Ray Olmedo went 3-5 with 3 doubles, a run scored, and 3 rbis to lead the Bats to victory. Will Bergolla added 2 doubles on his own, going 2-4 with a run scored and 2 runs batted in.
Steven Kelly picked up the win by going 6.2 innings, allowing 1 run on 7 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 5.
Joey Votto raised his average to .314 with a 2-5 night at the plate. Votto also had an rbi on the night, his 69th of the season. Votto was the only Lookout to record a multi-hit game.
Tyler Pelland got the start and went 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits, 3 walks, and 5 Ks. Pelland was in position for the win, but Shafer blew his first save of the season, giving up 2 runs in the 8th.
Sarasota batters had just 4 hits and struck out 12 times. That’s not good. There isn’t anything good to say about the Reds offense on this night.
The only good news on this night is that Jan Granado pitched 1 inning, striking out 2. He has 42 strikeouts in 40.1 innings pitched.
Adam Rosales went 2-6 with a triple, run scored, and 2 rbis. Craig Tatum hit his 8th homer of the season, going 2-4 on the night with 2 rbis. B.J. Szymanski had the best night, going 4-4 with 3 runs scored, a double, and an rbi. On the night, 7 Dragons drove in a run and 10 different Dragons crossed home plate.
Jordan Smith improved to 4-1 on the year by pitching 5 innings of shutout baseball. Smith gave up just 1 hit, walked 4, and struck out 3. He lowered his ERA to 2.23 on the season.
GCL Red Sox 3, GCL Reds 2; final 10
Angel Cabrera and Juan Francisco hit back to back solo homeruns in the first inning to give the Reds an early 2-0 lead. The Red Sox tied it up in the next inning before finally taking the win in the 10th. For Cabrera it was his 2nd homer of the season, for Francisco, his 3rd.
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Homer Bailey… Everyone take time to look up his stats, and then rationalize Reds mgmt decision not top fast track this kid… He’s obviously got the stuff! Time at the AAA level right now would really be beneficial for him and the Reds, He is the short/long term answer to our 5th man in the rotation. He is showing true improvement and growth ads he moves up the ladder. Someone tell Krivsky to get him to Louisville asap so that he may be in the Nati by the end of this season. He’l learn more from the Big Leaguers.