Friday, July 21
Hoo Boy. Amir Garrett did not have a good outing. He gave up 7 runs on 7 hits while walking 1 and striking out 0 in only an inning of work. He has put up a 9.82 ERA in the month of July which is, as some might say, bad. Austin Brice “Waterhouse Cooper” and Lisalverto Bonilla each threw 2 shutout innings of relief, which was good. At the plate, Zach “Soft J” Vincej was 2 for 4 and scored a run, Uncle Jesse Winker was 1 for 2 with a double, a walk, and a run scored, and Alex “MCM” Blandino was 1 for 4 with a RBI double.
Deck “Yella Wood” McGuire got the start and was wild, giving up only 2 runs on 4 hits, but walking 5 while striking out 7. The damage came when he was relieved by Alex “Danger” Powers, who gave up 7 runs and only recorded 1 out. Blake Trahan was 2 for 5 with a double and scored twice, Gavin “As I walk through” LaValley was 2 for 4 with a double, and Josh “Metric System” VanMeter was 2 for 3 with a double, a walk, and 1 RBI. Shed Long also hit a solo dinger, which is a good thing.
Wendolyn “Wendy Bats” Bautista gave up 4 runs on 5 hits with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts over 4.2 innings. Not that it really mattered, because the offense only collected 3 hits, 1 each by Luis Gonzalez, James “No Nickname” Vazquez, and Chris “Annie are you” Okey.
Alex Webb started and gave up 3 runs in 3 innings on 5 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Then Aaron “A-A-Ron” Quillen blew everything up and gave up 5 runs in 4 innings of work. Jose “Ask” Siri was 1 for 4 with a double and scored a run and Hector Vargas was 2 for 3 on the night.
Billings got rained out on Friday.
Saturday, July 22
Rookie “of the year” Davis: Also not great. He was bit by the long ball in this one, as 3 of 6 hits that he gave up left the yard. He allowed 5 earned runs over 4.2 innings while walking none and striking out 3. Kevin “Love” Shackelford struck out 4 in 1.2 innings of work. Alex Blandino and Eric “Deuce Bigelow Male” Jagielo were each 1 for 4 with a double. That’s pretty much all there is to write about offensively.
The Blue Wahoos scored 3 in the top of the 9th to win 7-4 on Saturday. Jose Lopez was solid, going 6 innings and giving up 2 runs on 4 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Nick “Rocky Top” Senzel mashed, going 3 for 5 with 2 doubles. Gavin LaValley was 2 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI, Shed Long was also 2 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI, and Gabriel “Young Vlad” Guerrero was 2 for 5 and scored twice. Zach Weiss struck out 2 in 2 scoreless innings.
Daytona scored 2 in the 9th to walk it off against Jupiter on Saturday. Jonathon “:(“ Crawford started and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits over 3 innings with 6 walks and 2 strikeouts. Austin “1984” Orewiler came on in relief and was solid, throwing 4 shutout innings while walking none and striking out 5. Luis Gonzalez was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI, Brantley “Ring My” Bell was 1 for 4 with a 2-run dinger, and Alfredo “Pasta-Rod” Rodriguez was 1 for 4 with a double and scored a run.
Wennington “More like givesupabunchofrunsington” Romero started and was pretty bad. He gave up 8 earned runs on 10 hits over 6.2 innings, walking none and striking out 4. The offense only scattered 5 hits and none went for extra bases. Bruce Yari was 1 for 4 with 1 RBI, so that was good, I guess.
Mac Sceroler started and didn’t give up a run over 3 innings, but then Tyler Buffett happened and he gave up 5 runs over 2 innings. Stuart “Life’s Not” Fairchild was 2 for 2 with a solo dinger and Alejo Lopez and Leandro Santana were each 1 for 3.
Jhon De Jesus started for the Mustangs and gave up 4 runs on 6 hits with no walks and 3 strikeouts over 3.1 innings of work. The offense still didn’t provide much help, collecting only 6 hits and 2 runs. Andy Sugilio was 1 for 3 with a triple, Alejo Lopez was 1 for 3 with a run scored, and Stuart Fairchild was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.
Sunday, July 23
It was not a good weekend for Reds’ pitching prospects in Louisville who are trying to make it back to the majors. Cody Reed started and struggled again, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits over 6 innings with 2 walks, 2 hit batters, and 5 strikeouts. Jesse Winker was 2 for 5 with a double and 1 RBI. Brandon “Dixoff” Dixon was 2 for 3 with a walk and Phil “Phlervin” Ervin was 1 for 4 with a double and a walk.
Up Next: The Big Dude takes the mound tonight at 6:35 PM ET.
Domingo “Fish Tacos” Tapia started for the Wahoos and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts in 4.2 innings of work. Nick “Senzinnati” Senzel was 2 for 4, raising his batting average to .322 in Double-A. Blake “The Choo Choo” Trahan was also 2 for 4. Aristides “Heiress Titties” Aquino was 1 for 4 with a RBI triple and Shed Long was 1 for 2 with a walk.
Up Next: Pensacola is off tonight.
Daytona fell 9-5 in a 14-inning marathon of a game. Wyatt “Derp” Strahan” got the start and went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits with no walks and 4 strikeouts. Luis Gonzalez continued his hot hitting by going 3 for 5 with a walk and a run scored. Reydel Medina hit a 2-run dinger for the Tortugas only XBH. “His name is” Jake Paulson struck out 4 in 3 shutout innings of relief.
Up Next: Seth Varner starts tonight at 7:05 PM ET against Jupiter.
Tony “Santigold” Santillan started and went 5 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits with 4 walks and 6 strikeouts. Jose Siri was 2 for 5 with 2 triples. He is currently on a 29-game hitting streak, which seems pretty good. Taylor Trammell was 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored, a double, and 1 RBI and Bruce Yari was 1 for 4 with a 3-run dinger.
Up Next: Andrew Jordan gets the start against Burlington tonight at 7:00 PM ET.
Tyler Mondile got the start for Billings and was solid, giving up 1 run on 5 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts over 6.1 innings. Montrell Marshall was 3 for 4 with a solo dinger,
Nick Dee Miles Gordon was 1 for 4 and drove in a run, and Andy Sugilio walked twice and had 1 RBI.
Up Next: Louis Alecis starts for Billings tonight at 7:05 PM MT.
The AZL Reds played this weekend. Check out the scores here.