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Farmers Only Weekend Harvest: Nick Senzel keeps raking

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The Reds’ top prospect has a big weekend and Jose Siri ties the hit-streak record at 35!

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Friday, July 28

Louisville Bats 6, Buffalo Bison 5

Rookie “Of the Year” Davis started on Friday for Louisville and pitched okay. Although he gave up 10 hits in 5.2 innings, he limited the damage to 3 runs while walking only 1 and striking out 3. Jesse “Ball, hit ball” Winker did exactly that, going 2 for 5 with a double and 1 RBI. Zach “Soft J” Vincej was 1 for 3 and drove in 3 and Tyler “Good Day” Goeddel was 1 for 3 with a triple while scoring twice.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 4, Biloxi Shuckers 3

Jose Lopez got the start for Pensacola and was solid, going 7 innings and giving up 1 run on 4 hits with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Nick “Senzational” Senzel lived up to the nickname, going 4 for 4 with a triple, a solo dinger, and 2 RBI. Josh “Feed the” VanMeter and Gabriel “Young Vlad” Guerrero were each 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

Daytona Tortugas 3, Clearwater Threshers 4

Daytona gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th to fall 4-3 to Clearwater. Wyatt “Derp” Strahan started and was solid, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits with 2 walks and 9 strikeouts over 5 innings of work. Jonathan Reynoso was 2 for 4 with a run scored, Daniel “Isn’t life” Sweet was 1 for 2 with 2 walks and 1 RBI, and James “The man without a name” Vasquez was 1 for 3 with a walk and 1 RBI.

Dayton Dragons 3, Lansing Lugnuts 1

Scott “Keep the beat running like Randy” Moss started for the Dragons and was solid, going 5 innings and giving up 1 run on 5 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Jose “33” Siri was 1 for 5 with a double and a run scored. Bruce Yari was 2 for 4 with a run scored and Shane “In the Membrane” Mardirosian was 1 for 4 with 1 RBI. Jesse Adams struck out 2 in 2 scoreless innings of relief.

Billings Mustangs 3, Great Falls Voyagers 8

Jhon “Ivhon” De Jesus started and was solid, giving up 1 run on 2 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts over 5 innings of work. Mark Kolozsvary was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI. Montrell Marshall was 1 for 4 with a double and Miles “Flash” Gordon was 1 for 2 with a solo dinger and 2 walks.

AZL Reds 1, AZL Royals 8

Barrett “A little place called” Astin pitched a shutout inning in a rehab appearance. Jose Castillo came in and gave up only 2 earned runs on 7 hits in 4.1 innings. Unfortunately, he also gave up 5 unearned runs. He also had 3 walks and a strikeout. Taylor Sparks was rehabbing, too and went 2 for 3 with a solo dinger and Mariel “Mary Bats” Bautista was 2 for 3.

Saturday, July 29

Louisville Bats 5, Buffalo Bison 2

Louisville used a 4-run 6th to defeat Buffalo on Saturday. Cody Reed started and was a little better, scattering 9 hits over 5 innings, giving up only 2 runs while walking 3 and striking out 3. Baby steps. Lisalverto Bonilla came in and pitched 4 shutout innings in relief, which was good. Adrian “That’s Pretty” Nieto was 1 for 2 with a double, a walk, and 3 RBI and Tyler Goeddel was 2 for 4 with a double, 1 RBI, and 2 runs scored.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 1, Biloxi Shuckers 2

The Blue Wahoos got another solid start, this time from Domingo “Ate my baby” Tapia. He went 7 strong innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits with 1 walk and 7 strikeouts. Nick Senzel hit the ball well once again, going 2 for 3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored. Gavin “As I walk through” LaValley was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI and Aristides “Heiress Titties” Aquino was 1 for 4 with a double.

Daytona Tortugas 3, Tampa Yankees 11

Daytona got smoked on Saturday. Seth Varner started and gave up 6 runs on 8 hits with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts over 5 innings of work. There wasn’t much to write home about regarding the offense, either. Daniel Sweet was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI and Blake “Country Breakfast” Butler hit a pinch-hit solo wanger. Aaron Quillen had 2 shutout innings of relief.

Dayton Dragons 2, Fort Wayne TinCaps 3

Anthony “Disco Inferno” DeSclafani made his second rehab appearance of the season and looked good. He pitched 4 shutout innings, giving up only 2 hits with no walks and 6 strikeouts. It sounds like he’ll make another appearance for Dayton before moving up a level, according to this tweet. Jose “34” Siri was 2 for 4 with a solo dinger and 2 runs scored. Mitch Piatnik “At the Disco” was 2 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI and “Butch” Cassidy Brown was 1 for 3 with a double.

Billings Mustangs 3, Great Falls Voyagers 9

Mac Sceroler started and went 4 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Packy Naughton then came on in relief and got lit up for 3 runs on 3 hits with a walk while only retiring 2 batters. Miles Gordon was 3 for 4, Mark Kolozsvary was 1 for 3 with a double, a walk, and 1 RBI, and Jeter Downs was 1 for 4 with a run scored.

The Baby Reds were off on Saturday.

Sunday, July 30

Louisville Bats 2, Buffalo Bison 7

Louisville couldn’t get the weekend sweep, as they fell 7-2 on Sunday. General Jackson Stephens got lit up, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts over 4 innings of work. Jesse Winker continued to hit the ball, going 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. That was the third game of the weekend where he collected 2 hits. Darnell Sweeney “Todd” was 2 for 5 with a double and 1 RBI and Alex “Needs Salt” Blandino was 1 for 3 with a double and a walk. Ariel “Under the Sea” Hernandez struck out 4 and walked 1 in 1.2 scoreless innings.

Up Next: Louisvile is off tonight.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2, Birmingham Barons 4

Keury “Nooma Nooma” Mella was solid in his start, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts over 6 innings of work. Gabriel Guerrero was 1 for 4 with a solo dinger. Gavin LaValley was 2 for 4 and Nick Senzel was 1 for 4. Brennan “San” Bernardino struck out 1 in a scoreless inning.

Up Next: TBD starts tonight for Pensacola at 7:05 PM CT.

Daytona Tortugas 5, Tampa Yankees 1

Daytona was able to salvage the weekend and get a win on Sunday. Ty “Poppin’” Boyles was good, going 6 innings and giving up only 1 run on 4 hits with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts. “His Name is” Jake Paulson struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings. Luis “The Other” Gonzalez was 2 for 4 with a solo dinger, Reydel Medina was 2 for 4, and Alfredo “Pasta Rod” Rodriguez was 1 for 4 with 1 RBI.

Up Next: Vladimir Gutierrez starts tonight at 7:10 PM ET.

Dayton Dragons 2, Fort Wayne TinCaps 3

Second verse, same as the first. Dayton fell 3-2 to Fort Wayne on Sunday. Wennington Romero went 4.1 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Jose “35” Siri went 1 for 5, tying the record for the Midwest League’s longest hit streak. Taylor “College Park Bubba” Sparks was 2 for 4 with a walk and scored a run and Taylor Trammell was 1 for 4 with 1 RBI.

Up Next: Andrew Jordan starts tonight for Dayton at 7:05 PM ET.

Billings Mustangs 6, Great Falls Voyagers 5

Tyler Mondile got the start and gave up 2 runs on 7 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts over 4 innings. Jake “Turnbow” Turnbull was 1 for 4 with a 2-run banger. Urwin Juaquin was 2 for 3 with a walk, and Zeke White was 2 for 5 with a run scored and 1 RBI. Connor Bennett had 3 strikeouts out of the ‘pen.

Up Next: Billings is off tonight.

The Baby Reds played the Baby Cubs last night. It was 1-1 in the 6th at 11:45 pm ET, so I went to bed. Here’s the box score, if you’re curious.