Norfolk 8, Louisiville 4

19 year-old Homer Bailey (Reds #1 -2004) tossed 5 innings giving up 4 H, 1 ER and 2 BB while striking out 3. On the season, the La Grange, Texas native, has given up 8 H and 8 BB with 11 Ks in 15.1 IP.

27 year-old Gary Majewski (White Sox #2 – 1998) was beat around like a tied up goat. He only retired 2 batters, while giving up 5 H, 6 ER, a BB, and a HR. His ERA in 7.2 IP ballooned to 9.39. He has given up 12 H, 8 ER, and 2 BB.

Tennessee 5, Chattanooga 1

24 year-old, center fielder, Chris Dickerson (Yankees #32 – 2000) went 2 for 4. Dickerson, from Hollywood, California is now hitting .305/.359/.356 with 5 SB and 2 CS.

Sarasota 5, Clearwater 3

20 year-old, center fielder, Jay Bruce (Reds #1 – 2005) went 1 for 3 with a 2B, and 2 BB. He is now hitting .339/.394/.593. Bruce is now 4th in the league in SLG%.

23 year-old, shortstop, Eric Eymann (Reds #19 – 2005) went 3 for 4 with a R, a 2B, and an RBI. Eymann who is allergic to walks is now hitting .280/.288/.440. Show some patience son.

24 year-old, reliever, Bo Lanier (Reds #10 -2005) tossed two more scoreless innings. He hasn’t given up a R in his last 5.2 innings. He hasn’t given up a H in his last 4.2 innings.

Dayton 9, Quad Cities 5

21 year-old, shortstop, Chris Valaika (Reds #3 – 2006) extended his hitting streak to 10 games, and not in some weak 1 for 6 effort. Valaika, from UC Santa Barbara went 4 for 5 with a 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, and 3 R. Valaika is hitting .455/.490/.659. Valaika leads the Midwest league in OBP, is 4th in SLG, and 2nd in OPS.

22 year-old, center fielder, Drew Stubbs (Reds #1 – 2006) also extended his hitting streak going 2 for 4 with a HR, RBI, and 2 R. Stubbs is hitting .375/.423/.479.

21 year-old, starting pitcher, Sean Watson (Reds #2 – 2006), tossed 5 innings giving up 4 H, 1 BB, and 2 ER, while recording 10 Ks. In 15 IP this year Watson, from the University of Tennessee, has 18 Ks, 16 H, 2 BB in 15 IP.

7 Responses

  1. doug

    Have to love the fact that Valaika and Stubbs are 1-2 in B.A. in the MWL.

  2. Chris

    Majewski just blew his chance for a quick promotion. And somewhere, the Kriv is weeping, if he has any tears left for the Majewk Man.

    My folks have had a partial season pass for the Dragons since they started, and my Dad is really excited about this year’s club (“They actually look like they know what they’re doing, and they don’t make errors.”)

  3. doug

    Chris…. how many games has your dad been to? The Dragons have allowed 14 unearned runs this season already… not the best defensive squad ever.

  4. Chris

    Only one so far, but I think he’s been watching on TV, too. I should’ve explained that he doesn’t necessarily know what he’s talking about. The unearned run total by itself doesn’t tell me much – it is the MWL, after all. Are this year’s Dragons better than prior versions?

  5. doug

    They are a very good team, but defensively they arent the most sound team. Valaika has 4 errors at SS already and Juan Francisco isn’t known as the best fielder around either. Only 1 team has allowed more unearned runs. Could be an early fluky type thing too of course, but it would be nice to have to list some fielding stats since they keep track of at least errors in box scores.

  6. Bill

    The other question I believe is you have to wonder if they’ll keep these guys at Dayton all season?

  7. David

    Has anybody else heard the latest on the Majewski trade complaint to MLB?