23 year-old Joey Votto (Reds #2 – 2002) went 2 for 5 with 2 R and a BB. He is up to .269/.400/.423.
24 year-old Edwin Encarnacion (Rangers #9 – 2000) went 2 for 5 with a 2B, HR, and 3 RBI. Encarnacion’s double tied the score at 3 in the 9th inning, and his 2-run homer put the Bats up for good in the 11th. Since being demoted he is hitting .273/.304/.500.
24 year-old Carlos Fisher (Reds #11 – 2005) pitched 6 innings giving up 8 hits, 3 ER, and a BB. In his 2nd start since being promoted the Fisher struck out 7. Fisher now has 15 Ks, 3 BB, and 11 H in 12 IP with a 2.25 ERA.
20 year-old Jay Bruce (Reds #1 – 2005) went 2 for 4 with a 2B, 3B, 2 R, and 2 RBI. Bruce is now hitting .327/.380/.597
20 year-old, center fielder, Efrain Contreras went 2 for 4 with a BB, HR, and 2 RBI. After 13 PAs he is hitting .364/.500/.818
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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