Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Matt Klinker threw better in his second AAA start, but took the loss, going 5 1/3, giving up 5 H 3 R 1 ER 2 BB 5 K. Enerio Del Rosario and Ramon Ramirez combined for 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief.
Not much offense for the Bats as no one collected more than one hit and the only extra base hit was a double by Luis Bolivar.
Stephen Chapman went 2-4 with a double and drove in 3 runs, while Juan Francisco also collected 2 hits and had a double and a walk.
Josh Krebs picked up his second save with 3 innings of shutout, one hit relief.
The Reds got a lot of production out of the top of their order (Sappelt 3 hits including a double, Reed 2 hits, one a triple, and Soto two hits, including a homer), but it wasn’t enough.
Mark Pawlek threw three scoreless innings of relief, only giving up one hit, walking 2 and striking out 4.
Recently demoted Kevin Feiner was 5-6 with 4 doubles, Cody Puckett was 4-6 with 2 doubles, Josh Fellhauer was 3-6 with a homer, and Alexis Oliveras was 3-7 as the Dragons offense exploded for 18 runs in the first six innings, twice scoring 6 runs in an inning.
J.C. Sulbaran picked up the easy win, throwing 5 innings of 2 run baseball, giving up 4 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 5. Even 1B Mike Konstanty threw a scoreless 7th inning for the Dragons.
20 year old Italian native, Luca Panerati, threw a complete game (7 inning), and only gave up an unearned run. He gave up 4 hits, walked none, and struck out 5.
None of the Mustangs could manage more than one hit.
SS Billy Hamilton was 2-5 with a double and DH Henry Rodriguez was 2-3 with 2 doubles.
19 year old RHP Harold Johnson allowed one run, on 3 hits, walking 2 and striking out 7. His ERA now stands at 1.04.
The Reds collected the win, despite only getting one hit on the day, due mainly to the wildness of Red Sox starter, who walked 6 in 1 2/3.
Reds starter Luis Machuca threw 6 scoreless innings, allowing 6 hits, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts in his first appearance for the GCL Reds.