Louisville – Durham (PPD)
DH Jay Garthwaite had a very nice day at the plate by going 3-4 with 3 doubles and a run scored. Unfortunately for the Lookouts, the rest of the team managed just 5 more hits. Jay now has 6 hits over his last 3 games, compared to only 3 hits over his previous 6 games.
Another bad sign for the Lookouts were the 3 errors committed by the team. The errors were extremely costly, considering only 1 of Birmingham’s 6 runs was earned. Camilo Vazquez allowed all 6 of the Baron runs over 5 innings pitched. He also allowed 8 hits while walking 2. Justin Mallett pitched 3 scoreless innings in relief, surrendering 1 hit and striking out 1.
Dan Denham pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief. Denham allowed 0 hits and 2 walks in his Reds organizational debut. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Thomas Pauly did not fare so well allowing 2 runs on 1 hit and 3 walks over 1.1 innings pitched.
A couple of Dragons had nice nights at the dish last night, starting with SS Justin Turner. Turner went 3-5 with a triple, rbi, and 2 runs scored. Justin bumped his stats up to .309/.375/.457 with 9 homers and 48 rbis. LF Chris Heisey had 2 hits in 3 at-bats with a double, rbi, and run scored. Heisey is batting .309/.374/.469 this season with 8 homeruns and 43 rbis. Finally, Juan Francisco went 2-5 with an rbi and run scored. Juan is batting .273/.313/.436. His numbers are lower but Juan has some pop with 13 homeruns in 92 games with 58 runs-batted in.
Ramon Geronimo picked up his 9th save in the game. Geronimo continues to be perfect in the month of July, pitching 7.2 scoreless innings. The streak extends to his last 10 games without allowing a run.
Not a whole lot to report offensively in this one for the Reds other than Justin Reed went 2-4 with a solo homerun.
Tzu-Kai Chiu pitched 3.2 scoreless innings in relief, surrendering 1 hit, 1 walk, and struck out 2.
This was a slugfest in which the teams combined or 17 runs and 29 hits. Leading the charge for the Mustangs was Brett Bartles, who went 4-4 with his 1st homerun, 2 rbis, and a run scored. Catcher Jacob Long went 3-5 with a homerun, 2 runs scored, and an rbi. 1B Michael McKennon hit his 5th homerun of the season, accounting for his only hit in 5 at-bats.
RHP Harris Honeycutt pitched one of the strangest lines I’ve seen in a while. Honeycutt pitched 4.1 innings, allowing 8 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 0 walks, and 9 strikeouts. Harris has 23 K’s in 15.1 innings pitched, yet has an ERA of 7.04.