Alejo Lopez had a walk-off double for Louisville that also extended his hitting streak to 13 games,  Connor Phillips threw five shutout innings, Alex McGarry extended his hitting streak to 10 games with Chattanooga, Jack Rogers had a walk-off double in Dayton, Sal Stewart had another big day as he reached base all five times he came to the plate in Daytona’s blowout win, Sheng-En Lin and three draft picks all made their pro debut out in Arizona, and David Lorduy struck out nine batters in the DSL Reds win.

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The Louisville Bats won 3-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Louisville took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning and held it until the 7th when Omaha scored two runs. The Bats would rally in the bottom of the 9th, starting with Jose Barrero being hit by a pitch. He would steal second and then score on a single by Michael Siani. The next play saw Alejo Lopez hit a line drive into center where the center fielder dove for the ball and came up short, allowing the ball to get by him and Siani race around the bases and score standing up to win the game.

The walk-off double for Alejo Lopez was his only hit of the game. It also extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

Eric Yang extended his hitting streak to six games, dating back to June 18th.

Connor Phillips walked five batters and allowed two runs in 1.2 innings in his first start in Triple-A. Since then he’s made five starts and allowed four runs in 26.0 innings (1.38 ERA) with 19 hits, 14 walks, and 31 strikeouts.

Top Pitch Velocity: Tony Santillan – 97.6 MPH (ball)

Top Exit Velocity: TJ Hopkins – 102.6 MPH (groundout)

Furthest Hit Baseball: Eric Yang – 369 feet (double)

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 9-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Alex McGarry extended his hitting streak to 10 games. Since June 1st he’s hitting .344/.419/.535 with 17 extra-base hits, 20 walks, and 33 strikeouts in 40 games/179 plate appearances for the Lookouts.

After posting an ERA of 7.88 in June, Andy Fisher’s allowed just two runs since the start of July while throwing 12.2 innings. He’s given up just four hits in that stretch.

The Dayton Dragons won 5-4. Box Score

Game Notes

Dayton was down 4-0 entering the bottom of the 5th inning. They scored a run in the 5th and the 6th to cut the deficit in half. In the 8th inning they would get two runs when Austin Hendrick tripled in Edwin Arroyo and then later scored on a single by Ruben Ibarra. In the bottom of the 9th Cade Hunter picked up a 1-out single and then he raced around the bases to score the winning run on a double by Jack Rogers.

After a tough first two months or so of the season, Edwin Arroyo’s hitting .302/.385/.487 in 50 games with Dayton since May 31st. He’s walked 24 times with 44 strikeouts in 218 plate appearances in that time frame.

Cade Hunter picked up another hit for Dayton. In his first 12 games after being promoted to the Dragons he’s hitting .333/.426/.513.

The Daytona Tortugas won 11-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Victor Acosta had his second straight 2-hit game and extended his hitting streak to seven games.

Sal Stewart had another big game on Tuesday night, reaching base all five times he came to the plate. Since the start of June he’s played in 44 games and has hit .327/.424/.580 with 25 extra-base hits, 28 walks, and 31 strikeouts in 191 plate appearances.

Cam Collier had a multi-hit game for the second game in a row. Since June 21st he’s hitting .275/.351/.373 with eight extra-base hits.

Brody Jesse lowered his ERA to 2.40 with Daytona (10 games) and 2.00 on the season (two other games with the ACL Reds). His outing on Tuesday night was only the second outing of the year that didn’t include a walk. The other game was his first outing of the season.

The ACL Reds lost 6-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Sheng-En Lin, Dominic Pitelli, Carter Graham, and Bernard Moon all made their professional debuts in the game. They all went 0-2 and were replaced after their second at-bat.

Diego Omana homered for the first time since August 7th or 2021 – his 7th career game. Tuesday night’s game was the 62nd of his career.

The DSL Reds won 9-5. Box Score

Game Notes

Alfredo Duno has walked two times in three of his last four games. He’s now hitting .337/.481/.574 with 25 walks and 25 strikeouts in 131 plate appearances on the year.

David Lorduy had a 6.88 ERA in the first five games of his season. In the last five games he’s posted an ERA of 1.29 with three walks and 29 strikeouts in 21.0 innings.

Top 25 Prospects Rundown

8/2 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 54-47 6:35pm Kennedy Here Here Here
Chattanooga 51-45 7:00pm TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 51-46 7:05pm McElvain Here Here Here
Daytona 41-53 6:35pm Lyons Here Here N/A
ACL Reds 22-18 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds 21-17 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A

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17 Responses

  1. Brad

    Why is Tony Santillan in AAA? Not fully healthy? Stuff didn’t return post injury? Seems like he could help Redlegs bullpen. Just curious.

  2. Matt

    The Reds have a lot of off days coming up, which will give them a good chance to skip a Weaver start.
    vs. Cubs: Williamson, Weaver
    Vs. Nationals: Ashcraft, Abbott, Lively
    vs. Marlins: Williamson, Weaver or Phillips or Kennedy, Ashcraft
    vs. Pirates: Abbott, Lively, Williamson
    vs Guardians: Ashcraft, Abbott
    vs Blue Jays: Lively, Williamson, Greene.

    From there, Ashcraft, Abbott, Lively, Williamson, Greene. With Phillips likely to come in if last night was the implosion of Lively’s season. Hopefully he bounces back.

    • mac624

      After last night, maybe they should skip Lively and not Weaver. Weaver has been bad, but he’s not been awful the past few starts. Lively was downright awful last night.

      • Redsvol

        You beat me to it @mac! That was probably the worst start I’ve seen all year by a reds pitcher. But in fairness, bullpen was toast from abbots short outing and lively has to “wear one” for the team even though he would have normally been pulled in the 3rd.

        Wouldn’t be surprised to see a long man / Kennedy? Be brought up today in case the starter has trouble.

        Cubs have a decent team. I’m surprised their record isn’t better.

      • Matt

        He was, but that was his first start I would call bad since back to back rough outings June 4th and 9th. Since then he had a 3.23 ERA / 4.64 FIP in 6 starts (missed IL time). That same time frame has Weaver at 7.45 ERA and 6.94 FIP in 9 starts.

    • AllTheHype

      Maybe it’s Lively we need to skip. We’ve gotten a lot out of the journeyman this year, He’s over performed for sure, and will that change?

      In any event. I don’t think the Reds will skip at all, given Abbott’s innings limitations

      • Laredo Slider

        Thought Krall said Abbott had no inning limitations or did I misread that?

      • Doc

        Weaver and then Lively are probably the two to be replaced when Greene and then Lodolo come back. Unless his last outing was the beginning of a major turnaround, Weaver likely gets a bus ride to Louisville, but Lively might be a good candidate as a “pair up” with Greene or Lodolo when they return. He would be able to give multiple innings, something none of the rest of the BP have been used for this year.

        I don’t read anything into Lively’s performance last night. It was a one off. MLB history is littered with games like this. They are not career breakers, except to people still bitter that that the FO didn’t make a big pitching splash. Fortunately, the FO is not into impetuous decision making.

        Just for fun, perhaps Doug and crew could follow the results for the rest of the season for those teams making the big splash to see just how much difference the splash made. At the end of the season, MLB will have a combined record of .500, the same as it would have before moving all the chairs around the deck. It will be interesting to see what the post trade deadline record is for teams who made the “big” moves for pitching compared to their records before the big splash. Somehow, I think the ‘hold tight’ tight group will not be too disappointed.

    • Redsvol

      Doug- My comments keep going to moderation for some reason. What am I doing wrong? My email changed but I’ve tried both.

      @BK – you know the organization is stacked when your supplemental first rounder – Ty Floyd- can’t even make Doug’s prospect top 13. I love it! Also we needed some more balance (pitching) to the top prospects and this draft brought it

      • Doug Gray

        I don’t know why you keep getting pushed to moderation.

      • Chi Reds Fan

        fwiw so do I (hence have mostly stopped commenting as I assume Mr. Gray has better things to do and by the time it gets filtered in the conversation has moved on anyway), I believe it has to do with in my case my firewall settings which I am too lazy and/or incapable to sort out.

  3. AllTheHype

    Connor Phillips continues to be good, but not pitch efficient. Most starts he can’t get past 4-5 innings before he reaches his limit (90-100). That’s not going to work well in MLB. He still needs to work on command, which will help him get quicker outs to keep the count down.

  4. MBS

    Am I the only one who’s beginning to wonder if we didn’t get so lucky to have Collier fall to us? Not trying to be funny, but something isn’t working. Maybe they started him too high up in the system?

    “Since June 21st he’s hitting .275/.351/.373 with eight extra-base hits.”

    Even cherry picked stats don’t impress.

    • DW

      He is only 18 years old and is playing in quite possibly the least hitter friendly league in MiLB.

      • AllTheHype

        Correct and for further context, he’s the age of a HS senior, who would be starting his freshman year of college this fall.

      • MBS

        I get the age thing, that’s why I said maybe they started him too high up in the system, but it feels like more. Falling in the draft, then not performing up to expectations. Maybe something will click soon, and this is just a blip on a great career.