The Bats broke out the, uh, bats in this one by pounding out 16 hits and 4 homeruns. Chris Dickerson hit for the cycle by going 4-6 with 5 rbis and 3 runs scored. Dickerson is batting .264/.360/.432. Joey Votto went 3-5 with 2 homeruns, 4 rbis, and 2 runs scored. Votto is batting .307/.403/.480 with 14 homeruns and 61 rbis. Jesse Gutierrez went 2-4 with a homerun, rbi, and 2 runs scored. Jay Bruce went 2-5 with a double and 2 runs scored. Bruce is batting .280/.345/.640. Finally, Ryan Hannigan went 2-6 with an rbi and run scored.
Phil Dumatrait improved to 10-5 by pitching 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits. Phil has a 3.49 ERA in 118.2 innings pitched. The old Gary Majewski showed up in this one as well by giving up 2 runs on 2 hits, 1 walk in 1.2 innings pitched.
Marland Williams had a big night at the plate by going 3-4 with a homerun, 4 rbis and a run scored. Luis Bolivar went 2-4 with a double, 2 rbis, and 2 runs scored. Luis is now batting .298/.350/.440. Caonabo Cosme added 2 hits in 4 at-bats with a double and run scored.
Johnny Cueto bumped his record to 4-1 with Chattanooga (9-6 in the minors) by pitching 6 shutout innings, scattering 2 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 7. Justin Mallett preserved the shutout by finishing the final 3 innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 3.
Another big offensive night for a Reds farm team as the Reds pound at 15 hits in this one. We’ll mention you again, Chris Valaika, as you went 4-5 with a double, 2 rbis, and a run scored. Tonys Gutierrez went 3-4 with a double, run scored, and an rbi. Tonys is batting .333/.422/.395 with Sarasota in 114 ABs. Cody Strait and Michael DeJesus each had 2 hits in 5 at-bats with a run scored. Cody added a double and 2 rbis to his night.
Derrik Lutz picked up save number 15 by pitching a scoreless 9th.
Daniel Donaldson is the only Dragon who had a night worth mentioning. Donaldson pitched 4 scoreless innings in relief, allowing 3 hits and struck out 1. The Dragons offense managed just the 1 run on 3 hits.
Tony Brown went 1-3 with a solo homerun that accounted for all the offense for the Reds.
In my time as doing these reports, I have concluded that defense is not stressed that much down in the GCL League. The Reds committed another 3 errors in this game, giving their regular players a total of 53 errors in 29 games. The total could be more, but I can’t find pitching errors at this time. Does that not sound like a lot of errors?
Billings did not play