Before we get started with this article, I need to apologize for dropping the ball yesterday. With all of the Bauer news, and conversation, it was pretty late to start writing this thing. So, to make up for it, I’ll include a quick snippet about if anything cool happened the previous day because some cool things happened.
Nothing real cool happened Tuesday night except for Blake Trahan hitting another dinger.
Last night, Keury Mella took the start and was blasted. He gave up five earned runs over 3.1 innings on six hits, four walks, while striking out three. Joe “Meiosis” Mantiply struck out two in two scoreless. Jimmy Herget struck out two in a scoreless inning, and Matt “Archer” Bowman picked up the win in extras. Alex “The Great” Blandino went 2 for 4 with a two run dinger, and a walk. Rob Refsnyder went 3 for 6 with a solo homer with a RBI and two runs scored, and Chadwick “Bonespurs” Tromp went 2 for 5 with a grand slam with a walk and two runs scored. Narciso Crook went 3 for 6 with a walk, triple, RBI, and two runs scored. Nick Longhi went 3 for 5 with a walk, double, and a run scored. Just to add some speculation, Aristides Aquino did not play last night. So, he may be heading north.
Obviously, something did happen to the Lookouts Tuesday. Taylor Trammell was traded to the Padres as part of the Trevor Bauer trade. You know that. In his final game as a Red, Trammell went 1 for 4. Jose Siri and Tyler Stephenson hit dingers. Stephenson also doubled on a 2 for 4 night with two RBI. He also posted this sad ass tweet.
Growing up 10 minutes from each other and then living the dreams and playing pro ball together. This journey together has been everything I could have asked for! Best of luck with San Diego man!! I’ll miss you ✌ pic.twitter.com/ThTEVa86o5— Tyler Stephenson (@Tyler_Step22) July 31, 2019
Feel bad. Do it.
As for last night’s game, Wendolyn “Wendy” Bautista pitched six shutout innings on five hits, one walk, with three strikeouts. Brandon “Chunk” Finnegan pitched two perfect innings of relief with three strikeouts. Brantley “Ding Dong” Bell knocked in three with a well timed double. Calten “Dance Dance” Daal went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI and a run scored, and Stuart “Little” Fairchild went 2 for 4 with a run scored.
Previously, nothing cool happened with Daytona so we’ll get to last night’s game. Ryan “Flower” Lillie took the start and gave up four earned runs over 4.1 innings on eight hits, two walks, while striking out six. Diomar “Do More” Lopez did more. He struck out two in 1.2 innings of scoreless relief, and Andy “Knox” Cox struck out four in 1.2 innings of scoreless relief as well. Bryant Flete “Of Foot” has been on fire since coming into the Reds organization. Flete went 3 for 4 with a run scored. Pabel Manzanero went 2 for 4, and Lorenzo Cedrola went 2 for 4 with the lone RBI of the night. The Tortugas had ten hits and three walks but none of them were for extra bases.
Tuesday night, Nick Lodolo went four innings and gave up only one run. He allowed three hits, no walks, and four strikeouts. He still hasn’t walked a batter. Miles Gordon went 4 for 5 with a solo dinger and 2 RBI. That’s cool.
Last night, Connor Curlis gave up two earned runs over five innings on five hits, four walks, while striking out two. Matt “Playdoh” PIdich struck out two in 1.2 scoreless innings. Claudio “Figaro” Finol doubled and tripled, drove in a run, and scored a run. Mike “Superstar” Siani went 3 for 4 with a triple, Marial Bautista went 2 for 4 with a RBI, and Miles “Commissioner” Gordon went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. Brian “Say Hey” Rey went 2 for 4 with a double, walk, and a RBI.
I didn’t see much that stuck out on Tuesday for Billings except for TJ Hopkins hitting a homer.
Last night, Justin “Crime Dog” McGregor gave up one earned run over 5.1 innings on eight hits, no walks, while striking out four. Byrd (1.2 IP, 1 K), Cachutt (1 IP, 2 K), and Stevenson (1 IP, 3 K) all combined to shut down the game. Eric Yang went 2 for 3 with two runs scored, and Jonathan “Groundskeeper” Willems went 2 for 4 with three RBI.
Nothing particularly cool happened Tuesday night for Greeneville outside of them winning so let’s move on.
Last night, Greeneville got killed. Tyler Garbee had his first bad start. He gave up five earned runs over 3.2 innings on eight hits, one walk, while striking out three. Jose “Harambe” Zorilla struck out two in 1.1 scoreless, and Dan Serreino struck out two in two scoreless. Ivan “Brat” Johnson went 3 for 3 with a walk, double, RBI, and a run scored.