Bats get swept in 2 – 7 inning DH games. 20 year old Jay Bruce went 2-4 with an RBI and a walk in the two games. In 17 games at Louisville, he’s hitting .283/.358/.583.
In the second game, 31 year old RHP Jason Kershner threw 4 innings of 1 hit scoreless baseball, walking none and striking out 5.
24 year old 1B Adam Rosales (.266/.336/.500 at Chatt) was 1-5, but drove in 2 runs with a triple in the 4 run 3rd inning. 24 year old C Craig Tatum (.266/318/.405) was 1-1 with a triple, 2 runs scored and 3 walks. 28 year old OF Tyrel Godwin was 1-3 with a homer, 2 RBIs, and 2 walks.
23 year old James Avery threw 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. 24 year old Pedro Viola threw his first innings at Chattanooga, going 2 1/3 scoreless, hitless innings, striking out two. Viola started the year in Dayton.
The Reds only collected 3 hits on the night, but 23 year old Miguel Perez (.319/.364/464 at Sarasota) continues to come back from his surgery and is continuing to hit at Sarasota. He was 1-4 with a 2 run HR.
21 year old RHP Daryl Thompson had 3 good starts in a row going into last night’s game, but he had a rough outing, going 4 1/3, allowing 7 runs (6 earned) on 7 hits and a walk. He struck out 6, but gave up 3 homers.
21 year old LHP Jamie Arneson had his second consecutive good start and picked up his first win of the season for the Dragons, throwing 5 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 5. Since coming back to the Dragons in July, his ERA is only 2.63, but he’s walked 11 batters in 13 innings. 23 year old RHP Marcos Mateo and 23 year old Ramon Geronimo finished up with 4 scoreless innings. I’m not sure why Geronimo is still at this level. His ERA is 1.53, hitters are only hitting .213 off of him, and his WHIP is .98.
#1 draft pick 22 year old Drew Stubbs (.259/.365/.392) continued his hot July, going 2-5. In July, he’s gone .310/.442/.536.
Taking a page out of the Dragons book, the Mustangs scored 11 times in the 3rd innings enabling Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Matt Klinker to pick up his first professional win, throwing 4 innings of 2 hit, 1 run relief. The Mustangs have scored at least 11 runs in 3 of their last 4 games.
21 year old RHP Dan Zeffiro and 22 year old RHP Ray Jeffords combined for 2 1/3 scoreless innings to close the game.
21 year old 3B Brandon Waring continues to tear up the Pioneer League. He’s tied for the league lead in homers, putting up .328/.404/.599 numbers. He was 3-3 and hit his league tieing 7th homer last night, driving in 5 runs. 20 year old 3B Brett Bartles (.313/.389/.484) also had a big night, going 4-5 with 3 triples and a homer.
18 year old SS Neftali Soto continues to hit GCL pitching, going 2-4 (.330/.378/.505). 22 year old 1B David Scott (.281/.321/.359) went 2-4 with a double, 20 year old 2B Jose Gualdron was 2-4 (.311/..328/.377), 19 year old DH Tony Brown was 2-4 with a homer (his 4th), and 18 year old C Jordan Wideman was 2-4 with a double (.268/.348/.317).
20 year old RHP Juan Rafael picked up his first win of the season, throwing 5 innings of 2 run baseball, giving up 4 hits while walking 2 and striking out 2.