Syracuse 5 – Louisville 3

If Gary Majewski didn’t understand why he was sent down to Louisville during Spring Training, perhaps he is getting a better understanding of why now.  The answer:  He’s Terrible!!  Majewski blew a 3-2 lead in the 9th inning by allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk over an inning and two-thirds.  Majewski’s outing blew a good start by Adam Pettyjohn.  Pettyjohn went 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits while striking out 6.  Pettyjohn was drafted in the second round by the Detroit Tigers in the 1998 draft.

Offensively, catcher Alvin Colina went 3-4 with a run scored and an rbi.  Jerry Hairston, Jr. is making his case to be on the big club.  (Good grief, did I just say that?)  Hairston went 2-4 with a run scored and a walk yesterday, giving him 5 hits in 12 at-bats this season.

Chattanooga 8 – Montgomery 4; final 8

In game 1 of the double header, the Lookouts needed extra innings in the shortened affair.  B.J. Szymanski provided the margin of victory thanks to his grand slam homerun in the top of the 8th inning.  The homerun capped a 2-3 night by Szymanski, who added a double, 3 runs scored, and the 4 rbis to his total. 

Ben Jukich got the start and went 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out 3.

Montgomery 10 – Chattanooga 1; final 7

Game 2 of the double header was all Biscuits.  Szymanski topped off his night with a solo homerun in pinch hit duties in this one.  Jose Castro was the only Lookouts player to have multiple hits, going 2-3 on the evening.

Justin Mallett was roughed up in the start.  Mallett surrendered 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in 3 innings pitched.  He also gave up 2 homeruns in the loss.  Justin James was not treated any better in relief.  James allowed 5 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in just an inning and a third.

Tampa 8 – Sarasota 5; final 10

Sean Henry, Chris Heisey, Jason Louwsma, and Michael DeJesus each had two hits in the losing Reds effort.  Louwsma was the only one to have an extra base hit, adding a double to his total.  Drew Stubbs went 1-5 on the evening with 2 rbis.

Ruben Medina picked up the loss thanks to 3 runs on 4 hits allowed in 1.1 innings of relief.  Medina was a non-drafted free agent of the Reds back in 2004.

Great Lakes 4 – Dayton 3

Another late game collapse by a Reds farm team.  The Dragons held a 3-1 lead heading to the 8th, and had a 3-2 lead going to the 9th before things fell apart.  Phillippe-Alexandre Valiquette gave up a run in the 8th on 1 hit and 2 walks.  Valiquette lasted just .1 innings.  The Dragons brought in Terrell Young to try and close it out, but he struggled as well.  Young gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk in the 9th to pick up the loss.

Keltavious Jones and Todd Frazier each went 2-4 for the Dragons and Michael McKennon went 1-4 with a homerun.