Nothing happening for the Bats offensively, but two performances of note on the mound. 23 year old Elizardo Ramirez threw 6 innings of scoreless baseball for the Bats, giving up only 3 hits, walking none, and striking out 7. Meanwhile, Ryan Wagner got roughed up, giving up 4 runs on 4 hits in only a 1 1/3 of an inning.
25 year old Steve Kelly, who last year pitched in Louisville, ran his record to 2-0 with 6 1/3 innings of 5 hit, 3 run baseball.
Big night for 22 year old Cody Strait going 4-5 with 4 doubles. Strait’s putting up impressive numbers thus far in his first season for Sarasota (.282/.378/.538).
2005’s 5th round pick James Avery was roughed up for 3 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks in 3 innings.
Quad Cities broke Dayton’s modest (but season best) 2 game winning streak, with Bo Lanier taking the loss in relief.
Jay Bruce, DHing for the second straight day, was 2-4 with a double (his 6th of the season) and a walk. Bruce’s numbers are outstanding for a 19 year old having his first taste of “full season” baseball. (.327/.397/.577).