Coming into last night's games, the Reds minor leaguers had a 17-game combined losing streak. Not anymore!
- Louisville lost 2-1 to Scranton, as another Bats pitcher finds out what it's like to get no run support. Ben Jukich started his first game of the year (after being selected in the Rule 5 draft by the Cards in the offseason) and contributed 5 solid innings, only surrendering two runs. Jesus Delgado and Jon Adkins each pitched scorless outings from the 'pen, but the Bats didn't have any hits until the 8th inning, when Corky Miller smacked his 2nd HR of the season. Up next: Bats take on the Yanks again, with Chapmania taking the mound at 7:05.
Carolina lost to Jacksonville 12-6, in another game where the bullpen went to hell. Daryl Thompson actually pitched well to start the game with 3 perfect innings, and Daryl Harang, Joe Krebs, and Sean Watson combined to give up 8 runs in the 6th. Jordan Smith gave up a few more runs to leave it out of reach. Jose Castro and Luis Terrero drove in two runs each, and every Mudcat starter had at least one hit. Up next: Alexander Smit takes on Jacksonville at 1:05.
Lynchburg beat Kinston 4-2 behind another strong outing by Brad Boxberger. Boxy went 5 innings, gave up 1 run, and struck out 7. Cody Puckett had a triple and a homer to drive in 3 runs, and Kyle Day went 3-for-4 on the evening. Devin Mesoraco went 1-for-4, like we expect him to every day. Up next: Travis Webb takes on Kinston at 11:00 AM.
- Dayton beat Lake County 5-4 in walk-off fashion, on a double by Henry Rodriguez in the 9th inning to break a 4-4 tie. H-Rod went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI, and Alex Oliveras had three hits and scored the winning run. Justin Walker started the game and gave up 4 runs in 5 2/3 innings while striking out 6. Up next: Jacob Johnson takes the hill against Lake County at 7:00.