Christian Encarnacion-Strand hit another home run and the Louisville Bats picked up another win, Joe Boyle had one of the stranger starts of his career but threw five shutout innings in Chattanooga victory, Chase Petty struck out six batters in Dayton and Brooks Crawford lowered his ERA to 1.71 on the season for the Dragons, and Carlos Jorge just keeps on hitting for Daytona.
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The Louisville Bats won 6-5. Box Score
- Christian Encarnacion-Strand went 1-4 with a home run (10).
- Jason Vosler went 2-3 with a walk and a home run (2).
- TJ Hopkins went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run.
- Nick Martini went 1-4 with a run.
- Michael Siani went 3-4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored.
- Jhonny Pereda went 1-4.
- Pedro Garcia threw 2.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts.
- Frank German threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
- Daniel Duarte threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts.
The Chattanooga Lookouts won 2-0. Box Score
- Noelvi Marte went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Rece Hinds went 2-3 with a double, triple, and a run.
- Nick Northcut went 2-3 with a run.
- Joe Boyle threw 5.0 shutout innings with 9 walks and 3 strikeouts. No, that’s not a typo.
- Spencer Stockton threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
- Donovan Benoit threw 1.1 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
The Dayton Dragons lost 4-1. Box Score
- Blake Dunn went 0-2 with a walk, run, and was hit by two pitches.
- Edwin Arroyo went 0-2 with 2 walks.
- Austin Callahan went 2-4 with 2 doubles.
- Austin Hendrick went 1-4 with a steal (9) and an RBI.
- Mat Nelson went 1-3 with a walk.
- Jack Rogers went 0-2 with 2 walks.
- Chase Petty was charged with an unearned run in 4.0 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts.
- Braxton Roxby threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.
- Brooks Crawford threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
The Daytona Tortugas lost 5-2. Box Score
- Hector Rodriguez went 1-4 with a double, run, and an RBI.
- Carlos Jorge went 1-3 with a double, RBI, and was hit by a pitch.
- Sal Stewart went 1-3 with a walk.
- Cade Hunter went 1-4.
- Victor Acosta went 1-3 with a double and a walk.
- Yassel Pino went 1-3 with a double.
- Brett Lockwood threw 1.2 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout.
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First, thank you for your expertise and the time you take to keep these sites up. Secondly, are the Reds preaching walking/patience at the plate more so then in the past? Just seems like a lot more players are walking this year. Usually, that’s a good thing, but can it ever go the other way where they are too selective?
Sal Stewart has an interesting stat line. He’s only hitting 190 with a 250 slug, BUT has an almost 20% walk rate for a 353 OBP. Also has more BB than K. Hopefully the hits start falling.
Carlos Jorge could make a case as a 19 year old to move to Dayton. It’s still early and I wouldn’t expect it real soon, but if he keeps hitting, he might force the issue.
Hector Rodriguez, too.
Noelvi Marte has a 1.040 OPS in May.
I’d rather see TJ Hopkins or Will Benson in Cincinnati than Wil Myers.
Its funny that really the Reds are exiting and the only thing holding them down is to this point terrable production from SS, Myers is terrable, Fairchild is very fast, good defensively, has power, maybe he has hit the ball a little less, but he has a nice bat.
And starting pitching has been very interesting…Williamson and weaver have helped the most in the last week. its sad that greene, ashcraft, and lodolo are tumbling rn.
More production from SS would be nice but what’s holding the Reds back is awful pitching. Yes, the Reds staff has potential but make no mistake it’s an awful staff right now. Until pitching improves, no amount of offensive production will rescue this team.
Joe Boyle is a conundrum in an enigma……..
CES needs to get on base more and play some left field.
Will Benson needs to hit the ball and hit it hard.
The Chattanooga lineup just needs to be replaced, except for Marte and Free.
Joe Boyle, except for his early time in Dayton is exactly the pitcher he was when drafted, a big arm with control issues. Guys like him many times have an ah-ha moment and it all comes together for some it is 26 others 39. Let’s hope for younger not older.
Besides the Reds being sub-.500, EVERY Reds MiL team is below .500.
Petty is coming out of the gate swinging, 2 games, 8 IP, 1.13 ERA, 9K’s, 2BB’s! If he comes up at a pretty natural course, he could to AA by midseason, and then AAA by mid 24.
The Big 3 HG, NL, GA, and 1 of Abbott, Williamson, Phillips, or Richardson eventually taking the 4th spot. I like Petty taking the last spot in the rotation by late 24 or early 25.
We really need to sign a FA starter for some real money, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like what we got coming up. We might actually have depth in the rotation as early as the end of 23.
Petty turned 20 in April with just one full season and 111 innings in his pro career. I suspect this will keep him in Dayton for most of the year if not all of it. He does look good though.
You might be right, but out of all the numbers, age is the least important to me. Some guys take till 30 to develop, some guys are developed at 20. I never want to rush, or hold back players.
Youngest players on opening day 2022
Youngest players on opening day 2023
It’s true about maturity. There are some very mature twenty-somethings out there. In Petty’s case, they’ve been super cautious with him with pitch counts, etc. and given his delayed start this year. But they did promote Connor Phillips last year at age 21 and also just in his second full season, so it’s very possible.
For all the the times you’ve been behooved to write “No, that’s not a typo.” — which were all likely warranted — I think it was most needed this time with Joe Boyle’s stat line.
What an incredibly terrible line lol. It’s only going to get worse as he moves up. It’s unlikely he amounts to anything (although I am cheering for him-entertaining to watch).
Louisville was 2-11 at one point in the season, since then, they are 17-10. The question is if they could reach the .500 or more on average in next games. I think is possible while EDLC, CES, Abbott and Hopkins stay at AAA all of them. But the shortage of pitching is a concern to make it…
Reds will soon be facing the need to make way for younger guys. The question then becomes….who do they trade or attempt to trade? I’d think anybody could go, have to find pitching somewhere, infield needs rebuilding, OF needs building. Next month and off season will be interesting.
Any reason why Levi Stoudt was lifted after 4 innings of 2-hit, no runs, 2 walks ball, with just 69 pitches?