Louisville lost by three touchdowns and an extra point, Matt McLain and Chuckie Robinson led the Lookouts offense while Julio Pinto, Pedro Garcia, and Ricky Karcher pitched Chattanooga to a win, and Tanner Cooper set a career high in strikeouts for Daytona as the Tortugas picked up a win.

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The Louisville Bats lost 19-0. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 7-5. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons had their game suspended

Rain came through early and wiped the game in the middle of the second inning. Prior to the game the Dragons “scratched” Bryce Bonnin from the start because of the weather that they knew was coming and started reliever Spencer Stockton instead. The 0-0 game will be resumed in the bottom of the 2nd inning on Thursday

The Daytona Tortugas won 5-3. Box Score

5/26 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 15-28 6:35pm Minor Here Here Here
Chattanooga 22-19 7:15pm Abbott Here Here Here
Dayton 27-12 5:35pm TBA/Farr Here Here Here
Daytona 18-23 7:05pm Franco Here Here N/A

19 Responses

  1. DaveCT

    Seems like 2 or 3 Daytona arms, if not more, are about to break out.

  2. MK

    Obvious pitching moves tomorrow with Johnson and Godley released.

    • Doug Gray

      I didn’t write about it yet, but the Reds did sign Justin Nicolino out of the Atlantic League and he’s reportedly heading to Louisville. So that’s probably one of the moves.

  3. Matt

    You mentioned in the game notes (go support Doug’s Patreon if you don’t already) that Cooper has thrown exactly 4 IP in seven of his eight starts. Is this a plan to work on getting him stretched for later in his career? Or is he just a 4 inning pitcher? If so, would a guy like that be better suited to try and be a 1+ inning relief guy?

    Jamal O’Guinn was a PAC12 college guy and has an almost 500 OBP in low A (with more walks than strikeouts). Might be time to face some stiffer competition for him.

    • Doug Gray

      In Daytona they are doing a piggyback starter system where every day there are two guys expected to go 3-5 innings. They alternate every other start. Cooper has made 4 starts and 4 relief appearances. Tough to really say where exactly he fits in with regards to a role right now. Given the raw stuff, I’d think that maybe I’d see if his stuff ticks up as a 1-inning reliever. But at the same time, right now, he’s getting good experience facing hitters more than once that he wouldn’t get out of the bullpen.

      • Matt

        Interesting. I’d be in the camp of letting him stay a starter until he shows he can’t be an effective long term starter.

    • DaveCT

      Cooper is also a guy with very little pitching experience, drafted out of a community college in northern NY State. He’s a true project, and a decent one if the assessments made of his spin rates, etc can translate into performance.

      I just don’t have any type of sense whether tandom starting is productive or not. One thing it could do, as Doug I think, suggests, is give information whether a guy’s stuff holds up a second (and possibly third) time through the lineup. If that’s accurate, it could be a good filtering of guys earlier in their development.

      That’s probably a question for somebody in the scouting department. What is the thinking behind random starting, circa 2022.

  4. MK

    Too bad about Nick Howard. I believe this is a case where the Reds trying to change a college pitcher into a starter injured the guy and ruined his career and their multi- million dollar investment.

    • Doug Gray

      Nick Howard started 17 games while he was in college.

      • MK

        According to Baseball Reference he pitched 63 games with 12 starts at Virginia, 140 innings in 3 years with 20 saves. I believe he was the starting third baseman/closer as a senior.

      • Doug Gray

        He also made five starts that same year on the Cape.

    • DaveCT

      They sure liked their philosophy of getting college relief arms that didn’t have a lot of mileage on them.

      They were also enthralled with the big bodied pitching prospects. Traveiso, Howard, Davis from the NYY, Romano, Santillan.

  5. SteveO

    Tough luck for Steiger. Thought he was on the verge of a promotion to Dayton soon. Farmer and Zimmer should also be released, following Godley and Howard. Fisher, Garcia, Nutof and Pinto need to get a look in Louisville.

    • DaveCT

      What’s going on with Steiger? Saw he’s on the in cured list but I missed what happened. Thanks.

  6. SteveO

    Watching the Lookouts game and the play by play guy is terrible.
    He doesn’t even know the names of the players and can’t pronounce some of their names. Called Johnson, Jackson the whole AB. Gonna watch the game with no volume. It’s acceptable if it were an away game as the announcer would not be so knowledgeable of the visiting players, but this guy is brutal.