Elly De La Cruz returned to action for Chattanooga as she hit a 491-foot homer in a doubleheader for the Lookouts, Spencer Steer kept her bat hot with a home run for Louisville, Michel Triana hit his first homer with Dayton in his victory. , and Leonardo Balcazar had two hits in the ACL Reds’ win.
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The Louisville Bats lost 4-2 in 10. Box Score
Spencer Steer’s hot start in the Reds organization continued Thursday night. Through his first 13 games, all with Louisville, he has hit .321/.400/.547 with 3 doubles and 3 home runs. He has reached base in all 13 games, and had a 15-game hitting streak before the trade, so he now has a 28-game hitting streak dating back to July 3rd.
The Chattanooga Lookouts split a doubleheader
Game 1: 4-1 win. Box Score
Game 2: Lost 8-5. Box Score
- Michael Siani went 2-4 with a triple, run and 2 RBIs.
- Matt McLain went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Elly De La Cruz went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Alex McGarry went 1-3 with a triple and a run.
- Christian Encarnacion-Strand went 1-3 with an RBI.
- Brian Rey went 2-3 with a run.
Game day notes
Elly De La Cruz hit a 491-foot home run in the first game. He stepped up and was given the go-ahead on a 3-0 count and didn’t miss a single piece of that baseball, hitting it over the batter’s eye. You can watch the video here if you haven’t seen it yet.
Michael Siani has gone 6-16 over the last four games with a double, a triple and a home run.
Joe Boyle didn’t give up a hit, but he did allow a run in the second inning after walking the bases loaded and then firing a wild pitch. He threw 75 pitches with just 37 strikeouts on the night. He now has 9 walks and 9 strikeouts in 8.2 innings for Chattanooga in his two starts since being promoted.
Ryan Nutof lowered his ERA to 2.16 on the season in 50.0 innings. He has walked 27 batters and struck out 59.
Pedro García lowered his ERA to 2.18 on the season in 45.1 innings. He has struck out 17 batters and struck out 52.
The Dayton Dragons won 5-2. Box Score
Tyler Callihan now has 8 extra-base hits in 15 games in August, setting a new season high (7 in June in 22 games).
Jose Torres picked up 2 more hits, and had another sacrifice fly. He’s hitting .357/.345/.589 in August with an on-base percentage 12 points below his average because he hasn’t walked or been hit by a pitch, but he has 2 sac flies. This is fun to follow in a weird way.
Jean Correa made his first start of the season and just his second career start (he’s only pitched in 5 games this season, didn’t pitch at all in 2021, and then pitched out of the bullpen in 19 of his 20 games with the DSL Royals in 2018 and 2019) on Thursday night. Since joining Dayton on August 4th, he has pitched in 3 games and allowed just 1 hit in 7.0 innings while striking out 7 and walking 5.
The Daytona Turtles were postponed
Double header Friday.
ACL Reds won 6-5 in 6. Box Score
The game was shortened by rain to just 6.0 innings. The Reds walked 13 times, were hit by another 2 pitches and only struck out 4 times in the game. They also committed four errors in the game, keeping the Cubs in the game until the end.
Leonardo Balcazar collected 2 more hits and is now hitting .326/.417/.492 on the season in 39 games.
Cam Collier is hitting .333/.478/.500 with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts in 6 games.
The DSL Reds game was suspended due to rain
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