The Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Weekend
Ivan Johnson - 3 for 5, 2 HR, 4 RBI on Saturday
Louisville was able to take two out of three and win the series against Rochester this weekend. They were led by their starting pitching, who had great performances on Friday and Sunday. Vladimir “Nice Glutes” Gutierrez got things started on Friday by allowing only 1 run in 6 innings with only 3 hits, 1 walk, and 4 strikeouts. That was nice to see from someone who has struggled quite a bit this season. Wandy Peralta, Alex “Danger” Powers, and Matt Bowman combined to throw 3 shutout innings while allowing only 2 base runners in the process. They were led offensively by Blake “Trade Hands” Trahan, who went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Tejay “TJ” Antone started on Saturday and allowed 4 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts over 6 innings of work. Justin Grimm struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings of relief. Christian Colon “Blow” reached base 4 times on Saturday, going 2 for 4 with a double and 2 walks. Rob Refsnyder also went 2 for 4 with a double.
Louisville got another great outing on Sunday, this time by Keury “Hella” Mella. Mella went 6 innings, allowing no runs on 4 hits while walking 2 and striking out 3. Rob Refsnyder went 2 for 4 with a double and a solo dinger and Ryan Lavarnway went 1 for 2 with a double, a RBI, and 2 walks. Joel Kuhnel struck out 1 in a scoreless inning of relief. He has a 2.00 ERA in 18 innings at Louisville. On the season, he has issued only 16 walks while striking out 50 batters between Chattanooga and Louisville. I wonder if there is another bullpen he could help out *SLOWLY LOOKS AT CAMERA.*
Louisville is off tonight.
Packy “Wacky” Naughton started for Chattanooga on Friday and actually pitched well, despite the final score. He allowed 2 runs in 6 innings while walking 1 and striking out 3. He continues to have a fantastic 2019. Unfortunately, the bullpen. And the offense. They only managed 4 hits, all singles.
Things were much better on the mound on Saturday. “Livin’ in a van down by the” Reiver Sanmartin threw 6 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3. “There once was a man named” Brandon Finnegan threw 2 scoreless innings, allowing only a walk while striking out 3. Michael O’Neill, who apparently is a player in the Cincinnati Reds farm system, went 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. Stuart “Little” Fairchild also went 1 for 4 with a double.
The pitching was pretty bad on Sunday for the Lookouts. They allowed 17 hits but somehow only managed to let 6 runs cross the plate. Wendolyn Bautista allowed all 6 runs, though 4 were earned, on 9 hits in 3.1 innings of work. Gavin “As I walk through” LaValley went 2 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI. Calten Daal also went 2 for 5 and scored a run.
Chattanooga is off tonight.
On Friday, Daytona started Jared Solomon, his 700 wives, and his 300 concubines. Things didn’t go great, as Solomon allowed 5 runs on 9 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts in 5 innings of work. There wasn’t much going on offensively either, as Daytona managed only 5 hits. Alejo Lopez went 2 for 4 and scored a run and Jose Garcia went 1 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI.
Saturday wasn’t much better. Ryan Lillie went 6 innings and allowed 4 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts in 6 innings of work. Alejo Lopez went 2 for 4 again.
Aaron “Brush your teeth and” Fossas went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs on 6 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts on Sunday. Drew Mount went 3 for 3 with a run scored and 1 RBI and Andy “Sluggo” Sugilio went 1 for 4 with a 3-run tank.
Mac Sceroler starts tonight at 7:05 PM EDT.
Adrian “AAADRIAAAAN” Rodriguez started on Friday and went 4 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 2. Eddy Demurias struck out 2 in 3 scoreless innings. Matt Lloyd “Christmas” went 2 for 4 with a 3-run blast in his first game in Daytona. Michael Siani went 2 for 5 with a run scored and 1 RBI and Claudio Finol went 2 for 4 with a triple.
Dayton was outhit 15 to 1 on Saturday. Yikes. Connor Curlis started and pitched pretty well. He allowed 2 unearned runs in 5.2 innings while allowing 5 hits, no walks, and striking out 4. The bullpen was bad. Miles Gordon got the only Dragon hit, a triple.
The pitching was really bad on Sunday so I won’t even mention them here. The offense wasn’t bad though. Morgan “Nordstrom” Lofstrom went 3 for 5 with a double a homer, and 3 RBI. Juan Martinez went 2 for 4 and scored a run and Cameron Warren went 1 for 3 and scored twice.
Jhon De Jesus starts for Dayton tonight at 7:00 PM EDT.
Billings fell 2-1 on Friday despite outhitting Rocky Mountain 7-4. Carlos Carreno pitched 5.2 innings and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts. Jonathan Willems went 3 for 4 at the plate and Victor Ruiz went 2 for 3.
Saturday’s game was postponed so they played 2 on Sunday. Justin McGregor started game 1 and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits with no walks and 4 strikeouts in 5.1 innings. TJ Hopkins went 3 for 4 and scored 2 runs. In game 2 the pitching wasn’t very good. At the plate, Quincy McAfee went 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored. “Put the” Cash “In the” Case went 1 for 1 with a walk and scored twice.
Billings plays tonight at 7:00 PM MDT.
Friday did not go well for Greeneville. They allowed 15 runs but somehow still had a pitcher throw 4.2 shutout innings. That was Tanner Cooper, who struck out 5 in those shutout innings. AJ “Bump Ass” Bumpass went 2 for 3 with a home run and 2 RBI. Garrett Wolforth went 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored and Tyler “Big Tom” Callihan went 1 for 4 with a RBI.
Things went better for the Baby Reds on Saturday. Graham Ashcraft threw 5 shutout innings, allowing only 1 hit, no walks, and struck out 4. Ivan Johnson went 3 for 5 with 2 dingers and 4 RBI.
There wasn’t much to write about on Sunday. The pitching was bad and the offense wasn’t much better. AJ Bumpass went 1 for 3 and scored the only run and Carlos Reina went 1 for 4 with a double.