Noelvi Marte made his 2024 debut on a rehab stint in Louisville and picked up two hits, Nick Martini had a 4-hit day for Louisville, Nick Northcut hit his 13th homer and Jose Torres had a walk-off hit in Chattanooga’s win, Sal Stewart hit a long home run and Carlos Jorge had a 3-hit night in Dayton’s win, Sheng-En Lin had three hits and Dominic Scheffler struck out a career high seven in the ACL Reds win, Yeycol Soriano had three hits in the DSL Reds win, and Jaset Martinez and Pablo Abad both hit their 1st career homers in the Dominican Summer League.

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The Louisville Bats lost 3-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Noelvi Marte’s first hit of the game came in the 1st and it was a double that came off of his bat at 103 MPH. He would add a single in the 7th inning at 105 MPH off of his bat.

Nick Martini extended his hitting streak to four games and did so by picking up four hits. He’s now hitting .357/.491/.714 in 14 games this season with the Bats.

Livan Soto went hitless on the 9th to end the series in Nashville. But the two games before that he had two hits in each contest and added a third one in his last four games.

Over his last four outings Yoszer Zulueta has thrown six innings and has one walk and nine strikeouts.

Top Pitch Velocity: Zach Maxwell – 100.9 MPH (ball)

Top Exit Velocity: Nick Martini – 112.1 MPH (double)

Furthest Hit Baseball: P.J. Higgins – 354 feet (flyout)

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 8-7. Box Score

Game Notes

Chattanooga trailed 5-1 entering the 8th inning, but they scored five runs to take the lead. Montgomery then tied things up in the 9th by scoring two runs. In the bottom of the 9th the Lookouts got a leadoff double from Dominic Pitelli. After an intentional walk, Pitelli stole third base and then came in to score when Jose Torres singled into center for the walk-off win.

Ruben Ibarra’s two hits extended his hitting streak to eight games. Since May 25th he’s played in 13 games with Chattanooga and is hitting .333/.396/.563.

Dominic Pitelli keeps on hitting for Chattanooga. After his 2-hit night he’s hitting .345 in June and .305 in his 16 games since being promoted to join the Lookouts. He’s also stolen seven bases since his promotion.

Nick Northcut’s home run gave him 13 on the season pushed his league lead to three over a pair of hitters who have 10.

The Dayton Dragons won 4-3. Box Score

Game Notes

Sal Stewart hit his home run just to the left of the batters eye in center and out of the entire stadium. The distance on it was estimated at 454 feet.

Carlos Jorge has three different 3-hit games this season. Each of those three games saw him have a double and a home run.

Javi Rivera kept things going in the right direction. Over his first six starts he had an ERA of 10.00. He didn’t record a single out in the 5th inning of any of those six outings. In his five starts since he’s allowed three runs and thrown 29.2 innings. That’s good for an ERA of 0.91. He’s walked seven batters and has 39 strikeouts during that span.

Luis Mey also kept his pitching going in the right direction. He has allowed just one hit and no earned runs in his last six outings and those outings have covered 9.0 innings. He’s walked three and struck out 16 batters in that stretch. His ERA has also dropped from 4.85 to 2.86 during that stretch.

The Daytona Tortugas was postponed

Doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

The ACL Reds won 9-3. Box Score

Game Notes

Sheng-En Lin extended his hit streak to five and his on-base streak to seven games. After playing third base in his first 11 games in the field, he’s played shortstop in four of his last eight games he’s been in the field. At the plate he’s on fire, hitting .423 in eight games during June and he’s now hitting .373/.474/.507 with 18 walks and 25 strikeouts in 97 plate appearances this year.

Luis Chevalier has hits in his last four games. He’s had an extra-base hit in three of those games and four total extra-base hits. He’s now hitting .300/.417/.567 through 10 games this season.

Dominic Scheffler struck out big leaguers Tommy Pham and Andrew Benintendi in the 1st inning as the two of them rehabbed for the White Sox. He went on to strike out seven batters on the day, setting a new career high – topping the six he had the last time he was on the mound. He now has 26 strikeouts in 14.1 innings, which is good. But he’s also struggled with control as he’s walked 18 batters and hit three others.

The DSL Reds won 2-1 in 10. Box Score

Game Notes

Yeycol Soriano led off the 10th inning with an RBI triple (this still feels insanely weird to type…. you shouldn’t be able to leadoff with a non-home run RBI hit, but here we are). The Reds couldn’t bring him in from third. In the bottom of the 10th the Reds recorded the final out of the game when Pablo Abad threw out a runner at the plate.

Pablo Abad played in 23 games with the DSL Reds last year and didn’t homer. This season it took just four games to put one over the fence, connecting for his first professional homer.

Yeycol Soriano, who had a strong season last year in the DSL, is back at it again this year. He now has a hit in all five games this season. He’s walked in his last two games. And he’s now got an extra-base hit in the last three games. He’s hitting .350/.435/.550 so far this year to go along with three steals.

The four pitchers for the Reds walked just one batter and had eight strikeouts. They also had 12 groundouts and just five flyouts.

The DSL Rojos lost 13-6. Box Score

Game Notes

Peson Revierre remained hot as he picked up another double. He’s hitting .412/.444/.588 through the first five games of his season. He’s driven in seven runs this season and has three multi-RBI games.

Jaset Martinez also remained hot. He homered for the first time as a professional and now has five extra-base hits in six games. He’s hitting .368/.556/.737 with seven strikeouts and just two walks.

Adolfo Sanchez has been on base in all six games this season. He’s had hits in five of them, and he’s walked in five of them. Sanchez doubled for the second game in a row. He also struck out for the 6th straight game.

Christian Lopez pitched briefly last season with the DSL Reds. He pitched in three games in June but then missed two months before returning to pitch in three games in August. In the first three games of his career he walked four batters in 5.1 innings. Since then he hasn’t walked anyone in 7.2 innings.

Top 25 Prospects Rundown

6/12 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 34-29 12:05pm Richardson Here Here Here
Chattanooga 16-42 7:15pm Petty Here Here Here
Dayton 29-29 7:05pm Harmon Here Here Here
Daytona 27-30 5:00pm TBA/TBA Here Here Here
ACL Reds
15-13 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
2-3 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A
DSL Rojos
3-3 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A

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21 Responses

  1. Melvin

    Maybe Marte can at least help us get to the post season. Too bad he can’t help us if/when we get there because of acting like a knucklehead.

    • PTBNL

      If….If by chance Noelvi Marte did get a tainted supplement that he had no clue had anything illegal in it down in the Dominican like he claims (and we are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt) then it may be a bit harsh calling him a knucklehead, especially since the penalty is so steep these days. He’s young and a lesson has been learned and will be a good example to all of those within the organization. It is sad, but let’s not go too hard on the kid until we know for sure more about the story.

      • Melvin

        I said he was “acting” like a knucklehead. An argument could be made that we’ve all acted like a knucklehead at one point or another to some degree or another. Still though knowing the penalties are so harsh he just should have been more careful. All he had to do was check with the Reds or even MLB to make sure.

      • Doug Gray

        We’re never going to know more to this story.

      • PTBNL

        “Acting” like a knucklehead calls out intent. You make it sound like he intended to do that because of his choices/action. I just don’t know if there was intent and we may learn maybe a little more about what happened. We do not know that for sure yet. Time will tell.

      • Melvin

        PTBNL – I can’t imagine the Reds not warning him big time but if they didn’t it’s on them too especially being so young like you said.

      • RedsKoolAidDrinker

        Is calling someone a “Knucklehead” or even saying they’re acting like one really that harsh of a name to call someone anyways? Seems a little harsh on the scrutiny there.

      • PTBNL

        Maybe he put his trust into someone and that someone burned him. You never know.

      • PTBNL

        Maybe your scrutiny of my scrutiny is a bit harsh. ?

  2. The Duke

    The return of Sally Long Balls! His average is down a little bit in June so far, but he’s hitting for more power. Only 2 Ks in 7 games too, so part of that seems to just be a little bad BABIP luck. Hitting .250/.303/.536 in June, that .286 iso-P is as high as i’ve seen him. A little more BABIP luck and his numbers are going to start being loud.

    Dom Pitelli with 17 SB now, and he hasn’t been caught in AA yet, a perfect 7 for 7.

    Aguair had a solid quality start giving up 3 ER in 6 IP, but it’s interesting to note he generated 10 ground outs to just one flyout, although he did give up a HR in the game. Only one ground ball went for a hit in the game, which shows the importance of keeping the ball down. He allowed 8 flyballs and only one went for an out.

    I saw Jaset Martinez hit a HR in the DSL and went and looked up Doug’s INTL signing period article and he talked about how Martinez can really hit and has some power. He’ll bear watching along with Sanchez and Mariano. Martinez is also only 17 years old. You also inverted his BB/K, he has 7 walks with only 2 K so far. Any word on how much he signed for? I can’t seem to find a reference scouring the internet.

    It’l be nice to have Marte on the big club, hopefully by July, and Candelario can be relegated to 1B/DH only for the most part.

    I think the Reds will take one of Bazzana/Condon at #2, but after that a strong argument could be made to use the other 3 top 100 picks on quality arms, as outside of Aguiar, the farm is struggling with starting pitching. Would be hard to say no to a good catching prospect though. It does help that the MLB rotation is young right now, but you need a constant pipeline of arms to battle injuries/performance degradation.

    • MK

      Duke, Not sure Stewart is going to sign off on that nickname.

    • RedsKoolAidDrinker

      Did ANY one at all see this coming with Pitelli?

      • The Duke

        Nope, not even in the MLB Pipeline Reds preseason top 30. Not sure if he made the Baseball America top 30, I never did see the Handbook this year. That’s why they play the games, we don’t know everything.

  3. RedBB

    Yeycol has had some nice stats thus far. Gonna put him in my top 40.

  4. Laredo Slider

    Mey with 6th save in High A. Ready to move up?

    • The Duke

      That 7 BB/9 IP needs to come down some before i’d move him up to AA.

  5. MBS

    Umm, Aguiar to AAA? We need to see how ready he is to help the Reds. Williamson going down takes it from a “we should” to a “we need to”.

    Marte coming out of the gates with hits! We need him in the lineup on game 81.

  6. MK

    Looking forward to seeing his play but it seems akin can. Scone a pretty special player.

    Luis May can be pretty special too when his killer slider and 100+mph fast ball are both working. When he finds consistency, like last night, he might become in hittable. I would like to see him throw one of his 200+ pitches about half way up the backstop while warming up.

    • MK

      Don’t have any idea what that first sentence says. It was supposed to be about Lin, who seems pretty special.

      • PTBNL

        You’re cracking me up. Now I get what you were talking about in that first sentence.