The Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Weekend
James Proctor - 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 11 K
James Proctor got things started in Daytona’s combined no-hitter on Saturday. While the whole pitching staff deserves their props, Proctor deserves even more for the line he put up Saturday night. Well done.
Louisville Bats (AAA)
Bo Takahashi started for Louisville on Friday and wasn’t great, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts over 5.1 innings of work. Mike “I was born” Freeman went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI while “Little” Nicky Delmonico went 2 for 3 with a walk and a RBI. RJ Alaniz struck out 3 in 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.
Louisville blew a late lead to fall in extra innings on Saturday. It looked like a bullpen game for the Bats, with Braden “Donut” Shipley starting and striking out 3 and walking 2 in 3 scoreless innings. Beau Taylor went 3 for 4 and drove in a run while TJ Friedl “Dee” went 1 for 3 with a double. Art Warren struck out 3 in 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.
The offense showed up for Louisville on Sunday in their 8-3 win. Tony “Santigold” Santillan started and allowed 3 runs in 5.1 innings of work while walking 2 and striking out 3. Jose De Lion struck out 4 in his 1.2 scoreless innings of relief. Michael “The Other” De Leon went 2 for 5 with a 2-run dinger and 3 RBI. Chris Okey “Dokey” went 2 for 5 and drove in a run while TJ Friedl hit a triple.
Louisville starts a series with the Toledo Mud Hens on Tuesday.
Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
Reiver Sanmartin started on Friday for Chattanooga and was fantastic, throwing 6 innings, allowing no runs on 3 hits with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. That dropped his ERA to 0.50 on the season. Wilson Garcia, who’s middle name is Jose, went 2 for 4 and drove in a run. The actual Jose Garcia went 1 for 3 with a double and a RBI.
Hunter Greene “Day” started and was wild but effective. He went 5.1 innings, allowing only 1 run on 3 hits while walking 5 and striking out 8. Yoel Yanqui “Doodle” went 2 for 4 with a double and Leonardo “Ninja Turtle” Rivas went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.
“Mach Man” Randy Wynne was fantastic in his start on Sunday, allowing 1 run on 2 hits with no walks and 8 strikeouts over 5 innings of work. Dauri Moreta struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings of relief. Robbie “Mark Brandanowitz” Tenerowicz went 2 for 4 with a grand slam and 3 runs scored. Alejo Lopez reached base 5 times, going 3 for 4 with a double, 2 walks, and 3 RBI. Chuckie “Child’s Play” Robinson went 2 for 4 and scored thrice.
Chattanooga starts a series with the Tennessee Smokies on Tuesday.
Dayton Dragons (High-A)
Things did not go well for Dayton this weekend, as they lost all three games against South Bend. Lyon Richardson got the start and only went 3 innings, allowing 4 runs (all unearned) on 5 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Sam “Give ‘Em” Hellinger was fantastic in relief, allowing only 1 base runner in 3 innings while striking out 7. The offense only collected 4 hits on the night, so we can just skip them.
Eduardo Salazar “Slytherin” got the start on Saturday and pitched really well, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits with no walks and 7 strikeouts. The offense didn’t help him out much, though Francisco Urbaez went 2 for 3 with a solo dinger.
A late comeback fell short as Dayton lost their 3rd in a row this weekend. Noah Davis struggled in his start, going 4.1 innings and allowing 3 runs on 4 hits with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Juan “Gone” Martinez went 3 for 5 with a 2-run tank and Jacob Hurtubise went 2 for 4 with a walk and a RBI.
Dayton faces off against Quad Cities next week with the series starting on Tuesday.
Daytona Tortugas (Low-A)
“Cash” Case Williams got the start for Daytona on Friday and went 5 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits with 3 walks and no strikeouts. Tanner “Hardly knew her” Cooper struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Tyler “Auto Parts” Callihan continues to hit well, going 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Danny Lantigua went 2 for 4 with a solo blast and Allen “Mattress” Cerda hit a 2-run dinger.
James “Exam” Proctor started on Saturday and was outstanding, throwing 5 shutout innings while allowing no hits and a walk with 11 strikeouts. Vincent Timpanelli didn’t allow a hit in 2 innings of relief. Nick “MMMM Bop” Hanson didn’t allow a hit either in an inning of work. And Carson “Tinkers, Tailors, Soldiers” Spiers closed things out by also not allowing a hit. If you catch my drift, Daytona threw a combined no-hitter, which is always cool. Allen Cerda went 1 for 4 with a RBI double and that’s all the Tortugas needed for the win.
Fulmer Spiers” Rudd got the start and threw 4 shutout innings, allowing only a walk and 2 hits against 7 strikeouts. Pedro Garcia struck out 4 in 3 scoreless innings out of the ‘pen. Allen Cerda drove in a run and that was about it for the turtles.
Daytona faces off against St Lucie this week starting on Tuesday.