Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night
Shed Long - 2 H, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR
Other players might’ve played better tonight, but Shed Long is the legitist of the legit prospects that did well tonight, as he does most nights, and here he is again. He hit a dinger in this one and also scored two runs himself. That does it for me for the former Reds Minor League Offensive Player of the Year. Let’s do it.
Cody Reed got the start here and went 6.1 IP, much of them were fine. He gave up 4 total earned, but none until the 6th (2, and then 2 more were his in the 7th), but he walked only 1 and struck out 3. Evan Mitchell “Is Batman” pitched to four batters in the 7th inning, recorded not even an out, walked 2, and allowed 2 hits and an earned run. Ugh. Kyle “Davy” Crockett allowed another 3 hits (2 ER with a HR), but Jimmy “Drinks to” Herget went the final 1.2 IP, striking out 2.
The Bats bats managed 7 hits, but only a run, which came off the bat of DJ Peterson. Josh “ManEater” VanMeter hit and walked, while Cliff “Biff” Pennington managed 2 hits. Dilson “Pickle” Herrera hit once, so that’s cool, I guess.
Up Next: Robert “BobertSteverson” Stephenson will take the bump for Louisville against the Toledo Mudhens at 7:00 PM EDT
Vladimir “The Impaler” Gutierrez pitched 6 strong, allowing only 3 hits, 1 walk, and 2 earned, impaling 6. “Will” Robinson Leyer certainly wasn’t lost in space in his 2.0 IP, striking out 5, allowing only 1 hit and 1 walk. Alex “Yeah, Baby” Powers struck out 2 and allowed not a thing to lock the game down in the final inning.
Shed “Dong” Long hit a dong in this one, apart of a 2 hit, 2 run, 2 RBI night. Luis Gonzalez hit thrice with another 2 RBI, while Nick Longhi doubled, walked, and batted in a run of his own.
Up Next: Wyatt “Earp” Strahan takes the bump against the Barons at 8:05 EDT.
Scott “Randy” Moss worked 6 IP with 3 ER, allowing 5 hits and 2 walks with 3 K, lowering his ERA to 6.35. So that’s good. Kevin “Jose” Canelon, Jesse “James” Adams, and Joel “Sofa King” Kuhnel combined for 4 IP, 1 BB, and 4 K. Most importantly 0 ER, because...
Daytona couldn’t walk off, because they weren’t the home team. BUT they scored 2 in the 10th to win. All but one Tortuga hit, led by Jose Siri back from injury. He led off and hit twice (though he struck out thrice as well). TJ Friedl “Dee” hit only once, but batted in 2 and walked. Taylor Trammell hit once, but also batted in 2. Brantley “For Whom The” Bell tolled twice, while also scoring a run.
Up Next: To Be Determined will be dialing it up on the bump against Clearwater at 6:15 PM EDT.
Packy “Needs Naught A Nickname” Naughton was actually pretty fine, pitching 7, allowing only 3 earned runs, 7 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 4. Sarkis “Cincinnatian” Ohanian struck out one and allowed a dong in his 1 inning, while Cory “Boy Meets World” Thompson allowed 2 hits and a run (unearned) in 1 inning pitched.
The Dragons offense left a lot to be desired, however, managing only 4 hits combined. Jeter “Churchill” Downs was one of those hits. Narciso “I Am Not A” Crook was another. It was a double.
Up Next: Tyler “Walter” Mondile will fire it up against Peoria at 7:00 PM EDT.