"Buffalo" Bob Stephenson took the start on Friday and was exceptional. Stephenson pitched 6 innings and gave up 3 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 walks, and struck out 11. I believe I had heard that 11 strikeouts was a career high for Stephenson. Jumbo "Mumbo" Diaz picked up the save by throwing 1.2 scoreless innings with 2 strikeouts. Jesse Winker continues to find his power by hitting a 3 run dinger in the 6th inning.
Saturday, the game was more of a reliever special with A.J. Morris pitching 3 scoreless innings, Keyvius "Long Hair Don't Care" Sampson pitched 2 scoreless with 4 strikeouts, and Stephen Johnson pitched a scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts. Brandon "Moss" Allen was 1 for 2 with 2 walks, and Uncle Jesse Winker was 1 for 4 with the lone RBI.
Cody Reed didn't strike out as many people as Robert Stephenson, but he's doing his damnedest to show that he's just as good. Reed pitched 7 scoreless innings while only giving up 1 hit, 1 walk, and he struck out 5. Reed currently owns a 1.62 ERA. Steve "Delawhat?" Delabar pitched 2 scoreless and picked up the save. Jesse Winker was 1 for 3 with a walk, Hernan "The Barbarian" Iribarren was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk, and Steve "So" Selsky was 2 for 3 with a double.
John Lamb will take the mound tonight at 7:05 PM EST.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Pensacola had their game on Friday postponed and they made it up by playing two on Saturday.
General Jackson Stephens took the start and wasn't at his best (4 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 3 K). Nick Routt pitched a scoreless inning. Donald Lutz was 2 for 3 with a triple, a 2 run HONKBLAST, and 3 RBI. Phillip "Phlervin" Ervin was 1 for 1 with a walk and 2 runs scored.
Rookie "Of The Year" Davis continued his strong start of the season when he took the mound for Game 2. He pitched 5 scoreless innings and only allowed 2 hits and struck out 1. He didn't walk a batter. His ERA sits at 0.78 for the year. Alejandro "Cha-Ching!" Chacin struck out four batters in 1.1 innings to lock down the save. Phil Ervin hit a solo wanger in only a small part of his 2 for 3 night where he also walked and scored 3 runs. Oh, he also stole a base which was his 8th of the season. Calten "Forget the R" Daal was 2 for 3 with a walk.
Naughty Nick Travieso had what was, I believe, his first hiccup of the season. Nick pitched 4.1 innings where he's give up 4 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 walks, and struck out 6. One of those hits was a dinger. Daniel "Winky" Wright and Carlos Gonzalez both had scoreless appearances. Wright struck out three batters, and Gonzalez struck out 1. Phillip Ervin hit another dinger, this one a two run shot, and Brandon Dixon contributed with a solo homer of his own. Tony "Who's The Boss" Renda was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, a RBI, and a walk.
Amir Garrett starts today at 11:30 AM CT.
Tyler "Darth" Mahle continued to be my favorite by throwing 6 scoreless, awesome innings. He only gave up 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7. Nick Howard pitched a scoreless inning with a walk, and Jimmy Herget struck out 2 in his inning of scoreless relief. Aristides "Heiress Titties" Aquino was 2 for 3 with a solo dinger, walk, and scored 3 runs. Blake Butler hit a 3 run shot on a 3 for 4 night. They were pretty much the whole offense.
Keury "Hella" Mella put up a good start for the Tortugas. He pitched 6 innings pitched, gave up 3 hits, 1 earned run, 3 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Evan Mitchell was the only reliever to have a scoreless appearance with 1 scoreless inning. Aristides Aquino continued with the power bat. He went 3 for 5 with 2 run homer and 5 RBI. Taylor "Sparkly" Sparks was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI and walk. Blake Butler and Ty Washington both had multi-hit games. Washington also had a walk.
Dayton was off on Sunday.
Daytona plays today at 6:00 PM EST but there isn't a listed pitcher.
Anthony "Disco DeSclafani made another rehab start, which is good because I bet the Reds miss him. He pitched 5 scoreless innings only giving up 3 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 3. Jacob Constante pitched 3 innings and gave up 6 earned runs. He walked 5. He wasn't good. James Vasquez was 2 for 4 and Mitch Piatnik "At The Disco" was 2 for 4.
Dayton's defense wasn't good in this game, and Jose Lopez probably wishes they were. Lopez pitched 4.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, and 6 K. Ariel Hernandez pitched 2.1 scoreless innings with 2 strikeouts, and Conor "Santa" Krauss pitched a scoreless inning. Brantley Bell was 2 for 4.
Franderlin Romero started the game and was solid in the 3.1 innings he pitched. He only allowed 1 unearned run while giving up 4 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 1 batter. Brantley Bell was 2 for 5 and Mitch "Smokes" Trees was 2 for 4.
Dayton plays tonight at 7:30 PM EST with Jake Johnson on the mound.