Brandon Finnegan got the start in this one, as the Reds continue to get their reward from the Cueto trade up to starters innings. Finnegan went 4.1 IP in this one, giving up 4 earned on 4 hits with 3 walks and 6 strike outs. Miguel "Star" Celestino followed up with 2 IP, with 1 hit and 1 walk as well as 2 strike outs. Jimmy "Get A Brain" Moran went 1.2 IP allowing 2 hits and a run to go with 2 strike outs and Drew "Willie Mays" Hayes finished up with 1 IP and 2 strike outs. Kyle Waldrop was 1-3 with an RBI and a walk, Chris Berset was 1-3 with the other RBI, while both Juans (Perez and Silva) both managed a hit and scored a run.
Mobile and Pensacola played 15 innings well into Saturday morning in this one. Like, everyone played and got hits, lets look at the notables: Sal "Everybody Loves" Romano started and went 5 IP with 6 hits, 3 earned, 1 walk and 2 home runs with 1 strike out. Zach Weiss was credited with the blown save, while Kyle McMyne and Jacob "Jingleheimer" Johnson went 3 IP a piece for the final 6 of the night, neither allowing a run. Uncle Jesse Winker continued his tear through AA, going 4-6 with 2 doubles and 3 runs scored. Marquez Smith was 3-5 with an RBI, 2 walks, and a run scored. Ryan White went 1-3 with 2 RBI.
Daytona and BC hummed along quickly until the Dragonas struck with 3 in the bottom of the 8th. General Jackson Stephens went 5.0 IP allowing 4 hits and striking out 3. Carlos "The Other" Gonzalez went 2 innings allowing a hit and striking out 2. Alejandro Chacin also went 2 IP, with 1 hit and 3 strike outs. Jeff "Jelly" Gelalich was brilliant, going 3-4 with a triple and an RBI. Daniel "Water" Pigott was 1-3 with a double and an RBI along with a walk.
Tyler "Golly Mc" Mahle started this one, going 5 IP, allowing 7 hits, 2 earned and 1 walk, striking out 5. Michael Sullivan relieved for 3 innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 earned runs while strike out 2. Jimmy "T. Boone" Pickens was 2-4 with a triple and a run scored. Garrett Boulware was 2-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
Wendolyn Bautista started and went 6 IP for the Stangs, allowing 4 hits, 2 earned, while striking out 3. JB Kole was 2 IP allowing 1 hit and 2 walks with 3 Ks. Jon Olczak went 3 innings, striking out 4. Ed Charlton "Heston" was 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI, and, well that was really all that was accomplished for the Stangs.
Dylan "Broken" Axelrod got the start freshly off his DFA, and managed only 3 IP to go with 5 ER and 4 strike outs. Donovan "Invisible" Hand relieved for 3.1 IP with 3 hits, 1 earned, 1 walk and 1 strike out. Tony "Spaghetti" Cingrani struck out 5 in 1.2 innings, and Jose De La Torre allowed 1 earned on 3 hits and 1 strike out. Josciel Veras was 1-3 with 2 RBI, the Chrises (Bersett and Dominguez) both had 1 RBI a piece, and Louisville is kinda garbage.
Timmy Jim Adleman took the bump for 5.1 IP, giving up 8 hits, 5 earned runs, 2 walks while striking out. Not great, Tim. Patrick Schuster relieved for 1.2 innings, with 1 walk and 1 strike out. Kevin Shackelford finished for 2 innings with a hit, a walk and 2 strike outs. Hey look, there's Billy "Quix" Hamilton on rehab, going 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Otherwise, Alex "The Great" Blandino was 3-4 with a double and an RBI.
Nick "Rowdy" Routt went out and pitched a good one for the Tugas, with 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, and 9 K. Scott "Sauerkraut and" Brattvet went 0.2 innings with 2 hits and a strike out and El'Hajj went 1.1 with a hit and 2 strike outs. Chad "Eli" Wallach went 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. Ronald Bueno was not Horseshit, going 1-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored.
Wyatt "Earp" Strahan went 7 innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, and 2 home runs, while also striking out 9. Connor Krauss went 1 inning, allowed a run and 2 walks, while Ty Sterner got the save allowing only 1 hit with 2 strike outs in 1 inning. Aristides "Heiress Titties" Aquino ruled the day with 3-4 with a double and 3 RBIs to go with a run scored. Cory Thompson and Alberti Chavez both had 2 hits while Gavin "Down in" LaValley went 2-4 with a double and 1 RBI.
Jacob "Keanu Reeves in" Constante went 6 IP allowing 6 hits and 4 walks, with 2 strike outs. Juan Martinez went 1.1 innings pitched with 1 hit and 2 runs (0 earned), with Jake "Jack" Johnson going 0.2 IP with 1 hit and 1 strike out. Jimmy Herget got the save with 1 IP with 1 hit and a walk, with 2 strike outs. The Billings bats only managed 4 hits in the win, no one player gaining more than one. The only RBI was credited to Blake "Blame It On The" Butler.
"Bob Steve" Robert Stephenson tried again for the Bats, it was "okay." 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB and 3 K. Brennan Bernardino finished the inning for Bob Steve, allowing a bunch of nothing. Layne Somsen "Goin' On" went 1 inning with a hit and a strike out, while Drew Hayes went 1 IP with 2 H, 2 ER, with a walk and a strike out. Kristopher Negron went 2-3 with home run, Brennan Boesch and Chris Dominguez managed doubles, and Louisville is still garbage.
Cody Reed spun another gem for the Wahoos, going 6 IP, allowing only 3 hits and 2 un earned runs, walking 2 with 9 strike outs. Stephen Johnson finished with 3 IP, allowing only 1 hit and 3 strike outs. As you can see, the Wahoos offense was great, with 15 runs on 17 hits. We've already crossed into 1100+ words for this piece, so go ahead and click that sexy link right up there to see how good the Wahoos were (hint: really good).
Seth Varner went out there and whipped up on some Manatee ass, pitching 7 innings of 1 hit, 10 strike out ball, with 0 walks and 0 earned. Yeah. That'll do, Seth. Nolan Becker and Evan Mitchell "Is Batman" both pitched an inning of no run ball to complete the shut out. Jeff "Jelly" Gelalich was 1-2 with a double, an RBI and a walk, as the Dragonas managed only 3 hits of their own.
All was well when Tejay Antone exited after 6 innings, allowing 6 hits and only 1 run on 2 walks and 3 strike outs, but Junior Morillo messed it all up in 2.2 innings, allowing 5 runs (3 earned) with a dinger allowed. Ick. Ty Sterner went 0.1 striking out 1 and giving up a hit. Narciso "Nasty" Crook led the offense with a 2-4 night, scoring 2 on a dinger. Jon "Corey" Matthews went 2-4, while most of the rest of the offense fell silent.
Jose "George" Lopez owned the day for the Stangs, pulling his best Seth Varner impression by going 7 innings of 1 hit, 10 strike out ball (with a walk). Soid Marquez finished the final 2 innings allowing 2 hits and a walk to complete the second Reds farmhand sweep of the night. "Ty Steve" Tyler Stephenson went 1-3 on the night with a walk and an RBI, while a few others got a hit and an RBI a piece.