Minor matters (update)
Jay Bruce hit his second home run of the year last night for Louisville. He's up to .324. But he has 10 strikeouts in the 37 at-bats. Bill Bray has been dominant: 3 2/3 innings, one hit, six strikeouts. . . Juan Francisco hit his second homer for the Sarasota. He's hitting .385 -- with nine strikeouts and no walks in 39 plates appearances. . . Daniel Guerrero took a bit of beating for the Sarasota -- 2 2/3 innings, 10 runs, 10 hits, three home runs.
The Bats played a day game. They beat Pawtucket (where a man was once from) 3-1. Justin Lehr pitched seven shutout innings -- five hits, one walk, five Ks.
David Ross went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly for Louisville. He's 2-for-15 on the his rehab assignment.
Two of the guys who were impressive in the spring -- Jerry Hairston Jr. and Jolbert Cabrera -- are tearing it up for Louisville. Hairston is hittng .484 with four doubles and two triples in 31 at-bats. Cabrera is hitting .407 with a five doubles and a .471 on-base percentage in 27 at-bats.
Given the Reds struggles against lefties -- .201 team average -- it might be time to get one of the two up here. Both are right-handed hitters who can play all over the place.