Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night
Dauri Moreta - He doesn’t give up runs.
The Reds should call him up to soften the grieving process of losing Tejay Antone.
Michael “Meerkat” Mariot was fantastic in his start. He pitched five shutout innings to give the Bats some wiggle room to boost themselves to an early lead. However, they didn’t do that. Tim “The Tool Man” Adleman struck out three in two shutout innings and Dauri “Call Him Up” Moreta pitched another perfect frame. The Bats scored all their runs in the sixth inning when Narcisco Crook knocked in a run with a double (he also walked and scored a run) and TJ Friedl singled in two. Alejo “Aloha” Lopez also singled, walked, and scored, and Alfredo “Pasta Rod” Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a double.
Graham “Booty Ship” Ashcraft continues to build on his successful season. While his start last night was not his best it was also pretty decent. Ashcraft completed four innings and gave up two earned runs. Over those four innings he allowed four hits, two walks, while striking out seven. Jacques “Machu” Pucheu struck out three in two shutout innings of relief, Alexis Diaz struck out the side in his scoreless appearance, and Matt “Quick” Pidich struck out the side as well as he closed out the ninth. Wilson “Leatherface” Garcia and Matt Lloyd “Christmas” both dingered for the Lookouts. Both were two run shots and Lloyd also added a walk.
The chrome domes of Old Kekionga came down to to Dayton last night and treated them very rudely. Carson Spiers did not fare well as he gave up five earned over 3.1 innings (5 H, 4 BB, 1 K). In fact, the only pitcher of note was Francis “Perogies” Peguero struck out two in 1.2 shutout innings. Mike Siani continues to improve on his season after a terrible start by going 2 for 5 with a double and a triple. If you could erase his first month, he’d be having a pretty good year, Ivan “The Best” Johnson singled and walked thrice, and Alex “McMuffin” McGarry went 2 for 3 with a double, RBI, walk, and a run scored.
James “Test” Proctor gave up two earned over three innings but was then relieved by Frainger “Danger” Aranguren who only allowed one run over three innings. Though, he did allow seven base runners, with two strikeouts, so I don’t know how he wiggled out of that one. Overall, I feel like a broken record, it was a poor night of pitching for the Tortugas. Brandon Leyton went 3 for 4 with a dinger, RBI, and two runs, and Debby Santana went 2 for 3 with a dinger of his own, a RBI, walk, and a run scored. And that was pretty much it for Daytona.