Louisville needed extras to get the job done on Tuesday night, but they did just that as they scored three runs in the 11th with the big hit coming from Steven Leyton.

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The Louisville Bats won 6-4 in 11. Box Score

Game Notes

Louisville led 2-0 after three innings, but Gwinnett took a 3-2 lead in the 4th inning. The Bats tied things up in the 6th and then neither team would score again until the 11th. Louisville got plenty of help in the frame as three straight 1-out walks brought in the go-ahead run before Steven Leyton doubled into center to bring in two more and make it 6-3. The Stripers scored a run in the bottom of the 11th on a sacrifice fly by former Bat (in 2022) Taylor Motter, but that was all that they would get.

Michael Papierski didn’t hit anywhere he had been in 2022 earlier this year. He played in five games with San Francisco in the big leagues went went 0-9. He hit .159 in 34 games with Cincinnati in the big leagues. With Sugarland he hit .211. With Sacramento he hit .208. But since he joined Louisville he’s played in 17 games and he’s currently hitting .298/.421/.532.

Wednesday afternoon’s game will be the final one of the year for the Bats and it will wrap up the 2022 minor league season for the Cincinnati Reds (not including fall/winter ball).

9/28 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 59-90 12:05pm 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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7 Responses

  1. Matt

    Decent start for Dunn. Hopefully he gets to finish the year healthy.

    Be nice to see Williamson finish on a strong note, too.

  2. LDS

    Are players such as Dawson, Hopkins, or even Gilliam likely to ever make it to the majors and stick or has their window of opportunity closed?

    • MBS

      I’d like to see Hopkins and Gilliam get an opportunity. For me Fraley, Friedl, and Siani are keepers. Aquino is done, Senzel is maybe a utility, and Fairchild doesn’t seem like an option either. If we run with 5 OF’s I’d be happy to see both up next year.

      • Zach

        I agree with the exception of Fairchild and Siani.

        Siani will start in AAA next season, he really skipped AAA altogether and needs more experience. I expect one last season of Senzel on the team, if he cannot hit for more power- the reds will be moving on to Siani.

        Fairchild deserves more reps at the major leagues level before ruling him out. He only has about 100 total at-bats in the MLB. Not sure why everyone is giving up on him so quickly. Ks are higher than you’d like, but isn’t that normal for a rookie adjusting to the league?

      • LDS

        I understand the thoughts on Aquino, but I have a sneaking suspicion that he breakout elsewhere. And that would be a bummer for the Reds. But not for Aquino. He needs a good hitting coach as do many of the Reds younger players.

      • Doug Gray

        Eh, he’s going to be 29-years-old next year. If he breaks out somewhere else it would be an incredible rarity. There are examples of it, but usually not from guys who have been this bad for this long.

      • LDS

        Yeah, he doesn’t feel like a Bautista or Donaldson, but you never know. He puts together streaks from time to time, leading some of us to hope that maybe he’s finally figured it out. A week later, he kicks sand in our faces. The Reds need decent OF’ers. If next season is Fraley, Fairchild, Friedl, and Senzel, it’s not going to be pretty.