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- Louisville lost 2 of their 3 weekend games against Gwinnett. Chad Reineke pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball on Friday en route to a 3-2 win. Nick Masset and J.J. Hoover pitched perfect innings in their quest for a playoff spot once Dusty figures out which guy there currently isn't that good. Neftali Soto went 2-for-4 with a homer, presumably reacting to the news that Votto had a setback with his injury. Saturday wasn't as good, as they lost 8-3 after a rough bullpen outing by Carlos Fisher (remember him?). Chris Valaika and Corky Miller had two hits each, with the Corkster fuckblasting his 7th homer of the year. Like a boss. Sunday was a rough outing and another loss, 5-2. Todd Redmond started and gave up 5 runs in 6 innings, and Didi Gregorius and Felix Perez had two hits each. Up next: Pedro Villarreal takes the hill against Gwinnett at 7:05 to try and salvage a series split.
- Pensacola salvaged their weekend on Sunday, but was largely disappointing. They lost 4-2 to Chattanooga on Friday despite a solid start by Kyle Lotzkar. B-Ham stole 2, and that's all you care about anyway. Saturday's game was another good start from Daniel Corcino, who gave up 2 runs in 5 innings, but unfortunately, the bullpen and it ended up 6-4. Josh Fellhauer was the star of this one, going 3-for-4 with a homer. Sunday's game was a resounding 7-3 win, with Billy Hamilton going 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and yes, 3 more stolen bases. That brings his total up to 139 on the year. He's now 6 behind Vince Coleman's mark of 145, with 20 games to go. Wirfin Obispo gave up 2 runs in 6 innings of work. Up next: Off day.
- Bakersfield got swept in their series against High Desert. They lost 11-3 on Friday despite a homer by Chris Berset. Saturday was closer, as they lost 4-3. Josh Smith pitched 6 innings in his start, giving up 2 runs (1 ER), but Kyle McMyne gave up the lead shortly after. Travis Mattair went 3-for-4. Sunday's game was a 13-6 loss, as Daniel Renken got knocked around a bit in his start. Mattair hit his 18th homer of the year. Up next: Off day.
- After being rained out on Friday, Dayton won both of their games over the weekend. They won 4-3 on Saturday behind a quality start by James Allen. Joe Terry and Juan Perez had two hits each. They won 5-4 on Sunday despite a rocky outing by Robert Stephenson. Bob Steve gave up 4 runs in 4 innings with 4 strikeouts. Juan Perez had two homers and drove in 4 runs total. Up next: Stalin Gerson takes on Fort Wayne at 7.
- Billings split their two games against Missoula. They won 4-2 on Friday and Jose Amezcua pitched the majority of the game, giving up 2 runs and striking out 6. Jesse Winker was 2-for-4 with a homer, and Wagner Gomez honked himself a wagner too. On Saturday, they lost a slugfest 11-10. Amir Garrett got the start pitching 3 shutout innings with no walks and 2 strikeouts. Solid. Seth Mejias-Brean continued to be a freaking beast, going 4-for-5 with 2 homers and 3 RBI. Daniel Pigott, Robert Maddox, Jeff Gelalich, and Matt Lentz all had 3 hits each, helping the 'Stangs hit their total of 19 on the night. Up next: Sunday was a travel day, as they take on Idaho Falls tonight at 9:05.
- The AZL Reds played 3 weekend games, winning 2 of them. They won 6-4 Friday against the AZL Athletes, as Jose Williams gave up 3 runs in 4 innings and Brent Peterson went 2-for-3. Saturday was a split doubleheader, as they got shelled 10-2 in Game 1 and won 2-1 in Game 2. Wandy Peralta got shelled in the first game, as Jhimmy Lopez hit his 2nd homer. Nick Travieso got the start in the second game, pitching 2 no-hit innings with 3 walks and a strikeout. Up next: AZL Chubs at 10.