Louisville 6 – Indianapolis 4

The Bats offense got the team off to a 6-0 lead and the lead withstood a 4-run 9th inning rally by Indy for the win. Jay Bruce led the team with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, including his 4th homerun of the season. He also had a double and 3 runs scored. Andy Phillips went 2-3 on the evening. Both hits were doubles and he scored twice and drove in a run. Kevin Barker also went 2-3 in the game, scoring once and driving in 2. To round out the offense, Adam Rosales went 2-2 with a double and 2 rbis. The 3 through 6 hitters in the Bats lineup combined to go 9-12 with 4 doubles, a homerun, 8 runs scored, and 6 rbis.

Justin Lehr improved to 3-0 on the season with the win. Lehr pitched 6 innings, scattering 5 hits while striking out 2. Lehr’s ERA dropped to 1.33 on the season. Bill Bray pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just 1 hit while striking out 2. Bray’s ERA is now 1.04.

Chattanooga 3 – Carolina 2

I can’t quite figure this out, but the 9th inning was wild. Michael Griffin was hit by a pitch to lead off the 9th. That was followed up by the Carolina manager being ejected. After a sac-bunt, Griffin moved to 2nd. He then score on a wild pitch. Based on the recap, he scored from 2nd base on the wild pitch as it never mentions him moving to 3rd. In that same at-bat, Cody Strait ended the game with a walk-off, solo-homerun. It was Strait’s 3rd homerun of the season.

Sam Lecure got the start and pitched well. Lecure went 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5.

Sarasota 6 – Clearwater 4

Chris Valaika and Drew Stubbs each had outstanding nights at the plate. Chris went 4-5 on the night with a run scored and 3 rbis. The 4 hit night raised his average to .352 on the season. Drew went 3-5 on the night with 2 doubles and 2 runs batted in. Chris Heisey and Justin Turner each had 2 hits apiece.

Jordan Smith improved to 4-1 on the season with the win. Smith pitched 6 innings, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits and a walk while striking out 2. Smith now has an ERA of 1.72 on the season. Logan Ondrusek pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief, surrendering 1 hit while striking out 3.

The Dragons had an off-day on Thursday.

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2 Responses

  1. doug

    Drew Stubbs is absolutely smashing the baseball right now. The kid doesn’t have any home runs, but he has a 37% Line Drive rate. That is hitting the ball with absolute authority. Still striking out a bunch, but unlike the past, when he hits the ball, he is hitting the crap out of it.

  2. Bill

    RN Spotlight Pitcher Matt Klinker starts for the Dragons tonight in their first game of the road trip.