Michael Trautwein homered again for Dayton and Thomas Farr allowed one hit in 5.0 shutout innings in the Dragons win, Hector Rodriguez had four hits while Kevin Abel and Johnathan Harmon combined for 11 strikeouts in Daytona’s win, and Michael Siani got on base four times and stole two bases for Louisville on Friday night.
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The Louisville Bats lost 6-2. Box Score
- Will Benson went 1-4 with a walk.
- Elly De La Cruz went 0-3 with 2 walks, 2 steals (4), and an RBI.
- Matt McLain went 1-4 with a walk and a steal (10).
- Christian Encarnacion-Strand went 1-4 with a triple.
- TJ Hopkins went 1-4 with a double and a run.
- Michael Siani went 1-1 with 3 walks, a run, and an RBI.
- Matt Reynolds went 1-4 with a double.
- Silvino Bracho threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.
- Ricky Karcher threw 2.1 hitless innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
- Joel Kuhnel threw a shutout inning.
- Daniel Duarte was charged with an unearned run in 2.0 innings with a walk and a strikeout.
- Nick Martini threw a shutout inning.
The Chattanooga Lookouts were rained out
This game will not be made up. Saturday will still feature a doubleheader, featuring the make up of Thursday’s postponed game.
The Dayton Dragons won 3-1. Box Score
- Edwin Arroyo went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
- Ruben Ibarra went 1-4.
- Jack Rogers went 1-3 with a double and an RBI.
- Michael Trautwein went 2-4 with a home run (4).
- Wendell Marrero went 1-1 with a walk and a run.
- Thomas Farr threw 5.0 shutout innings with 6 strikeouts.
- Jake Gozzo allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 strikeouts.
- Dennis Boatman threw a hitless inning with a walk.
- Vin Timpanelli threw a shutout inning.
The Daytona Tortugas won 8-1. Box Score
- Hector Rodriguez went 4-5 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored.
- Carlos Jorge went 2-5 with a run and an RBI.
- Cam Collier went 2-4 with a double, run, and an RBI.
- Cade Hunter went 0-0 with 2 walks, 2 steals (2), 2 runs, an RBI, and was hit by a pitch.
- Ariel Almonte went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Victor Acosta went 1-4 with a run and an RBI.
- Yerlin Confidan went 2-4 with a double, triple, run, and an RBI.
- Kevin Abel threw 4.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.
- Johnathan Harmon allowed a run in 5.0 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts.
5/13 Game Preview
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Daytona is becoming fun to watch again
Rodriguez is a gamer! Was thought to be out for the first half of the season but here he is at 5’8 + 19 years old slugging close to .500 and leading Daytona in HR with 5. I could easily see him being the next Friedl coming up the system. He and Acuna were a steal of an acquisition! Just a great deal Krall got for 1/2 a year of Naquin!
Also, nice to see Confidan have a nice game. The power hasn’t been showing up so hopefully this is a start of something good there. Injuries knocked his timeline back a year so I hope he turns it on
Let’s hope Myers and Newman catch fire so they can also be traded for some more depth in the minors.
I think the safest way to land value out of those guys at this point would be to try and identify some players that could make it up into the bullpen. Similar to what they did after taking Sabol after taking him in the rule 5. Wong I think started in San Francisco’s system and has looked really good relieving so far this season in the Reds. Due to his age, he’ll turn 27 this season, it wouldn’t shock me to see him helping the reds in the bullpen as soon as this year at some point
If they don’t start hitting the best way to find any value from Myers and Newman is to find which team has the an excess of baseballs for trade.
I hated the Newman/Moreta trade when it happened and nothing has happened to change that.
In the ‘for what it’s worth’ department, neither Boyd or Hajjar have played this year.
Hajjar is no surprise, but I haven’t heard much about Boyd. I do think, Benson will re-emerge, especially if Friedl goes on the IR. And that wouldn’t be a matter of what ought to be so much as what may be more likely (40-man, plays CF, LH platoon with Fairchild).
Mahle and Boyd
Steer, Benson, and CES
Interesting you mention this @BDH, I was just looking up hajjars stats for this year couple days ago and noticed he hadn’t pitched any. Didn’t get to Boyd’s page.
Will say Cleveland tends to take the long view.
EDLC two BS, no Ks.
Thomas Farr has a very good performance this season so far. Maybe we could be watching him at AA sooner than later…
Michael Trautwein is the Dayton’s season surprise. He is hitting well in a team with low batting average…It is interesting because he is a catcher and if he can keep hitting for average and solid power maybe that is going to propel him to the next minors league levels due to the shortage of players on this position able to hit well in Reds farms…
This is intended as a general comment to many of the positions and complaints I continually see on this site. With respect to every decision we should keep in mind the following:
1. Many of us, including former players and astute (and not so astute) fans associated with the game for decades, seem to think that we know more, have better judgment, and are smarter than the coaching and management teams. That is simply not true. On the very best day, we can only hope to be even in that category.
2. We question moves (or non-moves) without the benefit of all of the facts that affect the decision. By definition, that makes some of our positions potentially inferior.
3. We don’t live with the players on a daily basis and thus don’t know the daily specifics as to player health/well-being, availability, logistics, etc. as closely as the coaching and management teams.
4. No one wants this franchise to succeed more than the coaching and management teams. We might be fanatics, but in most cases they are not only fanatics but also have their entire livelihood wrapped up in the enterprise. I realize that on this point a decision maker might for personal reason put short term success ahead of long term success. That is a legitimate concern.
5. This is not a science or math discipline where there is always only one right answer. Many decisions are difficult, and two experienced, intelligent decision makers might differ on the direction to take.
To be clear, I’m not talking about ownership’s refusal to invest at a level commensurate with a majority of the other teams, and how that affects the results. What I’m talking about are roster and line-up decisions made on a daily basis that are constrained by the stable of assets on hand, that are made by folks that are at least as smart/skilled as the smartest/skilled commenters on this site, that are often made based on more facts that we have, and that are made with (at least the intent) to enhance the success of the enterprise. I wish that more often we started with the general proposition that the decision is the right one (or at least a reasonable one) under the circumstances, and then ask ourselves why, when it appears to us to be different than the decision that we might have made (knowing what we know).
I realize that sniping and griping are part of the deal on a site like this. But we might collectively get more out of this if we didn’t continually jump to the conclusion that we’re dealing with idiots. That is just not so.
Paging Patrick. Paging Patrick. Game isn’t even over and EDLC with two more walks on Saturday night, no Ks
3 BBs, 0 Ks