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Pitching shines on offensively starved evening for Reds’ farm system

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Louisville Bats 0, Toledo Mud Hens 2

The Bats didn’t do many good bats things on Monday, in what is probably the millionth iteration of that joke in these parts. Sebastian “Lizard People” Elizalde recorded the only multi-hit performance of the day for Louisville in this one, going 2-for-4 with a triple. Tim “The Tool Man” Adleman, for his part, posted a fine outing in his first appearance of 2017, pitching seven innings of two-run baseball, allowing five hits while striking out six and walking one. Nick Routt “66” and Kyle “R U” McMyne then combined for two solid shutout innings of relief from the pen.

Louisville will pitch Rob Wooten (1-0, 3.00 ERA) when they take another crack at the Mud Hens on Tuesday, with game time set for 6:35p.m. EST.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3, Tennessee Smokies 2

Blake Trahan and “The Angel” Gabriel Guerrero each put together two-hit performances for Pensacola on Monday, with Guerrero walking, doubling and driving in a run, to power the Wahoos’ win to start their week. Devin “Literally a pile of bones with no muscle tissue connecting them” Mesoraco went 1-for-4 with an RBI, while Aristides “Heiress Titties” Aquino added a double during a 1-for-4 evening.

Austin “Not Grandpa” Ross started this one on the mound and threw six nifty innings of two-run baseball, allowing three hits and striking out three while walking none. Austin “Bo” Brice earned a win with his inning of shutout work, while Jimmy “Drinks To” Herget fanned three in two shutout innings to record the save.

Pensacola will be back in action on Wednesday at 7:35p.m. EST against the Biloxi Shuckers, with Tyler Mahle (1-0, 1.59 ERA) taking the hill.

Daytona Tortugas 0, Jupiter Hammerheads 3

Yeah, Monday wasn’t a great day for offense in the Reds’ minor leagues. The lone hit of this one for the Tortugas came off the bat of Nick Senzel, because of course it did, but he also struck out a pair of times. In all, Daytona struck out a total of 14 times in this one, with the only two walks of the game getting picked up by Shedric “Von Beethoven” Long.

On the mound, Ty Boyles started and pitched five shutout innings of two-hit ball, striking out four and walking four.

Wendolyn Bautista will make his first start of the year when the Tortugas rematch with the Hammerheads on Tuesday at 6:35p.m. EST.

Dayton Dragons 2, West Michigan Whitecaps 0

Pitching was the centerpiece of Monday’s win for the Dragons, starting with a terrific start by Andrew Jordan. Jordan tossed six one-hit, shutout innings on the bump, walking two and striking out four. Jesse Stallings followed with two innings of shutout work, with Joel Kuhnel earning the save with a shutout inning of his own.

Offensively, Taylor Trammell went 1-for-3 and drove in one of two runs for the Dragons on Monday, with Jose Siri driving in the other. Avain Rachal also went 1-for-3 with a double to account for Dayton’s only extra base hit of the day.

Tony Santillan (0-1, 2.45 ERA) will get the ball to start Tuesday’s game when Dayton faces West Michigan again at 7:00 p.m. EST.