20 year-old starting pitcher Homer Bailey (Reds #1 – 2004) was a little wild in his debut, recording 3 BB and 4 Ks in 5.1 IP. Bailey gave up just 1 H, a solo HR by former Major Leaguer Timo Perez. Bailey threw 83 pitches but only 42 for strikes.
23 year-old first baseman Joey Votto (Reds #2 – 2002) went 1 for 4 with a grand slam, 2 R, and 5 RBI. Votto is now hitting .286/ .333/.619 in 15 PAs this year. 26 year-old third baseman Aaron Herr (Braves #1 – 2000) went 3 for 5 with a 2B, HR, 2 R and 2 RBI.
24 year-old second baseman Drew Anderson (Reds #13 – 2004) went 1 for 4 with a R and a 3B. On the season Anderson is now hitting .529/.500/.824. 22 year-old Sam LeCure (Reds #4 – 2005) pitched 4 innings in his 2007 debut, giving up 4 H and 4 BB, but only 1 ER while striking out 6. Last year LeCure struck out 115 in 143 innings with a 3.41 ERA at Sarasota.
Dayton and Sarasota DNP
Mom always said if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
24 year-old second baseman Drew Anderson (Reds #13 – 2004) continues his fantastic hitting going 3 for 4 with 2 RBI. It may seem like Anderson is the only hitter I care about at Chattanooga, he just happens to be the only one of prospect age that is hitting so far.
23 year-old starting pitcher Camilo Vasquez (Reds #4 – 2002) tossed a one-hit, six inning shutout in his 2007 debut. Vasquez recorded 3 Ks and 5 BB.
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