Alvin Colina’s 2 run homerun in the 5th inning provided all the offense the Bats would need and get in this one. The homerun was Colina’s second of the season and capped off a 2-4 night. The only other Bats player with 2 hits in the game was ….(drumroll)…. Jay Bruce! Bruce went 2-4, but did strikeout twice.
Justin Mallett picked up his first win of the season by going 5 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and walking 2 while striking out 5. Gary Majewksi, Danny Herrera, and Jon Adkins combined to pitch 4 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just 2 hits combined to secure the win.
Justin Turner went 2-4 with a single and 2 run homer. The homerun was Justin’s first of the season. He was the only Lookouts player with multiple hits. Chattanooga managed just 5 hits in the game.
Ramon Ramirez suffered the loss to drop to 2-3. Ramirez allowed 5 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks in 3.1 innings pitched. Michael Hrynio finally had a good relief appearance. Hrynio lowered his ERA to 13.50 by going 2.1 inning, allowing only 1 run this time while striking out 5. In 5 of his 8 appearances, Hrynio has given up at least 2 runs.
Jordan Smith dropped to 7-2 on the year by allowing 5 runs on 7 hits and a walk while striking out 4. Smith now has an ERA of 2.55 in 10 starts. He has struck out 44 and walked just 7 in 67 innings pitched.
The offense was non-existent for the Reds, getting just 4 hits. The Reds struck out a whopping 16 times in the game. Brevard County’s starter struck out 10 in 5 innings of work.
Denis Phipps, Michael McKennon, and Kevyn Feiner each had 2 hits for the Dragons. Phipps and McKennon each scored 2 runs and Feiner scored once and drove in 3. Justin Reed and Brandon Waring each hit homeruns. For Reed, it was homerun number 5 on the year while Waring belted his 10th.
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