26 year old Steve Kelly started his second game of the season for Louisville, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs in 6 innings of work. 2003 Draft Reds #1 draft pick, Ryan Wagner, threw 1 2/3 innings, allowing no runs on only 1 hit and 1 walk, but was credited with his second blown save because he allowed both inherited runners to score on a single and sacrifice fly.
28 year old Jesse Gutierrez had two hits for the Bats. His numbers for ’06 are .286/.376/.445. He was a 20th round pick by the Reds in the ’01 draft.
Edwin Encarnacion, in Louisville on a rehab assignment, went 1-3 and reached base on catcher’s interference.
22 year old Ty Pelland threw 6 1/3 innings of one run – two hit baseball with a season high 8 strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 3.27. 23 year old Calvin Medlock (1 2/3 IP 1 H 3K) and 24 year old David Shafer (1 IP 1H) combined for 2 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball.
22 year old Joey Votto (Reds #2 pick in ’02 Draft) increased his Southern League lead in the HR race by going 2-3 with his 16th homer of the season.
The Reds had 18 hits on the night and were led by 23 year old Drew Anderson (Reds 13th pick – ’04 draft) with 4 hits, including a double and a triple. He raised his numbers on the year to .294/.348/.443. Tonys Gutierrez contributed 3 hits, raising his numbers to .298/.386/.405.
Johnny Cueto made his Sarasota debut, but it wasn’t as success as what he’d been experiencing in Dayton. He threw 4 innings, allowing 5 earned runs on 4 hits and 5 walks.
Daniel Guerrero made his Dayton debut and it wasn’t very successful either. He lasted only 2 innings, giving up 5 runs on 5 hits with 3 walks.
Jay Bruce (Reds #1 pick – ’05 draft) was 2-4 and hit his 11th homer (his first since May 28th). He has raised his numbers to .311/..365/.560. I can’t imagine how much more Bruce has to prove at this level.
Dane Mason made his first start of the season for Billings, throwing 5 innings of 5 hit, 1 run baseball walking none and striking out 5. But Wes Smiley failed to keep the game close, giving up 4 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits and a walk in 2 innings.
Billy Rojo extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a 2-5 night (2 doubles). His stats thus far are .419/.519/.628. Drew Stubbs (Reds #1 pick – ’06 draft) was 2-4, raising his numbers to .268/.392/.415. Chris Heisey (Reds #17 pick – ’06 draft) also had 2 hits, raising his numbers to .433/.541/.500.
DOTF favorite, Logan Parker has not been seen in the box scores since being replaced after 2 ABs in a game earlier in the week. We’re assuming that he’s hurt.
Not much good to report for the Baby Reds. (Reds #4 pick – ’06 draft) Justin Reed had 2 hits, raising his numbers to .242/.342/.424.