Cody Ross went 2-4 in the game for the Bats in last night’s losing effort. Ross is now hitting .297/.447/.541 in AAA over an 11 game span. Jeff Bannon hit his 2nd homerun of the year for the Bats in the bottom of the 1st inning which cut the Bulls lead to 4-1 which was the closest the Bats ever got after the 4 run top half of the inning.
Josh Hall was no doubt pleased to be pulled after 5 as I’m sure the Bats fans were as well. Hall gave up 7 runs on 9 hits, 1 walk, while striking out 2. His ERA is now 4.97. Ryan Wagner continued his woeful ways by pitching an inning, allowing 2 hits and a run while walking 1. Wagner now sports a lofty 7.56 ERA.
The Lookouts committed 4 errors and gave the Stars plenty of extra outs which led to the 5-run defeat. 3B Aaron Herr made his 10th error of the season in the game, but tried to make up for it with a 3-4 performance at the dish. Herr on the year is hitting .305/.333/.513. He’s recorded only 7 walks on the year compared to 42 strikeouts. Yikes. Noochie Varner helped give the Lookouts an early lead in the first when he hit his 3rd homerun of the season with a runner on. The homerun helped give the Lookouts a 3-0 lead after 1.
Edward Valdez saw his record fall to 1-2 with the loss. Valdez went 5.1 innings, allowing 5 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 4.
I guess the poor defense is contagious as the Sarasota Reds also decided to boot the ball 4 times in the game. Hector Tiburcio went 1-4 in the game with a double and an RBI. But made his 12th error of the season at short. That is 12 errors in 21 games played by Tiburcio.
The stat lines for the pitchers were pretty atrocious. Camilo Vazquez: 3.1 IP, 4R, 6H, 2BB, 4K. Kyle Edens: 1.2IP, 3R, 4H, 0BB; 2K. Wayne Lundgren: 1.2IP, 4R, 4H, 3BB, 3K. This is never a good sign when these are 3 of the 4 pitchers used last night.
Dayton’s game with Fort Wayne was postponed due to rain.
Recap: That gave the Reds franchise an 0-4 night last night with 1 rain out.