Matt Kata belted his 9th homerun of the season during a 1-3 night at the plate. Kata also scored 2 runs. The DH is now hitting .277/.326/.468 on the season.
Jeff Bannon went 3-5 with a run scored and an rbi. In 12 games at Chattanooga, Bannon is hitting .333/.351/.444. Chris Dickerson 2-4 with 2 runs scored, a homerun, and 4 runs batted in. The Lookouts scored 5 runs in the 9th to tie the game, only to have Edward Valdez give up a run on 2 hits in the 9th.
James Avery had a nice start, only the bullpen collapsed, leading the Reds to a loss. Avery went 5 innings, allowing 6 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, and didn’t surrender a run.
Michael Griffin went 3-5, with a double, 2 HRs, 3 rbis, and 3 runs scored. Nearly as nice was the game Habelito Hernandez had. Hernandez went 5-5 with an rbi and run scored. Not quite as nice as that was BJ Szymanski who went 2-5 with a HR and 3 runs batted in. All told, the Dragons wracked up 18 hits in the win.
** Also, apologies for yesterday’s lack of a DOTF report. Prior engagements restricted me from updating the minor league report. I’ll update one of the key players of the day, Homer Bailey. Bailey went 5 innings, gave up 8 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, and 4 strikeous. He also surrendered a homerun, his 1st allowed in Chattanooga. His updated stats are now this: 41.2 IP, 30 Hits, 10 BBs, 6 Earned Runs, 43 Ks, 1.30 ERA.