Louisville dropped the first game of their final series of the season. Levi Stoudt pitched well while he was on the mound and Stephen Piscotty had two hits, including an RBI.

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The Louisville Bats lost 4-1. Box Score

Game Notes

Levi Stoudt continued to pitch well for Louisville since returning from the injured list. He’s now allowed just one earned run in 11.2 innings in September as he’s made four starts and struck out 11 batters. Prior to hitting the injured list he had allowed six earned runs in just 7.1 innings with the Bats and struck out four in the two starts he had made.

Carson Spiers rebounded from his last outing where he allowed four runs in 3.0 innings of relief. He’s battled inconsistency in his five outings since joining Louisville at the start of the month, but now has 15 strikeouts in his 17.0 innings pitched. He’s also allowed 26 hits to go along with six walks.

Justin Dunn is expected to join the Bats in Gwinnett on Tuesday on a rehab start.

There are only two games remaining this season for the Bats.

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11 Responses

  1. Doc4uk

    Is Stoudt a candidate to make the rotation for the Reds to begin 2023?

    • MBS

      Since his return he’s pitched in 4 games with a 0.77 ERA, but it’s only 11.2 innings. At the very least he’ll be given a chance in spring training. It would be really great if he or Williamson can earn a spot.

    • Doug Gray

      One would certainly hope not. His ERA in AA this year was nearly 5.00 in 92.0 innings. He’s thrown 19 innings in AAA. No one currently in the minors for the Reds should be going into spring training with a job in the rotation in mind. The Reds absolutely should be looking at signing two starting pitchers for 2023.

      • Optimist

        Yep – I still think the various deals were very good to great, but none of the pitchers should start 2023 on the 26 man roster. Hope one or two are impressive enough to get called up mid-season.

        As for the offensive side – can CES get called up before any of the pitchers? Is he closest, or is EDLC still next?

      • Kerrick

        I’d the goal was to win in 2023, yiu would be right. I don’t think that’s the goal tho. I think they will want to see what they have to be ready for 2024 and beyond. Anderson, Cessa, Dunn, Overton, Williamson and Stoudt will probably be fighting it out for the 4-5 spots in the rotation. May as well see what they can do.

      • Doug Gray

        Thrusting them into a role they are in no way ready to be in probably isn’t going to get them ready for 2024 and beyond quicker.

        Of course this is the same organization who looked at Jose Barrero’s 2022 season and thought it was a better plan to call him up when he couldn’t hit the ball off of a random Triple-A manager’s 7-year-old daughter instead of sending him to Double-A to try and get something figured out and moving in the right direction, so you’re probably right.

      • Redsvol

        Glad to see you chime in on this Doug. I’m hoping we sign at least 2 free agents but knowing how expensive pitchers are I would be happy with 1. Its also very difficult to attract a free agent starting pitcher to Cincinnati. Its likely going to require the “GABP Premium” on top of the going rate to get a deal done for someone worthwhile.

  2. Will

    Jeff Brantley has a daily segment at 11:45am on 700 WLW. Question to him was about who will be shortstop out of spring training. His words,” I can tell you who won’t be and that’s EDLC. My bet is on Kyle Farmer.” He also said you’re probably looking at the same team right now for next year. In other words, don’t look for big signings. Again, that’s from the Cowboy

    • Doug Gray

      The Reds will probably add 9-10 guys to the 40-man roster from the minors this offseason. They’ll probably pick a guy or two up on waivers, maybe even make a Rule 5 pick up of their own. They’ll even sign a free agent or three. That’s 15-ish players right there.