20 year old 1st round draft pick Jay Bruce was 2-4 and scored 2 runs (.273/.333/.545 in 3 games at Louisville). 26 year old Aaron Herr, 32 year old Mark Bellhorn, and 28 year old Ryan Jorgenson also had 2 hits.
25 year old Ritchie Gardner could only get through 3 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits and walked 2 and took the loss. Gardner has struggled since his promotion to AAA, allowing a BA of .290 and an ERA of 4.62. 24 year old DOTF favorite Calvin Medlock had his second rough outing in two days, allowing 3 earned runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in 1/3 of an inning, raising his ERA in Louisville to 9.00.
25 year old Chris Kroski went 2-3 and drove in 3 runs and scored twice, with 2 doubles and a walk (.305/.396/.482). 23 year old Tonys Gutierrez was 4-4 with 3 run scored on a double and a walk (.300/.407/.386 since coming back to Sarasota). 26 year old Josh Holden had two hits, including a triple, driving in 2 (.264/.336/.322). 2nd round pick, 24 year old BJ Szymanski had two hits, driving in 2 (.224/.283/.374).
Bad night for Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Thomas Pauly. He surrendered 4 earned runs on 5 hits and 2 walks and had an error in 2/3 of an innings. Dushan Ruzic got the win in relief, throwing 2 1/3 scoreless innings. Jose Rojas struck out the side in the 8th. Derrick Lutz picked up his 11th save for the Reds.
22 year old 1st round draft pick Drew Stubbs led off the game with his 7th homer and walked twice (.247/.356/.363), 22 year old Chris Heisey had 2 hits and drove in 3 runs (.303/.367/.459), 21 year old Mike Phipps had 2 hits and walked twice (.239/.305/.341) and Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Logan Parker was 2-3 with a homer (his 2nd) and a walk while driving in 2 runs.
21 year old Jordan Smith started, but only threw 3 innings (not sure why). He allowed 0 runs on 1 hit and a walk, striking out 2, lowering his ERA to 3.35. 22 year old Travis Webb got the win in relief and threw 3 innings, giving up a run on 2 hits and a walk, striking out 2. 22 year old Miseal DeJesus gave up a run in 2 innings of work, striking out 4. He’s struck out 60 in 54 2/3 innings. 21 year old Terrell Young pitched a perfect 9th.
DH Kyle Manus was 3-4 with a double, 21 year old LF Keltavious Jones was 2-3 with a homer and 2 walks (.294/.348/.412), 22 year old 1B Michael McKennon was 1-3 with a homer and 2 walks, driving in 3 and scoring 2 (.347/.393/.592). 21 year old C Jason Bour was 2-4 with a double (.314/.352/.451).
Starter Harris Honeycutt threw three plus innings, allowing 2 unearned runs on 3 hits and a walk, striking out 3. 20 year old Philipe Valiquette got the win in relief, throwing 5 innings, allowing 1 unearned run on 4 hits, striking out 4. In 23 2/3 innings at Billings, his ERA is 1.14 and he’s only allowing a BA of .173. 21year old Adam Pointer threw a hitless 9th, striking out 1.
19 year old 3B Carlos Mendez was 2-4 with a double (.250/.306/.341).
19 year old Taiwanese LHP Tzu-Kai Chiu threw 5 one run innings, allowing two hits and a walk, while striking out 6.
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.