Sam LeCure picked up his first loss of the season by allowing 4 runs on 10 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings pitched.Ã‚Â LeCure struck out 6.Ã‚Â Sam is now 2-1 on the season with a 3.09 Earned Run Average.Ã‚Â Logan Ondrusek allowed 2 hits but did pitch a scoreless 8th inning in his first trip to the mound in Triple-A.
Chris Burke led the offense with 2 hits in 4 at-bats.Ã‚Â Burke tripled and scored a run, but in typical Reds fashion, is sporting a .196 average and .315 on-base percentage in the leadoff spot for the Bats.
Chris Denove hit his first homerun of the season in the 2nd inning.Ã‚Â The homerun was Deonove’s only hit in 4 trips to the plate.Ã‚Â In 33 at-bats, Chris is batting .333/.405/.576 with 5 doubles and 4 walks.
Joseph Krebs pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief.Ã‚Â Krebs allowed a hit and a walk while striking out 2.Ã‚Â
Carlos Mendez raised his average to .310 on the season thanks to a 3-5 game.Ã‚Â Mendez doubled and scored a run and has now had a base hit in 8 of his last 10 games.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Neftali Soto went 2-5 and scored a run.Ã‚Â Devin Mesoraco homered for the 4th time this season and drove in 3 rbis.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Devin has homered in consecutive games and has 11 rbis on the season.
Somewhat surprising is that the Hillcats used only 2 pitchers in the extra inning loss.Ã‚Â Matt Fairel pitched 4.2 innings, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and a walk while striking out 6.Ã‚Â Scott Carroll picked up the loss and pitched the final 4.2 innings in relief.Ã‚Â Carroll allowed 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3.Ã‚Â The loss was Carroll’s first of the season.
Brian Pearl had his worst start of the season in this contest.Ã‚Â Pearl allowed all 7 runs onÃ‚Â 4 hits and 3 walks in 3.1 innings of work.Ã‚Â Pearl is now 1-1 on the season with a 4.74 ERA.