Ray Olmedo went 4-5 with 4 singles on the night. He didn’t score a run, nor drive any in, but 4 hits at any level on a given night is still good. Olmedo is now batting .356/.398/.436 on the season. Does Juan Castro even have a hit this season? Also with 4 hits was Matt Kata who went 4-4 on the night with a run scored. Kata is now at .307/.358/.526.
Phil Dumatrait tossed in another outstanding pitching performance on the mound. Phil went 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 7 hits, 0 walks, while striking out 4. He now has a 3.28 ERA with Louisville in 4 starts. In 24.2 innings pitched, he’s allowed 28 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 16.
The Lookouts got back on track and returned the favor by shutting out the Mudcats. Aaron Herr led the Lookouts by going 2-4 with a double and his 9th homerun of the season. Herr scored a run and drove in 2.
Matt Belisle started for the Lookouts during his rehab. Belisle threw 2.1 innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2. Steven Kelly got the win in what should have been his start. Kelly went 4.2 innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk, and a whopping 9 strikeouts. Kelly improved to 9-4 and waiting for his Louisville call-up. Kelly has now thrown 83 innings, given up 88 hits, 24 walks, and has 63 strikeouts. His ERA is 2.82.
Sarasota only had 4 hits on the night so I’m assuming some late game errors by Clearwater helped the Reds cut the 6-1 deficit to 6-5 by the time things were said and done. Marland Williams was the lone bright spot for the Reds offense, hitting his 3rd homerun of the season in the 3rd.
Dayton is still off for it’s all-star break in which Jay Bruce was the game’s MVP. Read Bill’s piece about Bruce’s night below!
The Mustangs kicked off their season with a bang! No one had a bigger night than Michael McKennon who went 2-4 with a triple, homerun (grandslam), 2 runs scored, and 7 runs batted in! First round draft pick Drew Stubbs went 1-2 with 2 runs scored, a walk, and a strikeout. 2b Billy Rojo also had a nice night, going 3-4 with a double and a run scored.
Daniel Guerrero started for the Mustangs and went 6 innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits, no walks, while striking out 3.
Gulf Coast League
Another offensive explosion for a first game of the season. Denis Phipps went 2-5 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored, and 2 runs batted in. 1b Ryan Brown went 2-5 with 2 runs batted in and a run scored. Also adding 2 runs batted in was catcher David Scott who went 2-5 with 2 doubles as well.