Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night
Gabby Guerrero has started this very young Pensacola Blue Wahoos season looking more like the version of himself that tore up the California League as a 20-year-old back in 2014 than he has in some time. He smacked around Mississippi Braves pitching to the tune of a 4-of-5 night at the plate that included three doubles and two RBIs. That brings his numbers for the season — which is just 11 games old, mind you — to .381/.400/.571, which makes him just about the best hitter on the Blue Wahoos at the moment.
He’s only four months older than Aristides Aquino, by the way.
Guerrero wasn’t the only one doing some sweet swinging in this game. Gavin “Down In” LaValley homered and drove in three runs in a 2-for-5 game, Shedric “Von Beethoven” Long went 2-for-4 with a walk in the leadoff spot, and Scott “It Schebles” Schebler went 1-for-3 with a double in a rehab game. Josh “Parking” VanMeter posted a most impressive, Joey Votto-esque 1-for-1, four-walk performance, while Luis “57 homers” Gonzalez, Aquino and Taylor “Jordin” Sparks each doubled.
Daniel “The Price Is” Wright was pretty nifty on the mound, firing six innings of two run baseball, with only one run being earned. Kevin “Love” Shackelford pitched one scoreless inning.
Keury Mella and his 0.87 ERA will face Mississippi today at 8:05 p.m. EST.
That was it for minor leaguers on Monday! Here’s the rest of the action to look forward to Tuesday:
Louisville, which was rained out Monday, will send Robert Stephenson to the mound against Buffalo at 8:05 p.m. EST.
Daytona faces Tampa today, though it doesn’t have probable starters listed.
Dayton does have a probable starter listed, and that starter is Wendolyn Bautista, who will face South Bend at 7 p.m. EST.