The Bats put up a 3-run Bottom of the 8th to put this one on ice, cranking out 14 total hits in the process. Alex “TOOT” Blandino continued to rake, clubbing his second homer in as many days as part of a 3 for 5, 2 run scored evening, and he was matched by the 3 for 4, 2 run, double, walk, and 2 ribbie outing from Eric “Catherine Bell” Jagielo. General Jackson Stephens tossed 6 innings of 3 ER ball, “Kick Me in the” Jimmy Herget fired a scoreless 9th inning, and the Bats rolled to a win.
The Blue Wahoos buttered the Biscuits on Wednesday, and top Cincinnati prospect Nick “No. 2” Senzel played a starring role yet again. He bonked a 3-run homer as part of his 2 for 4 night, and added yet another double - his 32nd of the season in just 86 total games played between AA and AAA - for good measure. Best I can tell, that puts him somewhere around 4th in doubles among over 1,500 players who have played a game of minor league ball this year. That ain’t too shabby. Gabby “Ultimo” Guerrero homered, too, as part of his 3-hit night, all of which served to back a semi-sorta-okeydokey 5 IP, 2 ER outing from Keury Mella.
The Tortugas finally got a game in after rain had thrown a wrench in their schedule, finishing this one as part of a doubleheader after starting it sometime on Monday, I believe. Jake Paulson took over and fired 5.1 scoreless innings, but the offense fell by the wayside. Brian O’Grady slapped a pair of singles, but Daytona only managed 5 hits on the day - all of which were singles. TJ Friedl singled and walked, though.
Daytona wrapped their sweep of the day with a 7 inning win over the Cardinals in game two. Friedl paced the offense from the leadoff spot with a 2 for 3 day that featured both a walk and a pair of runs driven in, and Alfredo Rodriguez backed him in the lineup with a 3 for 5 day. O’Grady continued his hot stretch with a 2 for 2 day that included a double, 2 runs scored, 2 walks, and 2 ribbies, and that was that.
The Dragons had a 5 run 6th inning to bust the doors open on this one, which paired nicely with 5.1 scoreless innings of relief from the Dayton bullpen. Jose Siri doubled and drove in a run while waiting for what must be an imminent call-up to Daytona, while both Bruce Yari and John Sansone clubbed homers and had 2-hit nights in the middle of the order.