Ivan Johnson picked up his first homer of the season and it was an absolute bomb, Elly De La Cruz picked up two hits, Allan Cerda almost hit a home run over the video board, and Joe Boyle allowed one run in a Dayton win, and Tanner Cooper had another quality outing for Daytona.

If you are interested in getting emailed every day during the season with additional game notes and a rundown on how the Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospects performed (along with other perks) you can sign up to support the site through Patreon and get all of that for a few bucks a month. If that’s something that sounds interesting you can get more information here.

The Louisville Bats had the day off.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 5-1. Box Score

Game Notes

Ivan Johnson has missed much of the season after having a hamate injury in spring training. Tuesday night was just his 6th game and he picked up his first home run of the year and it may not have landed yet. It was estimated at 441 feet and left the stadium, going over the bleachers in right field and landing in the trees beyond the stadium. He’s hitting .273/.360/.500.

James Free spent a little bit of time earlier this season with Louisville, but he’s played in 15 games with Chattanooga. After Tuesday’s 3 hits he’s now hitting .313/.365/.438 with the Lookouts.

Michael Byrne lowered his ERA to 2.35 on the season in 12 games between Louisville and Chattanooga.

The Dayton Dragons won 4-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Joe Boyle started the day by winning the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week award for his 6.0 hitless innings pitched in his last start. In his start on Tuesday he gave up his first home run of the season. It was the only run he allowed on the day in his 4.0 innings that also saw him walk 3 batters and strike out 5. His ERA ballooned to 0.72 with the run given up.

Donovan Benoit lowered his ERA to 2.60 on the year as he picked up his 6th save. He now has 21 strikeouts in 17.1 innings.

Elly De La Cruz capped off May with two more hits, including a double. During the month he played in 23 games and hit .311/.367/.600 with 14 extra-base hits.

Allan Cerda’s home run hit high up off of the video board above the building beyond the concourse in left field.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 5-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Jack Rogers entered the day with 1 double through 26 games played this season between Daytona and Dayton. He added 2 more of them on Tuesday. It was only his second 2-hit game of the year and in the other one he also had 2 extra-base hits (a double and a triple back on May 15th).

Tanner Cooper walked no one in his 5.0 innings. He’s been a control artist this season as he’s walked no one in three different games – including his last two, walking one in four other games, and two batters in two different starts. Cooper has just 8 walks in 36.0 innings this season.

6/1 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 17-31 7:05pm Wynne Here Here Here
Chattanooga 24-22 7:15pm Abbott Here Here Here
Dayton 31-14 7:05pm Bonnin Here Here Here
Daytona 19-27 6:10pm Benschoter Here Here Here

About The Author

Doug Gray is the owner and operator of this website and has been running it since 2006 in one variation or another. You can follow him on twitter @dougdirt24, or follow the site on Facebook. and Youtube.

Related Posts

9 Responses

  1. Doc

    Did the Reds get anything or anyone for Riddle?

  2. Doc

    Joe Boyle gets dinged just about every mention for his high number of walks allowed. Tanner Cooper gets praised for his low number of walks allowed. After yesterday, Boyle’s ERA is 0.72 while Cooper is 3.50, with Boyle pitching at one level higher than Cooper. Which pitcher would you rather have on the mound in a game you have to win, at this point in their careers?

    • DaveCT

      That’s a loaded question. Cooper is from a small community college in upper state NY, so also a cold weather state. Cooper has also only been pitching a short time. Boyle is much more experienced, although I’ll give you the nod that the quality of that experience hasn’t been great, especially in college.

  3. Doug Gray

    Oops. Guess it’s Freebie Patreon info day today, too!

  4. MK

    The impressive thing about Boyle last night was he had absolutely no breaking ball. He did not throw one that didn’t hang. Had to be a great learning experience for him getting by with just a fast ball.

    Cerda’s home run hit his face pictured on the video board.

  5. Greenfield Red

    De La Cruz, Hendrick, Hinds, and Cerda have a combined 42.6 K percentage this year. The league average is 22.3. This will not work long term.

    One level higher, McClain’s is over 38%. The young pitching looks great. The young hitters will doom this rebuild if they don’t cut down the strike outs.

    • weigarp

      Hey Greenfield, I agree with you. McLain concerns me greatly. I hope he is not being coached up to try to hit for power as he is hitting a lot of extra base hits, but striking out a lot more. I will just have to hope that at least a couple of the guys you listed will improve as they ascend the ladder toward the Reds.

    • Redsvol

      I agree with you too @Greenfield. I do think its a little more acceptable at the single A level than the double A level though. Pitching gets a little more consistent, strike zone gets a little more consistent. But it will derail the rebuild if some of them don’t cut down on the strikeouts. I also think 50% of them will be traded so it will be key that KRall and the front office pick the right 50% to trade that won’t cut down on the strikeouts and become the the next Starling Marte.