Ben Jukich got his first win for the Bats, throwing 8 shutout innings, allowing 7 hits, a walk, while striking out 3. Danny Herrera threw a scoreless 9th, allowing one hit. Jerry Hairston hit a grand slam in a rehab start in CF, Chris Dickerson had two hits (double, homer (#11), Ryan Hanigan had two hits, and DT Anderson went 3-5 with a double and homer (#6).
Jordan Smith threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing 8 hits and 3 runs, while walking none and striking out 5. Ramon Geronimo kept his Chattanooga ERA at 0.00 with 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief, allowing no hits, but 2 walks. The Lookouts could only muster one hit on the night, by Tonys Gutierrez.
FSL Pitcher of the Week, Scott Carroll gave up 5 runs (3 earned) in 5 2/3 innings, allowing 9 hits and a walk, while striking out 3. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Logan Parker, Jason Louwsma, and Carson Kainer all had 2 hits. Catcher Eddy Rodriquez had a homer for the Reds only score.
The Dragons continued their second half hot streak by beating up on the Burlington Bees on the road Wednesday night. The Dragons racked up 21 hits, including 3 doubles and 4 homers. The attack was led by 19 year old Nefi Soto, who went 5-6 on the night with a homer and drove in 3 runs. Brandon Waring went 4-6 with a homer and drove in 4 runs. Jason Bour (HR) and Zach Cozart both had 3 hits. Jacob Kahaulelio, in his second game since being sent back from Sarasota, went 2-5 with a homer.
The recipient of all this support was Jeremy Horst. He threw 5 innings, allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 0 and struck out 5. Since being moved to the starting rotation, Horst has made 5 starts, thrown 23 innings, with an ERA of 1.96, allowing 12 hits and striking out 26. His WHIP as a starter has been .70.
OF Byron Wiley led the offense, collecting 3 hits in 4 ABs, including a homer. David Sappelt and Kyle Day each had two hits.
Enrique Garcia started and threw 4 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits, walking 1 and striking out 2. Junior Martinez got the win, going 3 innings, allowing one run on one hit, walking 2, while k’ing 3. Mace Thurman and Jordan Hotchkiss followed with scoreless innings of relief.
Catcher Kevin Coddington led the offense, going 2-5 with a double and 3 RBIs. 1B Humberto Sosa and 3B Maurcio Pimentel also collected two hits.
RHP Evan Hilenbrandt got the start and threw 5 innings, giving up 1 run on 4 hits, walking 2 and striking out 7. Jerry Gil, who is trying to make the conversion to pitcher, was not as effective, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in 1/3 of an inning. Michael Henry and Hector Santana were pretty ineffective out of the bullpen also.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.