Louisville got swept by Danny Dorn's Mud Hens this weekend. The Bats dropped the Friday night tilt 3-2, thanks to a 9th inning meltdown from Jose "The Man With the Fattest Face in the Whole Wide World" Diaz. Pedro Villarreal was solid, hurling 7 innings of 2 run ball with 3 K and 3 BB. Mike Hessman honked another one and Billy the Quick went 1-4 with a double. The Bats were blanked 6-0 on Saturday. Danny Ray Corcino got the start, throwing three scoreless innings before being undone by a 4th inning implosion. His line on the day was 5 IP, 6 runs (4 earned) with 3 K and 2 BB. Louisville only managed 4 hits on the day, two of them coming from Konrad Schmidt. On Sunday, the Bats lost 4-3 in walk off fashion to the Mudhens. Tony Cingrani started for Louisville, striking out 9 with no walks in 7 innings, but surrendered 3 runs on 6 hits, including a two run home run. Billy Hamilton drove in a run by taking a bases loaded walk, but was 0-4 on the night. Neftali Soto drove one deep into the night in the 4th to give the bats the lead, but Yohan Pino "Noir" blew it in the 10th. Up Next: Armando Gallaraga (3-3, 2.94 ERA) takes on the Mudhens at 7 PM ET.
Pensacola went one and three. The Wahoos squeaked out a squeaker on Friday, besting the Jacksonville Suns 2-1. Josh Smith scattered 7 hits over 6.2 innings, but only allowed 1 run while fanning 7 and walking 2. Bryson Smith ginger'd a double and drove in a run on a 1-3 night. There was no joy in 'Hoo-ville on Saturday as the Wahoos fell 7-1 to Jacksonville. Tim Crabbe was one of the lone bright spots in this game, striking out 7 in 6.1 IP with a walk and 2 runs allowed. Unfortunately, the Drew Hayes. Bryson Smith had the only multi-hit game for the Wahoos, going 2-4. Pensacola buttered the Montgomery Biscuits on Sunday, winning 11-4. Chad Rogers got the start, but only managed 3.1 innings, striking out 2 while walking 3 and gave up 3 runs. Danny Vicioso drove in 3 runs on a 3-5 night with a long ball. Up Next: Ryan Dennick (2-5, 2.57 ERA) aims to deny the Biscuits at 8:05 PM ET.
Bakersfield took 2 of 3 from Rancho Cucmaonga over the weekend. The Blaze doubled up the Quakes on Friday, winning 14-7. Carlos Contreras was kind of whatever, giving up 3 in 5 innings with 5 K and a BB, but the offense had his back. Our Man had himself a whale of a game, going 2-3 with a honker, and get this - 2 walks and no strikeouts. Marquez Smith was able to best Yorman's mighty effort, driving in 5 runs on a 4-4 night with a ding dong of his own. Bako won a wild walk off on Saturday, eking out a 9-8 victory against the Kooky Ranchers. Starter Jake "Mellow Vibes" Johnson struck out 4 and walked 2, but only lasted 4 innings after giving up 6 runs, though only 2 were earned. Yorman went 3-5 with a double, and jammed a lead off jammer in the 9th inning to get the rally started. After a Marquez Smith single, Steve "Too" Selsky "For the Ballpark" honked his second wanger of the day to tie the game at 8. Back to back walks followed by a sacrifice bunt brought Juan Perez to the plate, who he knocked in the winning run on a single, and all was rahr rahr. The Blaze were not so lucky Sunday, losing 7-3. Steve Selsky went yard again, and it looks like he's getting things figured out after his demotion from Pensacola. The pitching was kind of crappy all around with the exception of Pat Doyle (rules!), who struck out all 3 batters he faced. Probably because Ken Griffey Sr. would rather be managing the Dodgers. Up Next: The Blaze head to the High Desert to take on the Mavericks at 10:05 PM ET. No starters have been announced yet.
Dayton only managed to take one from the Lake County Captains. The Dragons lost 1-0 on Friday, despite a solid start from Ismael Guillon, who went 5.3 innings, allowing 1 run, striking out 5 and walking 2. Hopefully Guillon can build on this latest effort, and begin too right the ship. Seth Mejias-Brean and Jesse Winker both went 1-3 with a double, and that was about it on the offensive side. The Dragons lost on Saturday as well, falling 7-3. Jeff Gelalich went 2-3 with a double and a walk, while Seth M-B and Junior Arias also notched two-hit games. Pedro Diaz started, giving up 4 in 5, with 5 K and a walk. Dayton avoided the sweep Sunday, crunching the Captains 8-3. I'm not sure why, but Drew Cisco left the game after 3.1 IP, despite giving up only a pair of runs. Junior Arias went 2-2 with a double and a walk and swiped his 30th bag of the year. The Dragons had a pair of triples in the game, courtesy of Beau "Arts" Amaral and "Comrade" Josef Terry. The Seth Matthews Band drove in 2 runs on a 2-5 night with a double. Up Next: Nick Travieso makes his first start with the Dragons at 7 PM ET.
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