work on his defense. I guess he was satisfied with his offense.

      • DaveCT

        Elly DeLa Cruz with three strikeouts batting behind Votto. Must have have been taking pitches to let Joey work on his running game, too.

  2. kevinz

    Loving approach of Allen and Siani so far.
    Nice see Cerda coming around, mayb slow starter type.

  3. Matt

    Allan Cerda making a habit of being on these reviews. 4 in a row! A 2.011 OPS in those 4 games. If only that were a sustainable pace lol

    Braylin Minier sure is making his presence felt in A ball.

    • MK

      As impressive as Cerda’s offensive game was last night he made a throw from right field to third base that was an absolute laser.

  4. Doc4uk

    Minier looks like a hitter to me. Suspect he ends up in LF or 3B.

  5. MK

    Canada has some pretty tight restrictions on people entering the country with illnesses. They might not get in depending on testing and records.

    The team has actually played better without them, so I don’t think the Reds management should be in a big hurry to get them back, especially Senzel. Alomora has outplayed him by a lot so far.

  6. MK

    Somebody the other day asked about Fidel Castro. He was sent to Daytona yesterday. That would be an interesting newspaper headline.

  7. SteveO

    Doug, any idea why Abbott left yesterday’s game after 4 innings and only 52 pitches? Injury?

    • Doug Gray

      I don’t know. Didn’t appear to be an injury. He finished the inning fine and a reliever was ready to go to start the 5th. He was bumped up in the rotation by a day (still had 4 days rest, but he was not supposed to go until tonight, so perhaps that’s the reason).