The Bats took the night off.
Well, it looks like the Lookouts may have taken the night off as well. Except they actually had a game. The team struck out a combined 15 times at the plate and only Shaun Cumberland had a 2 hit night, going 2-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
Lee Tabor had a nice relief outing. Lee threw 2 scoreless innings, scattering 3 hits while striking out 1. Lee lowered his ERA to 3.68 in 14.2 innings at the Double-A level.
The Reds posted a 5 spot in the 8th inning to blow this game open. Jacob Kahaulelio led the charge by going 2-4 with 4 rbis. He also hit his 2nd double of the season. Drew Stubbs also continued some nice hitting, going 2-3 with 2 runs scored and a walk. Stubbs has a .383 on-base percentage this season in 236 at-bats. Finally, Juan Francisco went 1-4, hitting his 10th homerun of the season.
Camilo Vazquez improved to 4-2 by pitching 2 scoreless innings of relief. Vazquez walked 1 and struck out 2. This was Camilo’s first outing in nearly 2 weeks.
The Dragons are still off for the All-Star break. In the All-Star game, Joseph Krebs pitched a scoreless inning, allowing a hit. Luis Montano also pitched a scoreless inning while striking out 2. Jeff Jeffords pitched .2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit while striking out 1.
The Dragons offensive players had an O’fer night at the plate in the game.
The Mustangs had 15 hits and 4 of those were of the homerun variety. Neftali Solo went 3-5 with 2 homeruns, 4 rbis, and 2 runs scored. Solo had an impressive start last season for the GCL Reds. If memory serves me correct, his defense was rather shaky. Michael Konstanty and Tony Brown each had 2 hits, a homerun, a run scored, and 2 runs batted in. Matt “The Stiffmeister” Stiffler (sorry for the bad American Pie joke) went 2-4 with a double, rbi, and 2 runs scored. Alex Buckholz and Tyler Stovall had 3 and 2 hits respectively in 5 at-bats. Stovall was the Reds 20th round draft pick this year.
Oscar Castro picked up the win in the start by going 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 5. Randall Linebaugh, the Reds 37th round draft pick in this year’s draft, pitched 1 scoreless inning, allowing a hit while striking out 2.
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