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
- Lorenzo Cedrola went 1-4 with a triple.
- Juniel Querecuto went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
- Stuart Fairchild went 1-4 with a run.
- Ronnie Dawson went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Mark Kolozsvary went 1-4 with a double.
- Miguel Hernandez went 1-3 with an RBI.
- Levi Stoudt allowed 4 runs in 5.0 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
- Eddy Demurias threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts.
- Dauri Moreta threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts.
- Ricky Karcher threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
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
- Matt McLain went 1-4 with a steal (19) and a run.
- Elly De La Cruz went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Alex McGarry went 1-4 with a home run (25).
- Nick Quintana went 3-4 with a double and a run.
- Allan Cerda went 1-4.
- Daniel Vellojin went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Mike Byrne threw 2.2 hitless innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
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
- Art Warren (rehab) threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts.
- Austin Hendrick went 1-3 with a walk and a stolen base
- Brian Rey went 1-4 with a double.
- Noelvi Marte went 1-3 with a double and a run. He was also hit by a pitch.
- Michel Triana went 1-3 with a double and a run. He was also hit by a pitch.
- Jose Torres went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Tyler Callihan went 1-4 with a run.
- Mat Nelson went 2-3 with a double and an RBI.
- Justice Thompson went 1-3 with a home run (4) and 2 RBI.
- Christian Roa allowed 2 runs in 5.0 innings with 3 walks and 9 strikeouts.
- Myles Gayman threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts.
- Dennis Boatman threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
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
- Austin Callahan went 2-3 with a walk and a home run (4).
- Jack Rogers went 1-3.
- Justin Boyd went 1-4 with a double.
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
- Carlos Jorge went 1-2 with a walk, double, 2 steals (22), run, and an RBI.
- Cam Collier went 0-2 with a walk, 2 runs, and he was hit by a pitch.
- Sal Stewart went 3-4 with a double, run, and 3 RBI.
- Victor Acosta went 1-4 with a double and 2 runs.
- Cade Hunter went 1-2 with 2 walks, 2 runs, and an RBI.
- Donovan Antonia went 1-3 with a double, walk, run, and 2 RBI.
- Jose Serrano went 1-4 with a run scored.
- Nestor Lorant allowed a run in 4.1 innings with 6 strikeouts.
- Jefferson Lopez threw 2.2 hitless innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.
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
- Carlos Sanchez went 1-2 with a triple and an RBI.
- Ray-Jacson Chirino went 1-3.
- Jesus Torres went 1-3 with a double.
- Luis Leones went 1-2 with a double.
- Jose Montero was charged with 1 earned in 3.0 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
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.
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