It is a good thing Chris Dickerson was able to get a triple.Ã‚Â If not, the Bats would have been no-hit in this game.Ã‚Â I guess wherever Jerry Hairston, Jr. is in the lineup, the offense explodes.Ã‚Â When he’s not in the lineup, the offense goes in the tank.
The Bats pitching was also far from good in this one.Ã‚Â Starter Matt Maloney gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks in 4 innings pitched.Ã‚Â
Shaun Cumberland went 4-5 for the Lookouts to lead the offensive charge.Ã‚Â Cumberland had a double, homerun, 3 rbis, and 3 runs scored.Ã‚Â Cumberland was acquired by the Reds last season in the Cantu trade.Ã‚Â He’s now batting .341/.463/.614 in 44 at-bats.Ã‚Â Drew Anderson went 2-4 in the game with a double, homerun, 2 runs scored and 3 rbis.Ã‚Â Tonys Gutierrez also added 2 hits in 4 at-bats for the Lookouts.
Josh Roenicke picked up his 3rd blown save of the season as well as his 3rd win of the season.Ã‚Â Roenicke pitched the 9th inning, allowing a run on 3 hits and a walk.Ã‚Â He did manage to strike out the side.
Daniel Guerrero had a nice start and the bullpen helped hold the win.Ã‚Â Guerrero went 6.1 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 3 walks.Ã‚Â He struck out 4. The game lowered his ERA to 9.33 on the season.Ã‚Â Misael DeJesus and Ramon GeronimoÃ‚Â combined to pitch 2.2 scoreless innings of relief.Ã‚Â
Juan Francisco’s 2-rbi single in the 5th inning was the big at-bat of the game.
Luis Montano gave up just 1 hit in 7 innings of work to improve to 3-0 on the season.Ã‚Â The lone hit was a homerun.Ã‚Â Montano walked 2 and struck out 5.Ã‚Â Luis was signed by the Reds as a free agent back in 2003 and has lowered his ERA this season to 1.61.
Todd Frazier went 2-4 for the Dragons, belting his 6th homerun of the season and driving in 2 rbis.