Michael Siani, Matt McLain, and Alex McGarry had nice nights at the plate for Chattanooga, Justice Thompson had three hits for Dayton, Tyler Callihan homered and drove in four runs while Ashton Creal got on base four times and doubled twice in Daytona’s big road win, Nestor Lorant struck out seven for the ACL Reds, and Carlos Sanchez had three hits for the DSL Reds in their victory.

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The Louisville Bats lost 5-0. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 6-5. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 3-0. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 12-8. Box Score

ACL Reds won 5-4. Box Score

DSL Reds won 7-6. Box Score

6/18 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 23-40 6:35pm Lodolo Here Here Here
Chattanooga 31-30 7:15pm Abbott Here Here Here
Dayton 38-22 7:35pm Roa Here Here Here
Daytona 25-35 6:00pm Cooper Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 7-2 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
5-6 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

11 Responses

  1. Redsvol

    Selena like they pulled pitchers lively and Boyle early last night. I think lively hurt his chances at getting a call up with that performance last night.

    Where is hendrick? Hopefully retooling that swing. Bunch of the hitters having good seasons have cooled off. But at least they are playing. Hard to develop if you don’t play.

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  2. SultanofSwaff

    I was at the dragons game. Hendrick must have been a late scratch because his name was listed on the stadium lineup. Nelson took a ball off the mask that got him pretty good–he stayed in the game but came out shortly after.

    Boyle got three or four strikeouts looking on his curveball, sat 96-97… pretty obvious he got pulled because of pitch count. Seems to have reliever written all over him. He’s been in the system for how long and yet has only one shape to his offspeed offerings– a big looping curve. I don’t understand the Reds development philosophy of letting guys be who they are and then reactively making adjustments after they struggle.

    Elly made a spectacular dive to snare a line drive but later rushed and booted an obvious double playground ball. Four uncompetitive ABs. …. I can see now why he struggles left-handed–he casts his hands quite a bit, easy to beat him with high fastballs. Getting by on pure athleticism at the moment. I know I sound down in the kid but his tools are electric. He’s easily 6’4″, seems inevitable he will move off shortstop. With his speed center field seems obvious.

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    • Old Big Ed

      De La Cruz slashes .316 /.365 /.697 against lefties, and I didn’t look at the box, so I assume that when you wrote “he struggles left-handed” that you meant he struggles against left-handers.

      His swing as a LH hitter, when I’ve seen it, is short and as sweet as you could hope for. In fact, I’ve noticed that almost every highlight that I’ve seen of him as a hitter is as a LH hitter. There have been some suggestions that he become a full-time LH hitter. I guess that if he is going to give up switch-hitting, then he ought to do it now and not later.

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      • MBS

        Would switching to a full time LH batter accelerate his rise to the MLB? If not, I’d let him continue to develop both sides.

    • Doug Gray

      Yeah, Hendrick was a scratch from the lineup about 90 minutes before the game. Never said why.

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