Kevin Barker gave the Bats an early 4-0 lead after the 1st inning when he hit a grand slam.Ã‚Â The homerun was Barker’s 7th of the season.
Homer Bailey started and struggled again.Ã‚Â He received a no decision and was unable to hold onto the early 4-0 lead.Ã‚Â Bailey allowed 5 runs on 6 hits and 5 walks while striking out 6 in 5 innings pitched.Ã‚Â His ERA has now ballooned to 4.30 on the season. He threw 103 pitches yesterday, just 60 of which crossed the plate for strikes.
Cody Strait went 2-3 with a double and a run scored on a night in which the Lookouts mustered just 3 hits as a team.
Sam Lecure fell to 3-3 with the loss.Ã‚Â Lecure allowed 4 runs on 9 hits and a walk while striking out 7 in 5.1 innings pitched.Ã‚Â He now has a 4.99 ERA in 48.2 innings pitched.
Alexander Smit threw 6 scoreless innings to improve to 4-3 on the season.Ã‚Â Smit scattered 3 hits and walked 2 while striking out 5.
Devin Mesoraco went 3-4 for the Dragons with a double, run scored and 2 runs batted in.Ã‚Â Perhaps the Reds #1 pick can start showing signs of coming around.Ã‚Â Keltavious Jones and Zach Cozart had 2 hits each in the game.
One thing of note for the pitchers in this game, Kent Mercker threw 1 perfect inning and struck out a batter.