Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night
Austin Hendrick - 4 for 6, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB
Vladimir “Blood Sucker” Gutierrez continues to be pretty decent to start the year. He gave up three earned runs over five innings on five hits, two walks, and eight strikeouts. Brad “Company” Brach struck out one in 1.1 scoreless innings of relief. Alfredo “Little Pasta” Rodrigurez hit a two run dinger, and Nicky “Steak House” Delmonico went 2 for 4 with a bomb of his own. Cheslor “Catbert” Cuthbert hit two doubles and knocked in three while Mark “The Shark” Payton went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and a walk.
Randy “Schwinn” Wynne gave up three earned runs over 3.1 innings on six hits, one walk, and three strikeouts. JC “Pennys” Keys (2.1 IP, 3 K), Ryan “Pretty” Lillie (1 IP, 3 K), and Julio “Tiny” Pinto (1 IP, 1 K) all combined their efforts from the pen to keep the Biscuits at bay. Narciso “Bandit” Crook plastered his third dinger of the year, a two run shot. Jose “Cherry” Garcia went 2 for 5 with a double and a RBI, and Leonardo “Da Vinci” Rivas walked thrice, singled, and stole a base.
Graham “Asshat” Ashcraft pitched brilliantly Thursday night. He completed 5.1 innings while only allowing one earned run, two total, on five hits, one walk, and nine strikeouts. Jacques “Machu” Pucheu struck out three in 2.2 scoreless, and Francis “Franky” Peguero struck out one in his scoreless inning as he picked up the save. Jose “Mello” Tello went 2 for 4 with a dinger, and Quin “Fluff” Cotton had no hits but walked, knocked in a run, scored, and stole two bases which sounds super weird.
This game was the continuation of the game the night before that was banged due to rain and the Tortugas sure did bang away when they picked back up. Kravetz took the start on Wednesday and put up a good line (3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) but obviously did not pitch on Thursday. Frainger “Danger” Aranguren took the responsibility of keeping the good times rolling and he did (4 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K). Garrett “Rich Name” Wolforth socked a dinger and scored twice but the most damage was done by Tyler “Tommy” Callihan who went 4 for 5 with two RBI, a stolen base, and two runs scored. He’s absolutely killing the ball so far this year. Rece “Pece” Hinds also knocked in two with a double, walked twice, had two RBI, with three runs scored, and Austin “Boston” Hendrick got off the schnide by going 3 for 4 with two doubles, a walk, 4 RBI, and two runs scored. Nice.
Daytona left all their offense in game one of the evening but the pitching still showed up. Jason “Voorhees” Parker sliced up the competition in four innings without giving up a run (3 H, 1 BB, 7 K). Pedro Garcia struck out struck out five in three scoreless, and Paul Rudd took the hard luck loss because the two runs put on his scorecard were unearned. “Stone Cold Steve” Austin Hendrick singled and walked but the rest of the bats were tired.