Ivan Johnson homered twice and got on base four times in Chattanooga’s win, Dayton swept a doubleheader, Nestor Lorant’s dominance of the Florida State League continued in Daytona’s win, John Michael Faile had three hits in the ACL Reds win, Anthuan Valencia extended his hit streak to 10 games in the DSL Reds win, and Naibel Mariano got on base four times in the DSL Rojos win.

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The Louisville Bats lost 9-4. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts won 12-3. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons swept a doubleheader

Game 1: 10-7 win in 10 innings. Box Score

Game 2: 3-1 win. Box Score

  • Carlos Jorge went 1-4 with a run.
  • Sal Stewart went 1-2 with a HBP and a run.
  • Hector Rodriguez went 1-3 with a run.
  • Leo Balcazar went 1-3 with 2 RBI.
  • Carter Graham went 1-3 with a steal.
  • Easton Sikorski allowed a run in 4.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.
  • Brody Jessee threw 3.0 hitless innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.

The Daytona Tortugas won 10-3. Box Score

Game Notes

Daytona’s pitchers didn’t walk anyone and struck out 11. That will usually get it done and it did on this night.

Nestor Lorant allowed just one hit on the evening. In his last four games he’s given up two hits in 17.1 innings, walked two batters, and struck out 18. His ERA is down to 1.31 on the season in his 55.0 innings pitched. Lorant has walked just 11 batters and he’s struck out 64.

Yerlin Confidan came off of the injured list after missing four weeks on June 16th. He went 1-12 with six strikeouts in his first four games. Since then he’s gone 7-19 with three doubles, a home run, three walks, and four strikeouts.

Ariel Almonte homered for the second night in a row. The homer on Thursday night didn’t go quite as far as the one on Wednesday, going just 399 feet. He’s driven in six runs over those two games.

Jack Moss continued his hot hitting in June, picking up a hit and two walks. He’s hitting .333 in June and now has eight walks (.463 OBP) with just nine strikeouts in 15 games played during the month.

Connor Burns has hits and walks in each of his last four games. He’s gotten on base nine times in 18 plate appearances over that span.

The ACL Reds won 8-7. Box Score

The DSL Reds won 4-1. Box Score

The DSL Rojos won 9-7. Box Score

6/28 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 38-38 5:35pm Wynne/Aguiar Here Here Here
Chattanooga 21-51 7:15pm Benschoter Here Here Here
Dayton 37-35 7:05pm Franco Here Here Here
Daytona 33-38 6:35pm Brutti Here Here Here
ACL Reds
22-19 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
11-7 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Rojos
8-9 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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17 Responses

  1. The Duke

    Nice to see Rhett Lowder get past a rough first inning and finish strong the rest of the way and get through 5 IP. It was the long ball that torched him yet again. Outside of giving up the HR he pretty much handled their lineup scattering a few hits.

    Sal Stewart starting to heat up after his recent slump had his average down close to .260.

    Ariel Almonte has 43 hits on the year in 232 at bats. 25 of those are for extra bases (15 home runs). He takes plenty of walks, the power is scary, but he’s never going to make it if he can’t make contact more consistently. Hitting .185 isn’t going to cut it.

    Serwinowski had the same problem as Lowder. Got caught with a HR in the first inning and then had 3 perfect innings after that with 6 Ks overall. Not sure what Nestor Lorant has to do to get promoted. He’s 22 years old in Low A with a 1.31 ERA in 55 IP. The sample size is starting to get beyond small.

  2. MBS

    Urbaez has put together a good season so far, along with Ivan Johnson. They are both getting a bit old for AA, so I’d be more impressed with their results if they were in AAA. It’s still nice to see them succeeding.

  3. MK

    Seems like the boys from Top to Bottom in the organization had their hitting shoes on last night. Louisville kind of messed up the clean sweep.

    Luis Mey had a rough night. He first got a blown save(his first of the season) then after the Dragons again took the lead he had a blown win (if there was such a stat).

  4. Mauired

    MLB.com latest mock draft has Jac Caglianone going to Reds at number 2. Getting closer to the draft and I really hope this is correct.

    Jac is a big guy but he’s also very athletic. I think that power arm is wasted of the don’t put him in right field. Reminds me of Josh Hamilton with his size, cannon, and ridiculous power.

    • LarkinPhillips

      I am hoping for Condon. I just see a lot of swing and miss in Jac that worries me.

      • Mauired

        Swing and miss? He had more homers than strikeouts.

        I wouldn’t mind Condon. He should be a great player too. But Jac had an amazing career and an amazing college world series. Granted it’s college but haven’t seen a hitter either hit a homerun or get intentionally walked as much since Bonds.

      • LarkinPhillips

        sorry I went back and reread scout reporting. I had him mixed up with someone else. Disregard me…..

      • The Duke

        Cags has a higher chase rate on pitches out of the zone than Condon (39% vs 26%), Caglianone’s drastic reduction in strikeouts this year was adjusting his approach for contact over power with two strikes this year which resulted in a lot less strikeouts, and less doubles as well.

        Not sure about Caglianone in RF, he has plenty of arm, and he is an athlete despite his size, but he doesn’t run as good as Condon and he’ll almost certainly have to slot back to 1B as he gets a little older, but that’s a future problem.

        Condon’s upside is that he may yet fill out some more and his already in game 70 power could actually improve. Caglianone’s upside is that if he becomes a hitter only, perhaps there is more to unlock still without his attention divided.

        I’m pretty anti-two-way players (look how many at bats Ohtani lost because of pitching injuries), but has anyone tried a two way player with the pitching side being a relief pitcher? Could be an extra lefty out of the pen while also playing every day at 1B/DH or perhaps RF early in his career. That said, i’d make him a hitter only and let the bat move as fast as it can.

      • The Duke

        Funny enough Caglianone and Condon had an identical number of intentional walks not only this year, but last year as well.

      • Mauired

        Duke thats actually a very fair and reasonable assessment of Caglianone. I would like to see them develop him as a hitter mainly but wouldn’t mind if they let him moonlight as a reliever. He threw 99 as a starter so we could be talking a Chapman FB in the bullpen. Not a bad thing to have as a 14th bonus pitcher. But even without the pitching, he has superstar potential as a hitter alone.

      • DaveCT

        If the pick is Caglianone as best player available according to their brain trust, I’m take it.

        If the pick is Caglianone in a pre-draft deal (allowing the club to spread resources further), as is being hinted, I will not be pleased.

      • Mauired

        I mean, I just want Jac in the organization one way or another because I view him as the best player.

        But if they also save money by taking him and are able to get a 1st round talent when they pick in the second and get another potential starting player, I’m all for it.

    • KyWilson1

      Bazzana 1a, Condon 1b. I would take Kurtz or either pitcher Smith/Burns over Cags as well.

      • Mauired

        Lol. Caglianone just finished one of the most dominant college careers and you have five guys in front him. I’m curious what makes Kurtz the priority?

      • The Duke

        I’d be ok with Caglianone over Kurtz, but Kurtz does have a much better non-intentional walk rate, also brings plus power (though I think he has less than Caglianone), is a much better defender at 1B (some of the talking heads see gold gloves in his future), and I think Kurtz is faster than Cags. Kurtz dealt with early season injuries which hampered his numbers some this year, but he tore up the SEC once he got healthy.

        Kurtz has a similar two strike approach that Caglianone used this year which limits strikeouts, but tends to end up with a lot of singles over doubles or triples. Kurtz doesn’t chase nearly as much, I can’t remember the exact numbers for Kurtz, but it was something like a 14% chase rate as opposed to Caglianone’s 39% chase rate (Condon 26%).

        I get arguments for and against either. I’d lean towards Caglianone because of the power advantage, he’s been healthier, and he shined brightest in their biggest games.

      • MBS

        1 Condon, I just can’t see passing him up if he’s available due to his performance this year.

        2 Kurtz, for all of the reasons Duke said, and honestly I think he’ll probably have the best career of the 1B’s.

        3 Calianone
        4 Burns