23 year old Joey Votto (.305/.393/.499) had his second 2 run homer night in two nights (21 homers on the season), going 2-5 and driving in 5 runs. Votto played LF again last night. 25 year old Jorge Cantu was 2-5 with a double. 20 year old Jay Bruce (.300/.357/.557) was 2-5.
Todd Coffey got the win, throwing 2 scoreless innings allowing one hit and striking out 5. Since his return to Louisville, Coffey’s thrown shutout innings in 4 of 5 appearances. He got roughed up for 4 runs in one inning of work on 8/12, other than that, he’s thrown 7 2/3 scoreless innings. 27 year old Marcus McBeth lowered his ERA to 1.38 and picked up his 9th save with a scoreless inning.
21 year old RHP Johnny Cueto was racked up in his first start back in AA. He threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing 7 runs (6 earned) on 13 hits. He did strike out 6, walking none. He gave up 2 homers.
Clearwater vs Sarasota was postponed by rain.
The Dragons recent tailspin didn’t end when they returned home as the bullpen allowed 3 runs in the final 2 innings, allowing the Lugnuts to take the first game of the homestand. 23 year old RHP Anthony Gressick had a good start for the Dragons, throwing 5 innings allowing 4 hits and 3 runs (1 earned) while walking 2 and striking out 6.
22 year old #1 draft pick Drew Stubbs (.270/.370/.428) continued his offensive tear, going 3-4 with 2 doubles and a walk. In his last 10 games, he’s hitting .512 and he’s followed his .925 July with a 1.092 August. 23 year old DH/1b/3B Jason Louwsma (.257/.321/.365) was 3-4.
22 year old RHP Harris Honeycutt threw 4 innings of relief, allowing one run on 5 hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 9.
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.