Louisville Bats 5, Norfolk Tides 2
Brandon Finnegan took Flannigan's Ball to the mound for his second start as a Louisville Bat and lasted just 2.1 this time. Pulled after 44 pitches of 1 hit, 3 walk, 1 strike out ball, it's obvious that the Reds are intent on limiting the pitch count and not pushing their prize from the Cueto Trade too far, and well I'm just fine with that. Josh "Has An Unoriginal Mother" Smith picked up the rest of the innings, allowing only 2 runs on 2 hits with 4 strike outs, reminding you he made Reds starts this season, too.
Brennan "Hey Walt I'm Still On The 40-Man" Boesch was 3-4 with a dinger and 3 RBI, and newest Louisville slugger Adam Duvall was 2-5 with a double and a ding-dong of his own.
Up Next: Donn "Freddie" Roach will hurl against the Tides at 7:05 ET.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 12, Jacksonville Suns 1 (Resumed from 8/3)
The Wahoos started this game on Monday, but rain got in the way of their fun. Sal "Everybody Loves" Romano made his AA debut at that point and pitched those 2 Monday night innings perfectly, striking out 2. He would be replaced by Jacob "Jingleheimer" Johnson on Tuesday, who's saw 1 run scored that was unearned, striking out 4 and walking 4. Joel "Weekend" Bender struck out one in his inning of work, and Miguel Celestino allowed a hit and walked and struck out 1 a piece in his inning of work.
The offense saw Alex Blandino as the newest member of the team following his call-up from Daytona. The Great Blandino made the most of his debut, going 2-5 on the evening with a double, a home run, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored. Jesse Winker decided to remind you why he's the most exciting hitting prospect in the Reds system, going 3-4 with a walk and a dinger of his own. Seth Mejias "Three" Brean "Cassarole" did a bit of bashing of his own, knocking 3 runs on a 3-5 night.
Up Next: Well, why don't you just read about it...
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 1, Jacksonville Suns 0 (Scheduled Game, 7 innings)
Wandy "Not Rodrigeuz [I'm looking at you, ARF]" Peralta got the ball in the second Wahoo game tonight and allowed only 1 hit and 1 walk in 5 innings pitched with 5 strike outs. Kevin Shackelford and Zack "Morris" Weiss combined to shut the damn thing out to give the Wahoos a sweep of the evening. The Wahoos bats went blue, coming up with a singular run. Fortunately, that was all it took. Yovan "Myvan" Gonzalez was all of the offense in this one, going 2-3 with the deciding gonzo. Blandino didn't hit but did walk and also played shortstop in the night cap, and the team tallied no errors so, that'll work. Winker and RYAN WRIGHT! also put up hits in this one.
Up Next: MiLB.com says Romano, who pitched yesterday, so that's probably not going to happen. I guess it's up to YOU to tune in at 7:05 ET to find out who'll be on the mound for the Wahoos.
Daytona Tortugas 6, Dunedin Blue Jays 4
Technically the top Reds "non-Bob-Steve" pitching prospect Amir Garrett started the game for the Dragonas and did just fine, pitching 5.1 innings of 2 earned, 5 hit, 7 strike out ball against the lil Jays, though he walked 3 and gave up a dinger. With all of the exciting, nearly ready pitching that the Reds have coming through their freshly restocked system, it'll be interesting to see what they do with Garrett, who surely has the stuff if not the years left of control as he's rubbing up against his option limit and still only in A+. I'm optimistic, but he's going to have to make some moves in 2016. If prospect wonks are right, he should be able to make it interesting. Jimmy "Get A Brain" Moran finished the 6th seeing an unearned run score. Nolan "Remember the TV Show" Becker tossed an inning of 1 walk, 1 strike out ball and El'Hajj Muhammed gained the win in the next 2 innings with 3 walks and 1 strike out.
Uncle Phil Ervin was prospecting, going 2-5 with a double and 3 RBI. Offseason Reds get Chad Wallach showed life with a 1-3 night, that hit being a double and adding a walk. Joe "She Just Wanted To Ride In A" Hudson was 2-4 with an RBI and a runs scored while Jeff Gelalich was 2-3 on the night.
Up Next: Daytona will turn it over to Keury "Yella" Mella to make his Dragona debut against Dunedin at 7:05 ET.
Dayton Dragons 1, Cedar Rapids Kernels 8
Tejay "No Way" Antone took the bump for the Dragons in this one and was not good. In 6 innings, Antone gave up 12 hits, 4 ER and 2 walks. Unfortunately, Tee Hay wasn't the worst, as Jacob "Bad" Moody was brought in for 0.1 IP and 4 earned of his own. BAD MOODY! Jacob "Record Skip" Ehert finished the 1.2 innings of the game allowing only 1 hit and 1 walk with 3 strike outs, because he's the only reason we can have nice things, apparently.
The Dragons were relegated to merely lizards on offense. Cory Thompson went 3-4 and responsible for driving in the only run. Avain Rachel scored that run off a 1-2 night with a double. Gavin "Down In" LaValley pitched in with a hit, but that's about it.
Up Next: Jake "His Name Was Robert" Paulson will take the hill against Cedar Rapids at 7:35 ET.
The club was off, but Brantley Bell, Ty Boyles, and Blake Trahan competed in the Northwest/Pioneer Leagues All Star Game as reserves.
AZL Reds 3, AZL Brewers 2
Zac Correll picked up the W for the AZL Reds going 5 strong innings allowing only 4 hits and 2 earned runs (on two dingers) with 3 strike outs. Rock "Chalk" Rucker allowed only a walk in his inning of work with a strike out, and Andrew Jordan was strong picking up the 3 inning save, striking out 4. James Vasquez was 2-4 with a double and a ribeye, Jake Turnbull was 2-3 with a walk and a home run, and J.D. Salmon "Sherwin" Williams was also 2-4 with a triple.
Up Next: The Baby Reds will take on the Baby Brewers again at 10pm ET.