Jhonny Pereda had four hits and Jose Barrero had a walk-off single in extras in Louisville’s win, Thomas Farr had his best Double-A start for Chattanooga, Dayton completed a comeback win in their season finale, and Daytona blew out St. Lucie to wrap up their season.

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The Louisville Bats won 3-2 in 10. Box Score

Game Notes

St. Paul broke a 1-1 tie in the 4th inning, grabbing a 2-1 lead. That’s where the game remained until the bottom of the 9th. Jacob Hurtubise would pick up a 1-out walk, steal second, and then Jason Vosler drove him in with a 2-out double. After Ricky Karcher put together a 1-2-3 10th without allowing the free runner to come around, it set up the Bats for a walk-off win when Jose Barrero singled into right field to bring in the winning run.

Jacob Hurtubise got back at it on Sunday afternoon, getting on base three times, scoring a run, and picking up a stolen base. He’s now hitting .403/.554/.500 with 17 walks and just 8 strikeouts in 24 games this season with Louisville.

Jhonny Pereda’s 4-hit day raised his line on the season to .332/.405/.490 in his 57 games played with Louisville.

Top Pitch Velocity: Ricky Karcher – 97.6 MPH (lineout)

Top Exit Velocity: Jhonny Pereda – 105.9 MPH (home run)

Furthest Hit Baseball:  Jhonny Pereda – 427 feet (home run)

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 3-0. Box Score

Game Notes

It was a day of limited offense in Montgomery. Both teams managed just four hits, but it was the Biscuits who were able to take advantage of their hits as they brought in three runs on the day while the Lookouts came up empty.

Thomas Farr had his best Double-A start. He matched his season best with the Lookouts giving up just two hits. He set a season high with Chattanooga by throwing 6.0 innings. His five strikeouts were also the most he’s had in his 10 starts with the Lookouts.

Spencer Stockton missed all of July and August, but going back to June 17th he’s thrown 8.1 innings and allowed just one run, walked just one batter, and he’s struck out eight.

The Dayton Dragons won 4-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Dayton trailed 2-0 entering the 8th inning but they put together a rally that saw Carlos Jorge hit an RBI double, Hector Rodriguez follow with an RBI triple, and things capped off by an Edwin Arroyo RBI single as the Dragons took a 4-2 lead. They held on from there to cap off their season with a come from behind win. The win kept them above .500 for the year, finishing 67-65.

Edwin Arroyo was hitless in his previous 19 at-bats before his RBI single in the 8th inning.

Sal Stewart finished strong, getting on base three times to cap off a good September that saw him hit .343/.465/.600 with more walks (8) than strikeouts (5). If his season is complete he will finish with a .275/.396/.415 line with 84 walks and 77 strikeouts between Daytona and Dayton in 117 games played.

After a slow start in Dayton, Carlos Jorge finished strong. In his final 11 games he hit .302/.340/.628 with the Dragons. He hit .178/.213/.178 in the first 12 games with Dayton.

Hector Rodriguez finished September with two more hits, leaving him with a .345/.364/.448 line in the eight games he played during the month.

Johnathan Harmon’s first and only start with Dayton went well as he allowed just one run in 4.0 innings. Over his final five starts of the season he allowed just three runs in 20.0 innings, allowed 14 hits, walked 8 batters, and he struck out 24.

The Daytona Tortugas won 13-4. Box Score

Game Notes

Daytona saw starter Mason Pelio fail to make it out of the 1st inning as his pitch count ran up and St. Lucie scored three runs against him. The Tortugas rebounded with a 5-run top of the 2nd inning and they never looked back as they routed the Mets in the season finale.

Daytona hitters walked 14 times and had 10 strikeouts. Every player in the lineup walked at least once, with Ricard Cabrera, Yassel Pino, Ariel Almonte, and Connor Burns all having multiple walks in the game.

Carlos Sanchez had gone 1-12 in his first three games after being sent to join the Tortugas. But on Sunday he smacked two doubles, walked, scored two runs, and he drove in three runs.

Jose Montero made two appearances with Daytona to end the season and he didn’t give up an earned run in 7.2 combined innings while giving up just five hits, walking two, and he struck out five.

Top Pitch Velocity: Mason Pelio – 94.6 MPH (ball)

Top Exit Velocity: Cam Collier – 102.9 MPH (groundout)

Furthest Hit Baseball: Yassel Pino – 369 feet (double)

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12 Responses

  1. Randy in Chatt

    Doug, take a wild stab for us and choose who you would pick for the Arizona Fall League. It will be here before we know it.

    • Laredo Slider

      Randy, yeah I’m curious too. I think it’s 7 players per organization.

    • DaveCT

      Not Doug, but I’m pretty sure our stars have distinct guises themselves and could use the rest.

      That said, I’d like to see at least one of our catchers out there. Cade Hunder or Michael Trautwein would be my first two choices though I wouldn’t be opposed to Mat Nelson.

      I’d also like to see Stoudt (only 87 innings) and Spiers (90 innings) as well as Salazar (53 innings) be used out of the bullpen in the AZL.

      Otherwise, for me, I’m hesitant to send guys like Dunn, Hurtubise, Hinds, etc because, as above, it’s already been a long season and I’m guessing their bodies could use recovery time.

      On the other hand, guys like Ivan Johnson, Urbaez, Quintana (if healthy) who have been top 25-30, or borderline guys and have had injuries can possibly use the added time.

      Benefit to us is we find out if they have greater value as utility players/25th or 26th guys on the roster, and as add-ins trade chips.

      • Laredo Slider

        Dave, agree they need to identify a catcher for AFL, kind of think it’ll be Nelson. Pitchers like Jessee/Roxby would maybe fit. Last year they sent Timpanelli/Gozzo who had so-so High A start this year then got pretty much ripped in AA. Will be interesting.

      • DaveCT

        They could also go a TJHopkins/Tyler Callihan and Casey Lugamina/Christian Roa route too, higher floor kids and/or higher profile draftees.

  2. Chuckles

    I hope they move Edwin Arroyo up to Chattanooga for a short taste of AA for the final two weeks.

  3. RedBB

    Just realized Jhonny Pereda is hitting .332 for Louisville this year…too bad he is 27.

  4. MK

    The Dragons ended their season on a positive note spurred by the H-Rod triple that initially looked like it might be an incredible catch by the Tincap’s right fielder against the wall in the right field corner. The crowd was fired up at the end of the game and so were the players. A positive end.

    • DaveCT

      H-Rod seems to have a knack for coming up big. He’s undersized but so is Altuve.

      • DaveCT

        Though Roa was pummeled in AZ last year if I recall. Innings wise, he’d be ok for some bullpen reps, which is where he likely lands anyway.

  5. SultanofSwaff

    Anyone aware of an offseason swing change or other explanation for the huge spike in production last year to this year for Hurtubise?