Louisville Bats 0, Columbus Clippers 3
The poor Bats were blanked by the Clippers to a tune of 0-3. Donn "Golden Gloves" Roach was the loser here, but he was mainly fine. Roach gave up 9 hits, but though 3 runs were scored, only 1 of them was earned. Layne "Something" Somsen and Drew "Laynes" Hayes each went 1 inning with nothing scored, but the Bats offense could provide nothing in the way of runs. The team tallied 8 hits, but none of the run scoring variety and only one extra base hit, from Chris Berset, who managed a 2-3, 2B night. Hernan "The Barbarian" Iribarren managed 2 hits himself, but otherwise not much else was going on.
Up Next: The dreaded TBD will be out there throwing rocks for the Bats, as they take on the Clippers at 7:05 ET.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 13, Birmingham Barons 10
The Wahoos did not hurt for offense, out flying the Barons. The pitching, eh. "Double" Barrett Astin started and went 5 innings with 9 hits and 5 earned, allowing 2 home runs. Patrick "Phew" Schuster went only 0.2 IP, with 2 earned. Kevin Shackelford was more like "HACKelford", doing worse in his 0.2 allowing 3 ER on 2 BB. Zack Weiss held up his end of the bargain, earning the save on 1.2 IP, 0 ER, and 3 SO. Thankfully, all of the Wahoos managed a hit, 3 of them earning more than 2 and two more earning 2. Bryson Smith was red hot, going 5-6 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored. "Uncle" Jesse Winker was 3-5 with a winked wanger, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Juan "Duran" Duran was 3-5 with a dinger of his own, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Up Next: Daniel Wright will attempt to shuck the Shuckers tonight at 7:40 ET.
Daytona Tortugas 8, Dunedin Blue Jays 0
Daytona managed the opposite of their big brother Bats, shutting out Dunedin. "Naughty" Nick Travieso is back, and he's fantastic, to a tune of 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 K and 2 BB. Seth Varner went 3 innings of 0 run ball with 3 hits and 3 strike outs, while Evan Mitchell finished it with 1 innings, 1 walk and 1 strike out all told. The offense for the Dragonas was alive, sparked, if you will, by Taylor "Bubba" Sparks with a 3-4 day with a double, a dinger, 5 RBI (!) and 2 runs scored. Chad Wallach was 2-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI and 3 runs scored. Jeff "Jelly" Gelalich was 2-5 with a run scored. Phil "Trouble with the" Ervin was 1-4 with a walk.
Up Next: Would you look at that? It's General Jackson Stephens on the mound Wednesday for the Dragonas at 6:30 ET.
Dayton Dragons 1, Peoria Chiefs 2
The Dragons couldn't manage runs on this day, either, and were scalped by the Chiefs. Jake "Fight Club" Paulson was pretty good, allowing 5 hits and 2 earned in his 6 innings, with 6 strike outs and no walks. Brennan "Shark?" Bernardino went 2 innings allowing only 2 hits with a strike out, and Joe Mantoni "Spaghetti" went 1 innings with only one hit. Unfortunately, the Dragons offense wasn't here to stay. Six of the Dragons 7 hits came from 3 people: Shedric "Don" Long managed a 2-4 night, Avain "Bird Flu" Rachal was 2-3 with a walk and the only run scored, and Jonathan "I Don't Know So" Reynoso was 2-3 with the only ribeye.
Up Next: Juan Morillo will take on the Chiefs tonight at 7:00 ET.
Billings Mustangs 3, Idaho Falls Chukars 5
Franderlyn Romero started this one and was unspectacular, going 5 IP, allowing 5 hits, 2 walks and 3 earned runs. Jordan "Hell's Kitchen" Ramsey was tagged with the loss for his 1.1 innings of 1 earned ball. Sarkis "Buckeye" Ohanian went 1 inning with 2 strike outs, and Jacob "Hank" Moody went 1.2 innings allowing an unearned run and 2 walks. Kevin Franklin notched 2 hits for the 'Stangs, as did Shane Mardirosian, while Ed "Ritz" Charlton, Reydel "Funky Cold Medina" Medina, and Dalton Carter all batted a run in.
Up Next: Tanner Rainey will be call upon to pluck the Chukars at 9:05 ET.
AZL Reds 2, AZL Diamondbacks 6
Bernardo Moreta (seriously, the names down in AZL are just great) lasted only 2 innings in the start, but allowed only 2 hits and 1 run off of a 1 run dinger, while also striking out 2. Adrian "A-Rod" Rodriguez spelled him for 3 innings allowing 5 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 1 walk to go with 3 strike outs. Alexis "Tiny" Diaz went 1.1 innings that saw 3 runs score (none earned), and Issac Anesty finished the last 1.1, allowing 3 hits and 2 inducing a punch outs. Much like their non-Wahoo and Tortuga counterparts, the runs did not come, however. James Vasquez was 2-4, as was Michael "Adrian" Beltre, who had 2 doubles. Blake "Blame It on the" Butler was 1-3 with a honked wanger and a walk. Francis "Franky" Guerrero was responsible for the other RBI.
Up Next: The Baby Reds will take a nap, not play baseball on Wednesday.