Chris Denorfia went 1-4 with a 3 run homer in the 5th inning giving him 5 on the season. Chris is now hitting .345/.411/.482 on the year with the Bats.
The recently acquired Joe Mays went 6 innings, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits and a walk. Joe struck out 4. His ERA is now 5.25.
Mississippi 3, Chattanooga 5
The first place Lookouts got back on the winning track after dropping two straight to Tennessee following a 7-game winning streak. CF Chris Dickerson went 3-4 with 3 runs scored in the contest. He also scored 3 runs and added a double. Chattanooga’s best name, Noochie Varner also had a big night. Varner went 3-3 with a homerun and 4 runs batted in. Noochie is now hitting .311/.367/.480 with 5 homeruns and 33 rbis.
Josh Hall pitched well to move his record to a perfect 1-0 with Chattanooga (recently sent down from Louisville). Josh went 8, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits while whiffing 8.
Marland Williams went 2-3 on the day and is hitting .333 in his short tenure with the Reds farm club. He was hitting .185 in 10 games with the Tucson Sidewinders.
The strangest line of the game comes from Jim Paduch who pitched 3.2 innings, giving up 5 runs on 4 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, and a homer. The odd part being that all 5 runs were unearned thanks to 3 Sarasota errors.
Jay Bruce belted his 10th homerun of the season during a 2-5 night that saw the Dragons give up an 8th inning run to drop yet another game. It appears Jay may warrant a move up at some point in the near future.