Reds top prospect heating up in Triple-A

Cincinnati Reds top prospect Nick Senzel appears to be back on track after a spell of vertigo wiped out most of his May.

The infielder was hitless in his first two games for the Triple-A Louisville Bats after returning from the disabled list, but he has a hit in 10 of his 11 games since.

Recently the former University of Tennessee star has also added batting leadoff to his resume.

After going 2 for 4 in Louisville’s loss to Columbus on Tuesday night, Senzel is hitting a brisk .571 (8 for 14) at the top of the order.

In 35 games this season, Senzel is hitting .289 with three homers, 16 RBIs and seven stolen bases. His OPS is .820.

Also of note from Tuesday night: left-handed pitching prospect Cody Reed notched arguably his best start of the season for the Bats.

He struck out 11 in 7.2 innings (both season highs) but was still saddled with the loss as the Clippers scored five runs (four earned) off of him.

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Reed, who appeared in four games early in the season for the Reds, has endured more downs than ups in the first half of the year in Louisville. He is 0-5 with a 4.69 ERA in nine starts. He has averaged almost a strikeout per inning (44 Ks in 48 IP) and walked 17, but opponents are hitting .294 against him.

The big blow for Columbus came from a name familiar to Reds fans: Adam Rosales.

The 35-year-old hustle king clubbed a 2-run homer in the third inning to start the scoring.

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