Games played on Tuesday, May 5
Triple – A
This appears to be one of those games that looks closer than it really was. Ã‚Â The Bats scored 4 runs in the 8th inning and then 3 more in the bottom of the 9th to make it look respectable. Ã‚Â The problem for the Bats was that they committed 4 errors that led to 5 unearned runs early in the contest. Ã‚Â Norris HopperÃ‚Â had another multi-hit game, going 3-5 with 2 doubles, a run scored, and an rbi. Ã‚Â Hopper is now batting .311 in Louisville. Ã‚Â Jonny Gomes went 2-5 for the Bats with a homerun, a double, and 4 runs batted in.
Double – A
The game between Carolina and Mobile was postponed. Ã‚Â The unfortunate thing about this was that Redleg Nation Spotlight player Matt Klinker was scheduled to make his first start at Double – A. Ã‚Â For those who remember, Matt did earn the nickname “Rain Man” a while back when it either rained while he pitched or rained out his scheduled start.
Class A Advanced
Yonder Alonso is gradually getting his numbers up. Ã‚Â In this contest, Alonso went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Ã‚Â Devin Mesoraco doubled in 2 at-bats. Ã‚Â Devin also drove in a run and walked once.
The pitching for the Reds allowed 13 hits and 6 walks. Ã‚Â The club used 4 pitchers, each gave up at least 2 earned runs.
Single – A
The Dragons held a 5-4 lead going to the 8th but watched Clinton tie it with a run in the 8th and then take the lead with 2 runs in the 9th. Ã‚Â Aguido Gonzalez gave up the 2 runs in the 9th inning that gave Clinton the victory.
Cody Puckett had a great day at the plate, going 4-5 with 4 singles and 2 runs scored. Ã‚Â Puckett is still struggling though, batting just .242 on the season.