The Bats managed just 5 hits and thanks to Mark Bellhorn’s 9th inning homerun, were not shutout. Bellhorn went 2-4 on the night with a double and the homerun. The homer was Mark’s 10th of the season.
Tom Shearn fell to 4-7 on the season and struggled last night. He surrendered 5 hits and 3 walks while allowing 2 runs over 5.1 innings pitched. Calvin Medlock, Brian Shackelford, and Julio Manon combined to go 2.2 innings of shutout, no-hit baseball in relief. The combined for 4 strikeouts and 3 walks.
Adam Rosales had 2 hits on the night, both doubles, in a 2-4 night. Rosales added a run and an rbi to his total. Luis Bolivar continues his hot hitting by going 2-4 last night with a double and an rbi. Luis now has 15 doubles on the season.
Johnny Cueto was just as outstanding last night as he was in his last start. Cueto pitched 6 innings of shutout baseball. He scattered 3 hits while walking 1 and striking out 8. Over his last 2 starts, he’s pitched 13 innings, allowing 6 hits, 2 walks, and 21 strikeouts!
3b Eric Eymann hit his 7th homerun of the season in the 4th inning, a solo shot. Eymann had just 1 hit in 4 at-bats. Brandon Szymanski went 2-3 with a 2 run shot, his 9th homer of the year.
Pedro Viola continues to be great since being called up to Sarasota from Dayton. He pitched 1.1 innings of no-hit baseball last night. In Sarasota, Viola has pitched 9.2 innings, allowing 0 runs, 6 hits, and 3 walks. He has struck out 14 over that span.
The Dragons blew the game open late thanks to a 5-run 8th inning rally. Numerous Dayton players had nice nights at the dish including Drew Stubbs who went 2-5 with a double and run scored. Justin Turner also went 2-5 and drove in 2 runs. Chris Heisey put up 2 hits in 3 at-bats and scored 3 Dragon runs. Finally, Jason Louwsma went 2-3 with a double, run scored, and 3 runs batted in.
Keltavious Jones went 3-5 with a run scored and an rbi. Jones has now hit safely in 9 of his last 10 games. The 21 year old outfielder is now batting .313/.353/.413. 1B Michael McKennon added 2 hits in 5 at-bats, recording a double, run scored, and 2 rbis. McKennon has a 1007 OPS in 18 games this season.
The Reds scored 5 runs in the 7th inning to prevent from being shutout. The Reds #1 pick Devin Mesoraco went 1-3 with a run scored and an rbi.
Poor ol’ Nector Navarro failed to lower his ERA from the last time we saw him. In fact, the 2 runs he gave up tonight over .1 innings earned him a loss and raised his ERA to 37.80.
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