Danny Dorn showed up for the Bats offense, however, no one else did. Ã‚Â Dorn had all 3 Bats hits in this contest including a homerun and 2 doubles. Ã‚Â Dorn’s homerun was his 2nd of the season. Ã‚Â A year ago, Dorn hit .275/.337/.457 with 14 homeruns for the Bats. Ã‚Â The rest of the Louisville lineup struck out 13 times collectively.
Justin Lehr dropped to 0-1 with the loss. Ã‚Â Lehr allowed 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out just 1 in 5 innings of work. Ã‚Â Federico Baez came in to relieve Lehr, but dug a deeper hole for the Bats by allowing 2 runs on a hit and 2 walks in just 0.2 innings. Ã‚Â Lee Tabor and Jesus Delgado held the Mudhens in check after that. Ã‚Â The two combined to pitch 2.1 scoreless, hitless innings.
Things looked promising early on as the Mudcats led 3-0 after 4 innings but then the pitching fell apart. Ã‚Â Alexander Smit gave up a run in the 5th and another in the 6th to end his night. Ã‚Â Smit went 5.1 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 5. Ã‚Â Joseph Krebs picked up the loss when he allowed 3 runs on 4 hits in just 1.1 innings of relief. Ã‚Â Krebs was solid last year, pitching in 45 games at 3 different levels, posting a 1.79 ERA in 80.1 innings pitched.
The Lynchburg Hillcats had a scheduled off-day on Monday.
Dayton 7 – Bowling Green 4
For the second straight day, Henry Rodriguez gets mentioned in the DOTF report. Ã‚Â In this game, Rodriguez went 2-4 with 2 homeruns and 5 rbis. Ã‚Â Those 2 homeruns surpass the 1 homerun Henry hit all of last season in the Gulf Coast League in 42 games played. Ã‚Â Shane Carlson (The Reds 32nd round draft pick last season) went 1-4 with a double, rbi, and run scored.
Chase Ware pitched 3 scoreless innings in relief to pick up his first win of the season. Ã‚Â Ware scattered 2 hits and walked a batter while striking out 2. Ã‚Â Ware signed with the Reds last season as a non-drafted free agent. Ã‚Â Doug Salinas pitched a scoreless 9th to record his first save of the young season.