The Bats lost on Friday night, falling 3-2 to Paul Janish's Norfolk Tides. Brandon Finnegan threw 5 scoreless innings with a strikeout and 2 walks as he continues to get stretched out. The Tides jumped all over Layne Somsen over the next 2 innings, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits and a walk, while striking out a pair. Adam Duvall went 2-4 with a solo dinger, his fourth since joining the Reds organization, but it was not enough to stem the Tides.
Louisville lost another 1-run game on Saturday, this time getting shut out 1-0 by the Tides. This was an ugly one for the Bats, as they managed only 2 baserunners on the day, courtesy of singles from Chris Berset and Juan "High Ho" Silva. Carlos Contreras was the only actual prospect to pitch for the Bats, and he pitched a scoreless 8th inning, striking out 2 while allowing a hit and a walk.
The Bats completed the weekend sweep, blanking the Tides 4-0. Michale Lorenzen tossed a complete game shutout in his return to AAA, allowing 4 hits and a walk while striking out 1 batter. Irving Falu drove in a run on a 2-4 day with a triple.
Donn "Papa" Roach faces off against Matt Moore and the Bulls tonight at 7:05.
Pensacola beat Biloxi to kick off the weekend, shutting out the Shuckers 1-0. "Uncle" Jesse Winker provided the offense for the Wahoos, honking a solo wanger on a 1-2 night with a walk. Timothy Adleman cruised through 7.1 innings, allowing 5 hits and a walk while striking out 5.
The Wahoos won again on Saturday, besting the Shuckers 2-1. Cody Reed had his strikeout pitch working, fanning 10 batters over 7 scoreless innings. Reed walked 4 batters and allowed 4 hits as well, but all in all a fantastic outing for the young lefty. Jesse Winker drove in both runs for the Wahoos, as he crushed a 2-run dinger on a 2-4 night. The home run was his 5th in as many consecutive games.
Pensacola lost 5-3 on Sunday. Barrett Astin labored through 7 innings, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits and 4 walks, while striking out 3 batters. Juan Duran went 1-3 with a 2-run home run and a couple of strikeouts. Jesse Winker couldn't keep his dinger streak alive, as he went 0-3 with a walk.
Daniel Wright takes the mound for the Wahoos as the Lookouts roll into the bay tonight at 7:35.
The Tortugas rode a strong start to down the Flying Tigers 3-2 on Friday. Amir "Cat" Garrett tossed 7 scoreless innings, striking out 5 and walking 2, while lowering his ERA to 2.52 on the season. Phil Ervin drove in all 3 Turtle runs, going 2-4 with a double a strikeout.
Daytona had yet another rainout. What else is new?
The Turtles blanked Brevard County on Sunday, winning by a score of 4-0. Nick Travieso kept the Manatees at bay for 5 innings striking out 2 while allowing 2 hits and 2 walks. Only 1 of the Daytona runs was earned thanks to a pair of errors from the Manatees. Ty Washington had the only extra-base hit, going 1-4 with a double and a walk.
Double header tonight. First game starts at 5:05.
The Dragons won in a pitcher's duel Friday night, beating the Burlington Bees 1-0. Wyatt Strahan allowed just 3 baserunners, giving up 2 hits and a walk while fanning 4 over 7 scoreless innings. Brennan Bernardino picked up the 2-inning save, striking out 2 and walking 1.
Dayton bested Burlington again on Saturday, beating the Bees 6-4 in 10 innings. Tejay "My" Antone struck out 4 and danced around 7 hits and a walk to keep the Bees to only 1 run over 7 innings. Jeremy Kivel blew the save in the 9th, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits and a walk. Aristides Aquino had a nice night at the dish, going 3-5 with a 2-run dinger.
The Dragons lost 6-2 on Sunday. Jake Paulson gave up 3 runs in 6.2 innings on 8 hits and a walk, while fanning 3. Dayton managed 12 hits on the day, but only one was of the extra-base variety - a Narcisco Crook double. Gavin LaValley drove in a run and scored one himself, going 2-4 with 2 singles.
The Dragons have an off night tonight.
The Mustangs rallied late, scoring 4 runs in the top of the 9th, but ultimately fell short and lost 7-5 in Orem. Junior Arias the pitcher struggled through 3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits, one of which was a dinger. Dalton Carter, whose name probably gives Bengals fans PTSD, went 1-3 with a walk, a solo dinger, and 2 runs scored. Reydel "Funky Cold" Medina went 2-4 with a double.
Billings got beat down by Ogden again on Saturday, losing 11-4. Jacob Constante "Gardener" gave up an earned run and pair of unearned ones in 5 innings, striking out 6 batters and walking 2. Kevin Franklin drove in 2 runs, going 1-2 with a double and a walk. Blake Trahan went 1-1 with a double and 4 walks, or as I like to call it, a "Votto." Trahan has been tearing up the Pioneer League, slashing .309/.395/.404 in 45 games. That kind of production from the SS spot is very jam.
The Mustangs salvaged the weekend, beating the Raptors 6-3 on Sunday. Jose Lopez fanned 5 over 5 innings giving up 2 unearned runs, a walk, and 2 hits. Jake Johnson struck out 4 and walked 1 over 1.2 scoreless. Tyler Stephenson (2-3) and Dalton Carter both drove in a pair of runs and smacked a double.
Franderlyn Romero gets the start tonight at 9:15 as the Mustangs head to Idaho Falls.
The Jr. Reds beat the Jr. Cubs 5-4 on Friday. Ian Kahaloa was not so sharp in his start, getting knocked around for 4 runs (3 earned) in 2.2 innings, walking 3 and striking out 2. Jesus Reyes on the other hand, hurled 5.1 scoreless innings striking out 6 batters while walking 2 and allowing 4 hits. Michael "Don't Touch My Head" Beltre honked a solo ding dong on a 1-4 night.
Arizona had the night off on Saturday.
The Reds got doubled up by the White Sox on Sunday, falling 8-4. "Richard" Manuel Aybar gave up 2 runs over 3.2 innings on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out a pair of Sox. That outing brought his ERA to a very metal 6.66 on the year. \m/ James Vasquez drove in a run, going 1-2 with a single and a pair of walks.
The AZL Reds have another night off.