Louisville got a superb start out of Justin Germano who went 7.2 innings of scoreless, 8 hit, 2 walk pitching. Germano also struck out 2 in lowering his era to 4.36 on the year. Ryan Wagner polished off the shutout by completing the final out in the 8th as well as pitching the 9th. Wagner struck out 1 as well as walking 1 on the night.
Steven Kelly improved to 5-2 on the year with another outstanding night of pitching. Kelly went 7 innings, allowing 2 walks, 1 run, while striking out 5. Kelly now has a 3.04 ERA in 9 starts this season.
3b Trevor Lawhorn belted his 2nd homerun of the season in the 5th inning for the Reds who fell short against the Manatees last night. For Lawhorn, the 2 hit night raised his average to a whopping .230 on the year.
Homer Bailey got the start for Sarasota and pitched ok, despite getting the loss. Bailey (1-4, 3.18) went 5 innings, allowing 6 hits and 2 runs (1 earned). He struck out 5 while walking 3.
Outside of Habelito Hernandez’s 2-4 night with 2 runs scored, there wasn’t much to mention on the offensive side for the Dragons.
The starting pitching wasn’t much better. Phillippe-Alexandre Valiquette (gotta love that name!) went 4.1 innings, surrendering 6 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts. The night raised Valiquette’s ERA to 6.43 on the year and dropped his record to 1-3.