If you've been paying attention, you'd know that the Reds introduced Raisel Iglesias yesterday. He finally got his work visa this weekend. He immediately left Haiti and came to the United States. Iglesias took in a Fish - Shitbirds game Monday (Yuck), did his thing in Cincytown yesterday, and will report to Arizona on Wednesday. The Reds will evaluate him on how ready he is to pitch. Apparently, he hasn't thrown in a few weeks. The plan is for him to pitch in the Arizona Fall League, or at least get a good amount of winter ball in. By all accounts, the Reds really want to see what they got before 2015 Spring Training. Ryan LaMarre was DFA'd to make room on the 40 man roster. That kind of makes me sad, but LaMarre was having a lot of trouble in AAA. He was having trouble playing and staying on the field.
Louisville got the poop kicked out of them by the the Scranton Stranglers by a score of 6-1. Brett Marshall got the start and had one to forget about (5.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 7 K). Chad Rogers and Fabio "I Believe It's Not Butter" Castillo had scoreless appearances. The Bats scraped together 5 hits and 5 walks, but no one player really stuck out. You need to get more runs with that many base runners. Shame on them. MONGO will be on the mound tonight.
Pensacola was also poopy, losing to Mobile 6-1. 'Lil Cueto wasn't able to capitalize on the momentum of his last start, giving up too many long balls (5 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 3 HR). The strikeouts were there, though. Drew Hayes pitched 2.2 scoreless with 3 strikeouts. The one run was scored by a solo rally killer by Kyle "To The Windows To the" Waldrop. He also had a single in four at bats. Stormin' Yorman Rodriguez struck out 3 times. Jon Moscot takes the mound tonight.
Bakersfield beat up on Modest by a score of 6-2. The Blaze beat up on Mike Piazza (What the freaking hell?) in 5 innings. It's not the Mike Piazza you are thinking of, which would be the best thing ever. It is instead, the Mike Piazza your thinking of's cousin. He's a little Mike Piazza, and he's not very good at baseball. Ismael Guillon pitched 5 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 walks, and striking out 6. Layne Somsen and Jake Johnson had scoreless appearances. The Blaze scored their runs by benefit of the big fly. Jeff "PeanutJammy" Gelalich, Marquez Smith, and Juan Perez all honked donkeys for the Blaze. That was Marquez Smith's 24th home run. You'd really think they'd just throw him to Pensacola to see what would happen. Drew Cisco Inferno starts tonight.
Dayton had their game banged because of rain, and they were losing so WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. This means I'll probably have to write two game summaries for them tomorrow. Ain't not thang like a chicken wang.
Billings got taken behind the woodshed and given a whoopin' last night night by Grand Junction 13-5. Tejay "Vagina" Antone only gave up 3 ER in 5 IP, but that is the only almost decent thing I could say about the pitching. Taylor Sparks kept sparkin' like a beautiful sparklin' sparkler with a 2 for 5 game with a solo wanger and 2 RBI. Kevin Franklin was 2 for 4 and Garrett Boulware was 2 for 4 with a double. Conor "Santa" Krauss will pitch tonight.
The AZL Reds also had their game banged because of rain. They aren't suppose to play tonight, but who knows.