Friday, August 26
Louisville was rained out on Friday. They found a good way to pass the time, though.
The Blue Wahoos scored 2 runs in the 9th inning to come back and defeat Mobile, 3-2. “Nasty” Nick Travieso was effective in his start, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Phil “Phlervin” Ervin continued to heat up at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a run scored, 2 walks, and the game-winning RBI. Sebastian “Lizard People” Elizalde was 2 for 4 on the night and Alex Blandino was 1 for 5. Jacob “Scritch Scratch” Ehret struck out 2 in 2 scoreless innings and McKyle McMyne got the win with 2 strikeouts in 2 scoreless innings
Things were firing on all cylinders for the Tortugas on Friday, as they defeated Clearwater 11-4. Keury “Nooma Nooma” Mella got the start and was solid, going 6 innings and giving up 3 runs on 7 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. The hits were plentiful for Daytona, as 5 batters recorded multiple hits. Blake Trahan was 3 for 4 with a double, a walk, and 3 runs scored, Shed “Love me” Long “time” was 4 for 5 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, Angelo “Bleeding” Gumbs was 2 for 5 with a double and 1 RBI, Gavin “As I walk through” LaValley was also 2 for 5 with a double, and Juan “Duran” Duran was 3 for 5 with 4 RBI. Aristides “Heiress Titties” Aquino also reached base thrice, going 1 for 3 with a double, 1 RBI, and 2 walks.
WINdolyn Bautista was on fire Friday evening, pitching a complete game shutout to deliver the Dragons to a 9-0 victory. He only gave up 4 hits while walking none and striking out 7. The top of the order was also dominant for the Dragons, as each of the first 4 batters recorded 4 hits. Daniel “Sugar” Sweet was 2 for 4 with a walk, 2 RBI and a triple, Brantley Bell was also 2 for 4 with a RBI and a walk, Nick “Senzational” Senzel yawned his way through another 2 for 4, 2 double, 2 run, 1 walk and 1 RBI night, and Chris “Annie are you” Okey was 2 for 5 and scored a run.
Billings decided they would follow suit with the rest of the organization and go out and beat Missoula, 3-2. Aaron “Ay Ay Ron” Quillen got the start and was great, giving up only 1 hit and no runs, no walks and striking out 7 over 5 innings. Jose “Ask” Siri was 1 for 4 with a triple, 1 RBI, and scored a run, Morgan Lofstrom was 2 for 4 with a double and scored a run, Michael Beltre was 1 for 1 with a double, and Colby Wright was 1 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI. Jesse Stallings got the save by striking out 2 in a scoreless inning.
The Baby Reds capped off a perfect Friday night for the farm with a 4-2 win over the Baby Giants. Isaac Anesty got the start and gave up 2 earned runs over 4 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Pabel Manzanero was 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI, Raul Wallace was 1 for 3 with a double and scored a run, and Daniel Jiminez was 1 for 3 with 1 RBI. Connor Bennett and Duri Moreti each struck out 2 in a scoreless inning of relief.
The Bats used a 7-run 9th inning to come back and defeat Columbus 8-3 on Saturday. Amir “Ball is life” Garrett got the start and was solid, going 6 innings and giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Seth Mejias Brean “Burrito” had a big night, going 3 for 4 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored. Carlos Triunfel was 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI, Dilson Herrera was 1 for 3 with a walk and scored a run, and Kyle “Nascar” Waldrop was 1 for 3 with a double and scored a run. Keyvius “Hey there, Delilah” Sampson got pitched 2 scoreless innings and got the win.
Tyler “Poppin” Mahle got the start for Pensacola on Saturday, going 6.1 innings and gave up 2 earned runs on only 2 hits with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts. Alex Blandino continued his hot second half, going 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and scored a run. Brandon Dixon was 1 for 3 with a 2-run dinger and Jeff “Peanut Butter and” Gelalich was 1 for 4 with a run scored. Alejandro Chacin got the save by striking out 2 in a scoreless inning of relief.
The Tortugas couldn’t keep the winning going, falling 6-2 to Clearwater on Saturday. Jonathan Crawford got the start and wasn’t good, lasting only 3.2 innings, giving up 6 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits with 2 walks and no strikeouts. Nolan Becker was able to put out the fire, pitching 3.1 scoreless innings with 4 strikeouts. Gavin LaValley had a good night, going 3 for 2 with a solo dinger and 2 RBI. Juan Duran was 4 for 4 with a double,Blake Trahan was 2 for 5, and Reydel Medina was 1 for 4 with a double and scored a run.
Dayton got roughed up on Saturday, falling 9-3 to Bowling Green. Tony Santillan had another bad start, giving up 5 runs on 4 hits with 5 walks and 1 strikeout over 3 innings pitched. Daniel Sweet was 2 for 4 with a walk and a solo dinger, Brantley Bell was 2 for 5 with 1 RBI, Luis Gonzalez was 3 for 4, and Mitch Piatnik “At the Disco” was 1 for 3 with a double and scored a run. Tanner “Singin’ in the” Rainey struck out 2 in a scoreless inning of relief.
The Mustangs used a late surge, scoring 6 runs in the last 3 innings, to defeat Helena 9-5 on Saturday. Andrew Jordan started, giving up 4 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts over 4.1 innings. TJ “Land of the” Friedl was 2 for 5 with a solo dinger and 2 runs scored, Jose Siri was 2 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI, Michael Beltre was 2 for 4 with a walk and a run scored, and “Butch” Cassidy Brown was 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI.
The Baby Reds were off Saturday.
Rain shortened Louisville’s game on Sunday, as they fell 4-1 to Columbus. Rookie “Of The Year” Davis got the start and was pretty meh, giving up 4 earned runs on 9 hits with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts over 5 innings. Only 4 players collected hits for the Bats yesterday. Uncle Jesse Winker was 2 for 3 with a run scored, Ray “Cheech and” Chang was 3 for 3, Juan Perez was 2 for 4, and Seth Mejias-Brean was 1 for 4. Nobody recorded an extra-base hit. In the bullpen, A.J. Morris and Drew Hayes each pitched scoreless innings.
Up Next: Cody Reed starts against our old friend David Holmberg at 7:05 PM ET.
The Blue Wahoos bounced back from a rough first inning and beat Jacksonville yesterday. General Jackson Stephens was bad in his start, giving up 4 earned runs in only two-thirds of an inning. El’Hajj Muhammad and Evan Mitchel “Is Batman” came in and shut things down, combining for 6.1 shutout innings. Zach “Soft J” Vincej was 3 for 3 with a double, a walk, and 1 RBI, Chad “Walla Walla” Wallach was 2 for 4 with a double and a 2-run dinger, Brandon Dixon was 1 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI, and Sebastian Elizalde was also 1 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI.
Up Next: Barrett Astin pitches tonight at 6:30 PM CT.
Daytona coughed this one up late, giving up 6 runs in the last 3 innings for a 6-5 loss. Jose Lopez got the start and was great through 6 innings, then he decided to give up 4 runs in the 7th and 8th. He did strike out 6 against 0 walks so that was good. After Daytona scored 3 in the 8th to go up 5-4, Jimmy came in and let Herget away by giving up 2 runs in the top of the 9th.
On offense, Blake Trahan was 1 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Shed Long was also 1 for 4 with 2 runs scored. Gavin LaValley was 1 for 3 with a walk and 1 RBI and Juan Duran was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI.
Up Next: Mystery Pitcher faces off against Lakeland this afternoon at 4:00 PM ET.
Dayton took a 3-1 lead into the 8th, only to give up 5 in the bottom of the 8th to lose 6-3. Ty “Poppin’” Boyles was solid in his start, giving up 1 earned run on 4 hits over 6 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Nick Senzel did a Senzel thing and went 2 for 4. Brantley Bell capped off a solid weeking by also going 2 for 4, adding 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Chris Okey was 1 for 4 with 1 rBI and Zack Shields was 1 for 4 with a walk and scored a run. The bullpen was bad and should feel bad, hence the 5-run inning.
Up Next: Jesus Reyes starts today at 11:35 PM ET.
Moises Nova got the start and lasted 4 inings, giving up 3 earned runs on 5 hits while walking none and striking out 6. Michael Beltre was 2 for 5 with a double, a solo dinger, and 2 RBI, Colby Wright was 1 for 3 with a 2-run bomb, and Montrell Marshall was also 2 for 4. Jesse Adams pitched a scoreless inning out of the bullpen.
Up Next: Ian Kahaloa starts tonight at 7:00 PM MT.
The Baby Reds played against the Baby Indians last night. I’m sure it was a great game. I was asleep before the game even started. You can check out the box score here or you can make up your own ending.
Up Next: They face off against the Baby Indians in the last game of the season at 7:00 PM MT.