Louisville began the season with two victories over Indianapolis, but despite a strong rehabbing outing from Cincinnati Reds lefty Nick Lodolo, the Bats dropped their first game of the season in a loss on Sunday.

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The Louisville Bats lost 6-4. Box Score

  • Nick Lodolo (rehab) allowed a run on 2 hits and 3 walks in 5.0 innings with 8 strikeouts.
  • Sam Moll (rehab) allowed a run on 2 hits in an inning of work that included a strikeout.
  • Hernan Perez went 1-4 with a home run (2) and 3 RBI.
  • Rece Hinds went 1-4.
  • Austin Wynns went 2-3 with a run.
  • Yosver Zulueta threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts.

Game Notes

Jacob Hurtubise dove for a ball in 8th inning and came up just short of making the catch. Initially he stayed in the game after the play, but just before the next pitch the trainer and manager Pat Kelly came out to check on him. The conversation wasn’t too long before Hurtubise exited the game.

Nick Lodolo threw 77 pitches and had 49 strikes. His velocity on his fastball dipped by about a MPH in the 5th and final inning, but he was 93-95 through the first four innings of the game, topping out at 96. He had 16 swinging strikes in his outing.

Blake Dunn turned in a 30.5 ft/second sprint speed as he avoided a double play. Between Single-A (Daytona’s road games only), Triple-A, and MLB the only Reds player who topped that last year or so far this year is Elly De La Cruz…..who topped it 68 times.

Top Pitch Velocity: Yosver Zulueta – 98.6 MPH (strike)

Top Exit Velocity: Hernan Perez – 107.2 MPH (groundout)

Furthest Hit Baseball: Hernan Perez – 394 feet (home run)

Highlights

Other Organizational Notes

There have been two more minor league releases added to the transactions list. Catcher Hayden Jones and infielder Wendell Marrero were both released this week. The Reds signed catcher Jorge Puerta, who was released last week by the Dodgers.

Top 25 Prospects Rundown

With just Cincinnati and Louisville playing the rundown is going to be a bit empty with information for the next few days until other teams begin to play.

4/1 Game Preview

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12 Responses

  1. Melvin

    “Jacob Hurtubise dove for a ball in 8th inning and came up just short of making the catch. Initially he stayed in the game after the play, but just before the next pitch the trainer and manager Pat Kelly came out to check on him. The conversation wasn’t too long before Hurtubise exited the game.”

    What’s with all of these injuries all of a sudden just by diving for a ball? It’s becoming all too common. Adjustments have to be made somewhere.

    • Andrew

      I mean, sure, but it’s a sport. People get hurt playing sports. Should be not try and not dive?

      • Doug Gray

        Yeah – there are things that can be avoided and there are things that just happen. Not diving for a ball isn’t something I’d go about trying to change. Late slides into second base to try and break up a double play? Let’s stop those and save peoples knees and ankles.

      • DaveCT

        We often say guys just aren’t wired that way rather than how they are wired.

        What they are definitely wired for is competition, which, in large part, means not giving up on plays.

      • Melvin

        Maybe the technique of how to dive for a baseball? I don’t know.

  2. Krozley

    I see Ty Floyd has joined the 60 Day IL club. Sigh.

    • Doug Gray

      Yeah – after I posted this like 4 more transactions were added and that was one of them. I’ve reached out to see what happened, but haven’t heard anything back yet – not surprising, it’s Easter and a Sunday and people have lives. But hopefully I, or someone else, will hear something about this and have something to report.

  3. The Duke

    I’ll be at the Dragons game this upcoming Saturday, looking forward to it as Dayton should be a pretty loaded team this year. If Sal Stewart can tap a little more into his raw power, I think he could be in line for a huge year.

    • Doug Gray

      I’m a little bummed because I won’t be able to get to Dayton until the second series of the year. But on the bright side the Tincaps are coming to town that week and Ethan Salas is on their roster, so that is pretty awesome.

  4. DW

    Not trying to make a huge issue of this, but what is with the Bats lineup? Why has Hinds batted 7th, 7th, and 5th in the order so far? He has had three 30+ year olds hitting ahead of him in the lineup. Get the young prospects as many at bats as possible! Perez, Higgins, and Jacobs are what they are. Hinds is still growing and developing. He should be in the two, three, or four hole every game with that roster.

    • Optimist

      Yep – 1-2-3 should be Hurtubise, Dunn, Hinds, and stay that way into June, when one of them may be called up, likely Hurtubise. Need 250 ABs to get any sense of what they can do.