The Bats bonked the Syracuse Chiefs 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon to complete the series sweep and leave their Boeheimville foes on a 10 game losing streak. The game was tied 2-2 in the Top of the 9th before Chiefs pitcher Mitch "Not Ben" Lively nailed his audition for future Cincinnati Reds reliever by allowing a walk, a double, hitting a batter, walking in a run, and promptly getting ejected for arguing balls & strikes. Falcon Lively, man. Josh "Kosh B'gosh" Smith got the start for the 'Ville, and he logged 6.2 innings of 10 boring hit, 2 boring run ball. Eugenio "O.G. Henny Loc" Suarez chipped in with a 2 for 5 evening, Josh Satin went 3 for 4 with a run scored and a double (which was the Bats' only XBH), and Yorman "The Janitor" Rodriguez went 1 for 2 with a run scored and 2 (!!) walks.
Louisville will return home for a three game set against the Buffalo Bisons beginning Thursday, where David Holmberg will get the start against equally Mongo looking Scott Copeland, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 PM ET.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Timothy Adleman took the mound for the Wahoos on Wednesday, and for pretty much the first time all season looked like he was completely un-adle to be effective. He allowed 3 ER in just 2.1 IP, but with the way that consensus Top 30 prospect Braden Shipley was pitching for the Mobile BayBears, it wouldn't have mattered if he'd have tossed a Mike Leake-esque performance. Shipley tossed 6 scoreless innings, and Mobile took an easy 6-0 victory. Jesse Winker was the lone semi-bright spot on offense, going 1 for 3 with a double.
Devious Keyvious Sampson will start for Pensacola tomorrow with hopes that his 1.91 ERA will continue to throw a middle finger at the San Diego Padres franchise that released him. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM CT.
The Tugas roared into Brevard County with Naughty Nick Travieso on the mound, and it would seem they got what they hoped for if I told you Nick struck out 6 Manatees, walked just 2, and allowed nary an XBH. Unfortunately, the defense. Daytona had a 5 error evening, including the 23rd, 24th, and 25th errors of the season from Taylor "Chan't-Throw" Sparks and 2 from Alex "Machina" Blandino, and that was enough to dog Travieso for 4 unearned runs. That alone bested the 2 runs Daytona mustered in a 5-2 loss. Sparks did score both runs (one from a solo dinger) and added a walk, but the rest of the game was goop.
It's Amir Garrett Day tomorrow for Daytona, as he'll take the mound against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, with first pitch set for 6:30 PM ET.
The Dragonas sawdusted the Clinton LumberKings on Wednesday, pounding out 12 hits en route to an 8-2 victory. Tyler "Ther" Mahle picked up the W after 7 dominant IP that included 8 Ks, 1 BB, and just a pair of hits, and the offense backed him quite effectively. "You're So" Avain Rachel went 2 for 5 with 2 doubles and 2 ribbies, Gavin "Diesel" LaValley fueled the offense with 4 hits - all singles, incidentally - and 2 runs scored, and "Khaleeso" Narciso Crook launched his second dinger of the season.
Wyatt Strahan gets the starting nod for tomorrow's 7:30 ET start vs. the LumberKings, who have yet to announce which starter of theirs will get thumped by LaValley.