The Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Weekend
Tyler Mondile - 7.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 8 K
The season as a whole has been a struggle for Tyler Mondile, as he came into Friday’s game with an ERA of 9.19 on the season. He turned things around in a big way on Friday night, throwing a complete-game shutout in the second game of Dayton’s double-header. Have a trophy, Tyler, and hopefully this performance serve as a turning point this season.
Friday, May 18
Robert “Bob Steve” Stephenson had his first good start in what seems like forever on Friday. He gave up 2 runs on 7 hits over 5 innings of work while walking none and striking out 7. He also had to deal with a rain delay in the middle of his start so thankfully he was able to stay in a groove after that. Brandon “Dixoff” Dixon continues to mash the ball, as he went 2 for 3 with a double, a triple, and 2 walks. Gabriel Guerrero was 2 for 4 with a double. Tanner “Have You Ever Seen The” Rainey struck out 3 in his scoreless inning of relief.
Keury “Nooma-Nooma” Mella had his worst outing of the year on Friday. He lasted only 3 innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. Juan Martinez threw 3 shutout innings out of the bullpen. Shed “Love Me” Long “Time” continued to do what he does and went 2 for 4 with a triple. Keury Mella added the only other extra-base hit, going 1 for 1 with a double.
A late comeback came up short for Daytona in a 6-5 loss Friday. Ryan “Twins” Olson gave up 5 runs (4 earned) with 2 walks and 1 strikeout in 5 innings in his start. Ryan “Purple Haze: Hendrix struck out 3 in 1.1 scoreless innings of relief. Taylor “Take the” Trammell was 2 for 5 and honked his 5th dinger of the year. Tyler “Bat Flip” Stephenson was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 1 RBI and TJ “Land of the” Friedl was 1 for 4 with a solo donk.
Dayton pitching got roughed up in Friday’s first game. Hunter Greene got the start and struggled again. He went 3.1 innings and gave up 4 runs on 7 hits with no walks and 3 strikeouts. Austin “1984” Orewiler was worse, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits the rest of the way. Jeter “Re2pect” Downs was 2 for 4 with an RBI double and Jose Garcia was 1 for 2 with a walk and 2 RBI.
The pitching in game 2 was much better for Dayton, as they shut out Great Lakes to split the double-header. Tyler “Walt” Mondile went the distance, giving up only 1 hit over 7 shutout innings while walking none and striking out 8. Leandro Santana was 2 for 2 with a double, a solo dinger, and 2 RBI. Michael “Head Rub” Beltre was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and Hendrik “Oh, My Darling” Clementina was 1 for 3 with a double and scored a run.
Saturday, May 19
Louisville was rained out on Saturday and made up for it with a double-header on Sunday.
It was much of the same for Pensacola on Saturday, as they fell 4-1 again to Jackson. Anthony “Tony Disco” DeSclafani was solid in his second rehab start. He went 5 innings and gave up 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits with only 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. Aristides “Horse Shit” Aquino was 2 for 4 with a double and a solo home run. The only other hits came from Chris Okey (1 -2, BB) and Nick Longhi (1-4). Carlos Navas struck out 3 in his scoreless inning of relief.
Daytona held on after a late comeback attempt on Saturday to win 7-6. Wennington “Winnington” Romero gave up 3 runs on 4 hits with 3 walks and only 2 strikeouts in his 6 innings of work. TJ Friedl went 3 for 4 with a double and a triple with a walk and a run driven in. Jose “Ask” Siri was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored and Mitch “Yay” Nay was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI.
A 2-run 7th was enough to propel Dayton to a 5-3 win on Saturday. Andrew Jordan went 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits with only 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Stuart “Little” Fairchild reached base 4 times, going 1 for 2 with a RBI triple and 3 walks and Montrell Marshall was 2 for 5 and also had an RBI triple. Jose Garcia drove in 2 runners in a 1 for 2 night.
Sunday, May 20
Louisville took the loss in game 1 of Sunday’s double-header, but it wasn’t for lack of pitching. Jose “Can You See?” Lopez started and pitched very well in his 5 innings. He gave up 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits with no walks against 8 strikeouts. There wasn’t anything to write home about offensively. Brandon “Mason” Dixon was 1 for 3 with a solo dinger while Mason “Dixon” Williams was 2 for 3.
Game 2 was quite the opposite of game 1, although the result was still the same. Justin Nicolino was bad in his start, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits while walking 1 and recording 0 strikeouts over 4.2 innings. Domingo “Ate My Baby” Tapia gave up the winnings run in the bottom of the 6th. “Stone Cold” Steve Selsky was 2 for 4 with a solo blast, Dilson “Pickles” Herrera was 3 for 4 and also hit a solo bomb, and Mason Williams was 1 for 3 with a RBI double.
Up Next: Louisville takes on Indianapolis tonight at 7:05 PM ET.
Sunday wrapped up a pretty miserable weekend for Pensacola, as they fell 6-0. Vladimir Gutierrez got roughed up, giving up 5 runs on 6 hits with only 1 strikeout over 5 innings of work. Michael Lorenzen struck out 2 in 2 scoreless rehab innings. Brian “Beef” O’Grady and Alberti Chavez each went 2 for 4.
Up Next: TBD gets the start for Pensacola at 6;35 PM CT.
Pitching was not good on Sunday for Daytona in a 9-3 loss. Ty “Poppin’” Boyles gave up 5 runs on 8 hits over 4.1 innings and Nick “:(“ Howard gave up 3 in his 2 innings of relief. Ty “Yawn” Stephenson was 1 for 4 with a RBI double and Ibandel Isabel was 2 for 3 with a double and a solo home run.
Up Next: TBD starts for Daytona tonight at 6:35 PM ET.
The train kept rolling for Dayton, as they won 12-4 for their 3rd straight victory. Adrian “AAAAAADRIIIAAAAAANNN” Rodriguez started and was solid. He threw 5 innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits with no walks and 6 strikeouts. Max Wotell struck out 1 in a scoreless inning of relief. Everyone in Dayton’s lineup collected at least 1 hit, and 7 of the 9 collected multiple hits. Stuart Fairchild was 2 for 5 with a 2-run home run and 3 RBI, Mark Kolozsvary was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI, Leandro Santana was also 3 for 5 and hit a 2-run blast and drove in 3, and John “Sandstorm” Sansone went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 1 driven in.
Up Next: TBD will start for Dayton tonight at 7:00 PM ET.