Elly De La Cruz did another mind blowing thing in Louisville, Cade Hunter homered twice for Daytona, Blake Dunn hit a huge home run in Dayton’s win, and Joe Boyle struck out seven batters in 6.0 shutout innings in Chattanooga’s victory.

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The Louisville Bats lost 14-1. Box Score

Game Notes

Just watch what Elly De La Cruz did

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 4-1. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 3-2. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 7-4. Box Score

6/4 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 30-25 1:05pm Abbott Here Here Here
Chattanooga 27-22 2:00pm Roa Here Here Here
Dayton 25-25 1:05pm Farr Here Here Here
Daytona 21-29 12:00pm Abel Here Here N/A

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23 Responses

  1. MK

    Good to read Votto really helped to keep the positive momentum going for the Bats.

    Acuna got off to a rough start in Dayton tonight as he threw over 30 pitches in the first inning but escaped by allowing just one run.

    Arroyo was obviously hit by a pitch in his last at bat, obvious to everyone including the replay, but the umpire, who called it a foul. The next pitch came in just over his head and he finally walked and a couple glares were exchanged. Then as what appeared to be a symbolic flip of the finger, Edwin stole second on the first pitch.

    • Frankie Tomatoes

      The Bats allowed 14 runs and you are complaining about Votto.

  2. Stock

    Cade Hunter since May 10: .385/.492/.577/1.069

    • MBS

      Nice! I like what they’re doing with Hunter. Seems like they’ve taken a similar, route with Free. Free’s route might be a bit more extreme, as I think he’s still only caught 1 inning this year, but Hunter seems to get 60% at C, and the rest in the OF or DH.


      C Stephenson 6/9 Robinson 3/9 Free 0/9 Emergency
      DH Free ?/9 Stephenson 2/9
      1B CES 8/9 Free 1/9

      I think Stephenson’s bat will come back the further he’s away from his surgery. If Free can keep hitting once he gets to AAA, and the MLB he could be a nice emergency catcher, which would allow Stephenson to DH a bit. Free is also playing 1B, so he could back up CES when he needs the day off. Hunter seems like he could play the same role in a few year, but maybe with a better bat.

      • MK

        Doing similar to Trautwein in Dayton. C, OF, DH

      • MBS

        I haven’t been following Trautwein, but it looks like he’s also having his best offensive season to date. This is more than a coincidence, we have 1 “Flex” C at AA, A+, and Low A. It will be interesting to see how these guys continue to develop, and if this trend continues beyond 2023.

      • MK

        Trautwein has moved paste Nelson in the pecking order in Dayton.

  3. LDS

    Without EDLC’s base running, the Bats would not have scored. Hope Bell and company don’t clip his wings when he’s called up.

    • HIdave

      Not sure if you watched today’s or any other Reds game for that matter but I highly doubt he will be held back.

  4. Optimist

    Joe Boyle – 6ip, 0 ER, 0BB. Seems like big news, especially if he repeats it once or twice.

    • RedsGettingBetter

      One very important and even impressive thing is Joe Boyle threw 6.0 IP with 7 Ks and 0 walks!! I think it would be the first time he made an outing no walking anybody in six frames…Is it be a sign of some adjustment? or just simple an oustanding game?

  5. Bdh

    Any update on Marte? Looks like he was removed after he got his stolen base

    • Doug Gray

      Here’s all I’ve got: He stole second base and seemed fine. Two pitches later he took his secondary lead and after the catcher caught the ball, Marte headed back to the bag and kind of waved towards his dugout for someone to come out there. He then pointed to his hamstring and then the trainer came out. He walked off on his own and didn’t seem to be limping or anything, but he clearly felt something.

  6. James K

    EDLC: Scoring from first base on a soft single is the kind of thing of which legends are made.

    • Old Big Ed

      Not exactly sure how to score that. The hitter didn’t get an RBI, and should not have. There was no error. EDLC didn’t score “on the throw,” because EDLC waited to run, until the second baseman (I think it was him) caught the ball and turned to look at the outfield. He therefore scored on “wacky inattentiveness.”

      It was a variation of a stolen base, but probably not by the scoring rulebook.

    • MK

      Billy Hamilton was a legend that way. Just as happy if Elly doesn’t become a legend just a freest ball player.

  7. Andrew

    Abbot looks to be getting a promotion – joining the taxi squad. Five healthy starters so someone is getting bumped. Maybe Ashcraft after another rough start?

    • MBS

      We’re in the middle of a 16 game, no days off stretch. Maybe they’re adding a 6th starter for now. If Ashcraft tanks again, then “IL” him with “something arm”. Give him some days off, and then a couple of rehab starts.

      • Andrew

        Someone reporting that it’s to push Greene back a bit due to a sore hip but further the anticipation is that Abbott will remain in the rotation. Maybe they go 6 man but kinda hard to do carrying three catchers and a starting rotation that doesn’t go deep into games

    • Redsvol

      Ashcraft deserves to be demoted after yesterday. An “injury” with a rehab assignment doesn’t send the same message. Reds are way to delicate with demoting young guys. Dodgers and guardians do it all the time with their too prospects.

      Best thing the Detroit tigers did all year was sit Javier Baez in the middle of a game for loafing. Since then, the Tigers and Baez have been a different team. Ashcraft has earned nothing yet IMO.

  8. Laredo Slider

    Yeah, Abbott starts Mon as Greene skips a start with a sore butt.

    Meanwhile, Reds are bound and determined to roll out their .250s singles hitters while ignoring their young power guys. This is not hard to figure out, Reds are 6 games under .500 in the weakest Division in MLB.

  9. Tom

    Glad to hear Vottos getting healthy. I think he wants to be as productive as Ortiz or Nelson Cruz were late in their careers. I won’t count him out. He’s always been underrated.