Judging by the line score, this was one exciting game. Norris Hopper went 4-6 with a double, run scored, and an rbi. Brandon Watson went 3-4 with a walk and 3 runs scored. He also drove in a run. Driving in 3 runs was Brendan Harris who was 2-4 with a double and a run scored.
The bad news on the night comes from Brandon Claussen. Claussen didn’t show that he is ready to fill the Reds #5 slot in the rotation. Claussen lasted 5.2 innings, giving up 6 runs on 7 hits, walked 3, struck out 4, and gave up 2 homeruns. He threw 94 pitches with 51 being strikes.
The Lookouts scored 5 in the first but needed a run in the top of the 8th to break a 5-all tie to take home the win. Luis Bolivar led the way by going 3-4 with a grand slam in the first inning.
David Shafer picked up the win in relief by throwing 2 shutout innings. He allowed just 2 hits and struck out 2 over those 2 innings pitched. In 38 innings pitched, Shafer has a 1.89 ERA with 41 strikeouts, 28 hits allowed, 12 walks, and 25 saves.
Cody Strait hit his 12th homerun of the season in the 3rd inning and went 2-3 on the night to help the Reds to victory. Strait’s homerun was a solo shot. He had just 1 rbi but scored 3 runs in the game.
Sam Lecure was wildly effective in picking up the win. Lecure threw 5 scoreless innings, giving up 3 hits and 4 walks. Jim Paduch picked up the common 4 inning save by throwing 4 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits while striking out 2.
Craig Tatum went 2-4 with a run, double and 2 rbis. The 2 rbis were huge as they came in the top of the 9th and brought the Dragons back from a 1-0 deficit to win. Adam Rosales played add-on by going 2-2 and adding another run batted in in the 9th.
Carlos Fisher pitched well in his start, but received a no-decision. He went 6 innings, allowing 1 run on 6 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 5.
Daniel “stop calling me Roger” Dorn went 3-5 with 3 doubles and a run scored in the losing effort. Billings scored a run in the top half of the 11th, but gave up 2 in the bottom half for the loss.
Misael DeJesus was outstanding in relief. DeJesus threw 6 relief innings, allowing 3 hits and recording 5 strikeouts while not allowing a run.
The Reds scored 2 in the 8th and 1 in the 9th to come from behind and win. Angel Cabrera’s double in the 8th drove in 2 that tied the game at 2-2. Cabrera went 1-4 on the night with the lone double.
Lee Tabor had a nice start, though didn’t pitch long enough to qualify for a win. Tabor went 4 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits, didn’t walk a batter, and struck out 6.