Alex McGarry extended his hitting streak to 16 games for Chattanooga, Chase Petty matched a career high in strikeouts for Daytona, Justin Nicolino took a no-hitter into the 7th inning for Louisville, and Carlos Jorge went 1-3 with his 10th steal of the year while Nicolo Pinazza struck out a career best eight batters in the ACL Reds win.
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The Louisville Bats lost 4-1. Box Score
- Tyler Naquin (rehab) went 0-4.
- Tyler Stephenson (rehab) went 1-2.
- Jose Barrero went 1-4.
- Colin Moran went 3-4 with a home run (2).
- Juniel Querecuto went 1-4.
- Isiah Gilliam went 1-4.
- Lorenzo Cedrola went 1-3.
- Justin Nicolino allowed a run in 7.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
- Jared Solomon threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout.
Justin Nicolino had a no-hitter through 6.2 innings before giving up a game tying solo home run in the 7th with 2 outs. The bullpen took over in the 8th and gave up the lead on a night where Louisville struggled to get much offense going.
Tyler Stephenson singled on a ground ball into right field with the St. Paul Saints shifting against him, leaving an enormous hole on the 1st base side of the infield that he easily got the ball through.
Colin Moran homered for the first time in nearly a month (last homered June 5th).
The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 3-1. Box Score
- Francisco Urbaez went 1-3 with a walk.
- Alex McGarry went 1-4.
- TJ Hopkins went 1-4.
- Ivan Johnson went 1-3 with an RBI.
- Eduardo Salazar allowed 2 runs in 5.0 innings with 2 strikeouts.
- Matt Pidich threw a shutout inning with 2 walks and a strikeout.
- Stevie Branche allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 strikeouts.
Alex McGarry extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Unlike Sunday, he didn’t wait until the final at-bat of the day to extend the streak, picking up a single in the 3rd inning on Monday night. He’s hitting .298/.344/.618 between his stops in Dayton and Chattanooga.
TJ Hopkins went 1-4 with a single, but he made the play of the game when he robbed a home run.
— Ben Bobick (@BenBobickLocal3) July 5, 2022
The Dayton Dragons lost 20-1. Box Score
- Elly De La Cruz went 1-4.
- Daniel Vellojin went 1-3 with a walk and a double.
- J.V. Martinez went 1-2 with a double. He also got to pitch in the 9th inning where he allowed 2 runs but did pick up a strikeout.
- Austin Hendrick went 1-4.
- Tyler Callihan went 1-3.
- Justice Thompson went 2-3 with a triple and a run.
- Manuel Cachutt threw 2.0 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts.
Joe Boyle had allowed 4 earned runs through 15 starts entering Monday’s game. He then allowed 7 runs – all earned – in 2.1 innings on 1 hit, 6 walks, and a hit batter. 3 of those runs scored after he left the bases loaded in the 3rd inning and was replaced by Jake Gilbert. He allowed 3 runs to score that were charged to Boyle, then he was charged with 5 earned runs of his own while only recording 1 out – though 2 of those runs scored after he left the game and was replaced by James Marinan.
J.V. Martinez threw more pitches in the game than Braxton Roxby or Manuel Cachutt did, firing 36 pitches in the 9th inning as he hit a batter, gave up 3 hits, and walked another batter. He wasn’t just lobbing the ball in there, either. His velocity ranged from 67 MPH to 90 MPH. He picked up his strikeout on an 88 MPH fastball that dotted the outside corner. I’d guess his arm will be sore for a few days.
Dayton’s pitching staff has seemingly fallen apart of late. In the last 9 games they’ve given up 89 total runs. Here’s the breakdown of runs allowed by game in that span: 17, 2, 18, 1, 8, 11, 1, 11, 20….. three outstanding games and then getting their teeth kicked in in the other six.
The Daytona Tortugas lost 4-0. Box Score
- Fidel Castro went 1-4.
- Michel Triana went 0-2 with 2 walks.
- Austin Callahan went 1-4.
- Michael Trautwein went 1-2 with a walk.
- Chase Petty allowed 2 runs in 4.0 innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.
- Reynardo Cruz threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Chase Petty matched a career high with 6 strikeouts.
ACL Reds won 5-1. Box Score
- Ariel Almonte went 1-3.
- Leonardo Balcazar went 1-3.
- Carlos Jorge went 1-3 with a steal (10) and a run.
- Donovan Antonia went 1-2 with a walk, double, and a run.
- Wendell Marrero went 0-1 with 2 walks.
- Braylin Minier went 2-3 with a double, run, and 3 RBI.
- Juan Garcia went 1-1 with a double.
- Andruw Salcedo went 1-2 with a run and an RBI.
- Nicolo Pinazzi allowed a run in 3.2 innings with 3 walks and 8 strikeouts.
- Frainger Aranguren threw 3.1 shutout innings with 6 strikeouts.
Juan Garcia doubled to raise his line to .333/.433/.500 on the season, but he seems to have injured himself on the play because he was pinch run for after reaching base (this was the 3rd inning).
Donovan Antonia is now hitting .364/.442/.727 on the season in 14 games. The 18-year-old from Curacao has 4 doubles, 4 home runs, 7 walks, and 8 strikeouts on the year.
Leonardo Balcazar kept his hot hitting going and is now hitting .345/.431/.618 on the season.
Nicolo Pinazzi had not struck out more than 4 batters in a game entering 2022 (2021 was his first professional season). But in three of his four starts he had struck out 7 batters and in the other start he had 5. On Monday he set a new career high with 8, giving him 34 strikeouts (and 14 walks) in 18.1 innings this season.
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