The Bats got the offense rolling last night, pounding out 16 hits and scoring 11 runs.Ã‚Â Six different Bats hitters each had at least 2 hits and we’ll mention each and every one!Ã‚Â Alvin ColinaÃ‚Â probably had the best night, going 2-3 with 2 runs scored, a homerun, and 5 runs driven in.Ã‚Â It was Colina’s first homerun of the season.Ã‚Â Jerry Hairston, Jr kept his batting average at .500 thanks to a 3-6 night at the plate.Ã‚Â Jerry also drove in 2 runs.Ã‚Â Chris Dickerson continues to try and get out of his early season slump.Ã‚Â Dickerson went 2-6 to raise his average to .150.Ã‚Â Jay Bruce went 2-5 in the game, scoring a run and drawing a walk.Ã‚Â Unfortunately he also struckout 3 times.Ã‚Â Drew Anderson went 2-4 last night, with a double, walk, rbi, and scored twice.Ã‚Â Finally, Paul Janish completed the 2-hit night, tallying 2 hits inÃ‚Â 5 at-bats and scored a run.Ã‚Â
Tom Shearn was the beneficiary of the offensive support.Ã‚Â Shearn went 5 innings, scattering justÃ‚Â 3 hits, a walk, and struck out 2.Ã‚Â Shearn has not given up a run inÃ‚Â 2 starts, going 10 scoreless innings.
Danny Herrera pitched 3.2 innings in relief in this one, allowing 1 unearned run.Ã‚Â Herrera has not allowed an earned run in 8.2 innings pitched this season.Ã‚Â However he has walked 5 while striking out just 4 in that span.Ã‚Â
TheÃ‚Â Reds would have been shutout in this one had Juan Francisco not hit a 2-run homer in the top of the 9th inning.Ã‚Â It was Juan’s first homerun of the season and it prevented him from striking out again.Ã‚Â Francisco was 1-4 with 3 Ks on the night.Ã‚Â Jason LouwsmaÃ‚Â and Chris Valaika each went 2-4 in the game.
Lee Tabor pitched 3 near perfect innings in relief for the Reds.Ã‚Â Tabor allowedÃ‚Â 0 hits and walked just 1 while striking out 2.Ã‚Â He is yet to be scored upon, or hit upon, in 5 innings of relief this season.Ã‚Â Tabor was the Reds 30th round draft pick in the 2006 draft.Ã‚Â Alexander Smith dropped to 0-2 in the start.Ã‚Â Smit threw 4 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 6.Ã‚Â
Todd Frazier led the Dragons offensive surge with a 3-4 night at the plate.Ã‚Â Frazier had a single, double, homerun, scored twice, and added 3 rbis.Ã‚Â His 2-run homer in the first was his 4th homerun of the season.Ã‚Â Keltavious Jones went 2-4 on the night with a double and 2 runs scored and Brandon Waring was a perfect 2-2 at the dish with a double, 2 runs scored, and 2 walks.Ã‚Â Waring has a 1.411 OPS in the early going of the season while Frazier’s is a “mediocre” 1.811!
Jeremy Horst picked up the win in relief by going 4 shutout innings.Ã‚Â He allowed just 1 hit while striking out 4.Ã‚Â