Austin Callahan homered twice for Daytona, Louisville got big contributions from rehabbing Jake Fraley and Aristides Aquino while Jose Barrero picked up three hits in a Bats win, Elly De La Cruz, Alex McGarry, and TJ Hopkins had big nights for Chattanooga, Ruben Ibarra hit his 11th homer of the year but was then injured at had to leave the game in Dayton, Carlos Sanchez extended his on-base streak to 32 games to begin his career in the Dominican Summer League, and Ivan Johnson’s 17-game hitting streak came to an end.

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The Louisville Bats won 10-6. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 12-6. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 7-3. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 7-5. Box Score

The ACL Reds lost 10-6. Box Score

The DSL Reds lost 4-2. Box Score

7/24 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 37-54 1:05pm Williamson Here Here Here
Chattanooga 38-51 2:15pm Salazar Here Here Here
Dayton 45-42 1:05pm Boyle Here Here Here
Daytona 36-51 5:35pm Petty Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 21-12 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
16-19 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A

15 Responses

  1. AMDG

    Barrero with multiple hits and no K’s.
    Only the second time he’s accomplished that all season.

    Hopefully he can turn that into a trend, and it’s not just a matter of facing bad pitching yesterday.

  2. Matt

    Lots of movement coming soon with the deadline, as well as Dunn, Fraley, and Aquino’s IL stints completing. Sadak also mentioned last night during the game that (I think) Cessa and Detweiler were nearing a return/rehab.

    Maybe this is the start of a nice Barrero run. Get his confidence back, return to 2021 form, maybe get a call up.

    Mostly de la Cruz and McGarry, but that Chattanooga lineup has some bats that could play in Cincinnati in the next year.

    Hope it’s nothing serious for Ibarra. I know his Dayton numbers aren’t great, but he’s one of my favorite prospects in the system. He just seems like a big, jolly, easy to root for dude.

    • Adam

      If I missed it, I apologize; but do we have an idea of when Jay Allen will return? I really like this guy.

      • Doug Gray

        He was activated on Friday but hasn’t played in either of the two games so far.

    • Redsvol

      That Chattanooga lineup is looking strong. If Cerda will start hitting it will be phenomenal. He is ice cold lately. Now, if only we had some decent starting pitching there!

      Spiers & Curliss probably have no business starting games, but there is noone to replace them with. Injuries, restrictions, and poor development of the younger guys has created a huge gap in pitching talent. Bonin, Boyle, Roa, Richardson and Farr should be in Chattanooga by now. Pitching development has stunk this year. We are wasting Joe Boyle’s arm in Dayton. Not to mention there is not much reason to promote anyone from Daytona to Dayton as replacements for these guys.

      • DaveCT

        Andrew Abbott and Carson Phillips are two of our better pitching prospects. Don’t sleep on Speirs, either. Remember, the jump to AA is considered the most difficult in the minors. It’s just been a half season (or less).

      • SteveO

        Bonnin out for the season, so no. Richardson hasn’t pitched at all this season, so no. Farr 0-6, 5.88 ERA, so no. And Daytona has a bunch of pitchers that warrant a promotion in Rivera, Cooper, Aguilar, Petty, Holt and Sandridge. Have you been watching any games for Dayton or Daytona all season?

  3. Redsvol

    Doug – how about a draft signings status report. I’m sure you’re working on it but it Looks like we may have trouble giving Cam Collier #5 pick money with all the signings thus far? I am impressed with the speed the Reds have gotten everyone but Cam signed thus far.

    • Hunt4RedsOct

      Not Doug but he does have the draft tracker on the toolbar. Seems to have all you’re looking for. Saved over 900k on signings so far.

    • AMDG

      Not Doug either, but looking at the #’s…

      Picks #5 thru #9 overall all signed for an average of $5.56M, and if Cam expects top-10 money since he was projected top-10 we can probably guess he wants something like $5.5M?

      Based on the signings the Reds have made so far, they have about $4.6M they can offer. That is more than picks #13 and #14 got, but not quite top-10 money.

      Assuming some of those lower picks go for a lot less than the $125k slot value, they should be able to get close to $5.5M if that is the target.

      • PTBNL

        They can also go over a bit and not hit the penalty box. Doug, is it 10% overage allowed on the allotment again? So that gives a little more leeway.

      • Redsvol

        I saw it. What I was referencing was that Cam probably wants #10 pick or higher bonus. Slot price for #10 is $4.98Million. Slot for #18 is $3.66 million. That’s a difference of $1.32 million.

        Yes, we’ve saved $.95Million with other signings. We can also go over total slot money by 5% but I’d prefer Doug talk about that. I’m not sure its going to be enough to convince a 17 year old kid to give up top 10 money. He can go to Louisville for 2 years, re-enter the draft in 2024 and probably make top 5 money. I’m not sure we get him signed unless we can get to #10 slot money.

        And this leaves absolutely nothing to go above slot to sign the high schoolers we took in round 11 & 15 (pitchers) and round 18 (outfielder). I’m not wild about the high school pitchers but the outfielder has a nice swing and Doug indicated he was ranked the #102 best prospect by MLB pipeline.

        I believe the rules are you can go above slot in rounds 11-20 but the overage will apply to a teams’ total cap. Alternatively, if you save $ in rounds 11-20 I do not believe you can apply it to the total cap as savings. This is why I was hoping to get a recap of things by Doug.

  4. Hunt4RedsOct

    Not Doug but he does have the draft tracker on the toolbar. Seems to have all you’re looking for. Saved over 900k on signings so far.

  5. MK

    Ibarra left with a hand/arm injury after his long home run.