The Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Weekend
Jose Barrero - 7 for 12, 2B, HR, 4 RBI
It was quite the weekend for Louisville, as they took all 3 from Nashville in a big way. Ashton Goudeau started for Louisville on Friday and allowed just an unearned run on 2 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Brandon “Begin Again” Finnegan struck out 3 in a scoreless inning of relief while Carson Fulmer struck out 4 over 2 shutout innings. Jose “Oh Eeh Oh” Barrero went 3 for 4 with a solo dinger and 3 RBI. TJ Friedl “Dee” went 3 for 5 with a triple and drove in a pair. Hunter Greene “Day” started for the Bats on Saturday and pitched great. He went 5 innings and allowed no runs on 2 hits with 2 walks and 9 strikeouts. Jose Barrero had another great night, going 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored and a RBI while Narciso Crook went 3 for 4 with a solo dinger. They completed the weekend sweep on Sunday with a 4-2 victory. Michael “Courtyard by” Mariot started and went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Narciso Crook went 3 for 4 and hit his second home run of the weekend.
The Lookouts had about as good of a weekend as Louisville did, albeit with fewer runs. On Friday, “Return of the Mac” Sceroler didn’t allow a run or a hit over 4 innings while walking 2 and striking out 3. Randy Wynne struck out all 3 batters he faced. Lorenzo Cedrola went 1 for 3 with a 2-run dinger. The Lookouts scored 2 in the top of the 9th to take the 3-2 win on Saturday. Nick Lodolo threw 4 innings in his start, allowing 1 run on 3 hits with a walk against 7 strikeouts. TJ Hopkins hit the game-winning home run in the 9th in a 1 for 4 night. Graham Ashcraft returned to his shutout ways, allowing no runs on 4 hits with a walk and 5 strikeouts over 6 innings of work. Yoel Yanqui “Doodle” went 2 for 4 with a triple and a RBI while Drew Mount hit a solo bomb.
Jeff Hoffman made another rehab start on Friday and it didn’t go well. He allowed 4 runs on 5 hits with a walk and 5 strikeouts over 3 innings. Miguel Hernandez went 3 for 3 with a double and a RBI and Jose Tello “Moto” hit a 2-run homer. Noah Davis started on Saturday and pitched well, throwing 6 innings and allowing a run on 5 hits with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. Braxton Roxby struck out all 3 batters he faced on the evening. Alex “Mack” McGarry went 3 for 4 and drove in a run and Victor Ruiz went 2 for 3 and drove in a pair. James “Machu” Pucheu started in Sunday’s win and only 1 run on 1 hit but walked 5 and only struck out 3 in 4 innings. Alex McGarry had another 2-hit game, going 2 for 4 with 2 RBI. Miguel Hernandez went 2 for 4 with a solo tank and 3 RBI.
Another team, another sweep for the Reds minor leagues. After a rough start on the game, Daytona turned to Stevie “Olive” Branche, who threw 3 innings of relief and struck out 9 batters while walking 3. Leonardo “Semcinnati” Seminati had a big game at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a 3-run blast. Daytona got rock solid pitching on Saturday. “Cash” Case Williams threw 5 shutout innings and allowed 3 hits and a walk while striking out 5. Jose Franco also walked 1 and struck out 5 over 3 innings of relief. Allan “Mattress” Cerda went 2 for 3 and Ivan Johnson drove in a run on the night. The offense rolled for Daytona on Sunday. Allan Cerda and Justin Gomez each went 3 for 4 with 2-run dingers. Braxton Leyton went 3 for 3 with a double and a run scored and Daniel “Play me a” Vellojin went 2 for 3 with a solo homer.