It was a rough night for the Bats who came up on the short end of both games of a double hitter against Charlotte. In game 1, the Bats only managed 3 hits. No one had a multi-hit game.
Mike Burns had a good outting from the bullpen. Burns went 1.1 innings, giving up 1 hit and striking out 3. Unfortunately the hit was a homerun. On the year, Burns is 1-0 with a 0.82 ERA in 11 innings pitched. He’s allowed 1 run (last night) 5 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 11.
Josh Hall got the start. Hall went 5 innings, giving up 3 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and struck out 4. Hall got the no decision as Charlotte scored tha game winning run in the bottom of the 7th.
Javier Colina picked a perfect time to hit his 3rd homerun of the season. In the bottom of the 7th and the Lookouts trailing 1-0, Colina belted a 3 run homer to give the Lookouts a 3-1 lead. A lead they’d hold onto to win 3-2. Joey Votto contributed offensively by going 3-4 on the night.
Travis Chick got the start and went 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 1 hit, 1 walk, and struck out 5. David Shafer recorded his 11th save of the season by pitching a scoreless 9th inning. Shafer struck out 2 of the 3 batters he faced.
Hector Tiburcio had a big night at the dish for the Reds. Tiburcio went 3-5 on the night with a homerun in the 7th, his 1st of the season. Bigger than that however was his game winning, 2 rbi double in the top of the 11th to give the Reds the 6-4 victory. Jay Garthwaite went 1-4 with a homerun for the Reds. No other Reds player had multiple hits.
It was a big night for the Dragons offense which pounded out 16 base hits on the night. Eric Eymann went 3-4 for the Dragons with a run scored. Jay Bruce went 3-5 with 2 doubles, a run scored and 2 runs batted in. Brandon Szymanski went 2-5 with a double and run scored. Craig Tatum also had a multi hit game, going 3-4. Bobby Mosby tacked on a couple of hits, going 2-4 on the night.
Carlos Fisher improved to 4-1 on the year with an excellent pitching performance. Fisher went 5 shutout innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. Fisher now has a 2.53 ERA.