A very ho-hum night for the Bats. Chris Denorfia raised his average to .348 by going 2-4 on the night with a double. Denorfia was the only Bat to have 2 hits offensively.
Chris Michalak dropped to 4-2 on the year and raised his ERA to 3.88 by going 5.1 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks, 2 homeruns, and 3 strikeouts. The bullpen of Salmon, Venafro, and Standridge combined to close the door in the final 2.2 innings.
Tennessee scored 1 in the 8th to tie the game, and then 1 in the 9th to win the game. The run in the 9th was an unearned run scored off of Brock Till. Travis Chick got the start and had an unproductive start. Travis gave up 5 runs on 9 hits, 2 homeruns, 3 walks, while striking out 6. That raised his ERA to 4.78. Carlos Alvarado allowed the tying run in the 8th inning. Alvarado was all over the place, giving up 1 hit and walking 3 over 2 innings of work.
Noochie Varner led the Lookouts offensively by going 2-4 with 2 runs batted in. One of the hits was Varner’s 7th double of the season. Aaron Herr went 1-2 on the night, hitting his 17th double of the season..
Brandon Roberts went 2-5 on the night with 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in. He also stole his 21st base of the season.John Purdom, Trevor Lawhorn, and Paul Janish each had 2 hits each and combined to score 4 more runs for the Reds.
Camilo Vazquez pitched a doozy. Vazquez went 6 innings, surrendering no runs, 5 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 6. He is now 3-1 with a 2.98 ERA.
Blake Hendley had been pretty reliable this season up until this game. Hendley blew the save by allowing 2 runs in a 1/3 of an inning pitched. The outting raised Hendley’s ERA from .48 to 1.42 on the year.
Habelito Hernandez had a nice night offensively going 3-4 on the evening including his 2nd homerun of the season with Dayton.