Yowza!Ã‚Â No, that isn’t a typo nor a football score.Ã‚Â Sit back and relax, this review may take a while…
Juan FranciscoÃ‚Â and Danny DornÃ‚Â Ã‚Â led the Bats with 4 hits apiece.Ã‚Â Juan Francisco went 4-5 with 3 doubles, 4 rbis, and 2 runs scored.Ã‚Â Dorn was also 4-5 with a double, 3 rbis, and 4 runs scored.Ã‚Â Wladimir Balentien, Corky Miller, and Chris ValaikaÃ‚Â had 3 hits each.Ã‚Â Balentein went 3-6 with 2 doubles, 2 rbis, and a run scored while Miller went 3-5 with a homerun, 2 doubles, 5 rbis, and 3 runs scored.Ã‚Â The homerun was Miller’s 3rd of the season.Ã‚Â Valaika was 3-7 with a double, rbi, and a run scored.Ã‚Â Finally, Chris Burke, Zack Cozart, and Aroldis ChapmanÃ‚Â had 2 hits each.Ã‚Â Cozart hit his 3rd homerun of the season.
So in total: the Bats offense managed 24 hits; 8 players had at least 2 hits; 5 players scored at least 2 runs; 5 players drove in at least 2 rbis; and Louisville tallied 11 doubles and 2 homeruns.
Overshadowed by the offensive outburst was the fact that Chapman got the start.Ã‚Â It was Aroldis’ worst outing of the season as he allowed 6 runs on 9 hits and 1 walk while striking out 8 overÃ‚Â 5 innings of work.Ã‚Â He did improve to 2-1 on the season with the win but watched his ERA climb to 3.12 on the season.
Kris Negron went 2-5 withÃ‚Â an rbi while Dave Sappelt went 2-3 with a triple and an rbi.Ã‚Â The Mudcats trailed 6-0 heading into the 8th inning and made it close by scoring 5 runs in that 8th inning, but the comeback fell short.
Travis WebbÃ‚Â struggled in hisÃ‚Â first start of the season for Carolina since being called up from Lynchburg.Ã‚Â Webb allowed 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks in 5.1 innings pitched.Ã‚Â Travis was 0-1 with a 2.79 ERA in 19.1 innings of work for Lynchburg this season before his promotion.
Bradley BoxbergerÃ‚Â improved to 3-1 on the season after pitching a gem yesterday.Ã‚Â Boxberger pitched 6 shutout innings, scattering 5 hits and walking a batter while striking out 3.Ã‚Â Boxberger lowered his ERA to 1.44 in 25 innings pitched this season.
The Dragons actually trailed 5-1, but used an offensive surge that produced 10 runs on 16 hits to come back for the win.Ã‚Â Shane Carlson was a perfect 3-3 at the plate.Ã‚Â Carlson doubled, scored twice, and drove in 2.Ã‚Â Henry Rodriguez drove in 3 runs and was 3-4 at the plate.Ã‚Â Kevin Coddington also had 3 hits, going 3-5 with an rbi.
Donnie JosephÃ‚Â pitchedÃ‚Â a scoreless innings in relief in the game.Ã‚Â Joseph has allowedÃ‚Â 1 run this season in 12.1 innings of work.Ã‚Â In this game, Donnie walked 2 but struck out 3 in that inning.Ã‚Â He now has 4 walks and 21 strikeouts in those 12.1 innings pitched.