29 year-old Tom Shearn (Astros #29 – 1996) pitched 7 innings giving up just 2 H, 2 BB, and 0 ER. Shearn, who lowered his ERA to 4.09, struck out 4.
26 year-old Aaron Herr (Braves #1 – 2000) went 1 for 4 with his 2nd homer of the year. He is now hitting .364/.391/.818
23 year-old Cuban Camilo Vazquez (Reds #4 – 2002) pitched 6 innings, giving up 2 H, 4 BB, and an ER, while striking out 1. He now has a 0.75 ERA with 4 Ks, 9 BB, and 3 H in 12 IP.
19 year-old third baseman Juan Francisco went 2 for 4 with a R. Francisco, who appears to be allergic to walks, is hitting .375/.375/.625. Last year in Rookie ball, Juan hit .289/.310/.408 with 6 BB in 224 PAs.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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