Ben Lively struck out nine batters in a dominant start while Lorenzo Cedrola picked up two hits in a Louisville win, Chuckie Robinson homered and Matt McLain had a walk-off hit in Chattanooga, Garrett Wolforth had two hits and tripled while James Proctor had another quality start as Dayton moved to a minor league best 35-15 on the season, and Hunter Parks put together a nice start in Daytona’s doubleheader.

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The Louisville Bats won 6-0. Box Score

Game Notes

Over his last three starts Ben Lively has allowed 2 runs in 16.1 innings, given up just 7 hits, struck out 25, and walked 8 batters.

Lorenzo Cedrola ended May by going hitless in the final four games he played in. He’s begun June by getting at least one hit in the first five games, including having two hits in three of those five games.

The win was the Bats 3rd in a row. It is only the second time this year that they’ve won three games in a row. They have not won four in a row this season.

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 3-2. Box Score

Game Notes

It’s got to be rare that a team walks eight batters and records just three strikeouts and gives up just two total runs in the game, but that’s what happened for Chattanooga on the day.

The game was tied up at 2-2 entering the bottom of the 9th. Jacob Hurtubise walked with one out and moved up to second on a ground out before scrambling to third on a wild pitch. Matt McLain then picked up his first hit of the day for a walk-off win.

Chuckie Robinson was just 1 for his last 14 before busting out on Sunday with three hits, including a home run.

Julio Pinto lowered his ERA to 2.05 on the season. He’s thrown 22.0 innings and now has 33 strikeouts.

The Dayton Dragons won 8-3. Box Score

Game Notes

Dayton’s win moved them to 35-15. They are now tied with Myrtle Beach for the best record in all of minor league baseball.

After starting May by going 4-9, Garrett Wolforth went 4-36 the rest of the way (.111). But in June he’s come out hitting, going 5-12 with a double, triple, and a home run in his four games played this month.

Manuel Cachutt lowered his ERA to 1.96 on the season. He continues to get a high rate of ground balls. He now has a ground ball rate of 66% this season and has allowed just one line drive on the season out of 53 batted balls against him.

Bryce Bonnin was placed on the injured list prior to the game with shoulder impingement.

The Daytona Tortugas lost a doubleheader

Game 1: 2-0 loss. Box Score

Game Notes

Offense was at a premium in this game as the two teams combined for four hits. Ilvin Fernandez had the only hit for Daytona and it was an inch away from not being a hit as a diving right fielder came up just short of catching the blooper down the line.

Hunter Parks lowered his ERA to 2.65 on the season. He has 13 walks and 35 strikeouts in his 34.0 innings pitched this season.

Game 2: 5-1 loss. Box Score

Game Notes

Tough day for Julian Aguiar who walked four batters in the 1st inning, and hit another one while recording just two outs before exiting the game.

Owen Holt lowered his ERA to 0.52 on the season in his 10 appearances (17.1 innings).

ACL Reds start on Monday

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Top 25 Prospects Rundown

6/6 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 20-33 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Chattanooga 27-24 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Dayton 35-15 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Daytona 19-31 OFF DAY Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 0-0 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
0-0 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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13 Responses

  1. RedsGettingBetter

    Daytona Tortugas are struggling this season having offense and pitching trouble. Although, it should be consider the injuries arised in some players but hopefully there will be better things coming in order to improve as a team.

    • DaveCT

      It’s a tough league to hit in, one. Also, it’s the first year in full season ball for many if not most.

      • MK

        This is not much different than the Dragons performances when they were the Low A team. The excuse always seems to be that it is a pitching league but there are always quite a few opponents who can hit. The Dragons would be horrid and the next year the same players would play for a playoff spot the next. It still seems to be trending that way.

  2. DaveCT

    Copied from previous article.

    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.

    • Doug Gray

      I haven’t run the park factors, but Chattanooga’s generally been a hitter friendly place. McLain is crushing the ball in Chattanooga – .279/.398/.640 (7 doubles, 3 triples, 6 home runs) – and he’s getting crushed on the road – .189/.299/.365 (1 double, 4 home runs).

  3. Hunt4RedsOct

    Nice to hear the complex teams starting up. Cabrera and Almonte from the top 25 should be in the AZL, who else should we be keeping an eye on?

  4. MBS

    Reece Hinds seems to be a pivotal piece for the future success of the team. If he shows up with the power at the MLB level, and plays a good RF it will be huge for the team.

    He’s not the top prospect, but if he develops and adds to the top prospects EDLC, JB, MM it will go a long way to solidifying our roster. Those 4 plus Stephenson and India would make a very solid offensive core.

    • MK

      I’ve been surprised that Hinds has played a lot of left field lately.

      • DaveCT

        With Cerda, Thompson and now Hendrick, and given his inexperience in the OF, you can certainly see Hinds being the fourth best guy in the group. But it is definitely interesting they’d be moving him so soon. Maybe just a rotation?

    • JaxDan

      Hopefully Allen, Nelson and Hendrick can be added to your list. These 9 added to the starting staff of Greene, Lodolo, Ashcraft, Abbott, Williamson, Boyle and Phillips.

      Hopefully at least 6 of the 9 bats and 4 of the 7 arms will be the future success of the team. Would also like to see 1 of the 2 1st round picks will be a college OF bat.

      One step further add a top prospect or 2 with the trade of Castillo and/or Mahle.

  5. DaveCT

    Bryce Bonnin with shoulder impingement is not something I’d like to hear.