Ronnie Dawson hit two home runs and Spencer Steer extended his hitting streak to 31 games in a Louisville Bats win, Chattanooga lost but got home runs from Elly De La Cruz, Nick Quintana and Christian Encarnacion-Strand, and at Daytona we saw. Yassel Pino hits a home run for the third consecutive game.
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The Louisville Bats won 7-6. Box Score
Ronnie Dawson hadn’t hit a home run since July 24, but he made up for it a bit Sunday afternoon as he crushed two for Louisville. It was his second 2 home run game of the year for the Bats.
Cristian Santana homered for the second straight game and the fourth game in his last 6.
Spencer Steer extended his hitting streak to 31 games. In his 16 games since joining the Reds organization, all with Louisville, he is hitting .313/.397/.516.
The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 6-5. Box Score
Elly De La Cruz tied with teammate Alex McGarry for the organizational lead with 27 home runs. He is now hitting .308/.362/.618 in 99 games between Dayton and Chattanooga with 36 steals.
While De La Cruz and McGarry have the most homers in the Reds organization, Christian Encarnacion-Strand has surpassed them on the year. His homer Sunday was his 28th of the season, but just his third since joining the Reds organization (14 games).
Andrew Abbott collected 9 strikeouts with 2 walks in the game, but also allowed 3 earned runs on 5 hits in 4.2 innings. The lefty now has 94 strikeouts with 34 walks in 71.0 innings since being promoted to Chattanooga. Its effectiveness is up to 5.70 in this same stretch.
The Dayton Dragons game was cancelled
This game actually started on time, but in the bottom of the first inning, the heavens opened and that was all it wrote. The game will not be resumed or recovered. Statistics accumulated in the few minutes played will not be counted.
The Daytona Turtles lost 9-6. Box Score
From July 24 to August 7, Yassel Pino was 1-34. Since August 8th he has gone 11-28 (.393) with 6 walks and 7 RBIs. He has now scored a man in 3 consecutive games.
Jack Rogers collected 2 hits, but was replaced as the designated hitter for what would have been his 4th at-bat of the night. There is no known reason for this at this time. His 2 hits raised his line with the Tortugas to .289/.354/.529 in 59 games played.
Luis Mey struggled against control overnight. He had only walked a total of 7 batters in July and August combined leading up to his Sunday night outing.
ACL Reds had the day off
There are only two games left in their regular season. They won their division and will advance to the playoffs, which begin Thursday. That day is a win or go home day. Four teams make the playoffs: the three division winners and the team with the highest winning percentage among all others. The two winners of Thursday’s “first round” will play in a best-of-three championship series.
The DSL Reds had the day off
There are only two games left in their season.
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