Jeff Keppinger went 3-6 (.373/.426/.475), Joey Votto went 2-4 (.316/.417/.478), 22 year old SS Pedro Lopez went 3-4 with a double and triple (.312/.372/.394 in 30 games at Louisville), Dwayne Wise went 2-5, Chris Dickerson went 2-3 with a triple and 2 walks, scoring 2 runs and knocking in 3 (.249/.369/.422).
Ramierez started and gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits and 5 walks in 4 2/3. Bray, Shackelford, and Majewski all threw scoreless innings. Medlock gave up a run on a hit and two walks in his inning (he also struck out 2).
Ty Pelland threw a scoreless innings, striking out the side.
Josh Holden was 3-4 with 2 RBI (.327/.355/.327). He’s hitting .382 since starting to play regularly with the promotion of Jay Bruce to Chattanooga. Mike Griffin was 2-5 with a double (.304/.336/.432).
Sean Watson started for the Reds and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits in 6 1/3. His best start since getting to Sarasota. Pedro Viola threw 1 2/3 scoreless hitless innings. He’s thrown 8 1/3 scoreless innings since his promotion, striking out 12. Derrick Lutz picked up his 8th save throwing a hitless inning of relief.
Carson Kainer was 4-6 with 4 runs scored and 2 RBI (.302/.388/.349). Juan Francisco was 3-6 with 2 runs scored, an RBI and a triple (.283/.325/.467). Tony Esquer was 3-5 with 3 runs scored, an RBI, and a walk. Justin Turner was 2-3 with a double and 4 RBI (.314/.384/.444). Jason Louwsma was 2-4 with 2 walks (.239/.297/.359).
Travis Webb threw 5 innings of 2 run baseball, giving up 6 hits and 4 walks. He has an ERA of 3.52 and his struck out 76 in 76 2/3. But he’s also walked 33. Kevin Gunter threw two innings of scoreless relief, Daniel Donaldson threw one.
Missoula 10 – Billings 7
Andrew Bowman started for the Mustangs and threw 4 innings allowing 1 run. Redleg Nation’s Spotlight Player, Matt Klinker threw 3 2/3 allowing a run on a homer, but only 2 hits, walking none and striking out 3.
18 year old Efrain Rodriquez got the win with 3 2/3 of one hit relief, striking out 3.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.