The teams combined for a whopping 31 hits in this game, and Joey Votto contributed a lot of them. Joey went 3-5 with 2 home runs and 4 runs batted in. The 2 homeruns bring Votto’s total to 19 on the season. Chris Dickerson went 3-6 in the game, belting a solo home run and scoring twice. Jorge Cantu added a 3 run homer in his only hit on the night and scored twice. Ryan Hanigan and Paul Janish each had 2 hits on the night, with Janish driving in 2.
Not much on the positive side to mention for the pitching in this one other than Marcus McBeth pitched a scoreless 9th to record his 8th save for Louisville.
Adam Rosales went 3-4 with a double and an rbi. Shaun Cumberland added 2 hits in 3 at-bats, with a double, run scored, and a walk.
Matt Maloney pitched well enough to get the win but received no offensive support. Maloney went 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits while striking out 11. In 4 starts with the Lookouts, Matt has gone 28 innings and struck out 39 batters. He had 115 Ks in 125.2 innings pitched with the Phillies organization.
Eric Eymann went 3-6 with a run scored and an rbi. Gerardo Cabrera added 2 rbis and a run scored in a 2-4 night.
Ben Jukich had a nice start, pitching 6 shutout innings, scattering 3 hits and a walk while striking out 7.
Billy Rojo went 3-5 with a homer, 3 runs scored, and 3 runs batted in. Drew Stubbs went 4-6 with a home run, 3 runs scored, and an rbi. Juan Francisco went 3-4 with a home run, 2 runs scored, and 4 rbis. Carson Kainer and Jason Louwsma each went 2-6 for the Dragons.
Ramon Geronimo improved to 7-2 in relief by pitching 2 scoreless innings, striking out 1.
Brandon Menchacha went 2-4 with a double and scored both Mustang runs. Brett Bartles and Michael McKennon each had an rbi.
Two unearned runs cost Enerio Del Rosario a shot at the win. Del Rosario went 6 innings, allowing 3 runs (1 earned), on 6 hits, 1 walk, and 7 strikeouts.
In game 1 of the double header, the Reds finally got something going this season. Of course 9 of their runs were scored in 1 inning. Tony Brown and David Scott each had 3 hits and scored 2 runs on the day. Scott drove in 3, and Brown added a double. Jose Bastardo went 2-2 with a run scored and 3 runs batted in.
Tzu-Kai Chiu pitched a dandy, going 6 scoreless innings, scattering 3 hits and striking out 8.
Sheesh, what a game. The Reds scored 9 in the 4th inning to take an 11-3 lead, only to have the Pirates score 8 in the 6th inning to tie it back up. The Reds scored 3 in the bottom half of the 6th to take the 14-11 win and give the team back to back wins for only the 4th time this season. Jose Gualdron went 3-4 with a double, 2 runs scored, and 2 rbis. David Scott went 2-4 in game 2, adding a homerun, 3 rbis, and 2 runs scored to his nice night. Jose Bastardo went 2-2 in game 2 as well, with 2 doubles, 2 rbis, and a run scored. Carlos Mendez and Radhames Moreta both went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in.