There were two rainouts and an off day on Wednesday, leaving us with an abbreviated schedule of games. Bubba Thompson picked up two hits in his first game in 11 days for Chattanooga, Ariel Almonte hit a long home run as he added to his Florida State League lead with his 14th of the year, Kyle Henley had three hits and stole two more bases for the ACL Reds, and Angelo Mora homered as part of yet another big day at the plate for the DSL Reds.

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The Louisville Bats were postponed

The game will be made up as a part of a doubleheader on Friday.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 6-2. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons were postponed

They will play a doubleheader on Thursday.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 5-4. Box Score

Game Notes

Ariel Almonte 4th inning home run went 460 feet. It’s the longest home run of the season in the Florida State League. While his home run count has slowed up some, he still leads the league with 14 home runs. Two others are tied at 10 for 2nd place. Ricardo Cabrera is tied for 4th with nine.

Sammy Stafura extended his on-base steak to seven games. In a twist it was his only hit in the last five games as he had gone 0-14 in the previous four, but walked six times in those games.

Dylan Simmons allowed just his second run of the month. His ERA jumped up to 1.74 during June. In April he didn’t allow a run. During May he allowed five earned runs as he had some struggles, but his strong June has his ERA down to 2.45 on the year through 25.2 innings to go along with 27 strikeouts.

The ACL Reds lost 9-3. Box Score

The DSL Reds won 9-7. Box Score

The DSL Rojos had the day off

They’ll return to the field on Thursday morning.

6/27 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 38-37 7:05pm Leibrandt Here Here Here
Chattanooga 20-51 7:15pm Lowder Here Here Here
Dayton 35-35 5:35pm Cardona/Sikorski Here Here Here
Daytona 32-38 6:35pm TBA Here Here Here
ACL Reds
21-19 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
10-7 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Rojos
7-9 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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9 Responses

    • The Duke

      He’s only 20 and the power will definitely play. If he can figure it out to even be a .250 hitter, he’s likely a big leaguer.

      • DaveCT

        He and Duno would be a helluva 1-2 punch, complemented by Cabrera, who plays with fire, and whoever else emerges out of Lo-A and the complex leagues. I have really enjoyed getting to watch Daytona more this year. While the numbers aren’t there, Pineda and Sanchez have seemed like they are just millimeters away from connecting some dots. Less so with Valdez but watching him glide around the outfield and base paths leads me to think he’ll get a lot more opportunities (whereas last year i was relieved they sent him down to AZ, as he looked incredibly lost). I also think we really have to integrate the impact of MLB eliminating minor league teams which has forced more kids on the younger side into leagues they may/may not be ready for.

  1. The Duke

    Should be Serwinowski for Daytona today given he has pitched on the 6th, 13th, and 20th so far this month. His last two start have been stellar, hopefully he keeps it up with so many of our top prospect scuffling lately.

    Lin has been one of the guys who has still been producing, he has 5 triples now in 31 games. 11 stolen bases as well. Given that he has some outfield experience last year, i’m a little surprised they haven’t tried him out in CF, he’s obviously got some speed and we know he has plenty of arm.

    Henley hitting .288/.371/.402 now along with his 29 SB, though his k rate is at 36%. That speed plays, just need to put more bat on ball.

  2. MK

    Hendrick, with a double, continues is hitting of late. Could he finally be getting it? I have thought he might be a nice throw-in to a deadline trade but would hate to give him away if he finally is getting it.

    • The Duke

      He’s got a .563 OPS and a 39% K rate this year, “getting it” might be an overstatement. Even his “hot streak” in June is a .253/.300/.373 for a .673 OPS with a 34% K rate. Not exactly benchmark performance for a corner OF.

      • DaveCT

        I’m afraid his floor isn’t even of a 5th OF at this point.

        For his career, he is slashing 209/.301/.366 (OPS .667). He should probably just be released.

        I keep thinking that if Hendricks and his 2020 draft peers had been at least average, the AA club would have some of the hitters they need. Hendricks, Mac Wainwright, and Jackson Miller are basically washouts.

        And this isn’t to bash the organization and its player development either, as it is impossible to predict how the latter two guys’ pro careers played out.

      • MK

        Talking about the last three weeks.which my be the best three week period as a pro.

  3. Laredo Slider

    A. DeLaCruz with first save for DSL Reds.