–RHP Victor Santos made his first start for Louisville and allowed two runs on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. Majewski and Bray pitched, as well, but I’m tired of talking about them.
–28 year old SS Caonabo Cosme went 2-for-5 with three RBIs, including a double. He’s not a prospect, but it was a nice game.
–1B Adam Rosales hit his 8th homer to go with a double in a 2-4 night. The 24 year old is now hitting .282/.350/.476. Rosales has barely skipped a beat since being promoted to AA.
–LF Luis Bolivar went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored.
–Reliever Carlos Guevara struck out the side in the ninth for his 12th save, dropping his ERA to 2.49.
–21 year old RHP Daryl Thompson pitched five solid innings, allowing 1 earned run on three hits, striking out four while walking two. Thompson is now 4-4 after taking the loss, with a 4.08 ERA.
–The Dragons only managed 4 hits, one of which was a homer by 3B Juan Francisco, who just turned 20 years old. It was Francisco’s 15th homer on the season. I really think this kid has a chance to be something special.
–Two days after his 22nd birthday, RHP Daniel Guerrero had a sensational start, tossing 6 scoreless innings. Guerrero gave up only two hits and struck out 7, walking only one. His ERA is now 4.09 on the year.
Billings 11, Ogden 3 (Rookie)
–Reliever Joseph Krebs picked up the win by allowing two hits and striking out six without walking a batter in 3 2/3 scoreless innings.
GCL Pirates 8, GCL Reds 2 (Rookie)
–The good guys only got two hits and that’s all I have to say about that.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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