Rece Hinds had a big Double-A debut, Elly De La Cruz is making a run at an incredibly rare statistical season thanks to three steals on Tuesday night, Christian Roa allowed one hit in 6.0 innings in Chattanooga’s win, and Michael Papierski homered for Louisville.

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The Louisville Bats lost 8-1. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 6-2. Box Score

9/14 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 54-82 8:07pm Stoudt Here Here Here
Chattanooga 58-73 7:15pm Ashcraft Here Here Here
Dayton 67-61 Season Complete Here Here Here
Daytona 54-75 Season Complete 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

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20 Responses

  1. DaveCT

    Rece Hinds has power that will likely play at any level, should he also be able to hit at a minimum requirement of the ML level.

  2. Bdh

    Since he missed almost a month I hope McLain gets to finish the year in AAA with a few extra games. If he heats up he could make a run at his own 20/30 season

    • SultanofSwaff

      I think people are sleeping on McClain. For a ‘down’ year, the dude has an .802 OPS. He’ll be fine, it’s just that his hitting profile maybe doesn’t match what was predicted.

      • Bdh

        I think he can be very similar to India and I’d love if that were to be the case.

      • RedBB

        Ya…230 is never a great BA but in 2022 it’s more like .250 a decade ago. Most leagues also have an average OPS of around .700 too.

  3. SultanofSwaff

    I said it weeks ago—does anyone not think EDLC could surpass Nick Senzel’s .597 OPS? Seriously, Senzel is a no brainer non-tender. Every at-bat from here on out is a wasted opportunity for someone else. Bring up the kid and let him get a taste of the bigs so he can use the offseason to better prepare mentally and physically for what awaits.

    • Shawn

      It would be idiotic to non tender Senzel. Who is he blocking? He has 3 years of control left.

      • MBS

        @Shawn,There are millions of reasons to non tender Senzel. His production vs cost has to have him in the crosshairs. I would keep him through spring training at the very least. Friedl, and Fraley are close to locks. Aquino, and Senzel are bubble players. Hopkins, and Gilliam are possible candidates for promotion. If we just sign 1 legit FA OF, the bubble guys go pop.

    • Tom

      What do you think his arb amount might be? 2 mil? I’m not sure myself. Couldn’t be more than 3.

      That said, determining what the issue is with Senzel should go into the decision. I don’t really know what the issue is. Despite all that’s been written about his troubles and path, is he REALLY a .600 OPS player? I guess stranger things have happened. It’s certainly interesting considering his prior lofty status.

      Overall, this sense of selling low on him leads me to want to gamble 2 mil on him next year, but in a super sub role that allows Friedl, Fraley and others like Fairchild or a prospect to get regular time in the outfield.

      If he’s non-tendered then I think the Reds will have some very good reasons why this came about and cannot be fixed that, to me, do not appear totally evident. At that point he’s a classic “change of scenery” candidate and probably ends up a Pirate.

      • BK

        I agree; I don’t see Senzel getting much of a raise in arbitration. I also agree the key to this decision is understanding why he’s underperformed to this point. It’s possible he could benefit tremendously from a “normal” offseason vice one where he rehabs an injury. Another point, Senzel still has options. The Reds could send him down next year to work on his hitting provided they still some of the promise that led to him being selected 2nd overall in the Rule 4 draft.

  4. Matt

    Doug, you touched on it in the game notes, but it’s awfully odd that Overton threw 60 pitches in rehab start #1. I kinda feel like they’re trying to see if they can’t get him some Reds starts before the end of the year to see if he’s going to be retained on the 40 man. Still really weird to throw 60 pitches in a first rehab.

    Man, if Rece Hinds ends up staying healthy and producing, that’s big for the future of the Reds outfield.

    • MK

      Hinds home run last night was a bomb going over the batter’s eye in dead center. A point seldom talked about on Reece is his outstanding throwing arm. He is still learning in the outfield, but his arm might be only slightly behind Aquino’s.

    • James

      Overton pitched games in Arizona before his rehab assignment. Unofficial games still going on there.

  5. Bdh

    If 1 of Hinds or Cerda pops in the big leagues then the reds outfield situation suddenly looks strong

    • MBS

      If I were a betting man, I’d bet against either of them. Hinds mostly because of Injury issues, and I don’t have a good reason on Cerda besides my gut.

      Siani seems to have turned the corner, and probably will get a call up in 23. One of the SS prospects (McLain /EDLC/Marte) will probably take a spot by 24 at the latest. I would put my money on either Confidan or Allen claiming another spot by 25.

      • Bdh

        Fraley and Friedl are both here 4+ years. Fraley likely starting in a platoon role and Friedl as a solid 4th-5th outfielder in a good outfield

        1 or possibly 2 of (Steer, McLain, De La Cruz, and Marte) will have to transition to the outfield if they all are to get regular playing time

        Hopkins and Siani should both be on the 40 man starting next year and already have attributes that would help the big league club (Hopkins hitting LHP and Siani running/defense)

        That’s at least 5-6 in house options before the reds sign any possible free agents so that’s why I say if Cerda or Hinds pop the outfield really looks strong by 2024

        Then the next wave (Allen, Confidan, Almonte, Rodriguez, Hendrick, etc) has a chance to produce to more possible MLB talent by 2025 with Collier + Arroyo possibly forcing infield to outfield discussions

      • MK

        If your first wave hits the second wave will be used to trade to fill in the roster with needed pieces.

      • MBS

        I don’t think Krall will hang onto guys long. It seems like he wants a constant churn of the roster. When a new wave comes in the old wave will go out.

      • Pat Reinhart

        Reds need get rid of half of relief pitchers, starting with strickland, also smart deal of innings eater minor for 10 million