Louisville dropped their game Friday to Pawtucket, 6-5. Manny Parra pitched 1.2 scoreless in a rehab outting, and Nick Christiani pitched 2.1 scoreless. Yorman "Tool Shed" Rodriguez was 3 for 4, and "Everyone Loves" Ramon Cabrera was 2 for 4 with a RBI. Saturday, the Bats got some revenge with a 6-1 victory. Josh Smith was great, pitching 6 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, and 7 strikeouts. Jose De La "Tora Tora" Torre and Nate "McAfee" Adcock had scoreless appearances from the pen. Ivan De Jesus, Steve "So" Selsky, and Chris Dominguez all had 2 hit games. Sunday, the Bats won a close one, 5-4. David "Mongolicious" Holmberg had probably his best start of the year, going 6.2 innings, giving up 5 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, and striking out 6. The bullpen went all Cincinnati'd on us real quick. Yorman "My Man" Rodiguez had another 3 hit game with a wanger and 2 RBI. Steve Selsky and Chris Dominguez both had another 2 hit game. Long Jon Moscot takes the mound this afternoon against Toledo.
Pensacola shut out Jackson on Friday night, 3-0. Tim Adleman didn't have the best control but pitched 7 scoreless innings with 5 hits, 5 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Kevin "Rusty" Shackleford and Kyle "Those McNugs Are" McMyne both threw scoreless innings out of the pen. Ryan Wright went 2 for 4 with a double, and Kyle "What's A" Skipworth hit a solo dinger. Jackson would take the next two games, starting with the Saturday 8-6 defeat. Robert Stephenson had a weird game. He walked 5 batters, struck out 11, and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits. He only lasted 4.2 innings because of all those pitches, but only gave up the 2 runs in the first inning. Kyle Waldrop, Marquez Smith, Seth Mejias-Band, and Zach Vincej all had multi-hit games and did cool stuff. Check the box score. It's Memorial Day and I'm trying to keep this short. Sunday, Pensacola lost 6-5. Daniel "Ain't" Wright wasn't right, giving up 5 earned runs in 5.2 innings pitched. He gave up 8 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. The Three Brean Salad was 3 for 5 with a RBI, and Jesse Winker walked 3 times and hit a double. Wandy Peralta starts tonight.
Daytona was 1 for 3 on the weekend against Jupiter, but it's probably pretty difficult to beat a planet. Friday, Daytona won 2-1 in 12 innings. Jackson Stephens pitched 6 scoreless innings, giving up 6 hits, 0 walks, and striking out 1. Nolan Becker, Alejandro Chacin, and Joel "Shiny Ass" Bender combined for the last 6 scoreless innings. The only run scored on an error. Junior Felix "KITTY" Arias was 3 for 6, Alex "The Great" Blandino was 1 for 3 with 2 walks, and Phlervin had a double, a walk, and a RBI. Saturday, the game was rained out and completed on Sunday with the Tortugas losing 13-7. Nick Travieso got the started and pitched 2.2 innings giving up 2 earned before the rain started. In the return to action, Nick Routt pitched 4 innings of 1 run ball, Jimmy Moran got a brain with a scoreless appearance, and Nick Howard got beat up for 4 earned runs in 0.1 innings. Phillip Ervin hit a 2 run dinger, and Taylor Sparks hit 2 singles. Because of the kind of doubleheader things they had going, Dayton lost the Sunday game 4-0 in 7 innings. Amir Garrett didn't get much help from his defense, pitching 6 innings, giving up 4 runs, only 1 earned, on 5 hits, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts. El'Hajjy pitched a scoreless inning from the pen. No runs. No offense. Sal Ramono pitches this evening.
Dayton, like their spirit animal, Daytona, only won 1 game this weekend. Friday, Dayton lost to West Michigan, 3-2. Mark "Strong Arm" Armstrong delivered a good start, pitching 6.2 innings, with 3 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Brian "Beef" O'Grady and Garrett Boulware both had 2 hit games. Saturday, Dayton crushed the Whitecaps, 14-1. Tyler "Good Golly Miss" Mahle was spectacular, pitching 6 innings of 1 run ball, walking 1 and striking out 3. Brennan "San" Bernardino and Conor "Santa" Krauss had scoreless appearances out of the pen. Ronald "Muy" Bueno, Luis "WS MVP" Gonzalez (2 RBI), and Avain Rachal (4 RBI) all had 3 hits. Every Dragon had a hit in the game. Sunday, Dayton was shutout 5-0. Wyatt Strahan wasn't very good, but Gavin LaValley 2 for 3 with a walk.