Edwin Rios continued to hit for power with another homer in Louisville’s win, Rhett Lowder made his Double-A debut, and Sammy Stafura had a 4-hit day as he remained hot in the ACL Reds blowout win.

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The Louisville Bats won 6-5. Box Score

Game Notes

Edwin Rios has been crushing the ball since coming off of the injured list (he missed the first month of the season)….. sort of. He’s slugging .641 thanks to three doubles and six home runs in 13 games played. But he’s also hitting just .231 with a .298 on-base percentage. When he is getting hits, he’s making them count in a big way.

P.J. Higgins was hitting just .226 after the game on April 16th. In the 20 games since then he’s hitting .325 with 10 extra-base hits, 10 walks, 12 runs, and 11 RBI.

Austin Wynns had one extra-base hit in his first 11 games of the year. He’s had four of them in the last five. He’s hitting .321/.373/.453 through 16 games played with Louisville this season.

Lyon Richardson’s struggles with the strikezone continued as he walked four batters in 4.2 innings on Saturday evening. He’s made eight starts and walked multiple batters in each game and now has 26 walks in 30.2 innings this season. He’s also hit three other batters.

Top Pitch Velocity: Lyon Richardson – 96.9 MPH (strike)

Top Exit Velocity: Edwin Rios – 108.2 MPH (home run)

Furthest Hit Baseball: Edwin Rios – 385 feet (home run)

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 5-4. Box Score

Game Notes

Nick Northcut hasn’t done a lot of hitting so far this season in his 18 games, but when he’s found hits, he’s made them count and he did that again on Saturday as he hit his 5th homer of the year in just his 18th game. Eight of his 12 hits this season have been for extra-bases.

Rhett Lowder’s Double-A debut came on seven full days of rest. In the 1st inning he gave up a 1-out walk that was followed up by a double before a sac fly brought in a run. In his final inning – the 5th – he allowed a leadoff single and an RBI double before a sac fly that put him at three runs allowed on the day. He would throw 76 pitches with 50 strikes on the evening. Lowder recorded two ground outs and four fly outs – it was the first time in his six starts that he didn’t have more ground outs than fly outs.

The Dayton Dragons lost 9-3. Box Score

Game Notes

Prior to Friday night, Sal Stewart only had one extra-base hit in his previous nine games. He’s now doubled in back-to-back games. He’s struggled in the first half of May, hitting just .182/.282/.273 through nine games.

Jay Allen II continues to punish the baseball. While he only had one hit in the game he made it count as he picked up his first triple of the year. It was his 9th extra-base hit in just 20 games this season. He’s hitting .356/.460/.658 on the season.

Hector Rodriguez went 0-4 with two strikeouts. It’s only his second multi-strikeout game this season out of 31 games played. He’s only struck out 13 times on the season in 135 plate appearances.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 6-0. Box Score

Game Notes

Daytona had just three hits on the day with one walk and one hit by pitch. They also struck out 15 times.

Cody Adcock lowered his ERA to 0.79 on the year. He’s struggled with his control this season, walking nine and hitting four others in 11.1 innings but he’s limited the hits and runs thus far this season.

Yerlin Confidan extended his hit streak to five games.

The ACL Reds won 16-4. Box Score

Game Notes

Sammy Stafura is on a mission to show that last season was just a small blip on the radar. He went 3-42 last year with 23 strikeouts in 12 games. This season he’s had half as many at-bats through five games and he’s already picked up 11 hits. He’s hitting .524/.600/.762 with four walks and just four strikeouts.

Sheng-En Lin is also out to a hot start in Goodyear this season. He’s only played in four games, but he’s 7-15 with a double, triple, three steals, and he’s walked six times. That’s good for a .467/.619/.667 line on the year.

Luis Reyes is picking up where he left off last year. In 2023 he hit .315/.428/.538 in 40 games with the ACL Reds but somehow is back in Goodyear to start 2024. He’s hitting .389/.421/.611 early on this season with a double and a home run in his four games played.

Top 25 Prospects Rundown

5/12 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 20-18 1:05pm Spiers Here Here Here
Chattanooga 10-22 2:15pm Aguiar Here Here Here
Dayton 13-19 12:05pm Lyons Here Here Here
Daytona 18-14 5:00pm Aguilera Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
2-3 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A

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2 Responses

  1. Michael Wilson

    The Lville team is interesting, if only they had better pitching. We are all rooting for Hinds and Dunn but I think Soto/Rios could help the Reds right now. I like them more than Ford/Capel. I know it’s a roster spot dilemma.

  2. Laredo Slider

    Moll with a AAA save.

    How does Marte’s suspension work? Is he allowed to participate in workouts in AZ?


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