Yerlin Confidan had four doubles and Adam Serwinowski struck out 10 batters in Daytona’s win, Nick Northcut hit his 17th homer for Chattanooga, Sal Stewart doubled twice for Dayton, and Yeycol Soriano had four hits for the DSL Reds.

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The Louisville Bats were postponed.

No specific date has been announced for the make up of this game, but it will take place in Indianapolis according to the Bats.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 8-6. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 2-1 in 10. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 7-1. Box Score

Game Notes

Yerlin Confidan extended his hitting streak to nine games. His last six hits have all been doubles. He’s hitting .472/.568/.833 with 10 doubles, a home run, eight walks, and just five strikeouts during his hitting streak. He’s raised his OPS from .601 to .778 during his hitting streak.

Esmith Pineda extended his on-base streak to nine games with a double and a home run on the night. His home run cleared the batting cages in left field, but Trackman didn’t get an estimate on the distance.

Adam Serwinowski set a new career high with 10 strikeouts. His previous career high was seven, which he had done once in 2024 and once in 2023. Serwinowski lowered his ERA to 2.84 on the season in 57.0 innings. He’s walked 27 batters and now has 66 strikeouts on the year.

Alfredo Duno was moved from the 7-day injured list to the 60-day injured list for Daytona. When I spoke with someone in the organization last week I was told that the timeline for Duno to return was TBA and they were taking it “week by week” with his fractured rib, but that it wasn’t expected to be something that would cost him the rest of the year. With this move the earliest he can return will be July 27th, so at the earlier he will still be out nearly four more weeks.

The ACL Reds had the day off

They return to the field on Thursday afternoon.

The DSL Reds won 6-2. Box Score

The DSL Rojos had the day off

They will return to the field on Friday morning. Their game from Tuesday that was stopped by the rain was cancelled and will not be made up.

7/4 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 36-45 6:35pm Aguiar Here Here Here
Chattanooga 22-56 7:15pm TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 41-37 7:00pm TBA Here Here Here
Daytona 37-40 6:10pm Gutierrez Here Here Here
ACL Reds
23-21 2:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
12-9 10:00am TBA/TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Rojos
9-11 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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17 Responses

    • DaveCT

      I was watching the play where he apparently was hurt. He was running the bases (to first, i believe) and he just pulled up a bit, like he’d pulled a leg muscle. When we learned he broke a rib, i said What? Hitting? How? Then my first thought was that he’s so big he swung do hard he broke a rib. Highly unlikely, i know. Its just weird.

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  1. DW

    Dang, Lowder got knocked around a bit again. I’ve been expecting him to right the ship with each start.

    He was getting ready for the draft a year ago and is now at AA. That’s quite the jump in competition, so some growing pains are to be expected.

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    • Redsvol

      Went to the lookouts vs Smokie’s game last night. Don’t be deceived by Lowder’s pitching line. He was sabotaged greatly by the defense behind him. There were 4 very playable balls scored as hits off him that were obvious errors to me;

      – high chopper hit to Hernandez in first inning that he chose to field on 3rd bounce and then make a weak throw to first that was hair too late to get the runner.
      – 2nd inning a grounder hit right at 2nd base bag that Torres and Hernandez basically collided fielding. Neither one seemed to know who’s job it was to field so they just looked at each other and allowed ball to squirt thru short center.
      – fly ball to left center in 2nd that Thompson got a terrible jump on and then made a very weak throw to 2nd base slowing runner to take extra base, scored as double.
      – vellojon also a disappointment at catcher, doesn’t provide a good target and not aggressive in the running game.
      – 5th inning, northcut allows a grounder just to his left to get to left field. His reflexes were so slow on the play that I can’t believe he is allowed to play other than DH or first base.
      – 5th inning the umpire decides to squeeze strike zone down to a thimble on Lowder and It forced him to work way harder.

      In general, he has excellent movement on his pitches but the Lookouts have absolutely the worst AA defense I have seen in my many years of watching baseball. He did allow some hard contact in 1st inning though. The stadium radar gun was down but the Smokie’s didn’t appear to miss any fastballs, only missed the off speed stuff.

      Let’s be realistic though, he is pitching in AA 1 year after college and definitely capable if it. Any other draft yesr that didn’t have Paul skenes in it and we would all be very happy with such a leap.

      I would say Lowders main development needs to be learning to pitch in top of zone. All his pitches finish very low so hitters don’t have to change eye level much.

      Other thoughts;
      – miguel Hernandez as our shortstop on AA is just plain sad. We need better. Very passive and weak arm.
      – only hitter that was impressive was Ivan johnson. Pitelli overmatched. Justices Thompson had no clue of strike zone. Ibarra has a very stiff, unathletic swing.
      – defensively is just a mess. Worst I have seen in professional baseball. They deserve their record.

      Wish I could be more positive but defense is obviously not a priority by the development and coaching staff. These coaches and players have been in same system for years now.

      Let’s hope the guys in Dayton and Daytona have better development and talent.

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      • MK

        You realize those guys at Chattanooga had the development of Daytona and Dayton.

      • ksdavis

        This points out a criticism of the Reds minor league system that I have. Fundamentals seem to be pushed back due to “development” of players. And yet the development seems to be lacking. I just looked at the Lookouts roster, didn’t realize that so many people are injured. Maybe the Reds need to temporarily bump up a couple of guys from Dayton in order to firm up the defense, and give the pitchers a chance.

      • Tony Cloninger

        Great reporting and very disappointing. Disturbing. Discouraging. All 3 Ds. You barely spend on the major league team. You can’t spend more money on developmental people. Scouts.

        I posted the same thing earlier but since I wrote my email wrong it’s not going to get approved.

      • Doug Gray

        The 1st inning infield hit is a hit 100 times out of 100 times. Always has been and always will be. Maybe a better shortstop turns that into an out, but that’s not an error and it’s never been an error in the history of the game.

        The fly ball to Thompson landed on the warning track on a line drive and was a ground rule double (even though they played the play out, the umpires ruled it a ground rule double and sent the guy back to second base. Lowder then balked and they sent him to third). It would have taken a super human play to turn that into an out. The play described in the 5th inning – you had a better look than those of us not at the ballpark because we didn’t get a camera switch until the ball was in the outfield grass…. with that said, when we did get to see the field, Northcut is 20-25 feet from the third base bag having dove for the ball.

        Lowder’s given up a lot of very hard contact in Double-A. The Lookouts are bad. And even if their defense is bad, he’s giving up way more hits per 9/IP than anyone else on the staff except Vin Timpanelli. Having watched all of his games – he simply leaves too many hittable pitches in the zone and guys aren’t missing them.

    • Doc

      Maybe bumping Lowder to AA was a bit premature.

      Preferring a big bopper with the number 2 pick than a pitcher.

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      • Mac624

        I think the team behind him is horrible and that plays to some of his era issues. Nooga may be the worst minor league team assembled in some time across all of minor league baseball. They are putrid from top to bottom with only Lowder and Pitelli resembling anything that looks like a future major league player. In fairness some of their players are hurt which is part of the problem but still awful baseball is played by this team most nights and last night was no exception.

    • Redsvol

      See my comments above. He is at the right level. I would only question that maybe he needs to be bumped to AAA so he had a more professional defense behind him. It was very hard to watch his induced ground balls be misplayed by that Lookouts defense. Terrible for pitching development.

      Lowder is going to be fine. He needs to learn to change the eye level of hitter (pitch at top of zone) and put some muscle on. Pitching at AA 2 year after college is very quick movement. 1 out of every 20 years we get a pitcher like Paul skenes. The rest need 2-3 years of development.

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  2. Laredo Slider

    I too saw last night’s Chattanooga game and agree with much of what was reported above. Team’s infield defense was woeful, As one who has seen many, many minor league games over the years, this Chattanooga team is the worst defensively I’ve ever seen. These players just don’t have pro skills. The only player I saw with even modest skill was Ivan Johnson but even he is several years away from even being considered as an asset.

    As for Lowder, he was all over the place. FB looked very ordinary, very average maybe even below average. Couldn’t get his breaking ball over but to be fair strike zone was all over the place, I’d call it a “floating zone.” Lowder has a long way to go. Looks used maybe 3 other pitchers, none of who are above AA level at best.

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  3. DaveCT

    Hernandez is essentially the third string short stop at this point, behind Pitelli, who is very good, and Torres. It’s a bummer, as he once was considered to have ML skills, but injuries seem to have just taken their toll.

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