Chattanooga had their 3 game winning streak snapped and lost for only the 5th time in their last 20 games. 22 year old Travis Chick threw 6 innings, allowing only 3 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 6. He allowed 2 runs, 1 earned. Joey Votto had two hits, a stolen base, and his league leading 47th RBI of the season. Votto leads the league in HR and RBI and is 3rd in batting average. His numbers are .318/.388/.565.
25 year old Phil Gentry drove in the winning run in the 10th, with his second hit of the game and 23 year old Paul Janish had 3 hits, including a double and homer to raise his numbers since his promotion to Sarasota to .270/.348/.357.
Zach Ward threw 8 shutout innings for the Dragons, allowing 2 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 7, lowering his ERA on the season to 2.60. One the season he has allowed only 52 hits in 79 2/3 innings, while striking out 73. Recently demoted from Sarasota, Adam Rosales had 2 hits (including a triple) for the Dragons and BJ Szymanski had 3 hits. The loss went to undrafted FA Justin Mallett, who recently returned from the suspended list.
Billy Rojo singled and scored in the 9th to give Billings a 7-6 win. He had two hits on the night. Also having two hits were Jason Louswsma, #1 draft pick Drew Stubbs, and Logan Parker (an early DOTF favorite with his early .643/.706/.939 start).