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Farmers Only: Elly De La Cruz is on a tear

The Dragons shortstop had another 3 hits last night while Allen Cerda and Nick Quintana each homered in their Lookouts debut.

The Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night

Elly De La Cruz has been on an absolute tear this season. The 20 year-old has hit well at every level in his young career, but he is on another plane at the moment. He had another big night on Tuesday, going 3 for 3 with his 14th home run of the season. He’s now hitting .300/.356/.575 on the season. Goodness.

The Reds made a ton of moves yesterday (our friend Doug Gray has them all listed in this twitter thread) and a couple of those prospects also had big nights. Nick Quintana made his Double-A debut last night and hit 2 dingers as a part of his 3 for 5 night while Allen Cerda also homered in his Lookouts debut.

Lastly, check out this awesome play by Ronnie Dawson.

Louisville Bats 2, Toledo Mud Hens 3

A 3-run 6th inning was enough to doom Louisville on Tuesday night. Justin “Nicorette” Nicolino started and was solid. He went 5.1 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Ryan Hendrix and Kyle “Howdy” Dowdy each threw perfect innings in relief. Offensively, Stuart “He’s Back” Fairchild went 2 for 4 and drove in a run while Alejo Lopez went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

Nick Lodolo makes another rehab start for Louisville this afternoon at 12:05 PM EDT.

Chattanooga Lookouts 9, Birmingham Barons 12

After a 7-run 6th inning would give Chattanooga a commanding lead, the Lookouts would give up 10 runs in the final 3 frames to fall 12-9 in extra innings. Carson “Ex” Spiers started and pitched around some trouble in his 6 innings. He allowed 2 runs on 8 hits with 2 walks and a strikeout. The Lookouts hit 4 dingers on their big offensive night. 2 of those were hit by Nick Quintana, who went 3 for 5 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored in his Double-A debut. Allen Cerda “fied” also made his Lookouts debut and smacked a dinger of his own, going 1 for 3 with 2 RBI and 2 walks while Alex McGarry “Glenn Ross” went 2 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI.

The Lookouts host Birmingham again tonight at 7:15 PM EDT.

Dayton Dragons 6, Great Lakes Loons 18

I’m just gonna skip over the pitching on this one. Yikes. Offensively, the Dragons smacked 3 home runs in their loss. Elly De La Cruz had another strong night at the plate, as he often does. He went 3 for 3 on Tuesday, hitting a solo home run and added a walk and 2 runs scored. Danny “Play the” Vellojin went 1 for 4 and hit his first dinger as a Dragon while Austin “Motorsport” Hendrick went 1 for 3 with a 3-run tank.

Joe Boyle and his 0.72 ERA will get the start tonight at 7:05 PM EDT.

Daytona Tortugas 1, Palm Beach Cardinals 4

Woof. Another loss on the farm. Chase “NASCAR” Petty started and pitched well, throwing 5 innings and allowing no runs on 3 hits with a walk and 4 strikeouts. There wasn’t much going offensively for the turtles. Hayden Jones went 1 for 4 with a double and a RBI, extending his hitting streak to 7 games, and Jack Rogers hit a triple.

Julian Aguiar will start for Daytona tonight at 6:30 PM EDT.