Jose Barrero extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a home run in Louisville, Blake Dunn went off for Chattanooga, Jay Allen II had his best day at the plate this season for Dayton, Sal Stewart remained hot in Daytona, Eddy Isturiz hit his 1st homer of the season for the ACL Reds, and David Lorduy threw 4.0 shutout innings in the DSL Reds victory.

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The Louisville Bats lost 5-3. Box Score

Game Notes

This game wound up being a 7-inning affair after a two hour and 42 minute rain delay prior to 1st pitch.

Nick Martini remained scorching hot. Since May 23rd he’s hitting .354/.451/.694. He was hitting .155/.305/.196 up to that day for Louisville.

Jose Barrero extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a home run in the 4th inning. Barrero struggled mightily in his first 10 games with the Bats, hitting just .119/.196/.262. His hitting streak started with his 11th game and he’s hit .386/.472/.818 with five doubles, a triple, and four home runs during that time.

Jhonny Pereda extended his hitting streak to eight games, dating back to June 23rd. He continues to take full advantage of his limited playing time. He’s hitting .365/.413/.513 on the season in 126 plate appearances with the Bats.

At the end of May, Michael Siani was hitting .195/.289/.321 with 26 walks and 62 strikeouts in 219 plate appearances. Since June 1st he’s hit .327/.474/.452 with 29 walks and 19 strikeouts in 134 plate appearances. He’s hitting even better in July, posting a .417/.533/.611 line in 11 games during the month.

Top Pitch Velocity: Christian Roa – 96.6 MPH (ball)

Top Exit Velocity: Henry Ramos – 107.9 MPH (lineout)

Furthest Hit Baseball: Jose Barrero – 412 feet (home run)

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 9-8. Box Score

Game Notes

Francisco Urbaez saw his 13-game hit streak come to an end, finishing 0-4 on the day.

Blake Dunn continues to rake for Chattanooga. He’s hitting .349/.427/.504 for the Lookouts in 32 games since he was called up from Dayton. Dunn is 18-for-19 in stolen base attempts with Chattanooga and now 37-for-41 on the season in 79 games played.

Michael Trautwein has had an interesting month of July. He’s now played in nine games and had five 2-hit games. He has no hits in the other four games. He’s also walked in seven of the nine games he’s played in during the month for a total of 10 walks. That’s more than he’s walked in any other month this season.

Rece Hinds came off of the injured list earlier in the day. But in the 9th inning he was due to lead off and was pinch hit for. Don’t have any idea why. The last play he made in the field was to end the 7th inning on a line drive he didn’t have to move for. And it doesn’t seem like pinch hitting for him made sense from any sort of match up perspective – a lefty was on the mound and a lefty pinch hit for him.

The Dayton Dragons lost 9-8. Box Score

Game Notes

Dayton led this game 3-0, then 6-4, then 8-6, but Wisconsin completed the comeback by scoring three runs in the top of the 9th inning. The Timber Rattlers had 18 hits in the game.

Jay Allen II was 4-33 with Dayton this season before picking up three hits on day. It’s his first multi-hit game of the year, including his six games on rehab out in Arizona with the ACL Reds.

Edwin Arroyo remained hot as he had two more hits and two walks.  Over his last seven games he’s hitting .368 and has nine walks with just four strikeouts. He’s also added five steals in that span.

Austin Hendrick broke out of a 4-for-33 slump by picking up two hits and a walk on the night.

Cade Hunter had a nice debut after being promoted earlier in the day, picking up a single and a double in the game.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 7-3. Box Score

Game Notes

It was another big day for Sal Stewart at the plate on Tuesday night. After hitting .337 with a .990 OPS in June, he’s kept that going in July. He’s now hitting .343 in July with a 1.077 OPS.

Logan Tanner picked up his second multi-hit game of July (out of seven games) and is hitting .318 on the month after hitting under .200 in each of the previous two months.

Body Jessee lowered his ERA on the season to 1.98 between Daytona and the ACL Reds. It’s only been over 13.2 innings, and he’s walked 14 batters with 25 strikeouts – walking a fine line most nights – but he’s avoided allowing runs.

The ACL Reds won 4-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Eddy Isturiz hasn’t played much this season, getting into just 11 games. But on Tuesday night he slugged his first home run of the year in just his 10th at-bat. He’s now 3-10 with a home run, two doubles, five walks, and he’s been hit by a pitch.

Luis Chevalier extended his hitting streak to eight games. Tuesday night was the first time in that span in which he had a multi-hit game.

Alexander Johnson hasn’t allowed a run in his last four outings that have covered 9.0 innings and included 13 strikeouts with just three walks. In his first 4.1 innings of the season he walked seven batters and allowed five earned runs.

The DSL Reds won 10-1. Box Score

Game Notes

Alfredo Duno didn’t get a hit for just the 5th time this season, but he still got on base twice to extend his on-base streak to 20 games to begin his career.

Gilberto Rojas struck out seven times in his first 14 plate appearances this season. Since then he’s struck out six times in 45 plate appearances and walked four times in that same stretch.

David Lorduy tossed his second consecutive outing of 1-hit, 4-innings of shutout baseball. His ERA was 8.71 after three games, but it’s down to 4.82 after turning things around after that. He’s thrown 28.0 innings this year with 23 hits, six walks, and 33 strikeouts.

Top 25 Prospects Rundown

7/19 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 48-41 6:35pm Stoudt Here Here Here
Chattanooga 46-38 8:05pm Farr Here Here Here
Dayton 42-43 7:05pm McElvain Here Here Here
Daytona 38-44 6:35pm Lyons Here Here N/A
ACL Reds 17-14 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds 18-11 10:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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17 Responses

  1. DaveCT

    Christian Roa. That he has three pitches he can throw does not man he has three he can throw for strikes.

    I can’t see Roa finishing this year and starting 24 under the assumption he is a starter. I just don’t see it. He does have a passable fastball, and at least one breaking ball he can show.

    I just don’t see anything but reliever at this point.

  2. SultanofSwaff

    Man, when they gonna pull the plug on Boyle as a starter? You can’t even point to a trend where he’s making even incremental progress on cutting down the free passes.

    Sal Stewart’s numbers are everything you want to see for his age and level, and because of that you know teams are asking about him. Trading him to get pitching for the big club would really sting.

    Austin Hendrick needs a change of scenery. Whatever the Reds are doing with him isn’t working–his OPS has gone down 100 points each year and now sits at .589. Oof.

    • MK

      From what I’ve heard Hendrick thinks he has all the answers already.

    • MBS

      I’ve been on the Boyle to the pen move for a long time. If he can pair down his pitches to his most controllable, and only focus on 3 outs, maybe he can become a MLB reliever. I don’t know if it will help, but he’s not going to be a MLB starter. The starting pitching depth chart in 24 should be better, but even better by 25 when guys like Petty, Aguiar, and Acuna become part of the conversation.

      All ready there
      Greene, Lodolo, Ashcraft, Abbott, Williamson, Lively

      The rehab crew
      Dunn, Gutierrez, Overton

      2024 Hopefuls
      Phillips, Stoudt

      2025 Hopefuls
      Lowder, Petty, Aguiar, Acuna

      That’s 15 pitchers with who could be in the mix, Even if you write off the rehab crew (3), and 50% of the hopefuls (3) that gives us a solid 9 pitchers for the rotation by 25. The rest could be bullpen help.

      • Tom

        Aguiar might be called up in 2024 at this rate.
        Petty and Acuna might be a little early in 2025, but it’s close.
        Richardson is in the 2024-25 mix as well.

      • SultanofSwaff

        I’ve seen Boyle in person and like Amir Garrett at the same level (and who was starting at the time) he seems destined for the bullpen. He’s just a 2 pitch guy, but that big loopy curve he features won’t play up imo. I think he needs to add a tight slider.

      • MBS

        @Tom, I totally blanked on Richardson. He defiantly a Hopeful, and as early as 24. I wouldn’t be shocked if any of the “2025” guys became 2024s. Aguiar looked great in his AA debute.

      • DaveCT

        We may even see Richardson up later this year, as he’s on the 40-man and, especially, the longer guys are in coming back of the IL or if we need to use someone as an opener. Physically, he looks great as his body fills out and he adds strength. I’m not exactly sure where he’s at for pitch counts, but I think one other measure would be his strike percentage rather than, say, just getting to 75-80 pitches.

  3. MBS

    Dunn is looking fantastic in AA, I’m not a fan of rushing or holding back prospects. It’s starting to feel like there not much more of a point to keep him in AA. I’m trying not to get too excited, but I really do think he’ll be in the Reds 2024 OF mix.

    I don’t watch the AA club, for anyone who does, how does he look in the field? Can he stick at CF? How the arm?

  4. MK

    Mike Trautwein continues to have a nice breakout year. He has always appeared to be behind Mat Nelson but has surpassed him. Glad to see Mike caught last night as he spends more and more time in the outfield. Seems catcher James Free and Mike’s
    Future value are as catchers who can play multiple positions but don’t seem to be getting enough catching experience.

    • DaveCT

      Might be adding Cade Hunter to that mix as well.

  5. Ahimsa

    Wondering why Barrero is playing SS when it’s obvious he’s blocked there with the Reds?

    • Doug Gray

      Because he’s the only guy that can actually play shortstop on the Bats roster.

  6. Mike

    Almost everyone in the Bats lineup could be a Red, and it’s great to see. Also, kind of heartbreaking for them lol

  7. Laredo Slider

    Johnson with second save at ACL. Might he be promoted?