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23 year-old Ryan Wagner finally pitched good!! Ryan tossed two hitless, scoreless innings. His ERA plummeted to 7.50 for the year. He struck out one.
Former 1st round pick (by Boston in 2000) Phil Dumatrait turned in his second good outing in a row. Phil pitched 5 innings giving up only 3 H, 1 BB, and an ER and recorded 5 Ks. Dumatrait, who missed all of 2004, has a 3.09 ERA with 35 ks in 35 innings.
One of the “DOTF” favorites, 22 year-old Sam LeCure was knocked around for 4 ugly innings. He gave up 5 ER, 6 H, and 2 BB. His ERA jumped to 4.19 for the season. LeCure, a 4th round pick last year, has 41 strikeouts in 45 innings.
19 year-old, Travis Wood, tossed a gem in game one. Wood, the Reds 2nd round pick last year, gave up only 2 H, a BB, and an ER, while striking out 6. For the season his ERA sits at 4.26 with 43 Ks in 36 IP. Not to shabby for a teenager.
22 year-old Jeffrey Stevens, the Reds 6th round pick last year pitched 5.2 solid innings giving up 5 H, a BB, and striking out 5. He lowered his ERA to 4.34 for the year, he has 29 Ks in 29 IP with 7 BB.