Louisville Bats 10, Toledo Mud Hens 2
The Bats plucked the Mud Hens in a game that was never close. Donovan "It's Outta My" Hand started tonight and only allowed 4 hits and 2 earned, with 5 strikeouts and 0 walks. In a game that featured 6 of the 9 Bats get hits, Chris Dominguez provided the most paycheck cashin', going 1-4 with a 3 run doming-ding. Yorman "Myman Ourman" Rodriguez helped out as well, going 2-4 with 2 ribeyes of his own. Ivan De Jesus continued his hitting ways, also chipping in with 2 hits, a walk, and an RBI. Chris "NotAProspect" Berset managed 2 runs batted in, and Jose "MeEither" Constanza managed 2 hits.
Up Next: Off Day for the Bats, and I'm sure they will all be hanging out with KC Gardy.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 7, Mississippi Braves 5
Pensacola played into the middle of the night, needing 14 innings to dispose of the Mississippi Barves. Keyvius "I Wanna Talk To" Sampson continued his solid start, going 5 IP allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs, though the 5 walks haunted. Blaine Howell didn't help the cause, giving up 2 earned runs in his only inning. However the combination of Zack Weiss, Carlos "The Other CarGo" Gonzalez, Jacob "Jingleheimer" Johnson, and Kevin Shackelford kept the Braves off the board for the duration. Kyle Waldrop enjoyed a 2-5 night with a double, 2 RBI, and 2 walks. Ray Chang chipped in one upped him with 3 hits and a double, with 2 RBi and 1 walk. Ryan Wright! also had 2 hits and a walk. Seth Mejias-Brean managed 2 hits, an RBI and a walk. Uncle Jesse Winker also contributed with 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Kyle "What's A" Skipworth? Apparently 1 hit and 5 strikeouts.
Up Next: Game number 2 at Mississippi, when Timothy Adleman takes the hill at 7:00pm EDT.
Daytona Tortugas 7, Bradenton Marauders 6
The Dragonas got the early start, and intended to cruise against the Pittsburgh affiliated Marauders. Up 3 to nada in the top of the 7th, Alex "the Great" Blandino launched a 3 run wangdino to make it 6 to nothing. Barrett "50 Cal" Astin spun a gem, going 6 IP with only 2 hits, 3 strikeouts and 2 walks. Unfortunately, Nick "Not Dwight" Howard came out of the bullpen and Kevin Gregg'd everything up, giving up 5 earned on 4 walks and 2 hits in only 1.1 IP. He's sporting a gas can like 7+ ERA, and is eagerly awaiting his call up to the major league pen. "Don't Call My Name" Alejandro Chacin saved that inning, and El'Hajj saved the game (while also giving up an earned run of his own). Nearly everyone chipped in for the Turtles; the aforementioned Blandino with his 2-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, Taylor "Bubba" Sparks chipped in with 2 hits and 2 RBI, Sebastian Elizalde with 1 hit, 1 RBI, and 2 walks, and Junior Felix "The Cat" Arias with a 2 hit, 1 walk afternoon. Notably absent from the chipping of in? Filthy Phil Ervin, who was 0-5 on the day.
Up Next: Daytona will square off against Bradenton at 6:30pm EDT, when Jackson Stephens gets the call for the Turtles.
Dayton Dragons 4, South Bend Cubs 3
Dayton found themselves locked up in a tight one, but exited with the win against South Bend. Mark "Way Strong" Armstrong moved his record to 3-1, allowing 7 hits with only 2 earned runs and 2 walks to go along with 4 strikeouts in his 5.1 IP. Garrett "Sounds Like A Power Tool" Boulware and Paul "This Is A Person That Plays for the Reds" Kronenfeld provided the run producing for the Dragons, with 1 hit and 2 RBI a piece. Gavin LaValley enjoyed a 1-2 night with a double and 2 walks. Ronald "Here is Horseshit, Here is" Bueno and Jonathan "Rey Don't Think So" Reynoso both added a hit on the night.
Up Next: Dayton will look to put the sweep on the South Bend Cubs when they turn the ball over to Tyler Mahle at 7:00pm EDT.