Bernard Moon had a huge night in Arizona and capped the night off with a walk-off hit, Nestor Lorant continued his dominance on the mound with 4.0 perfect innings in Daytona’s win that also saw Ricardo Cabrera pick up four hits, Jay Allen II got on base four times and homered in Dayton’s win, Nick Northcut hit his 12th homer of the season, and Kevin Abel struck out a season high eight batters in 6.0 innings for Chattanooga.

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The Louisville Bats lost 6-5. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 3-2. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 7-5. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 10-3. Box Score

The ACL Reds won 10-9. Box Score

Game Notes

Bernard Moon had himself the best game of his young career on Friday night and he capped it off with a walk-off hit in “extra innings” (the hit came in the 8th inning of a scheduled 7-inning game). He’s on a tear so far in five games this month, hitting .571/.684/.714 with three walks and four steals. He’s up to .313/.425/.403 on the season in 19 games played.

Kyle Henley had a big night, too. He had his first career triple in the game. He also picked up his 14th stolen base in his 20th game played this season. That kept him in the league lead – just one ahead of Asbel Gonzalez of the Royals.

Alfredo Alcantara had his second straight 2-hit day as he extended his on-base streak to 10 games. He began the season 2-30 with 17 strikeouts. In the 10 games since he’s hitting .313/.450/.656 with seven walks and 13 strikeouts.

Luis Reyes extended his hitting streak to six games. It’s beyond time to promote him. He hit .315/.428/.538 in Arizona last season. He’s now hitting .373/.457/.542 in Arizona through 17 games this season.

Drew Pestka, who was drafted out of John A. Logan College last year was signed last week as a draft-and-follow. He made his professional debut on Friday night in Arizona. He didn’t give up a hit or a walk, but did hit a batter in his inning of work.

Ricardo Quintana lowered his ERA to 0.73 on the season. In his seven outings he’s thrown 12.1 innings while walking three batters and striking out eight.

The DSL Reds were postponed

No makeup date has been announced. They’ll play their organizational mates, the Rojos, on Saturday morning.

The DSL Rojos were postponed

No makeup date has been announced. They’ll play their organizational mates, the Reds, on Saturday morning.

6/8 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 33-27 7:35pm Spiers Here Here Here
Chattanooga 15-40 7:35pm Farr Here Here Here
Dayton 28-27 7:05pm Franco Here Here Here
Daytona 25-30 6:10pm Brutti Here Here Here
ACL Reds
14-11 2:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
1-1 10:00am TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Rojos
1-2 10:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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15 Responses

    • MBS

      There’s a trio that needs to go up together in Allen, Rodriguez, and Stewart. My guess is the typical midseason promotions for them.

      Roa has covered 10 IP in his last 4 outings of long relief with 0 R’s, not too shabby.

      • Mauired

        Yes I have been wondering for about two years how Road would look in the pen.

        So far so good.

        Reds obviously value his arm since they put him on the 40 man roster.

        Not sure how hard he’s throwing but could he be a similar situation to Antone?

      • The Duke

        Allen is the most ready of that group. You’d like to see Sal get to his power more consistently before his next move, and HRod could learn that some pitches you shouldn’t go after even if you can make contact with it.

  1. Michael Wilson

    Not many hitting prospects on the near horizon. Hinds, and then a gap to Stewart, Allen, Rodriguez. Northcut might get a chance to hit AAA pitching. He has cut down on his strikeouts and hitting homers at a good clip.

    • MBS

      The only bat in AA that I’m kinda excited about is that Pitelli. I didn’t even know his name until his hot start this season. His short sample size last year after the draft must not have been compelling enough for me to click on his name.

      He’s not putting up anything crazy but I always like middle infielders who bat left.

      There’s still time for some of the other kids to get going, I wouldn’t be surprised to see one of the Calihan brothers locking in soon.

      • Michael Wilson

        Agree on Pitelli. He skipped a league so the Reds noticed something. Stafura seems to be another. So much changes so fast. Next month we could be talking about a couple different prospects.

  2. MK

    On the draft-and-follow players which years draft pool money do the bonuses come out of ‘23 or ‘24?

    • Andrew

      I was of the belief under 125k doesn’t count to a draft pool. No?

      • Doug Gray

        It comes from the pool in the year in which they are drafted. But draft-and-follow guys can sign for up to $225,000 and none of that counts towards the pool – but anything over that does.

  3. Laredo Slider

    Murphy with second High A save, Lorant with 4th save in Low A. Lorant needs to be moved to High A.

    What’s Confidan’s injury and how long will he be out? TIA.

  4. Mauired

    Waldrop promoted to Braves. That makes two pitchers from the draft to debut before Lowder. Noteworthy because all the draft experts constantly labeled Lowder as the most advanced college pitcher.

    Wild that two Florida Gators from the draft are already in the big leagues less than a year later. Maybe Gators players are underrated. Like Jac Caglianone.

  5. Optimist

    Many have commented on the Reds MiLB gap in OFer development – Dunn and Hurtubise now in MLB, and only Hinds in AAA, then a fall off to A/A+.

    The draft MAY solve that, if Condon/Bazzana can start in Dayton and move quickly, but if one of Dunn/Hinds/Hurtubise doesn’t begin to shine by this time next season, they really need to make an outside acquisition.

    Still think they get a rental at the deadline this year, but only a rental. The hole in the lineup remains.

  6. RedsGettingBetter

    Luis Reyes seems to be ready for single-A promotion.
    Today played D-Reds against D-Rojos in a 7-inning game at DSL. The latter won 6-3. A curious thing…
    Louisville had a really hearbreaking loss last night. They were a one strike shy of the win…Santillán gave up two walks and a walk-off double to blow the save…


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