The Bats rode another great start from Tyler Mahle to victory over the Bisons on Thursday. The talented righty allowed just 1 ER in his 6.2 IP, striking out 4 without walking a soul, lowering his AAA ERA down to 3.00 on the dot. That’ll do. Phil “Showtime Lakers” Ervin continued his second half tear with a 1 for 2, 2 walk, 2 run scored night, Jesse “Clearly Now the Rain is Gone” Winker walked twice and scored, and Alex “Man with the Master” Blandino kept right on raking with a bases-clearing double in the Bottom of the 8th that put this game on ice.
Louisville plays Friday at 7:05 PM ET, but haven’t listed a starting pitcher yet.
The Biscuits unleavened the Blue Wahoos, using 5 pitchers in the combined 7 hit shutout. Jesus “Superstar” Reyes was cromulent in his start, allowing 3 ER in 6 IP, but the bats just couldn’t find a way to plate runs. Nick Senzel had an uncharacteristic 0 for 4 night (with 3 Ks), though Gavin “Wears a Fedora and Gets That Song Stuck in Your Head for a Week” LaValley showed some signs of AA life with a 2 for 4 night (that included a double).
Deck “20 Piece Chicken” McGuire gets Friday’s start for Pensacola, with first pitch set for 7:05 PM CT.
The Tortugas managed just 3 hits on the evening against the Filthy Baby Cards, as Palm Beach starter Mike O’Reilly blew through them for 8 innings. Dayton starter Ty “Lancing” Boyles did his part, allowing just 2 ER in 6 IP, but errors cost him a pair of unearned runs that was ultimately the difference. Brian O’Grady clubbed a dinger and walked twice and “The Head of” Alfredo Rodriguez smacked his 2nd homer of the season, but that was pretty much that.
Wendolyn “Steal My Sunshine” Bautista will start Friday night’s game for Daytona, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 PM ET.
Taylor Trammell scored on a walk-off error in the Bottom of the 13th to give the Dragons the win, scoring when Peoria booted a ball hit by Bruce Yari after having reached on an error himself earlier in the inning. Whatever works, I suppose. Trammell was 3 for 7 on the evening, Mark “Lassie” Collymore belted a 2-run homer, and John “Sad Song Says” Sansone went 2 for 5 with a double, a ribbie, and a run scored. Lucas Benenati picked up the win thanks to 3 innings of scoreless relief from the ‘pen.
Dayton plays at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, and Alex Webb will be on the bump to start.
Rockies, Jr. scored a run in the Bottom of the 8th inning to break the tie and get the win on Thursday after the Mustangs blew what was at one point a 5-0 lead. Andy Sugilio, Jeter “Churchill” Downs, and Mark Kolozsvary each at 2 for 4 nights, with Sugilio adding a stolen base and a pair of runs scored. Packy Naughton was on the hill to start this one and was unpacked for 5 ER in 5.0 IP.
Mac “Cheese” Sceroler will start Friday, with first pitch scheduled for 6:40 PM MT.
The Infant Reds got a 2-run homer from Eddie “Twelve Point” Buckcoats and a 3 for 5, 2 double, 2 run scored outing from Ildefenso Gomez to breeze past the future even-year juggernauts. Justin “Ring My” Bellinger, who is not one of the famed Bellingers to the best of my knowledge, continues to do his best impersonation of them, as his 2 for 4 night raised his season line to .345/.387/.759 - though that’s in just 31 PAs in AZ ball for a 21 year old college bat. Edward Escoboza got the win despite allowing 3 ER in 4.2 IP from the bullpen, John Ghyzel K’d 3 in a scoreless IP, and JP Launchpad sat down the Giants in order for the save. Only half of these names are actual people, but it’s the AZL Reds so it’s hard to say which are which.
I’m sure they’ll play again tomorrow at 10 PM ET or later, and someone will start.