Elly De La Cruz had two more hits and Chuckie Robinson had a walk-off extra-innings hit for Louisville, James Free had a strong day at the plate for Chattanooga, Edwin Arroyo and Austin Hendrick homered for Dayton, and Mason Pelio continued to pitch well in a comeback win by Daytona.

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The Louisville Bats won 6-5 in 10. Box Score

Game Notes

After Columbus took a 5-4 lead in the top of the 10th inning, the Bats went to work. Michael Siani tied things up with a single to plate the free runner, then he stole second base and scored on Chuckie Robinson’s walk-off single.

Elly De La Cruz struck out twice in the game. They were his first strikeouts in 21 plate appearances. He remained hot, though, and his two hits raised his line in May to .347/.467/.735 with as many walks as strikeouts.

Matt McLain raised his line on the season to .348/.474/.710 in 38 games played. He extended his hit streak to 10 games and he’s been on base in all 12 games during May.

Christian Encarnacion-Strand walked for just the second time on the season (19 games). He walked in his second game of the year and then went nearly three weeks before his walk on Sunday.

Like Chuckie Robinson, Alejo Lopez only had one hit in the game, but he made his one hit count. Lopez hit a bases loaded, 3-run double in the 4th inning that tied the game up. That’s where the game remained until the 10th.

Top Pitch Velocity: Jared Solomon – 97.0 MPH (ball)

Top Exit Velocity: TJ Hopkins – 108.9 MPH (double)

Furthest Hit Baseball: Elly De La Cruz – 353 feet (flyout)

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 10-5. Box Score

Game Notes

It was a tough afternoon for the Lookouts pitchers. Connor Phillips allowed three runs in 4.1 innings with four walks and six strikeouts. He threw 93 pitches but had just 48 strikes in the game. The Lookouts pitching staff allowed 15 hits and walked seven batters in just eight innings.

James Free had a nice game, reaching base three times, picking up his first stolen base of the year, and scoring two runs. He raised his average to .297 on the season and now has 14 walks with just 20 strikeouts in 28 games.

The Dayton Dragons lost 5-4. Box Score

Game Notes

After his 10-game hitting streak came to an end on the 11th, Austin Hendrick has had back-to-back 2-hit games. He’s hitting .386/.426/.545 in May.

Austin Callahan picked up three hits on the day. His two doubles give him three of them in the last two days and 11 of them on the season.

Michael Trautwein extended his hitting streak to five games. He’s now hitting .288/.381/.493 on the season.

The Daytona Tortugas won 2-1. Box Score

Game Notes

Cam Collier extended his hitting streak to six games. He’s gone 8-22 with two walks and a double in that stretch.

Yerlin Confidan went 3-15 to start the season after coming off of the injured list. Over the next seven games he’s hit .308/.333/.500 with four extra-base hits.

Mason Pelio has allowed two runs in his last 14.0 innings and has 15 strikeouts over that stretch.

John Murphy lowered his ERA to 2.19 on the season. He has 15 strikeouts and just three walks in 12.1 innings.

Top 25 Prospects Rundown

5/15 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 17-21 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Chattanooga 14-18 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Dayton 15-18 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Daytona 14-19 OFF DAY Here Here N/A

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7 Responses

  1. MK

    The last week Michael Trautwein has been getting his props as a hitter. So, on the milb broadcast today I concentrated on his performance behind the plate. He sets a nice low target has a smooth framing style. He threw out a runner stealing and was pretty close on another. In my view he has surpassed Nelson as the top catcher of this class.
    Dragons and Crawford got screwed in their loss today. After the Dragons took a late lead, Crawford came in to close for the first time. The problem is the bottom of the ninth was played in a hard pouring rain and it really messed up Crawford control. Trautwein really gave the home plate umpire an earful for making them play in it.

  2. Bdh

    Acuna solid again today.

    The deal that Krall got for 1/2 a year of Naquin is so much better than it ever should have been.

    I figured it would be similar to what Pham brought back in Northcut but Krall might’ve just landed a couple of big leaguers in this one

    At this rate Acuna should finish the year with a taste of AA before his 21st birthday and Rodriguez will be up in Dayton as a 19 year old

  3. Norwood Nate

    Is Free now the best catching prospect in the minors? I know Robinson is having a really nice season in AAA as well.

    • MBS

      He might be, but he’s not doing much catching. 16 starts at 1B, 10 at DH, 0 at C. He has logged 1 inning at C.

      • PTBNL

        He would prefer catching (per sitting next to his mother) but he said he would play wherever they put him. I wish they would still give him time behind the dish though. Seems kind of short-sighted.

  4. A.B.

    Kind of surprised Elly’s been caught stealing five times.