The Bats got the offense rolling last night, pounding out 16 hits and scoring 11 runs. Six different Bats hitters each had at least 2 hits and we’ll mention each and every one! Alvin Colina probably had the best night, going 2-3 with 2 runs scored, a homerun, and 5 runs driven in. It was Colina’s first homerun of the season. Jerry Hairston, Jr kept his batting average at .500 thanks to a 3-6 night at the plate. Jerry also drove in 2 runs. Chris Dickerson continues to try and get out of his early season slump. Dickerson went 2-6 to raise his average to .150. Jay Bruce went 2-5 in the game, scoring a run and drawing a walk. Unfortunately he also struckout 3 times. Drew Anderson went 2-4 last night, with a double, walk, rbi, and scored twice. Finally, Paul Janish completed the 2-hit night, tallying 2 hits in 5 at-bats and scored a run.
Tom Shearn was the beneficiary of the offensive support. Shearn went 5 innings, scattering just 3 hits, a walk, and struck out 2. Shearn has not given up a run in 2 starts, going 10 scoreless innings.
Danny Herrera pitched 3.2 innings in relief in this one, allowing 1 unearned run. Herrera has not allowed an earned run in 8.2 innings pitched this season. However he has walked 5 while striking out just 4 in that span.
The Reds would have been shutout in this one had Juan Francisco not hit a 2-run homer in the top of the 9th inning. It was Juan’s first homerun of the season and it prevented him from striking out again. Francisco was 1-4 with 3 Ks on the night. Jason Louwsma and Chris Valaika each went 2-4 in the game.
Lee Tabor pitched 3 near perfect innings in relief for the Reds. Tabor allowed 0 hits and walked just 1 while striking out 2. He is yet to be scored upon, or hit upon, in 5 innings of relief this season. Tabor was the Reds 30th round draft pick in the 2006 draft. Alexander Smith dropped to 0-2 in the start. Smit threw 4 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 6.
Todd Frazier led the Dragons offensive surge with a 3-4 night at the plate. Frazier had a single, double, homerun, scored twice, and added 3 rbis. His 2-run homer in the first was his 4th homerun of the season. Keltavious Jones went 2-4 on the night with a double and 2 runs scored and Brandon Waring was a perfect 2-2 at the dish with a double, 2 runs scored, and 2 walks. Waring has a 1.411 OPS in the early going of the season while Frazier’s is a “mediocre” 1.811!
Jeremy Horst picked up the win in relief by going 4 shutout innings. He allowed just 1 hit while striking out 4.