Brandon Larson Honorary Star Of The Night
Robert Stephenson - 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 9 K, 1 HR
You know, there’s that whole fool me once, fool me twice, kind of thing. With Robert Stephenson, I think we’re on about the fourth fool me so I probably shouldn’t get my hopes up. But, Stephenson has been pitching much better lately and has his season ERA down to 3.80. He’s spent his entire season in AAA, and I think he should stay there until we see some continued success. But, an outing like this is very encouraging.
We’d like to hope that Robert Stephenson puts it together, and he did tonight. Bob Steve went 7 innings and gave up only 1 earned run on 4 hits, zip walks, and struck out 9. Give me three more of those and I’m a believer. Kyle “Davy” Crockett struck out 1 in a scoreless inning. Nick “The Future” Senzel went 2 for 5 with 2 RBI. Gabby Guerrero jacked a dinger on a 2 for 4 night, DJ Peterson whacked a wanger on a 2 for 4 night, and Mason “Paint Me” Williams went 2 for 4 with a dinger and two total runs scored.
Louisville plays at 7:00 PM ET.
Do you remeber when Seth Varner went like 30 innings without giving up a walk? I do. He was with Dayton and had one helluva year. He’s a crafty lefty, and I think we’ve forgotten about him. Tonight, he pitched 6.2 innings of one earned run ball on 3 hits, 1 walk, and 9 strike outs. It’s really hard to beat a line like that. Victor “Pay Load” Payano struck out 2 in 1.1 scoreless, and Alex “Light Tower” Powers struck out 2 in his scoreless inning to pick up the win. Chris Okey hit a solo dinger off Tyler Mahle’s brother (no shit) and walked. Narciso Crook walked twice.
Pensacola plays at 6:35 PM CT.
Tejay “Weejay” Antone got his shit together. Antone gave up 1 earned run over 7 innings on 3 hits, 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts. Joel “Knuckles” Kuhnel struck out 2 in 1.1 scoreless. Brantley “Ding Dong” Bell went 4 for 5. Taylor “All Star” Trammel went 2 for 6 with a RBI, stolen base, and 2 runs scored, Michael Beltre went 2 for 5 with a run scored, and TJ “Of The” Hill Friedl went 2 for 4 with a walk, RBI, and a run scored.
Tortugas play at 6:30 PM ET.
Tyler Mondile was sharp. He allowed no earned runs over 5.0 innings on 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. “Finding” Dauri Moreta struck out 6 over 2.1 innings. If you’re counting that means he retired 6 out of 7 batters via the strikeout. Ryan “Busta” Nutof struck out 1 in a scoreless inning. “No Way” Jose Garcia went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI, and Montrell Marshall and Mitch Piatnik “At The Disco” both went 1 for 3 with a walk.
Hunter Greene is on the mound at 7:05 PM ET.