With the MLB first player draft taking place today, beside of each player’s name mentioned today we will list the year, round, and team each player was selected in his respective draft.
The Bats scored 4 runs in the first inning and never trailed. Chris Dickerson (2003, 16th Round, Reds) led the offensive charge by going 3-3 with 2 walks in the leadoff spot. He hit a homerun, drove in a run, and scored three times. Adam Rosales (2005, 12th, Reds)went 3-4 for the Lookouts with a double and a triple. Rosales also had an rbi. Jolbert Cabrera (1990, undrafted, Expos) helped the Bats in the game by driving in 3 rbis in a 1-2 night.
Aaron Harang probably wishes he could get the run support that Adam Pettyjohn (1998, 2nd, Tigers) has been getting. Pettyjohn improved to 7-1 on the season despite posting a 4.44 ERA on the season. In this one, Adam gave up 4 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings pitched. Adam has given up less than 3 runs only twice this season, but is still 7-1. Jon Adkins (1998, 9th, A’s) picked up his 13th save and struck out the side in the 9th.
The Lookouts scored a run in the bottom half of the 9th for the walk-off victory. Shaun Cumberland (2003, 10th, Rays) hit his 8th homerun of the season and went 3-4 with 3 runs scored. Daniel Dorn (2006, 32nd, Reds), Chris Denove (2005, 32nd, Reds), and Sean Henry (2004, 20th, Mets) had 2 hits each and combined for 2 doubles, 2 rbis, and a run scored.
Ben Jukich (2006, 13th, A’s) started and received a no decision. Jukich struck out 9 in 6 innings pitched but allowed 4 runs on 7 hits. Despite his struggles today, Ben is still 5-2 on the year with a 2.63 ERA.
Lakeland scored 5 runs in the 4th inning and that was that. The Reds managed just 5 hits, one of which was a double by Adam Perales (2006, 22nd, D-Backs).
Camilo Vazquez (2002, 4th, Reds) had an impressive pitching line in this one. Vazquez pitched 2 innings in relief, walking 1 and striking out 5.
On the heels of today’s draft, last year’s #1 pick by the Reds, Devin Mesoraco (2007, 1st, Reds), went 2-4 with a double and 2 runs scored to help lead the Dragons to the win. Devin has seen his average climb steadily, now standing at .288.
Matt Klinker (2007, 15th, Reds) pitched well, but saw his bullpen blow the win. Matt pitched 6 scoreless innings, scattering 2 hits and walking 3 while striking out 4.
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