The headliner here is newly minted Cincinnati Reds farmhand John Lamb, a once highly touted prospect in the Kansas City system and one part of the trade for Johnny Cueto. Lamb's night got off to a rough start; all 3 runs that he gave up came in the 1st inning along with 3 hits. Lamb settled down and finished his first Bat outing with 5 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, and 8 SO. Less of the start, more of the finish, kid.
It didn't really matter, because the damage would prove to be done after the 3 Knight runs in the first as the Bats couldn't muster more than 2 themselves. Chris Dominguez, fresh off a DFA, went 2-3 with a double and an RBI, while Ryan LaMarre was 2-3 with a double himself. But that was pretty much it.
Up Next: Brandon Finnegan will make his Bats debut tonight against the Knights at 7:05 ET.
The Wahoos took the Lookouts into extra innings, finally coming out on top by one run. Honestly, I won't do this game justice, so you should definitely check out the box scores and stories from this game. Tim Adelman started the game, went 1.2 IP, with 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 strike out, but was lifted due to injury. I'm not privy to that injury information. From there, the Wahoos used 6 pitchers whom I don't care to chronicle in this space, because none of them were particularly spectacular.
The "Juans" (Duran and Perez) combined for 6 hits and 4 RBIs, Seth "The Cassarole" Mejias-Brean was 2-3 with a walk and an RBI himself. Beau "Wax" Amaral really showed up, going 3-5 with 3 RBI.
Up Next: Josh Smith will hurl them balls for the Wahoos against the Lookouts at 7:15 ET.
The Baby Turtles enjoyed a rain shortened win over the Lucies behind a solid start from top 3 rated Reds prospect Amir "Levi" Garrett. Garrett didn't set the world on fire in his 5 innings, allowing 6 hits and 4 walks, but only giving up 2 earned runs to go along with 3 strike outs. Scott Brattvet locked it down with 2 innings of scoreless baseball. Jeff "Jelly" Gelalich and Chad "Eli" Wallach combined for 6 hits and 3 RBI with Wally doing his work with 2 doubles. Uncle Phil Ervin walked twice and Carlton "American Girl" Daal chipped in with 2 hits and 2 RBI.
Up Next: Daytona will take on Fort Myers and turn the ball over to Seth Varner at 7:05 ET.
WOOF. This was a forgettable one for the Dragons. Tejay Antone was fine, going 6 innings with 3 earned, 7 hits, and 2 walks and strike outs a piece. The bullpen relocated to Chernobyl, unfortunately. Jacob "Bad" Moody gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in 0.2 IP, giving way to Jeremy Kivel "and Bits" to put on his best Kevin Gregg: 1.1 IP, 7 hits, 7 earned on 3 home runs. I just used a dog food pun, right? I'll say it again. WOOF. The bats weren't much better, as Cory Thompson and Argenis "12 Steps" Aldazoro combined for 4 hits, and Gavin "Down In" LaValley knocked in the only run with a ground out after a Thompson triple in the 1st. We'll just forget this one, yeah?
Up Next: Junior Morillo and the Dragons will face off against Fort Wayne at 7:05 ET.
The Mustangs squeaked out a victory against the Voyagers behind a decent start from Franderlyn Romero, who went 5.2 IP with 8 hits and only 1 earned and 3 strike outs. Junior Arias did not fair as well, giving up 4 runs (3 earned) in only 1.2 innings of work. Tyler Parmenter and Jimmy "Go Get'er" Herget finished the game from there, allowing only 1 unearned run. The offense was turned out, collecting 15 hits on the night. Blake Trahan and Shane Mardirosian combined for 6 hits and an RBI, while Tyler "TySteve" Stephenson went 3-4 on the night "Cowboy" Brantley Bell chipped in a 2-3 night with a walk and an RBI.
Up Next: Jacob Constante and the Stangs will head to Missoula at 9:05 ET.
The AZL rookies didn't fare as well against the rookie Mariners. Mason Felt started the game and went 2 innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2 and walking 2. Rock Rucker got rocked in his 0.1 inning, allowing 2 earned behind 2 walks. Zac Correll was hung with the loss despite pitching well, going 4.2 innings allowing only 1 run (none earned) and striking out 6. The Little Reds could only manage 4 hits between them, Blake "Blame It On The" Butler was responsible for one of them: a double that scored 2. Sammy "Skinny" Diaz, Montrell "Eminem" Marshall, and Leandro Santana accounted for the other 3.
Up Next: The AZL Reds will take on their counterpart Padres at 10:00 ET.