A pair of guys who were once part of the Reds’ major league pitching staff in 2017 got work on the mound in this one, with one faring much differently than the other. Robert “Bob Steve” Stephenson got the start and pitched four innings, allowing a single run on one hit and two walks while striking out three. Lisalverto “Bobby” Bonilla followed him with a single inning of work, and allowed five runs, four earned, on four hits and two walks.
“Uncle” Jesse Winker had a typically awesome day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and two walks. Darnell “Sweets” Sweeney went 3-for-5 for the day, while Zach “Floating J” Vincej finished 2-for-4 with a dinger and Dilson “Pickle” Herrera contributed a two-hit night of his own.
The Bats will battle Norfolk on Friday, with Austin Ross heading to the mound for a 7:05p.m. start time.
Keury “Come On Get” Mella only needed five innings of one-hit ball to earn the complete game shutout in this rain-shortened matchup, walking one and striking out two. Mella also drove in the only run of the game at the plate with an RBI single in the fourth.
There weren’t many other highlights from this one for the Wahoos’ offense, aside from Tyler “Good Day” Goeddel, who went 3-for-3 with a double.
Brandon Finnegan will be on the mound for a rehab start with Pensacola on Friday night, throwing the first pitch at 5:05p.m. EST.
Daytona had a doubleheader double-rained out on Thursday. They’ll begin their All-Star break on Friday.
Tony “Big Tone” Santillan got roughed up a little on Thursday, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing five runs on six hits with four walks and four strikeouts. The bullpen didn’t have it too much easier, up until Patrick Riehl “World” pitched 1.1 shutout innings and struck out a pair of Loons.
Taylor “Here Comes” Trammell boinked his fourth boinker of the season in this one, while Hector “You’re Gonna Go” Vargas “Kid” went 3-for-4 with a homer out of the nine-spot. T.J. “Land of the” Friedl, meanwhile, went 2-for-4 from the leadoff spot.
Scott Moss will be on the mound for Dayton’s next contest, a 7:05p.m. start time against Fort Wayne on Friday.