Josh Smith jumped in for the start in this one, and he was as boring as his name. In 6.1 IP, Boring Name gave up 6 runs (5 earned) and 2 walks with 3 strike outs. Yawn. Carlos Conteras went 1.2 with a strike out, and Collin "Lord" Balester gave up a hit and forced a strike out in his 1 inning. It took 30+ innings, but the Bats finally scored again. Ramon Cabrera was the highlight, going 3-4 with an RBI and a run scored. The Ch/Kris's (Dominguez and Negron) both had one hit, the former an RBI, and the Bats are, well, not good/the perfect Reds farm team.
Up Next: John Lamb will not start, like that website says, because he'll be starting for the big club. So, someone will pitch for the Bats at 7:05 ET.
The Wahoos just couldn't, either. Sal Romano made the start and Everyone Hated Him, going 4.1 IP with 6 hits, 5 ER, 4 walks with only 2 strike outs. Joel "Weekend" Bender went 1.2 with 2 hits, a run and 2 walks. Kyle "McWhose?" McMyne went 1 inning with a walk and Patrick Schuster did the same, with a strike out. Way to go, Pat. The highlight here is Jesse "I Think I'm A Bad Motherfucker, Are You Kidding Me?" Winker who was 2-4 with a winkerbomb, 3 RBI and a run scored. Juan "GotDamn!" Duran did much of the same with only 1 RBI. Bryson Smith clocked in with a 2-5 night with an RBI.
Up Next: Tim Adleman will take the hill against the Shuckers at 8:10 ET.
LOSSES ARE FUN! Nick "It Was A" Routt went 4.1 IP with 6 hits, 2 ER and a walk, along with 4 strike outs. (You didn't deserve that nickname, Nick). Scott Brattvet went 1.2 with 2 hits and a strike out, Carlos "Not That One" Gonzalez went 1.1 with 2 hits and a walk, while Evan Mitchell "Is Batman" went 1.2 with 2 hits, 1 ER, 1 walk and 1 strike out. Taylor "Swift" Sparks and Carlton "American Girl" Daal had the only 2 hits of the evening. Way to go, Dragonas.
Up Next: Amir Garrett will show everyone how it is done (baseball throwing division) by trying to down the Flying Tigers at 7:05 ET.
The Dragons showed the TWTW, scalping the Chiefs by 5. Tyler "Poppin'" Mahle went 4.0 IP of 4 hit, 0 ER, 4 strike out baseball followed by Michael "Mike-Suls" Sullivan, who went 4 IP of his own with 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, and 6 strike outs. Get salty, Sully! Jacob Ehret went 1,1,1,1 (H, R, ER, and BB). A plethora of Dragons had 2 hits, but Argenis Aldazoro also had 2 RBI. Shedric "Don" Long, Luis "Baseball Player Named" Gonzalez, and Paul Kronenfled all had a 2 hit night as well.
Up Next: Wyatt "Earp" Strahan will come out guns a' blazin' for the Dragons against the Burlington Bees at 7:00 ET.
The Billings Mustangs are the Rookie League team we have, but don't get to see... because they had the day off.
As if you thought the baby Reds would be any better? Antonio "Banderas" Santillan started the game with a strong 4.0 IP, 3 H, no runs with 2 strike outs and a walk. Rock "Chalk" Rucker spelled him for an inning of no hit, 2 strike outs and a walk baseball. Alfredo "Lil Pasta" Mena blew it with a little help from his friends, while he saw 4 runs be scored but was only charged with 1 of them in 2.1 innings. He did throw 5 strike outs. Miguel Aguilar was not sharp, allowing a run and 2 hits with 2 walks in 0.2 innings pitched. The offense only managed 5 hits on the night. James Vasquez hit a solo dinger, while Michael Beltre was 2-4 with a double. Alejo "George" Lopez was 1-3 with an RBI and SATCHEL MCELROY was 1-4.
Up Next: The AZL Reds will take on the AZL Cubbies at 10:00 ET.