‘Twas not the start anyone hoped for out of Hunter Greene in this one. The uberprospect was tagged for 6 ER in just 4 IP - all of which came in the 4th inning - as the Bats sunk to another loss. At the plate, TJ Friedl doubled, walked twice, and scored from the leadoff spot, and Narciso Crook swatted home a pair of ribbies, but that was pretty much it. Old friends Tim Adleman and Art “Make Love, Not” Warren were tagged for 4 total ER out of the bullpen, too.
The butt-whoopin’ in AAA was made up for by the Lookouts, who doled out a smashin’ on their cross-state rivals. Leonardo “Raisel” Rivas went bonkers from the leadoff spot with a 5 for 6 night that included 3 ribbies, even though he did get caught stealing and picked off in the same game. Homers from Drew “Anson” Mount, Wilson Garcia, and Chuckie Robinson aided in the barrage, which was more than enough to back Randy “Individual Pitching Stat That Should Really Be a Team Stat” Wynne (6 IP, ER) in a stellar outing on the mound.
Runs in each of the initial trio of innings gave the Captains an early stranglehold on this one, one they would not concede. That damage came against James Proctor, who was tagged with all 6 ER his 4.1 IP start. The Dragons only mustered 4 hits on the night, one of which came from speedy Jacob “Cash Covering Reznor” Hurtubise, who added his 26th steal of the season to it. Most recent 1st round pick Matt “Yippy Kiay Yay” McLain coaxed a walk.
A late rally came up just short for the Tortugas, as they yielded the game’s winning run to the Hammerheads in the Bottom of the 7th after their 4-run Top of the 7th had leveled the score at 6-6. Catcher Daniel Vellojin was the offensive star on the night, with a trio of hits, 2 ribbies, and 3 runs scored from the leadoff spot, a night that featured both a triple and a homer, too. On the bump, it was not the best of outings for hard-throwing Joe “Low Country” Boyle, as he was smacked around for 3 ER in just 1.2 IP.