Pensacola 3, Chattanooga 2
The Blue Wahoos trailed 2-0 entering the Bottom of the 6th, but proceeded to drop a 3 spot in that half inning and hold on for the win. Rookie Davis was on the mound in a rehab start for Pensacola, and he tossed 4 IP of 2 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K ball, throwing 71 pitches in the process. Nick “Shed” Longhi clubbed his first dinger since joining the Reds franchise from the Boston system (a 3-run jack), Nick “No. 2” Senzel went 1 for 4 with a run scored in his return from the All Star Futures Game, and Shed “Nick” Long went 1 for 2 with a walk. Admiral Zackbar Weiss tossed a perfect 9th inning for the save.
Jose “Can You See” Lopez will make his AA debut on Wednesday against Chattanooga after 50.2 IP of 2.84 ERA ball with Daytona this year.
Lakeland 2, Daytona 1 (F/12)
Daytona fell in a 12 inning tussle to Lakeland, as Ryan “Fox in the” Hendrix allowed a rare earned run to get the loss. Tanner “In Spainey” Rainey returned to form with 4 Ks and no hits allowed in his 2 IP, backing 6 IP of 1 ER, 4 K ball from Wyatt Strahan. Unfortunately, the offense managed just 6 hits on the night, with Daniel Sweet’s 2 for 4, BB night and an RBI triple by Brian O’Grady being the lone highlights.
Daytona has an off-day on Tuesday.
South Bend 15, Dayton 8
After pounding out 15 hits Friday, 16 hits Saturday, and 19 (!!) hits on Sunday against the Dragons, the South Bend Cubs cranked out another 15 on Monday against the Dragons, quite possibly the most thorough 4-game thumping of an affiliate’s pitching I can recall. Not even Scott “Paid the Cost to Be the” Moss could escape South Bend’s wrath, as he was tagged for 8 ER on 7 H in just 2.0 IP, in which he threw 64 pitches. Taylor Trammell did have a big night with the bat, clubbing a grand slam as part of a 2 for 4, 2 run night. His outfield mate Jose “Que Sera” Siri homered, too, as did Hector “Victor” Vargas, but that clearly wasn’t enough.
Dayton, too, is off on Tuesday.
Great Falls 4, Billings 3
The Voyagers plated the game-winner in the Bottom of the 8th to claim this one. Jhon “tHom” De Jesus got the start and allowed 3 ER in his 4.0 IP, though he did K 6 against just 1 BB in that time. Andrew McKirahan, in his 3rd appearance of the year after being on the shelf since joining the Reds’ system in the trade that sent Brandon Phillips to Atlanta, K’d 3 in his 1 H, 2.0 IP stint. Andy “And I was like” Sugiliooooo paced the offense with a 3 for 3 night that included a walk, a double, a ribbie, and a run scored, while Mitch “Chad” Trees continued his offensive surge with a 2-run dinger.
Billings is off on Tuesday, as well.
AZL Reds 11, AZL Royals 4
A 5-spot from the baby Reds in the Bottom of the 7th inning opened this one up and was enough to down the Royalitos. Reds’ pitching allowed just 1 ER on the night - they committed 5 of the 11(!!) errors total in this game. On the offensive side, the good guys banged out 12 hits, led by Mauro “Camoranesi” Conde, who went 2 for 3 with a double, a walk, a ribbie, and 3 runs scored. Raul Juarez chipped in by going 2 for 3 with a double and 2 walks, while Edwin “Esteban” Yon doubled in a pair of runs.
The AZL Reds are also off on Tuesday.