Johnny "Woah Black Betty, Bam-ba" Lamb make his 3rd rehab start in this one and improved mightily from his last two outings. Lamb would go 8 innings in this one, allowing 8 hits and only 2 earned runs, walking 1 and striking out 5. With Gopper leaving the game early for the big league club last night, Lamb righting the ship is a welcome sight to the Reds front office. AJ "Slater" Morris cleaned up the 9th with nothing allowed and 2 Ks. Ramon "Clutch-Man Jr." Cabrera had 3 hits, an RBI and a run scored. Hernan Iribarren "Land" had 2 hits and a double, while Kyle "Make The" Waldrop had a double and 2 RBI.
Up Next: Josh "Boring Name" Smith will attempt to continue his hot start when the Bats meet the Bulls at 7:05pm EDT.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
...were off last night.
Ouch. This one was rough for the Daytona pitching staff. Clearwater threshed the Dragonas for 12 runs in the 6th thanks to multiple culprits. Tejay Antone got the start and went 5 innings before running into a boatload of trouble in the 6th. His final line was a dang worthy 5.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Scott Brattvet would come on in relief, but it wasn't much of a relief. Scotty only lasted 0.1 IP, allowing 4 earned runs and 2 walks. Scott Brattvet is now the owner of a nice and tidy, 2016 Reds bullpenesque ERA of 108. Alex "La Flama Blanca" Powers checked in and wasn't a helluva lot better, but managed 1.2 IP with 3 hits and 2 earned, striking out 4. Maybe the most miraculous damn thing in this one was that 12 runs were scored in 1 inning and Nick "Remember I Was A First Round Pick?" Howard wasn't involved in it. In fact, Howard went 1 full inning in this one, allowing nothing and striking out 2!
'Twas a quiet day for the Baby Turtle bats as well. Aristides Aquino shined in this one, blasting 2 home runs and walking twice. Angelo "Bubble" Gumbs pitched in with 2 hits.
Up Next: Jack the Snake Paulson will look to lower his 8.59 ERA against Clearwater at 7:05pm EDT.
Kane County rained hellfire and brimstone on the Dragons, mostly because of the crappy banana pancakes the Dragons defense was serving up for Jake Johnson. Johnson only lasted 2 innings, allowing 5 runs, but only 1 of them was earned. Wendolyn "Pitch Flip" Bautista picked up 3 IP, allowing an earned run and a walk with 2 strikeouts. "The Big Mermaid" Ariel Hernandez was big in his 2 innings of work, striking out 3 and, according to Reds minor league ace Doug Gray, touching 97 on the gun and flashing a sick breaking ball. Juan "Anti-Pedro" Martinez gave up 3 more runs to finish, but, whatever.
The Dragons offense could only manage 4 hits, 2 of them off the bat of Hector "Whart Harpens In" Vargas. Brantly "Taco" Bell and Narciso "Captain" Crook chipped in with hits but the Dragons took a big ole nap in this one.
Up Next: Anthony DeSclafani will (should?) blow away Kane County at 7:00pm EDT.