It was an action-packed day on the farm Thursday. So action-packed that it took us until now to tell you about it.
Lisalverto “Bonet” Bonilla had a rough go of it, giving up 10H, 9R, 5ER, 1BB against 4K in just 4.2 IP. As you can tell from that line, the 4 errors were pretty costly – including a throwing error and a passed ball by noted Catcher of the Future Chad Wallach.
Secondbaseman of the Future Dilson Herrera went 2-5, as did Adorable Tiny Horse of the Future Sebastian Elizalde. Literal Tiny Horse Tony Renda went 2-4 with his own bad self. Nick “Still in the System” Routt faces Adalberto Mejia of the Rochester Red Wings tonight at 6:35 p.m. ET.
Tyler “ROY/CY/MVP” Mahle went 6 strong innings, giving up a bad-for-him 4H and 1BB, albeit without a single run and against 7K. He threw 94 pitches, 64 of which were strikes. He’s pitched 32.2 IP this season, giving up 11H, 2ER, 6BB and 34K.
Ismael “Nick Routt of Pensacola” Guillon blew the save, with the help of Domingo “Frozen Fish” Tapia and a couple of errors. Josh “Hoosier” VanMeter had one of those errors, but he also went 2-4. Leon “not LaRon” Landry went 2-4, and in terms of actual prospects Aristides “Briand” went 1-3 with a walk and a double. It was his third double and fourth walk of the year. Homeboy’s struggling.
Luis “Lil’ Dan Straily” Castillo will take the home field mound tonight at 7:35 pm ET, hosting Jorge Lopez and the Biloxi Shuckers.
Lots of good news down on the Florida shore, beginning with Vlad “das ist” Gutierrez’s 5IP of 3H, 0ER, 0BB, 7K ball. He’s given up 4 walks against 23 strikeouts so far, in only 19.1 innings.
Take a deep breath before reading about the hitters: Daniel “swing so” Sweet led off, going 3-5. Shed “Sueño” Long went 3-6 with a double. Nick “Senzinatti” Senzel went 3-6. Gavin “LaPeak and” LaValley went 2-3. Reydel “Bob Dobalina” Medina went 2-5. Blake “He Did It” Butler went 2-5. Narciso “no, actually he did it” Crook went 3-3 with a dinger.
Do you remember Dexter Kjerstad? No, why would you? But the Reds drafted him in the 50th round back in 2010 and he’s still hustling at the A+ level. Good for him.
Jesus Enmanuel Reyes will start for the Tortugas at 7pm ET in Tampa, against the dead-armed TBD for the Tampa Yankees.
The lower levels know what’s good huh? Tony “Toni, Toné!” Santillan went 5IP, giving up 2H + 2BB against 6K. Jesse “Bearhunter” Adams pitched 2IP in relief, getting 4 strikeouts.
Jose “Tool bungalow” Siri went 0-2 with 2 walks, his 5th and 6th walks of the year. Taylor “Tool mansion” Trammell went 1-3 with a double and a walk. Tyler “Tool villa – complete with tool fields, a tool stable and private tool hunting grounds” Stephenson went 2-4 with a double. James “Not actually all that tool-y” Vasquez went 2-3 with two home runs, which is hella of note. And John Sansone hit a triple.
Scott “Soft” Moss will host Leo Crawford and the Great Lakes Loons tonight at 7pm ET.