So not having power for 16 hours on Saturday prevented me from having this up yesterday, so we'll look at the big performances over the weekend bullet-style, plus recap Monday night's games.
- In Louisville, Wes Bankston was 3-for-4 on Friday.
- Kevin Barker was 3-for-4 with his 16th HR on Saturday.
- Ben Jukich pitched 8 innings of 2-hit, 2-run ball, and struck out 6 on Saturday.
- Adam Pettyjohn pitched 4 1/3 innings of relief on Saturday, and gave up 1 unearned run.
- Zach Stewart pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief on Saturday.
- Kip Wells got lit up on Sunday.
- Infielders Michael Griffin and Luis Bolivar both pitched scoreless innings in relief on Sunday, with Bolivar getting the win.
- Stephen Chapman had a pinch hit homer for Carolina on Saturday.
- Tom Cochran pitched 5 innings of 2-hit ball on Saturday giving up 1 unearned run and striking out 6.
- Travis Wood pitched 7 more shutout innings on Sunday, while giving up 4 hits and striking out 8. 18 scoreless innings now, and he hasn't given up a run since July 3rd.
- Carson Kainer was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI on Sunday.
- For Sarasota, Jake Kahaulelio was 3-for-5 on Saturday.
- Scott Carroll gave up 2 runs in 8 innings on Saturday.
- Justin Freeman pitched 3 shutout innings in relief on Saturday, striking out 5.
- Enrique Rojas was 4-for-4 for Dayton on Saturday.
- Lance Janke pitched 7 innings and gave up 1 run on 4 hits on Saturday.
- Matt Fairel pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball on Sunday, striking out 7.
- Alexis Oliveras was 3-for-5 on Friday for Billings.
Mariekson Gregorius was 3-for-6 on Friday.
- Sean Conner was 2-for-4 with 2 HR and 3 RBI on Sunday.
- Blair Carson pitched 3 2/3 innings of shutout relief on Sunday.
- Donnie Joseph pitched another perfect inning on Sunday to lower his ERA to 0.77.
- Harold Johnson and Jeremy Ware pitched 4 shutout innings each for the GCL on Friday.
- Danny Vicioso was 3-for-5 with a HR on Saturday.
- Tyler Cline pitched 6 innings of 1-hit scoreless ball on Sunday, while striking out 6.
And for Monday's games...
- Justin Lehr won his 12th game of the season as Louisville beat Buffalo 5-1. Lehr went 8 innings of 1-run ball, and a likely jetlagged Robert Manuel pitched an inning as well. Darnell McDonald and Chris Valaika both went deep, and Drew Stubbs and Brian Peterson both had two hits. Alex Gonzalez and Chris Heisey both had one hit and drove in a run each. Up next: takes on Buffalo at 7:05.
- Carolina was off. They'll take on Huntsville at 8.
- Sarasota won 3-2 against Clearwater. Dave Sappelt went yard, and Kyle Day went 2-for-4 with a double. Rafael Gonzalez went 6 innings of one run ball. Up next: takes on Clearwater at 7.
- Curtis Partch had a quality start as Dayton won 6-3 against Beloit. Every position player in the lineup had at least one hit, with Carlos Mendez, Cody Puckett, and Josh Fellhauer having two. Fellhauer also hit his 2nd HR of the year. Up next: Dayton's off.
- Billings lost 6-3 to Ogden. Mark Fleury hit his first professional homer, and Mauricio Pimental had 2 hits. Up next: Shea Snowden takes on Ogden at 9:05.
- The GCL Reds were rained out yesterday. They're off today.
Roster Moves: Lots of 'em. New faces in Louisville include catcher Brian Peterson and infielder Eric Eymann from Carolina, Alex Gonzalez on rehab, and Sam LeCure is on the DL. Infielder Justin Tordi, catcher Jason Bour, and FSL All-Star reliever Enerio Del Rosario are with Carolina in AA. Even more interesting is the newest Red in Sarasota, pitcher Zach Ward. Remember him? The Reds traded him in 2006 for Kyle Lohse. He's back. Also joining the S-Reds are pitcher Chris Kelly and Kyle Day, who's listed as a DH but has been used as a corner infielder. Alex Buchholz is finally back with them off the DL, too. After a short stint in Billings, Humberto Sosa is back with the Dragons in Dayton.