The Louisville Bats had the day off on Monday. They’ll start a series with Pawtucket on Tuesday at 6:05 p.m. EST, but they don’t know who they’re starting on the mound yet, so dang it, neither do I.
I guess maybe 27-year-olds are kinda supposed to dominate AA lineups, but all that means is that Deck “It Ralph” McGuire is doing precisely what’s expected of him this year for the Wahoos. He pitched seven innings of one-run baseball on Monday, lowering his ERA to 2.73 for the year in nine starts. Ariel “Attack” Hernandez and Jimmy “Drinks to” Herget were their normal sparkling selves out of the pen too, each tossing a scoreless innings to finish this one off.
The real story was the lineup in this win, as Pensacola dinged five dongs on the evening. Deep breath: Aristides “Heiress Titties” Aquino hit his seventh of the year, Brian “O’ Griffin” O’Grady hit his sixth, Eric Jagielo “European Gigolo” hammered his third, Tyler “Good Day” Goeddel launched his second, and Blake “Keep On” Trahan mashed his first. Alex “The Great” Blandino and Josh “Mini” VanMeter each added two hits including a double, for good measure.
Pensacola is off on Tuesday, but will send the smoking hot Tyler Mahle to the hill on Wednesday when they start a series with Mississippi, with the game time set for 8:00 p.m. EST.
Daytona was postponed on Monday, so frowny face. They’ll hope for better weather on Tuesday against Charlotte, with Jesus Reyes getting the start. That one starts at 6:35 p.m. EST.
Ty “POPPIN” Boyles was handed the ball to start this one, and did a quality job on the mound. He tossed 6.1 innings of three-run ball, scattering four hits and two walks and striking out seven. Jesse “Quit” Stallings allowed one run in the next 2.2 innings, before Great Lakes walked off in the tenth.
T.J. “Set Me” Friedl continued his strong performance in the leadoff spot, going 1-for-3 with a double and a walk and scoring once. Jose “Shut Up” Siri put together a 2-for-5 showing, while Tyler “Tall Adult Catching Gentleman” Stephenson went 1-for-3 with a walk. Brantley “Ring My” Bell, for his part, went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
Andrew Jordan leads the charge for Dayton on Tuesday against Great Lakes, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. EST.