Louisville lost 3-1, which shouldn't be all too surprising. Neftali "Gad & Issachar" Soto went 2-4 with a double, and Thomas Neal went 2-4 with the Bats' only RBI. Donald Lutz and Steve Selsky -- who I just realized was in AAA, sorry for the AAAA FO crew -- went 1-3 apiece. How they got only 1 run on 9 hits and a walk, I don't know, but congrats, I guess.
Pedro Villareal had a decent if short outing; 4IP, 4H, 1ER, 1BB, 5K. Ryan "Radhames" Ryland-Smith went 2.1IP with a hit, a walk, and a strikeout. Good for him.
Josh Smith hosts the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs at 7:05 p.m. ET tomorrow at dollar beer night in Louisville, if you were looking for an opportunity to forget that you were in Louisville for a night.
Danny "Blandito" Corcino will help the AA Blue Wahoos host the Montgomery Biscuits at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight. They were off on Wednesday.
Nothing to see here, as Bakersfield lost to San Jose 5-1. Ismail Guillion was somewhat okay, going 5.2IP with 5H, 3R, 2ER, 1BB, 3K. Sebastian "Hoguera" Elizalde went 1-1 with a walk as he subbed in for Beau Amaral. That nickname came from my wikipediaing of Elizalde's hometown of Guaymas, which:
It begins with the Quema del malhumor or Hoguera, when an effigy of something or someone who has displeased the public is burned. Each year, the effigy represents something different. In past years, the effigy has represented the figures of Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Vicente Fox, George H. W. Bush, Mexico’s value added tax and lack of water. In 2009, the effigy was of singer Julio Preciado for his poor interpretation of Mexico’s national anthem at the recent Serie del Caribe baseball tournament.
THEY BURNED AN EFFIGY OF LACK OF WATER. HOW ARCH IS THAT?
Anyways, Brent "Chill Freel" Peterson went 2-4 as a thirdbaseman. He plays all around the outfield and infield, and is putting together a decent little season going .308/.413/.359 as a 21-year-old coming into today. He's a born-and-bred Bakersfield native, so I'm sure he more than others can't wait to get the hell out of Bakersfield.
The Blaze play again at 3:35 p.m. ET on Thursday, as Drew "I'm responsible for more hits than the guy who spells it with a 'q''' Cisco faces former first-round pick Chris Stratton and the San Jose Giants. When you start getting "former first-round pick" as an adjective, I think it means you haven't done much since then.
Good teams win games that they weren't supposed to. The transitive property means that the Dragons are a good team, as they won 5-4 in a game where they struck out 12 times and gave up 7 walks. Jackson " eman sdrawkcab" Stephens went 5IP giving up a lone hit to go with 4 walks and 8 strikeouts. Alexander "Waterfalls" Chacin got the Chapman; a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts.
Jam-Mack went 1-5 with a triple, Jack Hannahan went 1-3 with a walk in his second game this year, and Joe Hudson went 2-3 even though he's not really a prospect. Jonathan "Who knows so?" Reynoso also went a decent 2-4, but it was a weirdly quiet way to score 5 runs.This team is super-boring when Jose Ortiz ain't catching.
Amir "Boy Pitchy" Garrett will take on poorly-named Blayne Weller and the South Bend Silver Hawks at 7:05 p.m. ET on Thursday.
The Billings got Wandered. Wander Franco went 3-5 with one of the Chukars' 3 triples as the Mustangs fell 4-2. Jeremy Kivel took the brunt of it, giving up 6H, 3ER, 3BB with 4K in only 4.1 IP.
Brian O'Grady, a 215-pound first baseman, led off as the DH and went 0-2 with 2BB. I hope that the Billings' Brennaman equivalent blew out his gourd. Taylor "Firecracker" Sparks went 2-4 with a triple and Kevin "El Infante Destructor" Franklin went 2-4 to raise his average to .157. He has 3 walks to go alongside 26 strikeouts. Roar.
Luke Moran, one of two unrelated Morans in the Reds' system, will take the Billings bump tomorrow as the Mustangs host Torey "the real" Deshazier at 9:05 p.m. ET.
I have never met a Moran in my life, and yet BB-Ref lists 12 big-league Morans (and one Mickey Morandini) and 114 minor-league Morans. The Reds have had two Jimmy Morans on their paychecks; the current Bakersfield semi-prospect and one who was active from 1946-1956. I had no idea I have been always surrounded by Morans.
The Arizona League Reds apparently didn't play. Or if they did, I can't find any box score online. Who knows if they'll ever play again. "Goodyear" must mean "1998" with how good their internet penetration is.