Jon Moscot would probably want this start back. He pitched 4 IP, gave up 11 hits, 9 ER, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts. He gave up the golden sombrero of dingers with four. Hernan "He's an Infielder" Iribarran pulled a Corky Miller and pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout. Jermaine "Lee" Curtis was 2 for 4 with a run scored and Juan Perez was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Chad "Jolly" Rogers took the start and held his own over 4 innings. He didn't give up a run while scattering 5 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 3. Layne "Dwayne" Somsen pitched 3 scoreless with a walk and a strikeout, JJ Hoover pitched 2 scoreless, and Wandy Peralta picked up the win with 2 scoreless and a strikeout. Kyle "Balldrop" Waldrop was hit 2 doubles and walked in 4 at bats, and Seth Mejias-Band was 2 for 5 with a 2 run homer.
Robert "Big Bob" Stephenson took the start and was rather meh. He pitched 6.1 IP with 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, and struck out 3. I'd really like to see a few more stellar starts out of Robert. The mediocrity is getting concerning. Matt Magill and Drew Hayes both pitched more than an inning without giving up an earned run, though their lines weren't really impressive. Six Louisville Bats had multi-hit games. Hernan Iribarren was 3 for 4 with a walk to lead the team, and Jermaine "General Custis" Curtis was 2 for 3 with a double, RBI, and 3 walks. Jose Peraza also contributed with 2 for 6 night with a triple and a RBI.
Cody Reed pitches Tuesday Night at 6:35 PM EST
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
This was the make up game from the night before, and I bet Sal Romano would have wanted a make up for this one. He pitched 5.2 innings, giving up 7 hits, 4 earned runs, 1 walk, and 5 strikeouts. He also gave up 2 dingers. Calten "Drop the R" Daal was 3 for 3. The rest of the offense peepee'd down their legs.
Jackson Stephens put up a strong start by pitching 5 scoreless innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Matt Magill struck out the side in the 6th and Carlos Gonzalez pitched a scoreless 7th. All three pitchers combined notched a 7 inning no hitter for the Wahoos! Yay! I also missed this the first time, so boo to me. Alex "The Great" Blandino was 2 for 3 with a walk and 2 RBI. Jeff "Peanut Butter" Gelalich was 1 for 2 with a RBI and a walk.
"Double" Barrett Astin was pretty wild in this one. He pitched 3 innings and gave up 1 hit, 1 ER, 4 BB, and 4 strikeouts. Kyle "Make You" McMyne pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout. Eric Jagielo was 2 for 4 with a double. The rest was gross.
Naughty Nick Travieso gave up too many runs, but continues to keep his strikeout rate high. Nick pitched 5 IP while giving up 4 hits, 4 ER, 3 walks, and striking out 7. He also gave up one homer. Evan "Paul" Mitchell and Alejandro Chacin also pitched scoreless innings out of the pen. Chacin struck out two in his inning. Kyle "Hit Outta The" Parker hit a two-run wanger and walked and Alex Blandino was 2 for 5 with a double. Joe Hudson also doubled and had two walks.
Amir Garrett will pitch tonight at 6:05 PM CT
Tyler "Darth" Mahle spun a gem in this one. He pitched 6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, and struck out 7. Jack "Record Scratch" Ehret pitched 1.2 scoreless with 2 strikeouts, and Jimmy Herget picked up his 7th save by pitching 1.1 scoreless with a strikeout. Blake "Mayhem" Trahan was 2 for 4 with the lone RBI.
Keury Mella followed Tyler Mahle on Saturday with a #jam start. He pitched 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, and 8 strikeouts. You'd think he'd be looking at some kind of call up soon as he stands with a 2.58 ERA. The relief pitching was pretty mucky. Gavin "Went Deep In" LaValley hit his first long ball of the season which is a very fine thing to see. He also contributed with a walk.
Seth Varner was pretty impressive on Sunday, but the Tortugas lost because of sucky defense and no bats. Varner pitched 6.0 IP, giving up 2 hit, 2 unearned runs, 1 walk, and struck out 1. Greg Williams, Alex "International Man of Mystery" Powers, and Brennan "San" Bernardino all combined to pitch a scoreless 3 innings. Taylor Sparks was 1 for 2 with a walk.
Dayton would have to play two on Saturday because Friday's game was rained out. Tanner "Make It" Rainey was solid in the first game by pitching 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, and 8 K. Manny Aybar pitched a scoreless 1.2 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Luis Gonzalez was 2 for 2 with a double and 3 RBI.
Austin "Big Brother" Orewiler picked up the rare minor league, 7 inning, Complete Game/Shutout. He gave up 1 hit in his 7 scoreless innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. That'll do. Shane Mardirosian was 2 for 2 with a run scored, and Mitch Trees was 1 for 2 with a double and all 3 of Dayton's RBIs. Cool.
Woah, Jacob Constante was bad. Like 7 earned runs in 1.2 IP bad. I won't talk about the rest. Jesus "Saves" Reyes, Juan Martinez, and Jeremy "Evil" Kivel all combined to pitch 2 innings apiece for a scoreless back 6. However, the damage had already been done. James Vasquez was 2 for 4 with a 2 run dinger and 3 RBI, and Shedric "Totally Hates That Name" Long was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and a walk. Don't get too excited (I probably will), but Tyler Stephenson has snuck his batting average above the .200 mark after a 2 for 5 day with a RBI. It's been a nice comeback after a slow start and a concussion robbed him of the first month of the season.