23 year old Joey Votto (.305/.393/.499) had his second 2 run homer night in two nights (21 homers on the season), going 2-5 and driving in 5 runs. Votto played LF again last night. 25 year old Jorge Cantu was 2-5 with a double. 20 year old Jay Bruce (.300/.357/.557) was 2-5.
Todd Coffey got the win, throwing 2 scoreless innings allowing one hit and striking out 5. Since his return to Louisville, Coffey’s thrown shutout innings in 4 of 5 appearances. He got roughed up for 4 runs in one inning of work on 8/12, other than that, he’s thrown 7 2/3 scoreless innings. 27 year old Marcus McBeth lowered his ERA to 1.38 and picked up his 9th save with a scoreless inning.
21 year old RHP Johnny Cueto was racked up in his first start back in AA. He threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing 7 runs (6 earned) on 13 hits. He did strike out 6, walking none. He gave up 2 homers.
Clearwater vs Sarasota was postponed by rain.
The Dragons recent tailspin didn’t end when they returned home as the bullpen allowed 3 runs in the final 2 innings, allowing the Lugnuts to take the first game of the homestand. 23 year old RHP Anthony Gressick had a good start for the Dragons, throwing 5 innings allowing 4 hits and 3 runs (1 earned) while walking 2 and striking out 6.
22 year old #1 draft pick Drew Stubbs (.270/.370/.428) continued his offensive tear, going 3-4 with 2 doubles and a walk. In his last 10 games, he’s hitting .512 and he’s followed his .925 July with a 1.092 August. 23 year old DH/1b/3B Jason Louwsma (.257/.321/.365) was 3-4.
22 year old RHP Harris Honeycutt threw 4 innings of relief, allowing one run on 5 hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 9.