Alex McGarry hit his 25th home run of the season in Chattanooga loss while Nick Quintana continued his turn-around with three hits, Christian Roa struck out nine batters and Justice Thompson hit a go-ahead 2-run homer late in Dayton’s win, Austin Callahan continued to crush the ball for Daytona, Sal Stewart had a big night at the plate out in Arizona, and Carlos Sanchez extended his on-base streak to 37 games to begin his career in the Dominican Summer League.

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The Louisville Bats lost 4-2. Box Score

Game Notes

After making one start in Double-A with Chattanooga after being acquired, Levi Stoudt moved up to Triple-A to start on Tuesday night. He allowed all four of his runs in the 3rd inning. On the night he threw 83 pitches with 51 strikes. Five of the eight hits he allowed were doubles.

Ronnie Dawson is hitting .289 in 21 games since the start of July to go along with 5 doubles and 4 home runs.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 9-3. Box Score

Game Notes

Alex McGarry picked up his organizational best 25th home run of the season. Small caveat here that Christian Encarnacion-Strand has 26 home runs this season, but 25 of them came as a member of the Twins organization.

Nick Quintana picked up 3 hits on the night. That gives him an .810 OPS on the season between his time in Dayton and Chattanooga. In the first two seasons after being drafted he posted an OPS of .553 and .645. This season he’s walking more, striking out less, and hitting for a little bit more power than he has in the past, too.

The Dayton Dragons won 4-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Justice Thompson hit a go-ahead 2-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning to break a 2-2 tie.

Michel Triana had a nice debut in Dayton as he doubled and scored a run.

Christian Roa rebounded well after struggling the last two times out when he walked 12 batters with just 2 strikeouts in 8.1 combined innings. He matched his career high in strikeouts with 9 of them on Tuesday night (May 14th and July 7th this season). He now has 74 strikeouts on the season, but he also has 40 walks on the season in his 59.1 innings pitched.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 12-1. Box Score

Game Notes

The pitchers struggled in this one, big time. They combined to walk 12 batters. The hitters didn’t do much better as they managed just 4 hits.

Austin Callahan had 2 of those hits, and he added a walk. He last played on July 26th before hitting the injured list, missing nearly two weeks before returning on Tuesday night and he didn’t skip a beat. Callahan didn’t join Daytona until June 5th, and he started out by going 4-22 in the first 8 games (.182). Since then he’s hit .354/.442/.610 with 12 walks and 20 strikeouts in 95 plate appearances (26 games).

The ACL Reds won 10-1. Box Score

Game Notes

It was a big night for Sal Stewart in his second professional game as he picked up 3 hits, including his first extra-base hit, and he drove in 3 runs.

Carlos Jorge raised his OPS to .954 on the season and now has 22 steals. No one else in the league has more than 15.

Nestor Lorant lowered his ERA to 4.41 on the season. He’s picked up 41 strikeouts to go along with 13 walks in 26.1 innings this season out in Arizona.

Jefferson Lopez lowered his ERA to 0.87 on the season in 20.2 innings. He’s given up just 12 hits, walked just 4 batters, and he’s now struck out 27.

The DSL Reds lost 11-1. Box Score

Game Notes

Carlos Sanchez extended his on-base streak to 37 games with a triple in his first at-bat of the game. The 17-year-old is hitting .404/.551/.505 on the season with 35 walks and 19 strikeouts. Over his last 21 games he is hitting .446/.609/.554 with 25 walks and 4 strikeouts. That’s not a typo – he has 25 walks and 4 strikeouts in the last 21 games.

Top 25 Prospect Rundown

8/10 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 43-63 7:38pm TBA Here Here Here
Chattanooga 46-57 7:15pm Spiers Here Here Here
Dayton 51-50 7:05pm Farr Here Here Here
Daytona 39-61 7:05pm Benschoter Here Here N/A
ACL Reds 26-14 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
19-21 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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19 Responses

  1. RedsGettingBetter

    What could we expect from Nick Quintana for the next season? Could he reach AAA and ML ? Could he be a piece of trading?
    Cam Collier yet to record his first hit as a Red top prospect but has been reaching on base…
    Daytona suffered one of the worse loss of the season ironically when received many promoted and from-IL-activated players …
    Let’s continue watching Levi Stoudt now at AAA, I expect he will be better in next outings

    • LDS

      Quintana is certainly hitting better than expected following the Barnhart trade. But he’s nearly 25 and older than the guys he’s competing with. I’m guessing he winds up as a career AA or AAA player but who knows. Maybe he’s a late bloomer and takes the ML’s by storm. Never hearts to dream.

      • Shawn

        According to baseball reference, he’s actually slightly below the average age for his level

      • DaveCT

        Quintana has some chops. Drafted inn12th round by Boston out of HS, then in the 2nd round by Detroit out of the u of Arizona. Reaching AA in his third season is similar to other prospects, especially after struggles early. I’m interested in the scouting, tools, athleticism.

  2. Stock

    Sanchez has been fantastic the last 21 games. How close was he to your top 25? Best season in the DSL by a Red since Ronald Torreyes many years ago.

    Obviously a 30% BB% like he has had the last 20 games won’t continue but he is proving to have a great eye. It is rare that a player who makes consistent contact (5% K% the last 20 games) walks so often.

    • AllTheHype

      Indeed very rare to see that many pitches and not K more than he does.

      • RedsGettingBetter

        Where’s Jose Acosta? What happened to him? In the BBRef web page is showing only José Acosta from 1920-22 just 100 years ago…It seems he didn’t make it from DSL to the next level

      • Old Big Ed

        Acosta struck out more than he walked, though. He appeared to get derailed by not playing in 2020 due to the covid closures, or else he lost all confidence and self-respect when he learned he was traded for Scott F. Heineman.

        Acosta did disprove the adage that “You can’t walk off the island.”

        Sanchez is only 17, whereas Acosta was 19.

      • Doug Gray

        Doesn’t matter. He outperformed what Sanchez is doing right now. The comment was this was the best season by a DSL player since Torreyes (who didn’t actually play in the DSL – he played in the VSL, which no longer exists).

  3. Matt

    Hendrick’s strong August continues. More walks than strikeouts. I’m still holding out hope he can come around.

    Callahan having a nice start to his season. Still only 33 games, but over 400 OBP, over 500 slug. Impressive down in Daytona.

  4. MK

    Thoughts from Dayton last night.
    – First time I’ve seen a rehab pitcher (Warren) pitch in relief and not start
    – Tirana’s double was hit hard, a little surprised by his promotion when he was hitting .203
    – May Nelson is making much more positive contact at plate, even on the outs.

  5. Doc

    Interesting that Abril with Daytona had an in game ERA of 6.00 and was lumped with the rest of the pitchers as struggling, “big time”. Minor had an in game ERA of 6.75 and was described as “fine”. Obviously there are no objective criteria being used to guide the use of descriptive adjectives.

    My objective criteria for a pitching performance to qualify as a quality performance is an in game ERA less than 4.00.

  6. RedBB

    There is a concerning lack of quality pitching in our farm system now that the big 3 are with the Big Club.

    • DaveCT

      Before promotions and some injuries, the starters at both Daytona and Dayton were quite strong.

      Rivera, Petty, Cooper, Aguiar, followed by Benschoter and Franco all had good numbers for the first year of full season ball.

      Abbott, Phillips, Boyle, Bonnin, and Roa each have pitched well or relatively well at Hi-A.

      Plus, on top of the Greene, Ashcraft, and Lodolo promotions, Williamson and Stoudt were bumped up to AAA.

      Injuries at all levels but especially the highest levels (ML, AAA) have thinned the ranks considerably and brought in re-treads who are being exposed as such.

      But the numbers and, IMO, quality are there.