Juniel Querecuto came off of the bench in Louisville and had three hits while Aristides Aquino homered on rehab in a Louisville win, Michael Siani had four hits and Connor Phillips struck out six in a Chattanooga win, Austin Hendrick hit his 14th homer of the year, Ariel Almonta and Wencer Inirio had big nights out in Arizona in an ACL Reds win, and Carlos Sanchez extended his on-base streak to 35 games while Ricardo Cabrera hit his first professional homer in the Dominican Summer League.
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The Louisville Bats won 6-3. Box Score
- Jake Fraley (rehab) went 3-4 with a walk, steal, and 2 runs.
- Aristides Aquino (rehab) went 2-5 with a home run (7) and 2 RBI.
- Jose Barrero went 1-4 and he was hit by a pitch.
- Max Schrock went 1-4 with a double, run, and 2 RBI.
- Juniel Querecuto went 3-3 with a double, run, and an RBI
- Chris Okey went 1-3 with a walk.
- TJ Friedl went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Jared Solomon threw a hitless inning with 2 strikeouts.
- Phillip Diehl threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout.
- Eddy Demurias threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.
- Fernando Cruz threw a perfect inning.
Aristides Aquino’s rehab stint continues to go well. He’s hitting .321/.387/.714 in seven games.
Juniel Querecuto didn’t start the game but after Alejo Lopez was ejected he took over at second base and went out and put together a big night, going 3-3 with a double. After hitting .254/.302/.373 in May, he’s turned things up a few levels and has hit .311/.374/.508 in 37 games since June began
The Chattanooga Lookouts won 9-6. Box Score
- Michael Siani went 4-5 with a double, run, and 2 RBI.
- Elly De La Cruz went 2-5 with a run.
- TJ Hopkins went 2-3 with 2 walks and an RBI.
- Alex McGarry went 1-5 with a run and 2 RBI.
- Michael De Leon went 3-5 with a double and a run.
- Nick Quintana went 0-2 with 3 walks and 2 runs.
- Ivan Johnson went 2-4 with a steal, run, and 2 RBI.
- Daniel Vellojin went 0-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs.
- Connor Phillips threw 4.0 shutout innings with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts.
- Ryan Nutof threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts.
Michael De Leon is heating up in July and is now hitting .314/.386/.490 during the month in 14 games played.
The inconsistency with control was present again for Connor Phillips on Tuesday night, but he got through 4.0 innings without allowing a run. He’s walked 14 batters to go with 18 strikeouts in 15.2 innings since his promotion to Double-A. He had 32 walked with 90 strikeouts in 64.0 innings when he was in Dayton before his call up.
The Dayton Dragons lost 3-2. Box Score
- Austin Hendrick went 1-4 with a home run (14) and 2 RBI.
- Quincy McAfee went 1-4.
- Tyler Callihan went 1-4 with a double.
- Justice Thompson went 1-3.
- Evan Kravetz allowed 2 runs in 4.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
- Jake Gilbert allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 3 walks.
- Donovan Benoit threw 2.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts.
Austin Hendrick now has 14 home runs this season. He’s played in 14 more games in 2022 than he played in 2021, but he has twice as many home runs. Hendrick’s still striking out a ton (124 this season in 77 games), but his power has taken a big step forward this season. Hendrick also picked up an assist, throwing out a runner at the plate.
After a disastrous start to the month where Donovan Benoit allowed 8 earned runs in 1.2 innings over two appearances he’s thrown 5.0 shutout innings the last three times out and struck out 10 batters with just 1 walk.
The Daytona Tortugas game was suspended
Lightning and rain brought the game to a standstill in the top of the 3rd inning. It’ll resume on Wednesday at 5pm and be followed by a 7-inning game about 30 minutes after the completion of this game.
The ACL Reds won 9-3. Box Score
- Ariel Almonte went 2-3 with a walk, double, home run (3), and 3 runs.
- Wendell Marrero went 1-1 with a walk, run, RBI, and he was hit by a pitch.
- Johnny Ascanio went 1-2 with a steal, walk, run, and an RBI.
- Andruw Salcedo went 1-3 with a run and an RBI.
- Jose Serrano went 1-3 with a run and an RBI.
- Wencer Inirio went 2-3 with a double, home run (1), 2 runs, and 3 RBI.
- Junior Tamares went 1-3 with an RBI.
- Ben Walmsley threw 2.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts.
- Shane Gustafson was charged with 3 unearned runs in 3.0 innings on 1 hit and 2 walks with 5 strikeouts.
- Yomil Maysonet threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
Ariel Almonte’s hot hitting continued with a double and a homer on Tuesday. He’s hitting .340/.444/.585 on the month with 8 walks and 10 strikeouts. That’s pushed his season line up to .295/.388/.457.
Shane Gustafson lowered his ERA to 2.52 in 25.0 innings with 5 walks and 20 strikeouts.
The DSL Reds split a doubleheader
Game 1: 8-6 loss. Box Score
- Anthuan Valencia went 1-3 with 2 walks, 3 runs, and an RBI.
- Ricardo Cabrera went 2-4 with a home run (1) and 3 RBI.
- Carlos Sanchez went 0-2 with 3 walks and a steal (10).
- Luis Reyes went 1-4 with a walk and an RBI.
- Gilberto Rojas went 2-4 with a run.
- Jose Montero allowed 2 earned in 5.0 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts.
Game 2: 5-0 win. Box Score
- Brayan Rijo went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
- Carlos Sanchez went 1-2 with a walk and 2 runs.
- Ray-Jacson Chirino went 2-3 with a double and a run.
- Adrian Reyes went 0-1 with 2 walks and a run.
- Jesus Torres went 1-1 with a walk, steal (8), and 2 RBI.
- Eddy Isturiz went 1-2 with a double, walk, run, and an RBI.
- Lisnerkin Lantigua threw 4.2 shutout innings with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts.
- Nelfri Payano threw 1.1 shutout innings.
- Jesus Colina threw a shutout inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Ricardo Cabrera picked up his first career home run in the first game of the day.
Carlos Sanchez got on base five times, extending his on-base streak to begin his career to 35 games. He’s now hitting .408/.560/.495 on the season with 35 walks and 19 strikeouts.
Jose Montero now has a 2.91 ERA in 34.0 innings to go with 9 walks and 44 strikeouts in his 9 starts this season.
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