The Bats got shellacked by the Toledo Mudhens on Monday, losing 11-2. Jon Moscot had a rare terrible start, surrendering 8 runs on 11 hits and 2 walks in 4.2 innings. Sometimes when you pitch to contact, they make hard contact I guess. The offense was rather quiet, managing just 2 extra-base hits on the night - doubles from Yorman Rodriguez and Hernan "The Conquistador" Irribarren.
The Bats beat the Mudhens on Tuesday, winning 4-3 Dylan "Ballad of a Thin Man" Axelrod gave up 3 runs in 5 innings on 6 hits and 3 walks, while striking out just 1 batter. The bullpen kept Toledo off the board for the final four innings, allowing Axelrod to pick up the win. Eugenio Suarez scored a pair of runs on a 1-3 night with a walk. Donovan Hand takes the hill for the Bats tonight at 6:35 ET.
The Wahoos came from behind, scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th to beat the Jackson Generals 8-7. Seth Mejias-Brean, who has been knocking the cover off the ball lately, went 3-4 with a double. Ryan Wright (Ryan Wright!) drove in 3 runs, going 2-5 with a double. Wandy Peralta had a rough night, giving up 5 runs (3 earned) in 2 innings before exiting the game after taking a liner off the arm. Kyle McMyne picked up his 5th save in as many opportunities, tossing a perfect 9th inning.
Pensacola had the day off. Keyvius Sampson looks to continue his hot start tonight against the Mississippi Barves.
The Tortugas had the day off Monday.
Daytona rode a 6-run 6th innings to an 8-4 victory over the Bradenton Marauders. Chad Wallach went 2-3 with a walk and 2 runs scored, while Taylor Sparks scored a pair of runs as well, going 3-4 with 3 singles. Sal "Pecorino" Romano only lasted 3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits with no walks or strikeouts. El'Hajj got the rare one-out save, getting out of a bases loaded jam in the 9th. Barrett "Rudy" Astin gets the start for the Fightin' Turtles this morning at 10:30 AM.
The Dragons spoiled a solid start from Tejay "My" Antone, falling 4-3 in 10 innings. Antone gave up an unearned run in the first, before settling in for the next 5 innings allowing just 4 hits and striking out 2 while walking none. Brian "Big Buck" Hunter blew the save and got tagged with the loss. Louis Gonzales had the only multi-hit game, going 4-5 with 4 singles.
Dayton shut out the South Bend Cubs on Tuesday, winning, 4-0. Seth "Time" Varner was slicing up eyeballs, striking out 5 and walking none over 7 scoreless innings. Jimmy "Slim" Pickens provided the lumber, going 2-4 with a 2-run dinger. Mark Armstrong faces off against the baby Cubs tonight at 7:00.