Louisville Bats 6, Columbus Clippers 3
Scott "Schebley-ebler" Schebler broke into double-digit HR numbers while Steve "So" Selsky added a seventh dinger to his total as the Bats defeated Columbus at home on Thursday. The pair each collected a pair of RBI's, while Kyle "To the window, to the" Waldrop and Hernan "The Barbarian" Iribarren each collected a pair of hits. Carlos "Tinfoil" Triunfel also added an RBI on an 0-for-3 night.
Homer Bailey started this one on a rehab assignment, allowing two runs on six hits in 3.2 innings while striking out one and walking zero. Wandy Peralta tossed 2.1 scoreless innings from the bullpen, and J.J. Hoover "Yeah, that one!" pitched an inning of two-strikeout, scoreless relief to nail down the save.
Daniel Wright (2-3, 5.18 ERA) will take the mound for Louisville when the Bats face Clippers again Friday at 6:05 p.m.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3, Mobile BayBears 4
Phil "Phlava Phlerv" Ervin dingered home a pair in a futile effort as the Blue Wahoos fell to the BayBears on the road Thursday. Sal "Everybody Loves Ray" Romano took his tenth loss (oof) of the season despite a quality start that consisted of three runs allowed in 6.1 innings on six hits and one walk to go with seven strikeouts. This was his longest outing since May, so let's hope it starts a turnaround for the beleaguered prospect.
Mystery Pitcher will take the mound Friday when the Wahoos face off against the BayBears once again, with game time set for 7:05 p.m.
Daytona Tortugas 12, Brevard Country Manatees 3
I swear the Brevard County Manatees exist, and boy did Daytona whallop them in this one. Angelo "Bleeding" Gumbs dingered and drove in two while Aristedes "Heiress Titties" Aquino continued to straight-up mash with two hits and three RBI's. Blake Trahan, Chad "Drumpf" Tromp and Jonathan "That's So" Reynoso each collected three hits in this one, with Trahan adding a pair of RBI's.
On the mound, Keury Mella "Yella" was solid, tossing six shutout frames while allowing just four hits, four walks and striking out three. The former top Giants' prospect lowered his ERA to 3.08 for the year. Juan Martinez and Conor Krauss each added a scoreless inning out of the bullpen.
Mystery Pitcher will pull double-duty, also facing off against Charlotte for the Tortugas at 7:05 p.m. Friday. Get to work, Mystery Pitcher.
Dayton Dragons 9, Lansing Lugnuts 14
The pitching staff was just a big wet fart in this one, so do you guys just wanna talk about the hitting? Cool. Recent top pick Nick Senzel collected a pair of hits out of the 3-hole, while another high-round pick in Chris "Maybe A Bear" Okey hit a 2-run bomb, his first as a professional. Yay! Brantley Bell and Reydel Medina each collected a pair of hits as well, with Medina's being two triples, while Luis "Not That One" Gonzalez "Or That One" launched a solo shot. On the mound, the Dra- lol oh yeah nvm.
Jacob Constante will go to the mound for the Dragons on Friday to start a series against the Great Lakes Loons, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.
Billings Mustangs 1, Great Falls Voyagers 6
This didn't go well either! Moises Nova began the game with three innings of one-run baseball, striking out four and walking three for the Mustangs. Soid Marquez stepped in for 1.1 innings of scoreless relief to end the game, and we'll just not talk about what happened in between.
Offensively, the Mustangs mustered nine hits, two of which came off the bat of Jose "Shut Up" Siri, who raised his average to .422 for the young season. Miles Gordon, Alejo Lopez, and Francis Guerrero each whacked a pair of hits as well. The Mustangs did not walk in this game, and struck out just three times. They just swung at everything, and mostly hit it, mostly poorly.
The Baby Reds were off on Thursday, and will take on the Baby White Sox on Friday.