Hunter Greene struck out six batters in a rehab start for Louisville that saw the Bats hit two homers in a win, Andrew Abbott threw a rain-shortened complete game shutout for Chattanooga that saw Brian Rey homer, Dayton got home runs from Noelvi Marte and Michel Triana as the Dragons broke the franchise record for homers in a season, and Daytona split a doubleheader that included the first professional homer for Logan Tanner.

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The Louisville Bats won 6-5. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 2-0 in 5. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 6-2. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas split a doubleheader

Game 1: 5-0 win. Box Score

Game 2: 7-6 loss. Box Score

  • Cade Hunter went 2-3 with a walk.
  • Jack Rogers went 1-4 with an RBI.
  • Yerlin Confidan went 0-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs.
  • Logan Tanner went 1-2 with 2 walks, a home run (1), 3 runs, and 2 RBI.
  • Edwin Arroyo went 2-4 with2 RBI.
  • Kevin Abel allowed 1 earned in 3.1 innings with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts.
  • Zach Maxwell threw 2.2 hitless innings with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts.

Game Notes

Game one was the resumption of a game that originally began on July 17th but was suspended by rain in the 4th inning. That led to a whole lot of substitutions in the box score as the lineup on July 17th featured several players who are no longer on the team.

9/7 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 53-77 6:35pm Stoudt Here Here Here
Chattanooga 55-70 8:05pm TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 64-60 7:05pm Farr Here Here Here
Daytona 51-74 7:05pm Acuna Here Here N/A
ACL Reds 32-19 Season Complete Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
24-26 Season Complete Here N/A N/A

20 Responses

  1. Tony Cloninger

    Why not use Greene to start in the majors instead of wasting another start and innings in the minors…at this point. You might as well have him pitch in relief for 3 innings every 4th-5th day.

    • MK

      Yeah if Anderson can make a two inning start Hunter certainly could.

  2. Redsvol

    Nice pitch efficient start by Abbott. Sure would be nice if he could help Rotation in 2023.

    EDLC and McLain have cooled off. Hopefully they can finish strong. CES is a very consistent extra base hitting machine. Would like to see him get more position flexibility – maybe some left field.

    Marte’s bat seems so have woken up. And good to see some of the 2022 draft picks getting some A ball experience. Would like to see collier and sal get some Daytona at bats before year is up.

    • MBS

      I was glad to see that outing by Abbott, it seems as if several of our pitchers who haven’t preformed well since their promotions are getting good starts recently. It looks like Abbott has joined that list, lets hope he can get a few more to end the year.

    • AllTheHype

      Yeah nice to see Marte and CES heating up. EDLC was due for a mini slump.

  3. Matt

    Good to see Stoudt slated to be starting for the Bats today. Hopefully he can throw a few good games before the season closes.

  4. MBS

    Cade Hunter might be a good candidate to transition out of C, and into another position. With a 50 Run, and a 50 arm he could do fine in LF. Reading his profile, they seem to question his C ability. If his bat stays hot, and he doesn’t have to worry about developing as a C, he could get to the pros a lot sooner.

    I’m also a lot more excited about Logan Tanner’s 70 arm behind the plate. Between him Free, Vellojin, Nelson, and Miller we got a good group of young C’s that could develop to back up Stephenson.

    • DaveCT

      I suspect they’ll use the same approach as if he were a SS, let him play himself off the position. Left handed hitting catchers just aren’t that common, and you know the data approach is gonna live the match up game, with or without Bell.

      • MBS

        I get that sentiment, and don’t disagree with it. Left handedness at C is a nice bonus in the lineup. That being said he’s not a top prospect on any list I’ve seen. I wouldn’t move a C with defensive skills to another position to get his bat in the lineup sooner.

        I am pretty sure Votto was a C, and got moved because his bat skills were high, and his defense at C was not. I am not saying this guy is Votto, but the principal is the same. C’s bats typically suffer in development to the defensive side of the position.

      • DaveCT

        I don’t know. He’s a 5th round pick and was ranked 93rd in the draft.

        Reading the BA scouting report on him has him with solid leadership, a quick transfer, and pop times of 1.9 seconds. Plus, he’s using the one-knee setup being coached. Of course, “still needs work …” too.

        I remember Votto was drafted as a catcher, was shifted to 3B almost instantly, then to 1B almost as instantly. I can’t say with any authority what should be done with Hunter, but I’m fairly certain they’ll leave him at catcher until he proves he can’t handle it.

      • MBS

        I think we are saying the same thing, the only difference is our opinion of his “ability to handle it”. You can certainly make the argument that I am quick with the hook, but time is precious, so I don’t like to waste it. I believe in putting people into the best position to succeed.

    • BK

      I don’t want the Reds moving promising players off of premium defensive positions unless they ready for the majors and clearly blocked at that level–just too much value in having a good hitting catcher.

  5. MK

    Dragons are proof that a lot of home runs does not mean a championship as they will barely be .500 or above, for the season, with their best ever home run season.

    • Doug Gray

      No single thing is proof that “whatever” means a championship. You could have the best pitching ever and if you can’t score runs, it doesn’t mean a championship. You can have the best defense ever, but if your pitching sucks, it doesn’t matter.

  6. RedsGettingBetter

    Greene has some lack of control yesterday but could strockout 6 batters in 2 IP, that is for a total of 10 K in just 4 IP in two rehab starts at AAA.
    Encarnación-Strand continues his great season as batter and improving his defense , maybe he is insisting to be considered a top prospect and climb the rankings