The Bats scored 3 runs and they all came off the bat of Jay Bruce’s 3-run homer in the top of the 6th inning. The homerun was Bruce’s only hit on the night. Joey Votto reached base 4 times on the night, 2 via base hit and 2 by free passes. Votto’s OBP is inching back to the .400 mark.
Bill Bray and Calvin Medlock each combined to pitch a scoreless inning in relief. Former Reds rookie of the year Scott Williamson was roughed up for Scranton. Williamson gave up the 3-run homer to Bruce.
3b Michael Griffin hit his 1st homerun of the season for the Lookouts in the 4th inning and gave the Lookouts a 2-0 lead. Griffin added a single and went 2-4 with 2 rbis and 2 runs scored. Griffin is hitting just .111 in 12 games this season. Luis Boliver added 2 hits in 4 at-bats and is drawing close to getting his average to .300. Bolivar is now at .295/.348/.435.
Sam Lecure picked up the win by pitching 5.1 innings of shutout baseball, allowing 2 hits and 3 walks. Tyler Pelland picked up the save by going 3 innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 7!
The struggling Chris Valaika now has hits in 7 consecutive games. Chris went 1-4 with a homerun and 3 rbis. He’s batting .203/.261/.291. Let’s hope 3 straight days of being mentioned in DOTF has finally gotten Chris on the right track. Daniel Dorn also had a great night by going 4-4 with 2 runs scored. Dorn is batting .436 over his last 10 games.
Robert Manuel improved to 6-3 by 0 runs, 3 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 6 over 5 innings pitched. Pedro Viola kept his ERA below 1.00 by pitching 2 scoreless innings in relief. Viola has a 0.90 ERA in 20.0 innings pitched. He had a 1.87 ERA in 43.1 innings pitched with Dayton prior to the call-up to Sarasota.
Dayton is currently 16-15 in the Midwest League Eastern Division. The Dragons are 4 games back of division leading West Michigan. The Dragons won the first half.
GCL Reds DNP
The GCL Reds are 6-21 in the Gulf Coast Rookie League. That is the worst record of the 16 teams who compete in the Gulf Coast League.
Billings versus Ogden was postponed
The Mustangs are 17-17 and trail division leading Great Falls by 6 games in the Pioneer League North Division. The club is currently in 3rd place.