Edwin Rios homered as hit hot hitting kept going for Louisville, Francisco Urbaez picked up a home run in Chattanooga, Dayton rallied for four runs for a walk-off win, Sammy Stafura’s hot start in Daytona continued, and Brayan Joseph and Jaset Martinez had big days at the plate in the Dominican Summer League.

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The Louisville Bats lost 9-5. Box Score

Game Notes

Livan Soto put together his 3rd straight 2-hit game. It’s also his 5th 2-hit game out of his last six games. He’s now hitting .313/.408/.395 in 40 games with the Bats this season.

Edwin Rios began the season on the injured list and missed the first month. The month after he returned, he struggled, hitting just .205 in those 25 games – but he did hit for a bit of power with nine extra-base hits in that stretch. Rios has caught fired in June, though. He’s hit .385/.429/.692 in 11 games for the Bats with three doubles and three homers during the month.

Yosver Zulueta had a tough start to the year. On May 10th he had pitched in 11 games on the season and had an ERA of 6.08 to that point. Since then he’s thrown 14.1 innings in nine games and allowed just one earned run (0.63 ERA).

Zach Maxwell had walked at least one batter in six straight outings with Louisville until his perfect inning on Friday night. His two strikeouts gave him more strikeouts than walks since joining the Bats.

Connor Phillips has allowed 17 earned runs and given up 22 hits in his last two starts that have covered just 6.1 innings.  His ERA is up to 9.85 on the season and he has 47 walks to go with 5 hit batters in 53.0 innings pitched.

Noelvi Marte did not play.

Top Pitch Velocity: Zach Maxwell 101.9 MPH (ball)

Top Exit Velocity: Edwin Rios – 107.8 MPH (home run)

Furthest Hit Baseball: Edwin Rios – 416 feet (home run)

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 14-3. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 4-3. Box Score

Game Notes

Dayton entered the bottom of the 9th inning trailing 3-0 and they only had three hits on the night. They turned things around quickly, getting three straight singles from Hector Rodriguez, Jay Allen II, and Cam Collier. With Collier at the plate a wild pitch brought in Rodriguez, and with his hit, Allen II scored to make it 3-2.

Dayton would call on a pinch runner for Collier, but eventually that runner was thrown out at the plate on a fielders choice. With runners on 2nd and 3rd, Great Lakes opted to intentionally walk Cade Hunter to load the bases. Logan Tanner fell behind 1-2, but the 4th pitch of the at-bat was over the catchers head and Carlos Jorge sprinted home to tie the game up. The next pitch was a breaking ball in the dirt and bounced off the catcher, but remained in the dirt area around the plate but Leo Balcazar sprinted to the plate and beat the toss to the pitcher to win the game.

The Daytona Tortugas won 4-1. Box Score

The ACL Reds lost 11-3. Box Score

The DSL Reds won 14-5. Box Score

The DSL Rojos won 9-5. Box Score

6/15 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 34-32 7:15pm Ashcraft Here Here Here
Chattanooga 17-44 7:15pm Lowder Here Here Here
Dayton 30-31 7:05pm Cardona Here Here Here
Daytona 30-31 6:35pm Payero Here Here Here
ACL Reds
16-14 2:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
3-4 10:00am TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Rojos
4-4 10:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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12 Responses

  1. Melvin

    Jordan and Soto both with two hits. Wander if either one or both will get a chance this year.

    • MBS

      A lot of people were calling for Soto to take Dunn’s spot. I didn’t want that because of Espy, and Hurtubise carry light bats, and 1 more bat like that is too many on one club imo.

      Now if Soto came up for Espy I’d be in. I do think Soto has put up the numbers to make that switch happen.

  2. Doc

    They have got to do something soon with Conner Phillips. Can’t go on like this and learn anything.

    • DaveCT

      I completely agree. This has become an issue where the player’s overall welfare is at risk, IMO. At a minimum, make him a 1 inning guy out of the pen, giving him smaller objectives to reach and let him work back to longer stretches. Maybe make him a piggyback bullpen guy.

  3. Tony Cloninger

    Connor Steve Blass Phillips if he is not hurt and they are beyond that point….needs to go into the bullpen or a sports psychologist like John Smoltz did in 1990.

  4. Tony C.

    What’s happening with Phillips is hard to explain. He’s one of many underperforming arms at AAA. If Phillips is healthy and the staff down there can’t put together a better plan for him moving forward perhaps it’s time to look at Pat Kelly and Virgil Vasquez and ask if they are the right guys for the job.

  5. Doc4uk

    Similar to horse racing. Time to move Phillips down to A+ Ball and let him work his way back up the ladder assuming his stuff is still there . He is still the same age as some of the pitchers at Dayton.

  6. Laredo Slider

    Miller with 5th save at High A, Diaz with save in DSL.

    Reds team of quacks need to check out Phillips, guy’s probably hurt.