The Bats only mustered 5 total hits in the game, and 3 of those came off the bat of 2b Mark Bellhorn. Bellhorn went 3-4 with a double and drove in the Bats lone rbi.
Gary Majewski and Bill Bray combined to go 2 innings in relief, allowing 1 hit each and striking out 1 each. In 9 of his last 11 appearances, Chief Broken Shoulder has not allowed a run. Of course he has given up 10 hits and 5 walks over that 10.1 inning span.
Luis Bolivar went 1-4 with a homerun, 2 rbis, and a run scored. Considering the Lookouts managed just 3 hits, there isn’t much else to say about the offense. Besides totaling just 3 hits, Chattanooga batters struck out 10 times.
Carlos Guevara dropped his ERA to 2.75 by pitching a perfect inning. So perfect that Guevara struck out the side in the 9th giving him 54 Ks in 39.1 innings pitched. Over that same span, he’s walked just 14 and allowed 33 hits.
The Manatees and Reds scored more runs in the 10th inning (3) than were scored in the other 9 innings (2). The teams also combined for the same number of errors as runs scored. For the 2nd night in a row, Michael DeJesus had multiple hits, going 2-4 with a run scored and a walk.
Pedro Viola continues his march up in the system. Viola now has a 0.64 ERA in 14 innings thus far in Sarasota. Last night, Viola went 2.2 innings, allowing 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 2. Over that 14 innings span, Pedro has struck out 15 while allowing 11 hits and walking just 4. His stats in Dayton earlier this year were just as impressive, if not more so, than his current stats with Sarasota.
The Dragons came from behind late, scoring 5 in the 7th and 4 in the 8th inning to take home the win after a 3-day layoff. OF Denis Phipps went 1-5, but the one hit was a big one. Phipps belted a grand slam in the 7th inning, his 7th homerun of the season. Denis added another rbi to give him 5 for the night. C Eddy Rodriguez went 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored. 2B Justin Turner went hitless in 2 at-bats, but did score a run and drive in 2 thanks to 3 bases on balls.
Daniel Guerrero received a no-decision in a nice start by pitching 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8.
19 year old 3B Jose Gualdron had a triple in 2 at-bats and drove in 2 runs. 1B David Scott added 2 singles in 3 at-bats while Tony Brown went 2-3 with a double.
17 year old Efrain Rodriguez pitched 3 innings, allowing 2 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 3. Rodriguez has a 1.46 ERA with 7 strikeouts over 12.1 innings pitched.
SS/DH Todd Frazier went 2-6 with an rbi and run scored. LF Michael Jones also added 2 hits in 5 at-bats and scored a run. Frazier and Jones were the only two Mustangs to have a multi-hit night. 1B Michael McKennon came off the bench and went 1-2 with his 13th double of the season. In 95 at-bats, McKennon has 33 hits, 13 doubles, 1 triple, and 2 homeruns. However, he’s walked just 4 times. His numbers are .347/.382/.568.
Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Matt Klinker had his longest outing of the season by going 4 innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts.