Ray Olmedo had a perfect night at the plate going 3-3 on the night with 2 walks. Ray now has a .325 batting average and a .374 on base percentage with AAA Louisville.
Justin Germano was roughed up in the start and received his 6th loss of the season to push his record to 3-6 on the year. Germano went 4.1 innings, allowing 5 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits, 3 walks, while striking out 5. Germano’s ERA is now 4.66.
Joey Votto supplied the offense for the night by going 3-4 with 2 doubles and a solo homerun. The night raised Votto’s numbers to .303/.384/.506 on the season. Chris Dickerson also added some offensive support by hitting 2 doubles himself.
Steven Kelley pushed his record to 6-2 on the season with a 7 shutout inning performance. Kelly gave up 6 hits and struck out 3 in lowering his ERA to 2.65 in 54.1 innings pitched. David Shaffer recorded his 14th save of the season by pitching a scoreless 9th.
The Reds only had 2 hits offensively so I’ll spare you the gruesome details of the hitting effort. Sam Lecure didn’t have a better night on the mound. Lecure gave up 5 runs on 4 hits and a walk in 1.2 innings pitched. A positive note, Lecure struck out 3 of the 5 outs he recorded!
Habelito Hernandez went 1-4, making the one hit count. Hernandez hit his 1st homerun of the season with Dayton in the 2nd inning which gave the Dragons an early 2-0 lead.
<a href="Johnny Cueto improved to 5-1 on the year by going 7 scoreless innings allowing just 2 hits while striking out 7. Cueto’s ERA is now 2.48 on the year.