- Louisville lost to (Tony) Gwinnett, 8-5. A lot of people on the Bats' pitching staff gave up runs, except Donnie Joseph, who pitched a scoreless inning. The inimitable Mariekson Julius Gregorius made his first start at shortstop for the Bats of Louisville, and he went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. Alright alright alright. Henry Rodriguez also had 2 hits, as the two actual prospect led a starting lineup that all had a hit (including starter Tim Gustafson, who knocked in a run too). Unfortunately, the aforementioned pitching. Up next: Sean Gallagher (6-6, 5.06) faces Gwinnett at 7:05.
- Pensacola had their game rained out because they play in Florida and Florida is prone to monsoon-like rains on occasion. Tony Cingrani will start the first game of a doubleheader tomorrow at a relatively late 5:15 pm. Because Tony Cingrani is still dominating as a starting pitcher. That is neat. He also still needs a nickname. I'm really excited to watch more of Billy Hamilton here.
Bakersfield won 4-3, behind a big night from Steve Selsky, CPA. The Selsquatch was a single short of the cycle against Stockton, as he drove in 3 of the 4 Blaze runs. Devin Lohman and Niko Vazquez had 2 hits each, but a relatively quiet night from the other bats. Jamie Walczak must've had his stuff working real nice like, as he struck out what I'm going to assume is a career high 11 batters in his 7 innings of 2-run (2 solo HRs) ball. No walks and 5 hits. Not bad. Kyle McMyne nailed down his 4th save by striking out the last batter of the game to bail out Brooks "Poindexter" Pinckard, who did his nerdiest to blow the game. Up next: Chad Rogers (4-3, 2.79) takes on Stockton at 7:05 my time.
- Dayton won 8-5 at Peoria. Sean Buckley broke rank and went and had an exciting night, going 3-5 with a triple and 3 RBI. No wangers were honked, and despite their collective 16 hits, Buckley's triple was the only XBH. This team has less power than a Midwestern house during a heatwave, but it was still a very good offensive night. Stalin Gerson started and performed admirably in his 6 innings of work (7H, 2ER, 1BB, 4K). Up next: The Dragons play Peoria tomorrow at 8pm, with Jacob Johnson (1-1, 3.64) getting the start.
- Billings lost to Orem (??), 8-3. Not a great night for the Mustang pitchers, really. But hey, Jesse Winker played, so I guess that ankle ain't no thang. He went 1-2 with a double and 3 walks. Promote him! Up next: Drew Cisco (0-0, 5.06) takes the bump.
- The AZL Reds eked out a win against the AZL Royals, 4-3. Jhimmy Lopez whent yhard, Argenis Aldazoro (quite possibly my new favorite name in our system) went 3-4 with two doubles, and Josh Kennelly kissed a solo Blarney Stone. Tanner Rahier had an o-fer. :-( Up next: Off day tomorrow! Pool party!