Matt McLain, Elly De La Cruz, and Michael Siani all had big nights at the plate for Chattanooga, Isiah Gilliam obliterated a walk-off home run for Louisville while Brandon Williamson allowed just one hit in 6.0 innings for the Bats, Jose Torres, Austin Hendrick, and Mat Nelson all homered in a Dayton blowout victory that saw Chase Petty strike out seven, Jack Rogers homered and Hunter Parks and Ryan Cardona combined for a shutout that included 12 strikeouts in Daytona, and the Dominican Summer League Reds won in 10 innings with the help of a Jesus Correa 2-run triple in the 10th.

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The Louisville Bats won 4-3. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 8-7. Box Score

  • Michael Siani went 2-4 with a walk, double, home run (9), 3 runs, and an RBI.
  • Matt McLain went 3-5 with a double, home run (15), 2 runs, and 3 RBI.
  • Elly De La Cruz went 3-4 with a walk, 2 doubles, and an RBI.
  • Alex McGarry went 2-5 with a steal (15) and a run.
  • Allan Cerda went 1-3 with a run and he was hit by a pitch.
  • Andy Fisher threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.

The Dayton Dragons won 10-2. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 8-0. Box Score

The ACL Reds had the day off

The DSL Reds won 11-9 in 10. Box Score

8/18 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 48-65 6:35pm Nicolino Here Here Here
Chattanooga 47-62 5:05pm Boyle/Salazar Here Here Here
Dayton 52-56 7:05pm Correa Here Here Here
Daytona 43-64 7:05pm Cooper Here Here N/A
ACL Reds 29-16 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
23-24 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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10 Responses

  1. Bdh

    I realize the Win stat for a pitcher is irrelevant anymore but it ticks me off how Petty was pulled today.

    I think today was his first chance to pitch into the 5th inning on one of his starts and with a 9 run lead going into the frame it was the perfect time to let him work through anything to qualify for his first Win in his pro career.

    He loads the bases up to start the inning so if you have to pull him that would’ve been the spot. However, they waited until he struck the next two batters out before taking him out? Why?! His pitch count was in the 70s, he had a 9 run lead, and had got over whatever mental hurdle he had to start the inning so why take him out there?

    Relief walked the first batter on 4 pitches to bring in a run charged to petty so he got the double whammy of having an earned run added to his line on top of failing to qualify for his first professional win.

    Shouldn’t bother me but it does. Great start for the 19 year old

    • Mort

      I was going to bring up the same thing BDH. I am guessing that they will keep his pitch limit down to ~70 this season and hopefully they can bump it up next season. Would have been great to see what he would have done with one more batter though.

      • MK

        It has been 90 most of the year in Dayton. They did back down about 20 after the All Star break. They are being a little more careful with the youngest here at seasons end. There are less than three weeks left.

  2. Redsvol

    Great night on the farm for several guys we are counting on. Good pitching performances too which have been lacking. Petty is so young for his level.

    I’m intrigued by sanddrige in Dayton. He’s older, a lefty and phenomenal. I believe he needs to be added to the 40 man yet he is just in Dayton. He is exactly the type of player a team will take in the rule V draft because you can stash a reliever very easily now with bigger rosters and we aren’t the only team in need of lefty relievers.

    • DaveCT

      He certainly looks the part of an imposing leftie reliever.

    • MK

      Interesting story on him. He pitched a couple years for Orioles then got his amateur status back and pitched college ball.I didn’t even know you could do that.

  3. SultanofSwaff

    After a midseason lull in production, McClain has seemingly turned a corner. Even with his struggles, the OPS is .829 and the K/BB rate is just 2:1. I think the progression from here on out will be steady. Expect him in Cincy after some seasoning in Louisville.

    • MBS

      I’m adding Torres to that production turn up. He’s got a .340 BA in Aug. Brining in 3 talented SS’s might have lit a fire under both of these guys.

      Also Gilliam is getting playing time, and he’s making the most of it.

      • DaveCT

        I have a different take on what the dynamic might be with the influx of talent into the org. First, plenty of guys catch fire at the end of the year, just as plenty of guys fade.

        Second, I do see the possible increased competition leading to better performance. But I also see the increased support of having more players that are really good. To me, more support may mean some players have less pressure to do more than is reasonable. IMO, that can help performance, too

      • MK

        Torres seems to have caught fire when de la Cruz was promoted and Marte arrived.