T.J. Zeuch struck out 12 batters for Louisville while Jose Barrero hit his 9th homer of the year, Allan Cerda broke out of a slump with a double and a home run in a Chattanooga win, Myles Gayman threw 4.0 shutout innings of relief for Dayton, Jose Acuna struck out six batters in 5.0 strong innings for Daytona while Hayden Jones kept crushing the ball, and the ACL Reds got several big performances in their comeback win.
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The Louisville Bats lost 5-4 in 10. Box Score
- Lorenzo Cedrola went 2-5 with a triple and a run.
- Jose Barrero went 1-5 with a solo home run (9).
- Cristian Santana went 2-5 with a run and an RBI.
- Juniel Querecuto went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Ronnie Dawson went 1-4.
- TJ Friedl went 1-4 with a run.
- T.J. Zeuch allowed 1 earned in 7.0 innings on 3 hits, no walks, and he struck out 12.
- Matt Pidich threw a perfect inning.
Louisville scored 2 runs in the top of the 8th to grab a 3-2 lead, only to see Indianapolis tie the game up in the bottom of the 9th. In the 10th inning TJ Friedl started on second base for Louisville, but he was caught stealing – he tripped and basically did a head first slide half way between second and third before he was tagged out trying to run back to second base. Jose Barrero homered later in the inning, but it was a solo home run in a game that eventually needed at least two runs in the inning to continue.
Speaking of Jose Barrero, he is reportedly being called up to join Cincinnati in Miami on Wednesday affording to Francys Romero of MLB.com.
TJ Zeuch has more strikeouts in this game than he had in his last 26.1 big league innings (which is how many he threw between 2020 and 2021 for the Toronto Blue Jays). His 12 strikeouts easily set a new career best. He’s been a pro since 2016 and he’s only struck out 8 batters twice in his career (previous career high).
The Chattanooga Lookouts won 4-3. Box Score
- Elly De La Cruz went 2-4 with a walk, steal (33), and a run.
- Michael Siani went 1-4 with a walk and 2 steals (35).
- TJ Hopkins went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Alex McGarry went 1-4 with a steal (13)
- Nick Quintana went 2-3 with a walk, double, and an RBI.
- Allan Cerda went 2-2 with 2 walks, double, home run (20), 2 runs, and 2 RBI.
- Mike Byrne threw 1.2 shutout innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
- JC Keys threw 2.2 shutout innings with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts.
Andrew Abbott struggled again on Tuesday night as he allowed 3 earned runs in 4.1 innings while walking 4 batters with 3 strikeouts. His ERA now sits at 5.77 in 13 starts with Chattanooga as he’s walked 29 batters with 73 strikeouts in 57.2 innings. The control has been a bit of an issue after walking just 11 batters in the first 40.0 innings of his career.
Allan Cerda broke out of a slump by picking up 2 hits and walking 2 times. Since July 16th he had been 1-36 with 3 walks and 18 strikeouts.
The Dayton Dragons lost 8-3. Box Score
- Tyler Callihan went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Brian Rey went 1-4.
- Jose Torres went 1-4 with a double and a run.
- Justice Thompson went 1-3 with a walk, double, steal (14), 2 runs, and an RBI.
- Myles Gayman threw 4.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts.
- Braxton Roxby threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts.
It was a tough start for Miguel Medrano on the day as he allowed 8 runs – 6 of which were earned – in 4.0 innings.
Myles Gayman lowered his ERA to 3.38 on the season and he now has 45 strikeouts with just 10 walks in 40.0 innings.
Noelvi Marte made his organizational debut on the evening by going 0-4 with a strikeout. He also made an error.
The Daytona Tortugas lost 4-2. Box Score
- Ashton Creal went 1-4 with a double.
- Jay Allen II went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run.
- Hayden Jones went 1-4 with a home run (7) and 2 RBI.
- Wendell Marrero went 1-3 with a walk.
- Michel Triana went 1-2 with a walk, steal, and he was hit by a pitch.
- Jose Acuna was charged with an unearned run in 5.0 innings on 4 hits and he struck out 6 batters.
- Julian Aguiar was charged with 3 unearned runs in 3.0 innings with 2 strikeouts.
All four runs against Daytona were unearned.
Jose Acuna, acquired in the trade with the Mets for Tyler Naquin, made his organizational debut with 5.0 strong innings that saw him strike out 6 batters. After starting the season in the Florida Complex League where he threw 25.2 innings he’s now thrown 13.0 innings in the Florida State League and has 5 walks to go with 18 strikeouts and just 1 earned run. His outing on Tuesday lowered his ERA on the season to 2.33 in his 38.2 innings pitched.
On the night Acuna averaged 91.6 MPH with his fastball, topping out at 93. His change up worked 81-84 MPH and he threw 11 of them. He threw 24 sliders between 78-83 MPH, and also mixed in three curveballs in the mid 70’s.
Hayden Jones kept on hitting well. Since June 12th, a span of 28 games, he’s hitting .315/.376/.554 in 101 plate appearances.
The ACL Reds won 7-6. Box Score
- Carlos Jorge went 1-2 with a walk, 3 steals (20), 3 runs, and he was hit by a pitch.
- Hector Rodriguez went 2-3 with a triple, walk, RBI, 2 steals, and 2 runs.
- Leonardo Balcazar went 1-3 with a walk, steal, run, and an RBI.
- Johnny Ascanio went 2-3 with a walk, triple, run, and 2 RBI.
- Jose Peralta threw 1.2 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Hector Rodriguez had a big night at the plate. He’s now hitting .345/.383/.555 on the season in his 30 games played. He’s got 8 walks and struck out just 9 times this year. Rodriguez also has 12 steals in 15 attempts.
Carlos Jorge now has 20 steals in 24 attempts to go along with a .268/.416/.526 line through 33 games.
Johnny Ascanio raised his line on the season to .344/.423/.459 through 20 games played.
The DSL Reds had the day off
They’ll be off until at least August 8th. Multiple games have been outright cancelled, and several more have been postponed since they last played on July 26th. They’ve also had some scheduled off days in there, but there’s a COVID outbreak it would seem as all of the cancelled/postponed games have been marked as such on the scoreboard.
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