Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Weekend
Hunter Greene - 7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
Reiver “Salamander” Sanmartin gave up three earned runs over four innings while striking out six against three walks. Finnegan, Diehl, Osich, and Fulmer all combined to finish the final six innings to slam the door on the Mud Hens. Mikey Freeman honked a two run dinger, while Brantley “Ring My” Bell went 2 for 4 with a RBI, a walk, and a run scored, and “Saint” Nicky Delmonico went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBI.
Tony “Sizzlin’” Santillan was fan-freaking-tastic. While he did give up three earned runs over six innings, Santillan struck out nine while walking only two and surrendering six hits. Carle and Shipley both struck out two in their scoreless innings of relief. Alfredo “Sauce” Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI, and Cheslor “Cheslor Cuthbert” Cuthbert went 2 for 3 with a dinger and a walk.
Ricky “Spittin” Salinas struck out eight over 3.2 innings but also walked five and gave up three earned runs. Figueroa struck out two in a shutout inning. Alejo “Aloha” Lopez went 2 for 5 with a stolen base.
Hunter “John Deer” Greene rocketing up the prospect lists. Greene, gave up two earned runs over seven innings on seven hits, one walk, while striking out eight. He’s proving to this point he has what it take to get out AA hitter but should probably start to see some more advanced hitters so he can better develop a breaking ball and get a challenge. Howard struck out three in 1.1, and Moreta struck out two in an inning to pick up the win. Yoel “Noel” Yanqui went 2 for 5 with a triple, RBI, and a run scored. Lorenzo Cedrola went 2 for 3 with a double, RBI, and a run scored.
The only player hotter than Hunter Greene in the Cincinnati Reds system is Nick “FOMO” Lodolo. Nick had a couple struggles on Sunday and also left the game early due to a blister but his line was still fantastic overall. Lodolo gave up two earned runs over four innings on three hits, no walks, while striking out six. He’s another guy that is going to get a quick promotion. The Reds usually like to wait until the draft to make early season movements but they may not be able to be that patient. Keys (1 K), Demurias (2 K), and Moreta (2 K) combined to complete five shutout innings to bang the door on the Smokies. Michael “Delorean” De Leon went 4 for 6 with a dinger and three RBI. Yoel “Christmas” Yanqui went 3 for 5 with a double, RBI, and a run scored.
Eduardo “Salacious” Salazar gave up an earned (three total) over 4.2 innings on four hits, two walks, while striking out three. Pedro “Pete” Garcia struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings of relief. Quin “Soft” Cotton hit a two run dinger, and Quincy “Massachusetts” McAfee smacked a double, knocked in two, and walked.
This was a make up for a rain delay the day before. Noah “Ark” Davis was very good. He gave up only one earned runs (two total) over six innings on three hits, one walk, while striking out seven. Peguero struck out two in a scoreless inning. The offense only put seven batters on base and no one stuck out as really good.
Graham “Butt Ship” Ashcraft pitched five shutout innings while allowing only six hits, one walk, while striking out four. Jacques Hurtubise went 1 for 3 with two RBI, two walks, two runs scored, and two stolen bases. Francisco “Urbana” Urbaez went 3 for 3 with a double, two RBI, two runs scored, and a walk.
James “Test” Proctor struck out three in three shutout innings with only a hit surrendered. Rece “Peces” Hinds went 2 for 3 with a double, walk, RBI, and a run scored.
The pitching was all bad. Garrett Wolforth doubled in a run but overall this was just a bad game.
The pitching, woof. Daniel “Tiny” Vellojin went 2 for 3 with a RBI and a walk.