The Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night
Cody Reed - 8.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K
Cody Reed continues to show signs that he is figuring it out. After a rough first half, and his previous struggles at the big league club, Reed has come back and shown us what we were all excited about when the Reds traded for him back in 2015. He followed up a solid month of July with his best performance of the season on Thursday night, striking out 10 batters and very nearly throwing a complete game. In his last 2 outings he has thrown 16.1 innings, walked only 1 batter, and struck out 19. Well done, Mr. Reed.
Cody Reed spun an absolute gem for the Bats on Thursday, entering the 9th inning have not yet allowed a run and finishing with 8.2 IP of 4 H, 1 ER ball, striking out 10 against a lone walk on the night. He threw exactly 100 pitches to get that done, too.
On offense, Louisville got a 2-run dong from Gabby Guerrero, which accounted for all their scoring, but 2-hit nights from each of Brian O’Grady and Hernan Iribarren sure were nice to see, too.
Bobert Stephenson will start again for the Bats on Friday against Columbus, with first pitch set for 7:15 PM ET.
The Blue Wahoos gravied the Biscuits on Thursday, and did so behind 7.0 IP from a solid Seth Varner, in which time he allowed just 3 ER.
Mitch Nay bashed a 2-run dinger, Jose Siri cracked a 2-run triple, and Luis Gonzalez had a 2 for 3 night that included a run scored, a ribbie, and a double. Heck, even Chris Okey had a hit and a run scored!
These two teams will tangle again on Friday night at 7:35 PM ET. Pitchers will pitch, but in what order appears to still be of issue at this juncture.
The Baby Cards and Tortugas had quite the pitching duel on Thursday, with only a total of 9 hits combined from both sides - none of which even went for extra bases. Unfortunately, is was Daytona who was on the losing end.
Wennington Romero got the start for Daytona and was decent enough, all in all. He walked 4 against a lone K in his 5.0 IP, which isn’t good, but he did allow just 5 hits and a lone earned run in his time on the mound.
The bats were largely quiet, but at least Ibandel Isabel cracked a pair of singles to add to his impressive 2018 campaign since joining the organization.
Them Tortugies will play again on Friday at 6:30 PM ET, though who will be doing the pitching is still up in the air.
Dayton came roaring back from a 3-run deficit in the 8th to take a 4-3 lead, only to have it erased in the bottom of the 9th for a 5-4 loss. Austin “Animal Farm” Orewiler got the start and pitched okay. He lasted 7 innings and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Hendrik “Tiny Orange” Clementina went 1 for 3 with a solo dinger, Reshard “Funroe” Munroe went 2 for 3 with a triple and a walk, and JD Williams went 1 for 3 and drove in a run.
Mac Sceroler will get the start for Dayton tonight.
The Billings Mustangs brought the hammer offensively on Thursday, defeating Great Falls 10-2. James Marinan got the start for Billings and was solid, going 5.1 innings and giving up only 1 earned run on 5 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Connor Ryan struck out 3 in 2.2 innings of relief. Zeek “And Ye Shall Hit” White continues to mash the ball. He went 2 for 3 with a walk, a 3-run dinger, and 2 runs scored. Got Dang. Mauriel Bautista went 3 for 5 with a double and a solo home run and Carlos Rivero went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Luis Alecis takes the mound tonight at 7:05 PM MT.
Greeneville was able to take game 1 of Thursday’s double-header with a 6-1 victory over Kingsport. Alexis Diaz got the start and pitched very well. He threw 6.2 innings, allowing an unearned run on 4 hits with no walks and 5 strikeouts. Rylan Thomas continues to hit the ball well, going 3 for 4 with a double. Claudio Finol went 2 for 4 and drove in a run.
Greeneville tried to mount a late comeback but were unable to get the sweep on Thursday in game 2. Ricky Karchar started and wasn’t great. He threw 2.2 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits while walking 3 and only striking out 1. The offense only collected 4 hits on the night. Nate Scantlin and Miguel Hernandez each went 1 for 3 and scored a run.
Greeneville plays tonight at 7:00 PM ET.