The Bats got 6 early runs - all in the 1st and 2nd innings - against rehabbing star David Price, only to have the tables turned and lose in a whuppin’. Phil “Mickelson” Ervin went 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored, Jesse “Ball, Hit Ball” Winker went 2 for 3 with 2 walks, a ribbie, and a run scored, and Brandon “The Mashed Potatoes” Dixon drove in a pair with a 2 for 5 day that featured a double.
Unfortunately, the pitching.
Thursday’s game against Pawtucket has already been banged due to rain.
Pensacola scored a run in the Top of the 1st, Mississippi kicked back with 2 in the Bottom of the 1st, and both teams then laid eggs until the final out hours later. Adrian “Yo” Nieto was a bright spot offensively going 2 for 4 with a double, while Eric “Catherine Bell” Jagielo walked twice and singled in a run.
The real story, as it so often has been, was Tyler “Still Has Living Grandchildren” Mahle, who was once again solid, allowing just those 2 ER (both on 1st inning solo dingers) in his 6 IP, striking out 5 against a lone walk. Said outing raised his season ERA to 1.72.
Austin Ross will toe the rubber for Pensacola on Thursday at 8:00 PM ET.
Rain 1, Daytona 0
The ‘Tugas had their Wednesday game postponed due to rain, and will play a doubleheader at Charlotte on Thursday. Wendolyn “Steal My Sunshine” Bautista will start game one at 4:00 PM ET, with TB “Tenacious” D scheduled for game two.
The Loons finally topped the Dragons in 16 innings in a game that was suspended Wednesday night after 13 innings due to rain and wrapped up Thursday morning. Taylor “Tinker” Trammell, Tyler “Bob” Stephenson, and TJ “Freedom ain’t” Friedl all had 2 for 7 nights/mornings, with Friedl’s including a solo homer for Dayton’s lone run.
Tony “Bologna” Santillan was the real story, however, as he fired 8 innings of shutout ball, allowing just 6 hits, walking nobody, and fanning 5. That dropped his season ERA to a sparkling 2.35.
Both teams will huddle up, eat some orange slices, and get back to action Thursday afternoon with Jesse “Apple” Adams on the bump for Dayton.