Louisville split a doubleheader with an extra-innings win, Nick Northcut had three hits and Ruben Ibarra drove in three runs for Chattanooga, Johnathan Harmon threw seven shutout innings in Dayton’s win, Brian Edgington struck out six in six strong innings in Daytona’s win, Jorge Puerta had two hits and drove in a run for the ACL Reds, Jesus Correa had three hits and three runs batted in for the DSL Reds, and Jaset Martinez had two doubles and two runs batted in for the DSL Rojos.

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The Louisville Bats split a doubleheader

Game 1: 5-4 win. Box Score

Game 2: 10-3 loss. Box Score

  • Edwin Rios went 3-4 with 2 runs.
  • Peyton Burdick went 1-2 with 2 walks and a home run (11).
  • Conner Capel went 1-4 with an RBI.
  • Austin Wynns went 1-4 with an RBI. They also let him pitch an inning and he walked 3 and gave up 2 runs.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 10-6. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 4-0. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 6-4. Box Score

Game Notes

Ariel Almonte extended his on-base streak to 12 games when he homered in the 1st inning. After hitting 11 home runs in the first 32 games, he didn’t homer for 15 games before cracking on on Thursday. He is still leading the league with 12 home runs – the next closest player has nine.

Sammy Stafura has gone 7-13 in the last three games, picking up multiple hits in each.

Brian Edgington had a 1.57 ERA through his first six starts, but he gave up 15 earned runs in 17.1 innings in his next four starts. He rebounded well on Thursday, giving up just one run while striking out six batters. He now has 57 strikeouts and a 3.63 ERA to go along with just nine walks in 52.0 innings this season.

Top Pitch Velocity: Cody Adcock – 94.8 MPH (strike)

Top Exit Velocity: Ariel Almonte – 109.8 MPH (home run)

Furthest Hit Baseball: Ricardo Cabrera – 405 feet (home run)

The ACL Reds lost 7-1. Box Score

The DSL Reds won 9-1. Box Score

Game Notes

Anthuan Valencia had played in 39 games with the DSL Reds in 2022 and in 37 games with them in 2023 and he managed just five doubles with no home runs in those two seasons. This season he’s played in two games and already has a double and his first professional home run.

The DSL Rojos lost 7-6. Box Score

Game Notes

This was certainly a “complex” game (though not the wildest of the day. Thursday saw the DSL feature a no-hitter AND a game with a final score of 31-2!!!).

The Rojos pitching staff walked 11 batters and had just one strikeout on the day. They took a 5-4 lead in the top of the 8th and then made it 6-4 in the top of the 9th. Things took a bad turn in the bottom of the 9th, though. Here’s how that inning went: Fly out, walk, single, single, pitching change, walk, walk, walk. Game over. Tough way to lose.

Adolfo Sanchez has started out his career with a hit in each of his three games. He’s also added a walk in two of those games, a steal in two of those games, and he has struck out in each game (four total strikeouts).

Jaset Martinez is out to as good as a start as could be asked for. The 17-year-old left-handed hitter from Venezuela is now 5-9 (.556) with four walks (.714 OBP) and three runs batted in. He’s only struck out once.

6/7 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 33-26 7:35pm Kennedy Here Here Here
Chattanooga 15-39 7:35pm Abel Here Here Here
Dayton 27-27 7:05pm Hubbart Here Here Here
Daytona 24-30 6:10pm Serwinowski Here Here Here
ACL Reds
13-11 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
1-1 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Rojos
1-2 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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17 Responses

  1. The Duke

    Cam Collier 6 BB vs 4 K over the last four games. Only two hits in that span (2-10), but at least it looks like he isn’t chasing as much.

    Stafura is definitely heating up, hitting .381/.435/.524 so far in June. Small sample size with only 5 games, but he also only has 2 Ks in those 5 games.

    I do like that Adolfo Sanchez has been in CF every game so far, I hope we can get a report of how he looks out there at some point.

    • Jason Franklin

      We might have picked wisely with Stafura. I wonder what his potential is (in rankings), if he continues his improvements?

  2. RedsGettingBetter

    Anthuan Valencia is from the same signing group of Ricardo Cabrera. Valencia who was well considered as a prospect, has struggled being the reason why he still is staying at DSL when he’s 19 years old..
    Richardson and Phillips have really struggled with command and control issues so far. They are the Reds rotation depth so, except for Williamson, it should be a little bit concerning. Spiers has been really good as starter at triple-A but when he’s been called up is to get a Reds bullpen spot.

  3. MBS

    I am almost certain that our AAA lineup last night is older than our Reds lineup last night. It also lacked 1 prospect drafted by the Reds. I can’t think of a game that means less to Reds fans than a game like that.

    • The Duke

      It’s a little funny because Louisville actually has a good record for once, and it’s almost entirely because of AAAA guys and a good bullpen.

      • MBS

        That game really just shines a light on how little our farm has to offer to the club offensively this year. With a little luck we may have a bat or two by 2026.

        To be fair Hurtubise has been getting on base since coming up to the Reds .244/.360/.317. His lack of power will probably keep him as a role player, but I like having him on the team.

        I also like what Soto’s been doing. He isn’t homegrown, but I think you can still consider him a prospect. He looks like the left-handed version of Espinal imo. So, another role player.

        I like how Hinds hit the ball hard, but he K’s harder.

      • Optimist

        Soto is at the edge of still being a prospect, and he seems to have incrementally improved this season. At worst, he looks like a spot AAAA MI callup – any idea if he has superior defensive skills? That, of course, could increase his value to 26-man level talent.

        But yes – Hinds is the only lineup prospect left in AAA with Dunn and Hurtubise called up. If he improves at all the next month, I’d expect Hinds debut later this season, but all 3 will likely be in AAA thru July and August.

        Given the Reds history the past few decades it’s much more preferable to have pitching talent in depth in AAA, and they’re very close to filling that out, but for some of those struggling.

      • MBS

        The pitching at AAA is nice, and it should soon have Aguiar too. It’s a shame we lost Bruihl, but good for him landing a spot in the Pirates bullpen. I suspect Doug was right that he had an opt out clause.

        That makes me wonder if Santillan has a similar opt out in his contract. That would change my position on letting him stay in AAA as depth until he’s needed.

      • Doug Gray

        Santillan does not have an opt out. He’s still on his original contract and has not reached free agency, thus could not negotiate for an opt out.

      • 2020ball

        Santillan is still under team control as far as I thought

      • MBS

        @Optimist, this was in his MLB prospect write up for 2021

        “While Soto is a defensive-minded player, he does have some offensive tools from the left side of the plate. He has exceptional bat-to-ball skills, with a very low 13.1 percent strikeout rate, to go along with an advanced approach that has led to nearly as many walks as strikeouts in his career.“

        Later in the write up they alluded to him increasing his ability to be a utility player with his playing 2B as well as SS. So he’s been thought of as a role player for a while as opposed to a starter.

        @Doug, thanks, that’s good to know

  4. DaveCT

    11 innings the night before probably had something to do with it (gotta rest the young guys!).

    The way i look at it, we cleaned house last year by promoting all of our AAA and AA guys who were ready, leaving the 2nd tier guys for this year, outside of Arroyo (who, like Hinds, Dunn, Johnson, Callihan, Hernandez, etc have had their development hammered by injuries).

    But the biggest factor might be Austin Hendricks. If he had succeeded to any degree, he’d be the one knocking on the door this year. Same with Jackson Miller (retired) and Mac Wainwright (arrested, released). So i think we’re also seeing a huge deficit from the 2020 Reds draft.

    • MBS

      You’re right about cleaning house last year. There were a lot of graduations. I’d rather be watching Alejo Lopez, Hopkins, Free, and others who came up through our system even if it meant a losing record. This just feels like watching another organization wearing the Bats uniform.

  5. Laredo Slider

    Zulueta with first AAA save, S. Miller with 4th Low-A save.

  6. Michael Wilson

    I feel bad for the Louisville AAAA players. There’s about 8-10 of them. Pretty good numbers on homers and rbis. Seem to be playing well as a unit. But I think any position player addition to the Reds team this year will come from outside the organization.

    • The Duke

      Right on that cusp of being filler, but close enough to where a hot streak and an injury on the big club could get you your chance in the show, and once you get that chance, stranger things have happened than a perceived AAAA player carving out a MLB niche and playing in the bigs for 4-5 years.


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