Mar 11, 2012; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds right fielder Donald Lutz (73) is a freaking badass during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE
- Louisville lost 10-4 to Toledo. Andrew Brackman started and gave up 5 runs in 4 innings. Surprisingly, 8 of the 9 Bats starters had a hit, including 2 from Kris Negron and Mike Costanzo and a 2-run homer from Denis Phipps, his 2nd of the year. Up next: Brett Tomko takes on Casey Crosby and the MudHens, first pitch at 6:35.
- Pensacola wasted a good start by J.C. Sulbaran to lose 4-3 to Jacksonville. Superstar went 6 innings and gave up 3 runs, but struck out 11 (!) and walked 1. Props to Justin Freeman, Clayton Tanner, and Donnie Joseph, who each pitched a scoreless inning to keep the Wahoos in the game. Didi Gregorius, Ryan LaMarre, and Joel Guzman had 2 hits each. Up next: The Wahoos take on Montgomery at 8:05, starters TBA.
- The @BakoBlaze beat San Jose in a 8-7 walk-off... walk off win. Donald Lutz was 4-for-5 with 2 doubles to lead the Blaze offense, and Billy Hamilton was 2-for-4 with his 12th stolen base of the year. Lutz's last hit came in the bottom of the 9th, Stephen Hunt walked to set up the double play, and Moose Mattair and David Vidal both walked to end the game. Josh Smith was shaky in his start, giving up 6 runs (4 ER) in 4 2/3 innings, but struck out 8 and walked nobody. Brooks Pinckard, Wilkin de la Rosa, and Brian Pearl combined for 4 1/3 innings of 2-hit relief, only giving up 1 unearned run. Up next: Tony Cingrani takes on Jack Snodgrass and San Jose at 10:15 PM ET.
- Dayton lost 5-4 to Quad Cities in a 13-inning marathon. Ryan Wright had 3 hits, and Kyle Waldrop and Theo Bowe both tripled to help the Dragons offense. Stalin Gerson got the start and gave up 3 runs in 6 1/3 innings, with 6 strikeouts. Dan Jensen picked up the loss in extras, giving up an unearned run in his 3rd inning of work. Up next: Carlos Gonzalez takes the bump against Kyle Hald and the River Bandits at 7 PM.