Nick Northcut hit his league leading 16th homer for Chattanooga, Victor Acosta had three hits in Dayton’s win, Jose Montero struck out seven and Yassel Pino had another home run in Daytona’s victory, and Yael Romero extended his hitting streak for the DSL Reds.

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The Louisville Bats lost 3-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Louisville scored a run in each of the first two innings and led 2-1 after the 2nd. But they wouldn’t score again after that and managed just one hit the rest of the game. They had their opportunities, though, as Toledo made five errors in the game and three of them came after the 2nd. The Bats went 1-10 with runners in scoring position and that one hit came in the 1st.

Zach Maxwell gave up a hit, but needed just seven pitches to get through the 9th inning because he followed up the groundball single with another grounder and that one turned into a double play. His final out also came on a groundout. Quick and efficient. After a rough start to June, Maxwell has allowed two runs (both in the same game) in his last six outings and has one walk in 6.0 innings to go with nine strikeouts in the same stretch.

Top Pitch Velocity: Zach Maxwell – 100.3 MPH (strike)

Top Exit Velocity: Hernan Perez – 106.5 MPH (double)

Furthest Hit Baseball: Jacob Hurtubise – 360 feet (triple)

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 7-2. Box Score

Game Notes

The Lookouts were being no-hit until Nick Northcut hit a home run with two outs in the 7th inning. The only other hit they had in the game came when Ivan Johnson homered to lead off the 9th.

Northcut now has 16 home runs, which has him in the league lead by two over Joe Mack. Northcut has homered in back-to-back games and has hits in five straight games after going hitless in the previous six games.

Ivan Johnson remained hot. Over his last nine games he’s hit .342 with four walks, four doubles, and four home runs.

The Dayton Dragons won 3-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Victor Acosta had arguably his best night at the plate of the season. He’s only had seven multi-hit games this season and this was the first time one of those was more than two hits. It’s been a tough season for Acosta – his three hits pushed his batting average to .188 on the season. It’s only been higher than that at the end of a game one time all year – on June 9th he ended the day with a .189 average. Yes, you are understanding that correctly – at no point in the season did he end a day with an average higher than .189 for the season.

Not that I want to focus on the struggles, but Jay Allen II didn’t get a hit on the day. He’s now 1-38 dating back to June 16th. His lone hit came on Saturday and was a bunt single. During that 13 game stretch he has walked 13 times and struck out 13 times.

Victor Vargas made his second start for Dayton and now has allowed one run in his 9.0 innings with the Dragons since he signed with the Reds and joined the team. He has one walk and eight strikeouts.

After a tough start to June, Brody Jesse has rebounded with two earned runs in his last 10.0 innings stretched out over his last four outings.

On May 15th, Luis Mey allowed three earned runs in an inning of work against Great Lakes. Since then he’s allowed two earned runs in 15.0 innings and allowed just five hits. He has walked nine batters in that stretch, but he’s countered that with 25 strikeouts. His ERA is down to 2.89 on the season.

The Daytona Tortugas won 5-3. Box Score

Game Notes

Yerlin Confidan extended his hitting streak to seven games with his two hits. He went 1-12 in his first three games after coming off of the injured list in mid-June. But he began his hit streak after that and has gone 11-29 (.379) since with five extra-base hits, five walks, and just five strikeouts.

Yassel Pino had one home run in his first 40 games of the season. He’s now homered in back-to-back games and in three of his last four games. The game he didn’t homer in, he went 0-1 as a pinch hitter. He had two hits in each of the other three games.

Jose Montero set a season high with his seven strikeouts. His ERA dropped to 2.47 on the season with his shutout performance. He’s now thrown 62.0 innings and has 22 walks to go along with 55 strikeouts this year in his 15 outings.

The ACL Reds lost 6-1. Box Score

Game Notes

Kyle Henley extended his hit streak to six games. He’s now hitting .291/.377/.397 on the season with 30 steals in 36 games.

Abraham Gaitan threw a shutout inning in the game to lower his ERA to 2.40 on the season. The inning didn’t include a walk, which snapped a 6-game streak of outings with a walk. He hasn’t allowed a home run yet in his 15.0 innings pitched this season for the complex league club.

The DSL Reds lost 5-4. Box Score

Game Notes

The Reds took a 4-0 lead in the 3rd inning. They held it until the 7th when the Red Sox Red scored two runs. They would then add three more in the top of the 9th to pull off the comeback win.

Yael Romero extended his hitting streak to eight games. He’s the only DSL Red with a hitting streak that’s more than one game, and I’m not sure that constitutes a streak. Romero began the season 2-22. Since then he’s played in eight games, had a hit in all of them, walked six times, and he’s struck out just once.

Gabriel Gomes doesn’t exactly have a hitting streak going, but he has gotten on base in 12 consecutive games. He’s played in 13 games this season and is hitting .364/.551/.485 with 11 walks and six strikeouts.

The DSL Rojos lost 3-2. Box Score

Game Notes

Diorland Zambrano extended his hitting streak to eight games and his on-base streak to 12 games. He’s only failed to get a hit in a game once this season and he’s been on base in all of the games he’s played in. He’s hitting .395/.500/.526 with nine walks and five strikeouts on the year.

Top 25 Prospects Rundown

7/2 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 41-40 6:35pm Wynne Here Here Here
Chattanooga 22-54 7:00pm Farr Here Here Here
Dayton 40-36 7:05pm Cardona Here Here Here
Daytona 36-39 6:35pm Edgington Here Here Here
ACL Reds
22-21 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
12-9 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Rojos
9-11 10:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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4 Responses

  1. Doc

    Top 25 went 7 for 57, aggregate average of .122 yesterday, and three of those seven hits were by one player, Victor Acosta. Not an all around good day at the dish for the best of the Reds minor league players. Just one of those days that happen in baseball. Despite that, the Reds affiliates managed two wins.

    • Doug Gray

      TBA. I spoke with someone last week and it was a “week to week” kind of situation. Not expected to be the rest of the season, but the timeline is not as clear as it would be with many other injuries.

  2. Laredo Slider

    Mey with 8th save in High A, time to move him up. Simmons with second save in Low A.