Louisville was the only team on the field today and they played an afternoon game, losing 11-7. Jose Barrero homered again and Jacob Hurtubise continued to get on base eleventy-billion times per game (don’t fact check this).

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The Louisville Bats lost 11-7. Box Score

Game Notes

The Bats loss dropped them to 72-72 on the year. With four games remaining – all at home against Iowa – Louisville needs to win three of them to have a winning record for the first time since 2011.

Jose Barrero homered for the third time in the last four games. That home run extended his hitting streak to six games.

Another day for Jacob Hurtubise and getting on base multiple times. With Louisville he’s hitting .398/.552/.482 with 27 walks and just 11 strikeouts in 32 games played.

Henry Ramos continued to crush the ball in September. He’s gotten on base in 22 straight games for the Bats, dating back to August 9th. In those 22 games he’s hit .325/.421/.613.

Top Pitch Velocity: Ricky Karcher – 96.5 MPH (strike)

Top Exit Velocity: Miguel Hernandez – 105.2 MPH (single)

Furthest Hit Baseball: Jose Barrero – 396 feet (home run)

The Chattanooga Lookouts had the day off

They trail their best-of-three series 1-0. They return to the field on Thursday and Friday in Chattanooga.

Top 25 Prospects Rundown

9/21 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 72-72 6:35pm Roa Here Here Here
Chattanooga 0-1 7:15pm TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 67-65 Season Complete Here Here Here
Daytona 56-72 Season Complete Here Here N/A
ACL Reds 28-28 Season Complete Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds 28-26 Season Complete Here N/A N/A

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18 Responses

      • LDS

        He did. God as well. But you have to acknowledge that the Bats haven’t had a winning season since the year before Bell took over. Is he responsible for their failure in the last say 10 years? No, of course not. It does however reveal a pattern. The man has never been successful as a manager. And this Reds season is no exception. But he has friends in high places and as we all know, that’s usually more useful than being good.

      • Doug Gray

        LDS…. That’s silly, man.

        Bell has managed the Reds for 5 seasons now. He’s got a winning record in three of them. Including this season, when not a single person on this planet expected them to come close to anything resembling a winning record.

      • LDS

        I have higher expectations. There’s a difference between a winning record and being good.

      • Doug Gray

        His team is currently 1 game out of the playoffs when they were predicted and projected by everyone and every system to be among the worst teams in baseball.

      • LDS

        That’s true. And I contend that if he wasn’t so hidebound to certain coaching tendencies, the team would be leading the division. And again, making the playoffs doesn’t mean a team is good. Yes, it would be fun. Oh well, we’ll never agree on this topic. We’ll see how it plays out.

      • Doug Gray

        A team that makes the playoffs is indeed, good. They may not be great, but good? Yeah, a team that makes the playoffs is good.

      • MK

        LDS, I thought alternative facts were a political not a baseball reality. Don’t let facts get in he way of your opinions.

  1. Doc

    It would be interesting to see a comparison of pitching and hitting statistics across the minor leagues, with a subdivision comparing statistics on days when the automated strike zone is being used versus days when it is not. I suspect that since, in AAA at least, the reason they are using the automated zone for three days and then not using it for three days, is to gather such data. One wonders if the hitters who know the strike zone well do significantly better on days that the automated system is in use. It would also be interesting to know whether the comparative data change as one moves up in class and the weaker players are slowly weaned out of the system.

    • Optimist

      It may be more interesting to see which teams analytics departments 1 – have done this, 2 – are doing this, 3 – are planning to do this, or 4 – are so far behind they are basically lost and clueless.

      I expect there are a few (3 or 4) in category 1, most in category 2/3 in some fashion, and alas, 1 or 2 still at sea on analytics/data gathering.

  2. MuddyCleats

    Anyone know who the starting pitcher for the Lookouts is tonight

      • Doug Gray

        During the broadcast on Tuesday the Smokies announcer said “we think it’s going to be Benschoter”. He did not seem sure.