It was a good day to be a lefty-swingin’ outfielder for the Bats, as both Mark “Chicken Parm You Taste So Good” Payton and TJ Friedl bashed dingers against Omaha in the Wednesday victory. Friedl added a double and a walk as part of his big day at the dish, while the newly signed Logan “Red Rocks” Morrison chipped in with a pair of hits and trio of ribbies while manning 1B. While Reiver Sanmartin (5 IP, 4 ER, 5 K) picked up the win, it was RJ Alaniz (2.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 K) who had the best day on the bump.
Have yourself a day, Ricky “It’s” Salinas! The Rice University product was dominant in his outing, scattering just 3 hits and a lone walk against 5 K in his 6.0 IP outing. Nick “The Duck” Howard yielded a pair of hits but also logged 3 K in picking up the save, too. That was more than enough to make up for a so-so day at the plate, though Wilson Garcia doubled and bashed a dinger while Jose Barrero had another 2 for 5 day (that included a SB).
Noah “Yesah” Davis was positively brilliant as the Dayton starter on Wednesday, allowing just a lone hit and single walk in 6.0 scoreless IP, striking out 7 and in the process lowering his season ERA down to a tidy 3.35. Miguel Hernandez had a pair of hits, a ribbie, and a run scored, Jose Tello singled and scored twice, and Francisco Urbaez continued his hot start to the year with a double as part of a two-hit evening.
The Tortugulars continued the organization’s winning ways on Wednesday by foiling the Cardinals in a shortened 7-inning game that came after they finished them off in the completion of Tuesday’s lightning-shortened game, too. James Proctor was bitten a bit by his defense and yielded a trio of unearned runs in his short, 3 IP outing. Offensively, Brandon “Frito” Leyton bashed in a pair of ribbies while singling and walking, while Leonardo “leads, Donatello does machines” Seminati had a two-hit game, too.