Chris Okey hit for the cycle in a Louisville blowout win, Connor Curlis struck out 9 batters, Francisco Urbaez keeps on hitting for Chattanooga, Elly De La Cruz homered and Christian Roa struck out six in a win that moved Dayton to 34-15, and Daytona was rained out for the second straight day.
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The Louisville Bats won 11-3. Box Score
- Jose Barrero (rehab) went 1-5.
- Max Schrock (rehab) went 0-3 with a run and was hit by a pitch.
- Cristian Santana went 2-5 with a double and a run.
- Juniel Querecuto went 1-5 with 2 runs.
- Ronnie Dawson went 1-2 with 2 walks, a home run (5), a steal, 4 runs, 3 RBI, and was hit by a pitch.
- Chris Okey went 4-5 with a double, triple, home run (1), 2 runs, and 5 RBI.
- TJ Friedl went 2-5 with a home run (4) and 3 RBI.
- Pedro Payano threw 2.2 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout.
- Eddy Demurias threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.
- Ryan Hendrix threw a shutout inning.
- Kyle Zimmer threw a perfect inning with a strikeout.
CHRIS OKEY HITS FOR THE CYCLE!
The @Reds catcher drives in five as part of a memorable game for the @LouisvilleBats. pic.twitter.com/cNH4h0yzoi
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) June 5, 2022
The Chattanooga Lookouts lost a doubleheader
Game 1: 4-1 loss. Box Score
- Matt McLain went 1-3 with a steal (12).
- Isiah Gilliam went 1-3 with a solo home run (8).
- TJ Hopkins went 1-3.
- James Free went 1-3.
- Connor Curlis threw 5.0 shutout innings with a walk and 9 strikeouts.
Game 2: 7-5 loss. Box Score
- Francisco Urbaez went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a run, and an RBI.
- Ivan Johnson went 1-3 with a double, run, RBI, and he was hit by a pitch.
- Isiah Gilliam went 1-4 with a run and an RBI.
- Robbie Tenerowicz went 1-2 with a walk, double, run, and an RBI.
- TJ Hopkins went 1-3 with an RBI.
- Quin Cotton went 1-3 with a run.
- Andy Fisher threw 2.2 shutout innings with a walk and 7 strikeouts.
The Dayton Dragons won 6-2. Box Score
- Justice Thompson went 1-5 with an RBI and a steal.
- Elly De La Cruz went 2-4 with a home run (10).
- Jose Torres went 1-4 with a double.
- Allan Cerda went 1-4 with a steal and a run.
- Garrett Wolforth went 1-3 with a double, 2 runs, and was hit by a pitch.
- Nick Quintana went 2-4 with a double, run, and 2 RBI.
- Michael Trautwein went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
- Christian Roa was charged with an unearned run in 5.0 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts.
- Myles Gayman threw 3.0 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts.
The Daytona Tortugas game was cancelled
Doubleheader scheduled for Sunday (make up of Friday’s game)
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Elly de la Cruz really seems like the Reds best prospect at this point for sure.
Bonnin on the injured list today. Hope it isn’t an arm thing.
Was it Bonnin or Ashcraft with the history of hip injuries in college?
They reported on TV that Bonnin has a shoulder issue.
I know he isn’t tearing the cover off the ball in AAA but with how Garcia has hit so far what are the chances we see Okey this year in Cincinnati?
Fair at best. Okey isn’t on the 40-man, while Kolosvary is on it.
I have to wonder if Garcia will have any value at the trade deadline. If an opening opens it might be a time to give Okey a shot.
I forgot Okey was still in the system. A 2nd round pick; glove first C. Counting this year; 3 straight seasons with a + .700 OPS. Not on the 40 man at 27 years old, do you think he sees the big leagues this year?
I don’t believe so, unless one of the 40-man catchers ends up on the 60-day IL.
We’ve had a run of these profile guys, Joe Hudson, Chad Twomp, Chris Okey. I’m hoping Mat Nelson will hit enough to make it, but the K’s are troublesome.
I think it’s time to promote Gilliam, he’s been in AA since 2019. It’s time for him to take on another level.
As a follow-up to discussion the last few weeks on Matt McLain and his 30%+ strikeout rate at AA, and whether he was simply selling out for power, or was he working on something.
In the most recent Baseball America Top 100, they discuss McLain’s 2021 performance and his troubling lack of power. So, if this is a clue, it may indicate McLain is indeed working on his power, and less concerned with the K’s for a reason.
If so, this is a relief.