Jerry Hairston, Jr. continues to get it done in Louisville. Hairston went 3-5 in yesterday’s game. He hit his 7th double of the season and his 3rd homerun of the season. He scored once and drove in 5 rbis. He’s hitting .421/.450/.772 in 14 games. Jay Bruce, David Ross, Adam Rosales, and Paul Janish each had 2 hits for the Bats. Ross hit his first homerun of the season in the win. Jay Bruce drove in 2 runs and Paul Janish scored twice.
Tom Shearn improved to 3-1 on the season with the win. Shearn went 5.1 innings, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks. Bill Bray had his blemish yesterday when he allowed his first run of the season in .2 innings pitched. He also allowed a walk and a hit.
Luis Bolivar, Eric Eymann, and Shaun Cumberland each had two hits in the game for the Lookouts. All 6 hits were singles. Drew Anderson hit a pinch-hit, 2 run homerun in the 6th inning for his 3rd homerun of the season.
Daryl Thompson pitched another gem yesterday, but received nothing for his effort. Thompson went 6 innings, allowing 1 run on 6 hits and no walks while striking out 5. Thompson’s era is now 0.76 in 4 starts this season. He has 25 strikeouts in 23.2 innings pitched and has given up 16 hits and just 1 walk!
The Reds were able to overcome an early 4-1 deficit to take a 5-4 lead, but 4 Dunedin runs in the top of the 9th spoiled the Reds comeback. Sean Watson was not able to hold down the fort in the 9th when he was roughed up for 3 runs on just 1 hit and 2 walks. The one hit allowed was a 2-run homer in the 9th. Logan Ondrusek had a nice pitching line in relief. Logan pitched 2.2 innings, allowing 2 hits while striking out 5.
Not much to mention here on the good side for the Dragons. Denis Phipps accounted for the lone Dragons run by belting his 3rd homerun of the season. After that, Jeremy Horst pitched 3 scoreless innings in relief, striking out 5 and walking 1. Horst has 18 strikeouts in 14.2 innings this season.