Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night
Narciso Crook - 3 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI
Tony “Santigold” Santillan took the start and was pretty dang impressive. He only gave up one earned run over four innings (3 H, 2 BB, 6 K). He’s likely on a bit of a pitch count because he was pulled at 76 pitches which just makes sense. The bullpen was a bunch of meh. Uhhhhhhh, Cheslor “Cuttlefish” Cuthbert doubled and walked. So far this Louisville team has been all kinds of boring.
The talk of ALL the minor league community, in my fantasy world at least, was Nick “YOLO” Lodolo and the fact that he just doesn’t freaking walk guys. Until tonight, Nick Lodolo had pitched 23.1 innings without surrendering a walk and striking out 40! batters in his short professional career. That’s kinda good and stuff. Again, that was until tonight. Lodolo made it 2.1 innings without surrendering a walk and then the wheels feel off that bus. In all, he allowed four walks against four strikeouts in 3.1 total innings while giving up five hits and only one earned run. Keep your chin up, kid, you’re still awesome. “Finding” Dauri Moreta struck out two in 1.2 scoreless, John “Old Faithful” Ghyzel struck out two in an empty frame, and Alexis “Romanov” Diaz struck out the side in the eighth. Narciso “Narc” Crook went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI, and Jose “Jeffrey” Garcia socked a solo ding dong because of course he did. He’s beating the cover off the ball.
Noah “No Duh” Davis was adequate but wild. He gave up two earned runs over five innings on a hit, five walks, while striking out eight. The bullpen was also meh. Brian “Ice” Rey, Mike “N Ike” Siani, and Victor “Ree” Ruiz both singled and walked while Miguel “Miggy” Hernandez went 2 for 4 with the only two RBI for the Dragons.
The Tortugulars were going to win but the game had to be sussed due to weather. Evan “Almighty” Kravetz struck out six in three shutout innings without a hit and two walks, and Garrett “Were” Wolforth hit a two run dinger to give Daytona the premature lead.