Francisco Urbaez remained red hot in Chattanooga, Johnny Ascanio extended his hit streak to seven games in Daytona’s win, Zach Maxwell continued to pitch well for Louisville, and Kyle Henley extended his hit streak to nine games.

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The Louisville Bats lost 7-6. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 9-6. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 20-1. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 3-0. Box Score

The ACL Reds won 6-0. Box Score

Game Notes

Kyle Henley extended his hit streak to nine games. He’s hit .441/.513/.529 during the streak. That’s boosted his average to .301 on the year.

Iverson Espinoza is 7-10 over the last four games. That’s raised his average to .290 on the season.

Drew Davies went 2-37 in June and was 0-4 in July coming into the game on Friday night. Then he went out and matched his hit total from the previous five weeks in the game.

Mason Pelio made his second appearance of the year after missing the first half of the year. He’s now thrown 5.0 shutout innings and allowed just one hit.

The DSL Reds beat the Rojos 1-0. Box Score

7/6 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 41-43 7:05pm Aguiar Here Here Here
Chattanooga 22-58 7:15pm Abel Here Here Here
Dayton 42-38 7:00pm Hubbart Here Here Here
Daytona 38-41 4:10pm Sando Here Here Here
ACL Reds
24-22 2:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
15-10 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A
DSL Rojos
9-12 10:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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8 Responses

  1. MBS

    The AAA bullpen is being used in an interesting way. I really can’t remember seeing so many relievers pitching multiple innings in this organization. I wonder if this the new direction the Reds are wanting to go in.

    • Doug Gray

      I think it’s two fold – they don’t have enough actual starting pitchers. And the ones that they have had have performed so poorly at times that they didn’t have a choice.

  2. Laredo Slider

    Hurney with High A save, Salgado with DSL save.

    Chattanooga’s 36, that’s THIRTY SIX, games below .500. It’s a disgrace the Reds would allow such a mess to take place at an affiliate. One would hope the Reds would move top prospects from the lower ranks to get at least a shot in the Second Half. Would think, and expect, Chattanooga would seek another franchise when the current player development agreement expires. It’s a pathetic situation.

    • DaveCT

      Three out of our top five draftees in 2020, as high school hitters, would be on schedule to play in AA this year. All three have failed quite dramatically. Hendricks, Wainwright and Miller.

      Arroyo would have been their No. 3 batter and anchored their infield. Prospects (and starting 2B and 3B) Callihan and Callahan are also injured, Northcut is exactly what we thought we’d get, high strikeout power hitter, Nelson, Vellojin, JThompson have not really never hit. A decent hitter Rogers is hurt. And McGarry and Free just plain quit baseball when we filled AAA with older minor league veterans, in part to help Louisville field a stronger squad, and they were sent back to AA — in fairness AAA was depleted with the rapid success of EDLC, McLain, CES, Marte, etc.

      Also in fairness, they have sent Urbaez, Hernandez and McAfee down from AAA, and Pitelli (Lo-A) and Ibarra (Hi-A) up to help. It’s not enough. But nothing would be enough. And the pitching is a whole other post. As for promotions from Dayton, maybe. It’d be better to have our AA starting infield IMO. That way AAA isn’t devastated next year. It’s a wiggly world.

    • Doug Gray

      With the new 10-year agreements, the 2024 season is going to be a distant memory by the time it’s “find a new affiliate” time.

      • Laredo Slider

        Then those working in the Chattanooga brain trust are screwed.

    • Redsvol

      I’m with Laredo on this one. Saw the Lookouts play 2 games this week. That is a pitiful squad. I can half-way understand why their offense stinks. But they play pitiful defense and have zero bullpen. The 2020 draft doesn’t explain those 2 things. But I do agree that the 2020 draft was quite a failure (except for Spiers but he was a free agent).

      At least go sign some guys from independent ball or minor league free agents that know how to play defense. ITs really a crime to put that defense behind young pitchers like Chase Petty and Rhett Lowder. Of the “hits” they give up, about 50% are errors or just plain lack of range.

      And I’m just about done with the complaining of injuries in the organization. Many, many other teams are struggling with injuries on their MLB rosters and top prospects. You don’t see them fielding teams 36 games below .500.

      This injury narrative seems to get spread by people who write about the Reds who don’t look across the leagues where we compete (not talking about you Doug).


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