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Down on the Farm

Louisville 11 – Scranton WB 0

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.

Birmingham 4 – Chattanooga 0

Michael Griffin went 2-4 with 2 doubles and B.J. Szymanski went 2-3 with 2 singles.  These 2 accounted for 4 of the 5 Lookouts hits on the night. 

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. 

Lakeland 4 – Sarasota 2

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. 

Dayton 8 – Fort Wayne 5

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. 

4 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. Frazier is doing what a top college hitter should be doing at low-A. That’s not a knock. It’s encouraging.

    2B – 3
    HR – 4
    BB – 8
    K – 2

  2. Colina’s clicking too. I feel safe that a pinch hitter can easily be summoned from the AAA squad.

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