Daryl Thompson made his first start with Triple-A Louisville and had a great start.Ã‚Â Daryl gave up 1 unearned run and 4 hits in 7 innings pitched.Ã‚Â He struck out 6 and walked just 2.Ã‚Â Thompson was 3-2 with a 1.76 ERA in 10 starts with Chattanooga before being called up to Louisville.Ã‚Â For all the grief I gave him earlier, I have to give Gary Majewski some much needed praise.Ã‚Â After a horrific start to the season, Majewski has managed to lower his ERA to 3.86 on the season.Ã‚Â He pitched a scoreless 8th inning in this game, striking out 2.Ã‚Â In May, Gary has pitched 14.1 innings, allowing just 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 13.Ã‚Â I think even Chad can acknowledge that those are good numbers!
The Bats offense has been struggling to score runs since Bruce left.Ã‚Â They managed just 4 hits in this game, 2 coming off the bat of Kevin Barker.Ã‚Â Barker went 2-4 with a double and an rbi to lead the offense.
With Thompson going to AAA, that left a spot open in the AA staff.Ã‚Â So Travis Wood made his first start of the season since being called up from Sarasota.Ã‚Â Wood was almost as good as Thompson.Ã‚Â Wood allowed 1 run on 2 hits and 3 walks in 6 innings pitched.Ã‚Â He struck out 8.Ã‚Â Travis was 3-4 with a 2.70 ERA in 9 starts for the Sarasota Reds.
Sean Henry provided the big offensive blow in this one, hitting a 2 run homer in the 8th inning to extend the lead.Ã‚Â Henry went 2-4, hitting his 4th homer of the year.Ã‚Â Eric Eymann and Chris Denove hadÃ‚Â 2 hits apiece with a double.
Alexander Smit pitched well, but received no offensive support.Ã‚Â Smit allowed 1 run on 7 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings of work.Ã‚Â He struck out 4 but dropped to 4-4 on the season.Ã‚Â Smit did lower his ERA to 3.51 on the season with the nice start.
The offense managed just 4 hits, all of which were singles.Ã‚Â No on had more than 1 hit in the game.
Zachary Cozart may be hitting just .221 on the season, but he came up huge in this one.Ã‚Â Cozart went 3-4 with 2 homeruns, a double, 3 runs scored, and 2 runs batted in.Ã‚Â His homerun in the 9th inning was his 4th of the season and was the game winner.
Joseph Krebs picked up the win in relief to improve to 5-2.