Justice Thompson homered and doubled in Chattanooga’s win, Hector Rodriguez had three hits as he extended his hitting streak to 11 games, Iverson Espinoza tripled and drove in three runs for the ACL Reds, and Yeycol Soriano doubled and drove in a run for the DSL Rojos.

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The Louisville Bats lost 7-1. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 9-1. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 9-6. Box Score

Game Notes

West Michigan scored two runs in the 1st inning and after walking a batter, starting pitcher Bryce Hubbart got a visit from his catcher. Then the pitching coach came out, and after a short talk the trainer was then called to the mound. Hubbart probably spent a minute or so talking to the trainer before he was pulled from the game. Dayton has three starting pitchers on the injured list already, so this could put them even further in the hole when it comes to starters.

In the top of the 2nd the Dragons sent 10 batters to the plate and scored seven runs. They’d add another run the next inning, and then hang out from there for a 9-6 win.

Hector Rodriguez extended his hitting streak to 11 games. His 3-hit day was his second multi-hit game in a row and his 4th of the streak. He’s only struck out twice during the streak, but he’s also walked just twice and only has two extra-base hits during the streak.

Carlos Jorge walked twice in the game, giving him seven for the month. He entered June having just six walks all season.

The win pushed Dayton to 33-32 on the season. The Dragons had reached the .500 mark eight times since the 12th game of the season, but only once – just last week – did they get over the .500 mark until Wednesday night.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 3-2. Box Score

The ACL Reds lost 10-8. Box Score

The DSL Reds lost 9-5. Box Score

The DSL Rojos had the day off

They will return to the field Thursday morning

6/20 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 34-36 8:05pm Ashcraft Here Here Here
Chattanooga 19-46 7:05pm Farr Here Here Here
Dayton 33-32 6:35pm Franco Here Here Here
Daytona 31-34 6:30pm Serwinowski Here Here Here
ACL Reds
17-17 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
5-6 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Rojos
5-6 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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21 Responses

  1. BK

    Abel with 8 walks in six innings of shutout ball and Bubba Thompson with a home run. Gotta love baseball!

    • DW

      Yeah I was excited to see that Abel threw another great game…until I saw eight walks! Another Joe Boyle or Christian Roa type?

      • DaveCT

        I don’t think he is in the Boyle category though his career walk rate isn’t great, either. Still, he’s had a decent run this year between his two stops, 3.9 BB/9 at A ball and 5.9 at AA after last night. Previously his BB’s at AA were 2 (4 IP), 3 (4 IP), 1 (6 IP), 2 (6 IP) then 8 (6 IP). Hopefully this is a just a blip.

  2. TR1

    Omaha’s 2nd worse OPS player would be the Bats 2nd best. That’s crazy. Granted the Bats don’t get to face Connor Phillips to pad those stats.

    @Doug-My apologies if you covered this in previous post, but how is Connor’s stuff this year. Is velocity down? Obviously suspect control previously is now almost non-existent, but wondering if mostly mental or stuff has deteriorated too.

    • Doug Gray

      Velo is not really down, no. He just has no idea where the baseball is going.

  3. The Duke

    Sally Long Balls hitting for more power in June, but after hitting .300 in April, and .292 in May, only hitting .212 in June and that’s with no increase in K rate. Weird that he is hitting the ball harder for more extra base hits but for less average while maintaining a good K rate.

    Similarly, Jay Allen only hitting .192/.344/.346 in June for a .690 OPS after a 1.093 OPS in April and a .935 OPS in May. His K rate is up some, but not a ton. Still getting on base at a good clip, just more weird stat variables. It’d be interesting to be able to see him play day to day to maybe pick up on why.

    Hector Rodriguez is hitting .311 in June so far, but only 3 of his 19 hits have gone for extra bases and only 2 walks in 15 games so far.

    • MK

      Wonder if Allen could be getting tired. With all his injuries I’m not sure he has played as a pro this much in this period of time. The young man plays hard.

      • DaveCT

        Tough to remember he’s just 21 years old. He looks like he could play in the NFL tomorrow. As you remind us, these kids have to learn to deal with the long haul of the season as well as the opponents non stop adjustments. Plus, prior to signing, he’d always played three sports, not just baseball.

  4. MK

    Observations from Dragon’s game.

    Luis Mey did not have his good command but he bulldogged through it to get the job done. Very positive for a prospective future closer.

    Leo Balcazar made a real heads-up defensive play late in the game. With runners on first and second (could have been full), a hard grounder to Stewart went off his glove, with Leo backing him up grabbed the ball and out ran the runner to third for the force out to end the inning.

    Tom Nichols reported on the broadcast that Simon Miller was on his way to join the team from Daytona but didn’t arrive before the game.

      • MK

        It has only been the last month that Mey has shown progress to consistently control his stuff so I think he should stay where he is for a while more to maintain that progress. Alexis Diaz could probably used a little more seasoning to do the same.

    • Red Thunder

      Alex Blandino in Daytona, Miller replacement?

    • DaveCT

      One of the factors with the Dayton starting pitching is the fact we lost Ty Floyd, Hunter Hollan and Logan Van Treeck, all college guys, from the 23 draft out for the season. As you note, Simon Miller is on his way. I wouldn’t mind seeing Cody Adcock (Arkansas) pushed up either. Aguilera and Franco, already up from Lo-A, are both older (23) so they are age appropriate. But i feel the draftee injuries are a pretty big culprit.

  5. RedsGettingBetter

    What a ACL-Reds loss … It was a really mess after leading 8-1 at the 7th inning.
    I see the Reds minors team lose many games because they blown the leads in the last third of those ones…there are serious bullpen issues in the farm system…

    • Old Big Ed

      Nah. There are just tons of bad/mediocre pitchers at that level, and all through baseball. Once you get to the end of the bullpen …

  6. Old Big Ed

    Kyle Henley leads the ACL in steals by 10 SB. Allegedly blinding speed. He was drafted late, but the Reds still had about $350k to pay him as a signing bonus to buy him out of a Georgia Tech scholarship. Has the potential to be the steal of the draft.

    As Billy Hamilton said, “It’s fun to be fast.”

    • DaveCT

      80 grade speed doesn’t come knocking on the door very often. And when it does … you aren’t gonna catch it

  7. DaveCT

    Down in the Dominican, 17 year old Peson Rivierre from Curacao is slashing .346/.469/.500 (OP.969), with 6 BB andjust 4 K’s in 26 AB’s.

    I’m gonna echo The Duke and give a plus for getting the DSl games in early. Start times are 8:00 am here in the PNW.