Elizardo “the lizard” Ramirez went 6.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 3. Gary Majewski came in in relief, pitching 1.1 shutout innings while surrendering 2 hits and not walking a batter. Kirk Saarloos blew any shot of a late Bats comeback when he gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in the 9th inning.
Welcome to Chattanooga Jay Bruce! In his 2nd game at the AA level, Bruce went 3-4 with a homerun, run scored, and 3 runs batted in. Adam Rosales also added a multi-hit night, going 2-4 at the dish.
Craig Tatum had the best night of any Reds minor leaguer. Craig went 3-4 with 2 solo homers and 2 runs scored. Cody Strait added a solo homer of his own as did Daniel Dorn. Dorn ended the night 2-4 with a double along with the homerun.
West Michigan 4, Dayton 3 (final 12)
22 year old Travis Webb went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Marcos Mateo picked up the loss when he surrendered 1 run on 1 hit in the top of the 12th inning.
Michael McKennon went 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored on the night. Ryan Baker also added 2 doubles for the Mustangs in a 2-4 night with 2 runs scored. Raymond Jeffords picked up the win in relief by pitching 2 perfect innings while striking out 4.
Neftali Solo went 4-5 with a double and 2 runs scored in the loss by the Reds. SS Radhames Moreta went 3-6 with 2 runs batted in. Alexis Oliveras chipped in 3 hits in 5 at-bats and scored 2 runs. Ricky Rhodes picked up the loss by allowing 2 unearned runs in 1.1 innings pitched. Rhodes walked 3 and gave up just 1 hit.