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