Jose Barrero homered on the 1st pitch of the day for Louisville as he racked up three hits, James Free homered for the third straight game in a Chattanooga win, Elly De La Cruz and Allan Cerda both fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle as Dayton snapped a 5-game losing streak, Jose Serrano picked up his 1st career home run in an ACL Reds extra-innings win, and Esmith Pineda’s hot start to his career in the DSL continued with two more hits.
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The Louisville Bats lost 4-3. Box Score
- Donovan Solano (rehab) went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Max Schrock (rehab) went 1-4.
- Jose Barrero went 3-5 with a home run (4).
- Stuart Fairchild went 1-4 with a home run (5).
- Ronnie Dawson went 1-4.
- Robbie Tenerowicz went 2-3 with a run and a walk.
- Chuckie Robinson went 2-4 with a double.
- Robert Dugger allowed 1 earned in 4.2 innings with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.
- Buck Farmer threw 2.1 shutout innings with 5 strikeouts.
- Jared Solomon threw a shutout inning.
Jose Barrero homered on the 1st pitch of the game. He picked up two more hits, but also two more strikeouts. He now has 35 strikeouts in 88 plate appearances in Triple-A this season.
What a difference a day makes in a small sample size. Robbie Tenerowicz had hit .231 through his first four games with Louisville, but going 2-3 raised his average to .313 with the Bats. Over his last 35 games he’s hit .339/.464/.580 between Chattanooga and Louisville.
Stuart Fairchild, just picked up on waivers over the weekend. In his first game with the Bats he hit a long home run down the left field line.
The Chattanooga Lookouts won 7-6. Box Score
- Michael Siani went 1-5 with a steal (18).
- Matt McLain went 1-3 with 2 walks.
- Isiah Gilliam went 0-2 with 3 walks and a run.
- Michael De Leon went 2-5 with a double and a run.
- TJ Hopkins went 2-5 with a run and an RBI.
- Alex McGarry went 1-4 with a run and an RBI.
- Ivan Johnson went 1-4 with a triple and 2 RBI.
- Francisco Urbaez went 2-4 with a double and 2 runs.
- James Free went 2-4 with a home run (5) and 2 RBI.
- Pedro Garcia threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts.
- Ricky Karcher threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts.
James Free homered for the third straight game. He struggled in 5 games in Triple-A, but in 21 games with the Lookouts he’s hitting .296/.333/.507. All of his extra-base hits have been home runs with Chattanooga, but he did have one double while playing for Louisville.
Another outing that saw Brandon Williamson struggle. In each of his last two outings he hasn’t gotten more than 10 outs, not making it out of the 4th inning in either game. He walked four last time out and walked three more on Tuesday night. He now has more walks in 57.2 innings this season than he had in 98.1 innings last season – 35 to 33.
Pedro Garcia lowered his ERA to 1.48 on the season. He’s thrown 24.1 innings with 32 strikeouts and 8 walks in 17 appearances.
The Dayton Dragons won 6-5. Box Score
- Rece Hinds went 1-5 with a run.
- Elly De La Cruz went 3-4 with a double, home run (12), steal (16), 2 runs, and 2 RBI.
- Allan Cerda went 3-3 with 2 walks, a double, a home run (10), and 3 RBI.
- Austin Hendrick went 1-5 with a double and a run.
- Justice Thompson went 2-3 with a walk, steal (11), and an RBI.
- Garrett Wolforth went 1-4.
- Nick Quintana went 1-4 with a steal and a run.
- Miguel Medrano allowed a run in 3.1 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
- Donovan Benoit threw 2.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts.
Joe Boyle was scratched before the game with illness.
Big games from both Elly De La Cruz and Allan Cerda as they both finished a triple shy of the cycle. For De La Cruz, the game raised his line on the season to .300/.343/.595 with 11 doubles, 6 triples, 12 home runs, and 16 steals in 19 attempts. His home run ties him for the organizational lead. It went 430 feet according to Trackman.
For Allan Cerda it’s just a continuation of his hot hitting in June. Over 11 games during the month he’s hitting .343/.489/.714. His OPS on the season is up to .896.
The win ended a 5-game losing streak and moved the Dragons to 37-20 on the year.
The Daytona Tortugas was suspended.
Game will resume on Wednesday and be followed by a 7-inning contest.
ACL Reds won 5-3. Box Score
- Leonardo Balcazar went 1-3 with a home run (2) and he was hit by a pitch.
- Ariel Almonte went 2-4 with a double and a run.
- Jose Serrano went 2-4 with a home run (1) and 3 RBI.
- Malvin Valdez went 1-4 with a double.
- T.J. Zeuch threw a shutout inning with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
- Yomil Maysonet threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Jose Serrano hit his first career home run. Last season with the DSL Reds he had 6 doubles and 4 triples, but came up homerless in 35 games while hitting .287/.354/.409. This season he’s gone 4-12 with 2 doubles, a home run, and 3 walks.
Leonardo Balcazar is now hit.409/.481/.682 through the first six games of the season. He won’t turn 18 until Friday.
DSL Reds lost 7-2. Box Score
- Anthuan Valencia went 0-2 with 2 walks.
- Brayan Rijo went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Ricardo Cabrera went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
- Adrian Reyes went 1-3 with a walk.
- Esmith Pineda went 2-4 with an RBI.
- Gilberto Rojas went 1-3 with a walk.
- Iverson Espinoza went 0-1 with a walk and 2 steals.
- Juan Martinez was charged with 2 unearned runs in 4.0 innings with 6 strikeouts.
Esmith Pineda kept his hot start to his professional career going. The 17-year-old is now hitting .381/.500/.571 with a double, home run, 5 walks, and 5 strikeouts in 6 games played.
Ricardo Cabrera picked up his 8th error of the season in his 8th game. 6 of the 8 errors have been of the fielding variety.
Last season Juan Martinez had 50 strikeouts and 23 walks in 44.2 innings. This season he has 1 walk and 11 strikeouts in his first 6.0 innings.
Top 25 Prospects Rundown
Two minutes after hitting publish, TJ Friedl came off of the bench in extra-innings and doubled in the go-ahead run for the Reds. That’s not reflected above in the prospect rundown. Pobody’s Nerfect.
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