Friday, the Louisville Bats got their weekend started with the Columbus Clippers and won 5-4. Brett Marshall found his strikeout pitch, but still had trouble keeping the runs off the board (6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 9 K, 1 HR). Justin Freeman picked up the win with 1.1 scoreless innings pitched. Bryan Anderson and Hernan Iribarren both hit two run Jack Johnsons. Saturday, things didn't go nearly as well with a 6-3 loss to Rochester. David Holmdiggity was meh (6.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, and 3 K). Elvin Ramirez had a scoreless inning in relief. Rey "Put him on the team" Navarro went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and a RBI. Sunday, the Bats played for a really long time. They ended up playing the longest game in their franchise history, and they lost 6-5 in 15 innings. Josh Smith pitched well (6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, and 4 K). There were a total of 8 pitchers in the game for the Bats. Mikey O'Brien, Fabio Castillo, Justin Freeman, and Pedro Villareal all pitched a scoreless inning or more. Rey "Seriously Call Him Up" Navarro was 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 3 walks. Thomas Neal also put in a good day with 4 hits in 6 at bats, with a double, 2 walks, and 2 RBI. The Bats play on Monday, but they say Holmberg is starting again. That must be a mistake.
Pensacola's offense really shit to bed this weekend against the Tennessee Smokies. Friday, the Wahoos lost 2-1. Daniel "Off the Wagon" Corcino had a really good night (6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 ER, 1 HR). Ben Klimesh pitched well in relief with 1.1 innings and 3 strikeouts. The Wahoos did have 8 hits on the night, even though they only scrapped together 1 run. Brodie Greene, Rossmel Perez, and Juan Duran all had two hit games. Saturday, Pensacola was able to pick up a win, even without an offense behind them with a score of 2-1. Jon Moscot "Love" pitched 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, 1 earned run, 4 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Fabian Williams and Shan Dyer had scoreless appearances. Juan Duran was hungry like a wolf, hitting a solo shot in the 7th. Seth Mejias-Band breaned a RBI triple as well. Sunday, the Wahoos dropped another game to the Smokies 4-1. Bob Steve had an appearance that didn't go all that well (6 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR). His ERA is on the wrong side of 4. Scott Maine and Drew Hayes had scoreless appearances. The Wahoos play on Monday with Lorenzen on the mound.
One thing we can say about Bakersfield is that they will bring the offense, and they broke out the bats against Rancho Cucamonga. Friday, the Blaze lost to the Quakes 8-5. It looks like the pitching was a conglomeration of relievers. The only pitcher not to give up a run was Kyle McMyne in the two innings he pitched. Sean Buckley had 3 hits, a double, and a RBI. Beau Amaral had 2 hits, a double, and a walk. Zach Vincej had 2 singles, 2 RBI, and a walk. Saturday, Bakersfield walked away with a 6-1 victory. Wandy Peralta went 5 innings, giving up 6 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, and a 5 strikeouts. James Allen pitched 3 scoreless innings with 6 strikeouts. Layne Somsen pitched 1 scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts. Marquez Smith (2 RBI) had 2 hits and a walk, Juan Perez had 2 hits and a double, and Brent Peterson had 2 hits and a double. Sunday, the Blaze got an even bigger win 8-1. Mike Dennhardt pitched very well (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K). Jake Johnson pitched 2 scoreless innings. Juan Perez hit a two run wanger, but no one had a multi hit game. It really was one of those "team" efforts. The Blaze play Monday with TBD on the mound.
Dayton hosted the
Notre Dame South Bend Silver Hawks this weekend and took 2 of 3 games. Friday, the Dragons won by a score of 6-8. The Silver Hawks made it interesting scoring 4 in the 9th, but still came up short. Amir Garret got the start and was pretty much untouchable (5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K). Nick Howard gave up 2 ER in 1.2 innings pitched, and Zack Weiss gave up 4 ER. Alejandro Chacin did what he usually does, pitching a scoreless inning for his 15th save of the year. Robert "El Bruce" Ramirez went 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored, a triple, and a 3 run tater salad. Alex Blandino continued to kill it with a 3 for 5 day with 2 doubles and 3 runs scored. Saturday, Dayton jumped out to a 4 run lead in the first, and road that to a 4-2 victory. Rad Dan Langfield kept the runs off the board, but was wild again (5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, and 4 K). Tony Amezcua pitched 3 scoreless with 3 strikeouts in relief. Alex Blandino walked 3 times and scored a run, and Tanner "Don't Be A Fool Wrap Yore Tool Before You" Rahier hit a three run dong blast in the 1st inning. Sunday was a sloppy affair with Dayton losing 13-2. Sal Romano, Pedro Diaz, and Evan Mitchell got embarrassed. Radhames "Cheesy" Quezada pitched a scoreless inning, but wasn't exactly effective with 2 walks. Tanner Rahier and Jon Matthews had multi hit games. Dayton plays tonight with Naughty Nick on the mound.
Billings only played two games this weekend, but it's like they played three. Friday, Billings and Great Falls played 17 innings and Billings won 3-1. Neither team scored a run until the 14th inning. Really, every pitcher for the Mustangs was great, so you should check out the box score. There were too many to talk about. Brian O'Grady entered the game late and played CF. He went 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 walks. Algenis "The Mask" Aldazoro had two hits in the game. Saturday, Billings played your normal 9 inning affair and lost 5-4. Wyatt "Earp" Strahan looked good (3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K). Jose Williams also pitched 3 scoreless innings with 3 strikeouts. Jose "Farting" Duarte had a 3 run homer and a walk. No one else was particularly impressive. Tyler Mahle starts tonight for the Mustangs.
The AZL Reds only played one game this weekend because everything else was stopped because of rain. Even the one game they played only lasted 6 innings. They lost 6-0. I'm trying to work and finish this up, so I don't think I'm going to summarize this snooze fest. Look at the box score if you dare. Apparently, rain in Arizona is a thing now.