Elly De La Cruz hit a long home run, Bryce Bonnin had a dominant start, and Justice Thompson kept his hot hitting going as the Dayton Dragons split a doubleheader, Fidel Castro picked up his first homer of the season and Chase Petty continued to pitch well for Daytona.

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The Louisville Bats lost 5-3. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts were postponed

Doubleheader scheduled for Saturday.

The Dayton Dragons split a doubleheader

Game 1: 8-4 loss in 10. Box Score

Game 2: 7-2 win. Box Score

  • Jose Torres went 1-4 with a run.
  • Elly De La Cruz went 1-5 with a 3-run home run (9).
  • Rece Hinds went 2-4 with a run.
  • Austin Hendrick went 1-4.
  • Allan Cerda went 1-2 with 2 walks, a double, a run, and an RBI.
  • Justice Thompson went 2-3 with a walk and a run.
  • Nick Quintana went 1-3 with a double, run, and 3 RBI.
  • Thomas Farr allowed a run in 6.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.
  • Jake Gilbert threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 10-4. Box Score

Game Notes

A very scary moment early in the game with a fly ball down the right field line led to Ruben Ibarra and Blake Dunn colliding and going down. Both remained on the ground for several minutes. They both left the game, walking off on their own power but very gingerly. Dunn didn’t move his right arm as he walked off.

6/3 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 17-33 7:05pm McGuire Here Here Here
Chattanooga 25-22 7:15pm Williamson Here Here Here
Dayton 32-15 7:05pm Phillips Here Here Here
Daytona 19-29 6:10pm Aguiar Here Here Here

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13 Responses

  1. AMDG

    Coming back from a hand injury, it’s a bit impressive that Barrero has 3 HR’s in only 38 AB’s.

    He seems to be getting his timing back the more he plays. Through his first 22 plate appearances he had a 45% strikeout rate. Since then it’s 29%, and seemingly trending closer to last year’s 22% in AAA.

    • MBS

      I was worried about his power being sapped. So yes I’m happy with the HR’s, hopefully in a week of AB’s he’ll be locking in for greater contact. Then we call him back up and start him everyday!

  2. Bubba Woo

    I’m interested in what they do with de La Cruz. The walk rate is still much lower than you’d like it to be, and the strikeout rate a little high, but by all other measures he’s crushing High A. Do you move him to AA at midyear? Or keep him in Dayton to continue learning the strike zone, and maybe begin work on learning a new position (3b? RF?) since the Reds seem like they have a logjam at SS?

    • John

      You have a logjam at SS until you don’t. Probably keep Elly at short until he proves he can’t do it or someone proves that they have the position locked down for sure.

  3. MichaelA

    The amount of strikeouts through the minor league system is astounding. Last night between 4 games 3 teams a total of 50k’s. Louisville 10, Dayton game 1 16, Dayton game 2 11, Daytona 13. The night before 43 in 3 games. The hitting side is not instilling much hope at the moment.

  4. Jim Delaney

    Want to mention the outing by Ashcraft last night. WOW! Kid was very impressive, his stuff is outstanding and his command last night was excellent. Love the way he seems to compete and zone in when he is on the mound!!!

  5. MK

    Nick Quintana is one of those guys who looks much better from the eye test than the actual statistics show.

    There are times when he just looks like a star other times just average.

  6. MK

    Went back and watched Daytona game. Ibarra is as big as a small car and Dunn got drilled. My guess is that it is a shoulder or clavicle injury the way he held his right arm coming off. Ibarra looked like he got his bell rung, though really can’t be certain on either.

    • Doug Gray

      Yeah, I heard they were going to look at his collarbone… but have not gotten an update.

      • Doug Gray

        Just went on the injured list with a shoulder injury.

  7. SoCalRedsFan

    Who got bombed in game 1 of the the Dayton game? Two pitchers combined for 8 shutout innings, so I’m assuming somebody got lit up.

    • Little Earl

      Click on the box score. Two guys stunk up the joint.