Louisville Bats 5, Columbus Clippers 3
Recent Bats signee and former Houston Astros prospect Asher “Not An NBA Reporter” Wojciechowski got the ball to start this one for Louisville, and didn’t lose much of a step from his stellar first two outings. He pitched four innings, allowing a run on two hits and walking three while striking out seven. He’s allowed just one run in 13.2 innings since joining the Reds organization, with 20 strikeouts and just five hits allowed. That’ll do, pig. Kyle “R U” McMyne got the win with two innings of one-run baseball, raising his season ERA alllllllll the way to 0.98.
Dilson “Pickle” Herrera was a steady presence on the base paths in this one, finishing 2-for-3 with a walk, while Brandon “Mason” Dixon supplied the biggest hit of the game, mashing a grand slam in the fourth inning, his third dinger of the year.
Louisville is off on Thursday, but will visit the Mud Hens Friday at 7:05 p.m. EST. No starting pitcher has been announced.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 4, Chattanooga Lookouts 7
Tyler “Let’s Go To The” Mahle wasn’t his normal self in Wednesday’s start – which is to say, he was merely “pretty good” instead of “is he pitching from 35 feet in front of home plate” incredible. He went five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, striking out seven and walking two. His ERA skyrocketed to 1.19. Ariel “The Little Mermaid” Hernandez made an appearance in this one too, and gave up two runs on two hits and two walks in an inning of work.
“The Angel” Gabriel Guerrero looked sharp at the plate, going 2-for-5 with a double and two runs driven in out of the clean-up spot. Blake “Box Car” Trahan and Angelo “Bleeding” Gumbs each went 2-for-4 with a walk, while Alex “Curse of the” Blandino went 1-for-4 and drove in a run. Each of the 6-through-9 hitters in the lineup exited the game with a batting average under .200, by the way, despite their nice placement in the order. Darn.
Luis Castillo will lead the Wahoos into battle when they battle Chattanooga again Thursday, with game time slated for 7:15 p.m. EST.
Daytona Tortugas 5, Fort Myers Miracle 2
Vladimir Gutierrez came to Daytona to slice eyeballs and chew bubblegum, and he left his bubblegum on the plane when he landed. He went seven innings in this most recent start, allowing two runs on five hits, striking out nine and walking none. In his last three starts, he’s pitched 17 innings, allowed 13 hits, three runs, and struck out 23 without walking anybody. That’s settling in pretty nicely. Robert “John” Stock”ton” and “The” Sarkis “is in Town” Ohanian each pitched a scoreless inning of relief to cap things off.
All of the offense for the Tortugas came from the bottom of the lineup, with Alfredo “Michael Scott’s Marathon Pregame” Rodriguez finishing 2-for-4 with a double and Chad “Make Daytona Great Again” Tromp going 3-for-4, with two ribbies each. The rest of the lineup went 0-for-23. Oops.
Jesus Reyes will get the ball on the mound for Daytona when they’re back in action Thursday at 6:35 p.m. EST.
Dayton Dragons 2, Beloit Snappers 9
Tony “Soprano” Santillan might like a do-over in this one. He lasted four innings and gave up five runs, four earned, on five hits and four walks while striking out just one. Some days ya just don’t have it, and that seemed to be the case for the relievers in this one as well, with everyone getting smacked around a bit.
John “Say It Ain’t” Sansone was the main highlight at the plate for Dayton on Wednesday, finishing the game 3-for-3 with an RBI, while Taylor “Here Comes” Trammell went 2-for-4 with a ribbie.
Dayton will get another crack at Beloit on Thursday, with Scott Moss scheduled to start on the bump. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. EST.