Louisville fell to the Buffalo Bisons 5-4, courtesy of an 8th inning meltdown from Jose Diaz. His 3 earned runs in the 8th spoiled yet another solid start from Greg Reynolds, who threw 7 innings, surrendering 2 runs on 7 hits with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks. Don't look now, but Cool Papa Billy is starting to heat up, as he went 3-5 with 2 steals. He's 9-15 over the last 4 games, with 2 wang chungs and 4 stolen bases. Neftali Soto continued his own hot streak, knocking 4 singles in 5 ABs. The baddest man in the whole damn land, Corky Miller made his triumphant return to Louisville, going 0-3 with a walk. Up Next: Shit gets Villarreal (1-2, 3.96 ERA) in Charlotte at 7:15 pm ET.
Pensacola steamrolled the Chattanooga Lookouts, winning 5-1. Chris Heisey made his first rehab start, and was pulled out of the game after injuring himself making a diving catch in the top of the first inning. Dang. Steve "too" Selsky "for a plate appearance" took Heisey's place in center, an notched an 0-0 with 4 walks. Manny Parra also made a rehab appearance, pitching a scoreless first before handing the ball over to Ryan Dennick, who denied the Lookouts of any runs over his 6 innings. Up Next: Stankin' Danny Renken (1-3, 3.67 ERA) takes the hill as the Wahoos host the Lookouts at 8 pm ET.
Bakersfield cracked the Modesto Nuts, winning 5-2. Kyle Waldrop had a 2-3 night with a solo johnson in the 3rd. James Allen got the start and went 6.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits with 5 Ks and a walk. El'Hajj Muhammad is continued his pilgrimage to heck yeah, lowering his ERA to 1.00 in his one inning pitched. He gave up one hit, one walk and struck out one. Up Next: OFF DAY!
Dayton also lost 5-4 thanks to an 8th inning collapse. WAAAAAAAANDY Peralta was the offending party, giving up 2 runs in the penultimate inning without recording an out. Robert Stephenson backed up his dominant start last outing with another gem, hurling 6 innings of one-run ball with 7 Ks, 2 hits and no walks. Not a single Dragon had an extra base hit, and Joe "36" Hudson had the only multi-hit game. Up Next: Ismael Guillon (1-4, 9.89 ERA) looks to right the ship against the West Michigan White Caps in Dayton at 7 pm ET.