Aaron Herr was 2-4 with a homer, Buck Coats was 2-4, Chris Dickerson was 1-3 with a homer. For the second game in a row, Jay Bruce was not in the lineup. (He’s not in the lineup today, on Monday, that’s 3 games in a row and the Reds have said they’ll announce September callups after Louisville concludes their games today.)
Matt Maloney has put his name into the discussion of the Reds starting rotation for ’08 with a solid series of performances since coming to the Reds. He threw 6 shutout innings and allowed 3 hits with a walk and 5 K’s.
POTM Adam Rosales has continued his hot hitting into September, going 3-5 with a triple. Mike Griffin was 3-4 with a walk, he also has performed very well since his callup to Chattanooga (..329/.368/.497). Shane Cumberland was also 3-5.
Miguel Perez was 2-5 with a homer. Perez is hitting better than he’s ever hit in his career at any level. He’s always been considered a very good defensive catcher (even being called up to the big club in 2005 for a short time), if he can continue to hit, he’ll put himself back into prospect status. He’ll only be 24 this month.
The Reds only collected 6 hits on the day and no one had more than one. Former #2 draft pick BJ Szymanski was 1-4 with a homer.
Juan Rafael made his second start, throwing 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 3.
If “Chicks really do dig the long ball”, then they would have been happy as the Dragons hit 5 last night. Big night for recently promoted Todd Frazier, as he was 2-3 with 2 homers, 4 RBIs, and a walk. Juan Francisco was 3-3 with a homer and a double, scoring 2 runs, and knocking 2 in. The other homers were by Jason Louwsma, and Denis Phipps.
Kevin Gunter threw 3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing 2 hits.
Curtis Partch threw 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief allowing only one hit, but he did walk 4 while striking out 1.