Things did not go well for Louisville on Wednesday night as they lost by two touchdowns and two two-point conversions.

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The Louisville Bats lost 17-1. Box Score

Game Notes

It was a rough night for Louisville as the Bats didn’t get their first hit until there was one out in the 6th inning, but then they got two of them back-to-back. By the time they scored a run in the 8th inning it was already 14-0.

Daniel Duarte needed just eight pitches – all of them but one went for a strike – as he tossed a perfect 7th inning. It was his 6th rehab appearance with Louisville. The first two didn’t go so well as he allowed four earned runs and didn’t complete a full inning in either game. Since then he’s thrown a hitless inning in three of the four games.

Pedro Garcia was ejected from the game in a bizarre manner in the top of the 9th. After a 3-run homer made it 17-1, the first pitch to the next batter hit him in the back. The home plate umpire called on the other umpires and they had a meeting that lasted 12 seconds before they agreed to toss Garcia from the game. At that point warnings were issued to both teams. The two teams exchanged pleasantries from a distance shortly after, but no one made it more than a few feet out of their own dugout.

Michael De Leon, an 8-year minor leaguer, then took the mound for the first time in his career with two outs in the 9th. His first pitch was 81 MPH, but well outside. The next pitch induced an easy ground ball to short that was flipped over to second base for a force out to end the inning.

Steven Leyton got into the game late for his Triple-A debut. He’s now played for all four full-season teams this year.

Organizational Notes

Noelvi Marte went 1-4 for Team Spain in their World Baseball Classic qualifier against the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Spain lost and failed to qualify. Next up for Marte will be the Arizona Fall League, which begins in two weeks.

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Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 57-87 6:35pm Williamson Here Here Here
Chattanooga 61-75 Season Complete 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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6 Responses

  1. MK

    Donavon Benoit looked outstanding for Great Britain in the WBC Qualifier in one shutout inning. His slider looked the best it had all year and drew the raves of the two announcers.

  2. RedsGettingBetter

    Donovan Benoit had a 61 Ks in 45 IP that is pretty good but also gave 22 walks up being a little concerning… He is 23 playing yet in A+ so it is getting some late for him…

    • DaveCT

      I think this is where the late draft date does a disservice to older guys in particular (Benoit was a 4th year junior as well). He had a half dozen games in rookie ball last year after the draft and that was it. So, while his progress was certainly delayed by his learning curve, yes, it was also impacted by this being his first taste of full season ball. I think MLB is going to have to address this in some way. Maybe a second fall league for rookies?

  3. Doc

    Siani got promoted and Bats fell apart. Reds need to get that park plug into some games!

  4. AMDG

    I think Spain only had 2 players listed SPAIN as their birth country. It was mostly Venezuela, Dominican Rep, and Cuba

    Whereas Czech Republic’s lineup was 99% Czech.

    Interestingly, Czech’s batters had 3x the K’s and only 1/2 the hits. But managed to win the game 3-1.

    Marte had a good tournament 0.412 / 0.474 / 0.647, and compiled the most RBI’s and Runs. But nearly half the batters hit 0.300 in the tourney.

  5. Tom

    Watching NYY on fox. Mercifully, the strike zone box is not there. It is something that detracts from viewing.

    Let me observe the pitch relative to the plate and batter, thank you. One game I saw this year the robot-box was imposed over Lodolos head the whole time. Awful.

    Is this bothering other people enough that the box will be mostly gone (asap)?

    I find I just stare at the box, like it’s a slot machine, I’m waiting for the robot computer to spit out the result for me.