Sorry for the delay with today’s DOTF, I got a little sidetracked at work and our server is moving slow today.

Louisville 3 – Pawtucket 2; Game 1

The kid is showing no signs of trouble thus far in Triple-A.  Homer Bailey went 6.1 innings yesterday, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk.  He struck out 4 and now has an ERA of 1.42.  He threw 81 pitches, 54 of which were for strikes.  In 19 innings, he has only 3 walks this season.  Bill Bray picked up the save by recording the final 2 outs of the game, both of which came on strikeouts.  It took Bray 7 pitches to strike the final 2 guys out.

The Bats only scattered around 6 hits with no one having a multi-hit game.  David Ross did go 1-3 in the game with a run scored and a triple!  Yes, I said TRIPLE!

Pawtucket 8 – Louisville 2; Game 2

Tom Shearn did not have as good as a game as Bailey did in Game 1 of the doubleheader.  Shearn was roughed up for 6 runs on 9 hits and a walk in 5 innings pitched.  The loss drops Shearn’s record to 2-1 on the season.  And since we have bashed him in all of his other outings, we should at least give Gary Majewski some praise when he does well.  Gary threw a scoreless inning, allowing 1 hit while striking out 2.  Of course the game was 8-1 in favor of the bad guys when Gary came in, but lets not kick a guy when he’s down.

The Bats managed just 4 hits in the second game of the doubleheader.  Alvin Colina went 1-3 on the evening for the Bats with an rbi and a double.

Huntsville 6 – Chattanooga 5

Michael Griffin went 2-4 with 2 doubles on the evening.  The 2-hit night raised his average to .324 on the season.  He has a .889 OPS and now has 7 doubles.  B.J. Szymanski also had a nice game, going 2-3 with a homerun and a double.  He scored one and drove in one.  In 36 at-bats, Szymanski is batting .417/.447/.806 with 3 homeruns and 12 rbis. 

Sam Lecure had another bad outing, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits and 4 walks.   He struck out 5 in 5 innings pitched.  Pedro Viola is trying to recover from his bad start of the season.  He threw 2 innings of relief, striking out 3 but also walking 3.

Sarasota 9 – Lakeland 4

In my delay of getting this DOTF typed up, I noticed that Sarasota is currently playing their game for Tuesday.  The game started at 10:30 a.m.!  I just thought that was something that was odd and should be pointed out.  As for yesterday’s game, the Reds pounded out 16 hits en route to the win.  Justin Turner led the hit parade by going 4-6 with a double, run scored and an rbi.  Chris Heisey went 3-6 in the game with a double and 2 runs scored.  Chris Valaika went 2-4, hitting his 3rd homerun of the season and driving in 3 rbis.  Finally, Justin Tordi, the Reds 41st round draft pick in 2005, went 2-4 with a double and a run scored.

Alexander Smit benefitted from all of the runs and picked up the win.  Smit wasn’t great, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and walks.  He struck out 5 in 5 innings pitched.

Dayton 10 – Beloit 4

The Dragons rallied late, scoring 8 runs over the final 3 innings for the come from behind victory.  Catcher Jacob Long led the charge by going 4-5 with a double, run scored, and 5 runs batted in.  Keltavious Jones went 3-5 with 2 runs scored on the night and Denis Phipps went 2-4 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored, and 2 rbis. 

Raymond Jeffords had an impressive stat line in relief for the Dragons. Jeffords pitched 2 innings, allowing 1 hit and struck out 5!  Jeffords has a whopping 17 strikeouts in 8.2 innings pitched.