Santillan, Greene, and Ashcraft also have stellar starts.
Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night
Alejo Lopez – It’s too late for me to gush over his exact numbers for the weekend but the dude just got promoted to AAA. He’s 25 years old and plays 2B/3B and he’s hitting over .500 since that promotion which is mostly this weekend. He’s never been a big power guy but he gets on base and can handle the bat. The Reds have some very interesting prospects just sitting around at this point of the season that could start forcing some hands on the big league club, whether it’s pitchers or hitters. The depth in the farm seems to be filling out better than many of us expected.
Tony “Santigold” Santillan continues his dominance against AAA. He only struck out thirteen batters against four walks while allowing three hits and two earned runs. That got him the CG in the shortened game but a stupid loss. Narciso “Babbling” Crook went 2 for 2 with a solo dinger.
Reiver Sanmartin got roughed up for four earned over 4.2 innings but struck out seven. Carle and Garcia pitched 2.1 scoreless with Garcia striking out two. Alejo “Aloha” Lopez went 1 for 2 with a walk and a run scored. It was the only hit of the game for the Bats. TJ “Best” Friedl walked twice.
Braden “Shape” Shipely gave up an earned run with two strikeouts and no walks over four innings. Alaniz struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief. Joey “Moppo” Votto finally got into the AAA action by going 3 for 4 with a double, triple, RBI, and two runs scored. Alejo “Sneeze” Lopez is knocking the cover off the ball this year and that has continued in AAA. He went 3 for 4 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored.
Josh “Long Neck” Osich took the start and did well. He allowed only an earned run over 3 innings on two hits, one walk, and a strikeout. Perez (2 IP, 2 K), De Leon (1 IP, 2 K), Diehl (1 IP, 2 K), Carle (1 IP, 2 K), and Fulmer (1 IP, 1 K) all combined to pitch the final six innings not only as a shutout but with only one hit and one walk allowed. Aristides “Heiress Titties” Aquino went 2 for 3 with a two run dinger and two walks, and TJ Friedl continues to kill it at AA by hitting a dinger of his own and walking. Alejo “Gesundheit” Lopez went 2 for 3 with a double, RBI, two walks, and run scored.
Hunter Greene literally threw one bad pitch which ended up as a three run dinger. Outside of that, Greene pitched 6.2 innings allowing seven hits, one walk, while striking out ten. Keys and Lillie combined to lockout the Trash Pandas over the final 2.1 innings. Chuckie “Doll” Robinson went 2 for 3 with a dinger, two walks, and two runs scored. Jose “Barrels” Barrero went 2 for 3 with with two doubles and two runs scored.
Randy “Didn’t” Wynne gave up three earned over five innings on six hits, no walks, while striking out two. “Finding” Dauri Moreta struck out four in two shutout innings from the pen. Yoel “Yet” Yanqui knocked in the only run and went two four four with that lone RBI.
The Lookouts had their game on Sunday banged due to rain which was a good thing for this late night writer.
Noah “Ark” Davis gave up three earned over 5.2 innings (3 H, 5 BB, 8 K). Mike Siani went hit a double and a triple and scored a run.
Graham “Cracker” Ashcraft was phenomenal. He allowed only one unearned run over seven innings (2 H, 1 BB, 9 K). Peguero struck out one in a scoreless appearance from the pen. Quin “One Ply” Cotton went 4 for 6 with two dingers and six total RBI and three runs scored. Quincy “Morgan” McAfee was 3 for 3 with two doubles, three RBI, two walks, and three runs scored. There was a lot of good hitting in this one with Hurtubise, McGarry, Ruiz, and Willems all having have multiple hits. The Dragons had 19 hits and six walks.
Dayton Dragons 4, Lake County Captains 14
Bleh. Fisher (2.1 IP, 2 K) and Roxby (1 IP, 1 K) did good things from the pen on a bad day.
Carson “Mudd” Rudd gave up four earned, eight total, over 2.2 innings. Gozzo (2 IP, 2 K) and Karcher (1 IP, 2 K) were both solid from the pen. Reyny “Clouds” Reyes went 3 for 4 with a RBI, and Leonard “Kinda Nati” Seminati went 2 for 4 with a RBI. Quincy McAfee knocked in all four runs even though he had only one hit which was a double. Leo McGarry went 2 for 4 with a double.
Luis Mey “Shower” struck out one in three scoreless, and Vincent Timpanelli “Hall” struck out four in two scoreless. Garrett “Were” Wolforth went 2 for 5 with two dingers and 5 RBI total. Ranser “Rancid” Amador went 3 for 4 with a dinger, three RBI, and three runs scored.
Puke. No pitching was worth talking about. Allan “Woulda Coulda” Cerda went 2 for 5 with a two run dinger and a double, and “Mount” Reyny Reyes went 2 for 4 with a solo dong blast. Steven Leyton went 2 for 4 with a double, RBI, walk, and a run scored.