Louisville 8 – Norfolk 5

Joey Votto (.300/.390/.465), playing LF, was 2-4 with a homer (16th) and a SB (14th). Jay Bruce (.296/.362/565) was 1-2 with a double.

Johnny Cueto threw 6 innings, allowing one run on 8 hits, walking none and striking out 8. In 4 starts at Louisville, he’s thrown 22 innings, allowed 22 hits, walked 2 and struck out 21. Cueto is only 21 years old and has been impressive everywhere he’s pitched. He’s a real prospect.
Todd Coffey threw one inning and got beat like a rented mule, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and a walk. Jon Coutlangus got the win, throwing 1 inning and striking out the side.


Chattanooga 8 – Montgomery 3

SS Luis Bolivar (.299/.353/.438) was 4-5, 2B Caonabo Cosme (.280/.309/.473) was 2-4 with a homer (10th), OF Danny Dorn (.233/343/667) was 1-3 with a HR (4th in 8 games at Chattanooga) and a BB.

LHP Matt Maloney got the win, throwing 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk, striking out 9. Hitters are only hitting .192 off Maloney in his 3 starts at Chattanooga (21 IP, 14H, 3 BB, 28K). RHP Carlos Guevara remains a prisoner at AA, pitching a perfect 8th and striking out the side. Carlos has thrown 50 2/3 innings this season, allowing 42 hits, 20 walks and striking out 75. Why in the world is he still at AA? RHP Gary Roenicke threw a scoreless 9th, lowering his ERA at AA to 1.13.

High A

Sarasota 6 – St. Lucie 0 (7 innings), St. Lucie 4 – Sarasota 0 (7 innings)

BJ Szymanski (.246/.294/.395) was 2-3 in the opener, scoring 2 runs and stealing a base. Converted catcher Justin Tordi (.314/.333/.457) continues to hit at Sarasota, going 2-3 with 2 doubles.

LHP Ben Jukich raised his record at Sarasota to 6-2 with a 7 inning complete game shutout, allowing only 2 hits, walking 1 and striking out 4.

Not much to cover in the nitecap, as the Reds only collected 3 hits and the pitching was mediocre at best.

Low A

Burlington 3 – Dayton 2

The Dragons continue to struggle on this roadtrip, losing for the 5th time in 6 games. Keltavious Jones was 2-5 with a double and Drew Stubbs (.260/.359/.400) was 2-4 with a triple.

Andrew Gressick in his first start back from Sarasota threw 5 innings, allowing all 3 runs, on 3 hits and 4 walks. Kevin Gunter made a nice comeback from his nightmare appearance on Thursday when he didn’t retire a batter, allowing 4 runs. Kevin threw 3 hitless innings.

Rookie Leagues

Idaho Falls 2 – Billings 1

Mustangs only collected 4 hits and no pitcher went over 2 innings. Good ballgame, but no outstanding performances.

GCL Pirates – GCL Reds postponed wet grounds