Johnny Cueto threw 6 innings, allowing one run on 8 hits, walking none and striking out 8. In 4 starts at Louisville, he’s thrown 22 innings, allowed 22 hits, walked 2 and struck out 21. Cueto is only 21 years old and has been impressive everywhere he’s pitched. He’s a real prospect.
Todd Coffey threw one inning and got beat like a rented mule, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and a walk. Jon Coutlangus got the win, throwing 1 inning and striking out the side.
LHP Matt Maloney got the win, throwing 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk, striking out 9. Hitters are only hitting .192 off Maloney in his 3 starts at Chattanooga (21 IP, 14H, 3 BB, 28K). RHP Carlos Guevara remains a prisoner at AA, pitching a perfect 8th and striking out the side. Carlos has thrown 50 2/3 innings this season, allowing 42 hits, 20 walks and striking out 75. Why in the world is he still at AA? RHP Gary Roenicke threw a scoreless 9th, lowering his ERA at AA to 1.13.
LHP Ben Jukich raised his record at Sarasota to 6-2 with a 7 inning complete game shutout, allowing only 2 hits, walking 1 and striking out 4.
Not much to cover in the nitecap, as the Reds only collected 3 hits and the pitching was mediocre at best.
Andrew Gressick in his first start back from Sarasota threw 5 innings, allowing all 3 runs, on 3 hits and 4 walks. Kevin Gunter made a nice comeback from his nightmare appearance on Thursday when he didn’t retire a batter, allowing 4 runs. Kevin threw 3 hitless innings.
Mustangs only collected 4 hits and no pitcher went over 2 innings. Good ballgame, but no outstanding performances.
GCL Pirates – GCL Reds postponed wet grounds
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.