The Bats jumped out to an early 4 run lead thanks to 4 Louisville players having multi-hit games. Jay Bruce went 4-5 with 4 singles, a run scored, and an rbi. Jerry Gil went 2-5 with a double and 2 runs batted in. Jolbert Cabrera and Chris Kroski each went 2-4 in the game. Cabrera added a run scored and an rbi to his total.
The Bats were cruising until the 5th when Matt Maloney and reliever Tyler Pelland ran into trouble, allowing Scranton to score 4 times to take the lead. But what finally sealed the Bats fate was when good ol’ Gary Majewski took to the mound! Majewski was beat like a rented mule, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits, a walk, a homerun, and a strikeout over the course of .2 innings pitched. For those keeping score at home, and lets be honest, we know you are, that is now 7 runs on 11 hits and 2 walks in 3.2 relief innings for Mr. Majewski at AAA this season.
Tonys Gutierrez went 3-4 on the night, driving in 3 runs, scoring 2, and hitting his 2nd homerun of the season in the 5th inning. Tonys is batting .333/.448/.583 in just 24 at-bats. B.J. Szymanksi and Eric Eymann each went 2-4 with an rbi.
Matt Belisle pitched extremely well, throwing a complete game and picking up the win. Belisle allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits and 0 walks. He struck out 3.
The Reds scored 10 runs in the first 4 innings and cruised to the 10-5 win. Chris Valaika and Jason Louwsma each went 3-5 with a run scored and an rbi each. Sean Henry, Juan Francisco, Drew Stubbs, and Michael DeJesus each had 2 hits on the night. Francisco and DeJesus each added 2 rbis. DeJesus, Stubbs, and Francisco each added doubles while Henry had a triple on the night.
Michael McKennon led the offensive charge with a 3-5 night with 2 doubles, a run scored and an rbi. Justin Reed also had 3 hits in 4 at-bats and scored twice. Brandon Waring went 2-4 on the evening, adding 2 runs and 2 rbis to his season total.
Luis Montano, a 2003 non-drafted free agent by the Reds, picked up the win in the start. Montano allowed 1 unearned run on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out 5 over 5.2 innings pitched.
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