Louisville got two-hit by the Indianapolis Indians, and lost 4-1. A two-hitter, which the Indians' Stolmy Pimentel carried through 7 innings, is kind of impressive, but not nearly as impressive as Homer Bailey's no-hitter last night. Chad Reineke struck out 7 in 6 innings, and allowed only 2 runs, but that was enough to get tagged with the loss. The only two Bats were a Manny Burriss single and a Denis Phipps honk job. Billy Hamilton, who missed his 5th straight game with a wrist injury, was selected to the AAA All-Star team along with Greg Reynolds. Up Next: Yohan Pino (2-5, 3.81 ERA) takes on the Indians at 6:45 PM ET.
Pensacola lost in walk-off fashion, falling 6-5 to the Jacksonville Suns. After leading 5-2 after 7, thanks to a solid start from Daniel Renken (6.2 IP, 2 ER, 5 K, 3 BB), the bullpen, Brian Pearl and Drew Hayes specifically, gave up consecutive two spots in the final two innings to give the Suns the game. Devin "The Dude" Lohman led off the game with a long ball, as he went 1-3 on the night. Travis Mattair mooseknuckele'd a triple and drove in two runs on a 1-4 night. Oh, and did you hear? Homer Bailey threw a no-hitter last night. Up Next: Josh Smith (6-6, 3.50 ERA) squares off against the Suns at 7:05 PM ET.
Bakersfield got thumped 12-1 in Lancaster last night. James Allen gave up 6 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks in the first, and his night was done after that. Ouch. The bullpen wasn't much better, and all three relievers allowed runs to score, though Kyle Lotzkar's pair were unearned. The offense was pretty awful, managing only 3 more hits than the San Francisco Giants did last night. Up Next: Mike Dennhardt (4-6, 4.21 ERA) toes the rubber against the Jet Hawks at 10 PM ET.
Dayton had their game postponed due to "Wet Grounds" in Bowling Green. They'll play a double header tonight with Jackson Stephens (0-2, 6.00 ERA) getting the ball in game one. If I had to guess which Reds minor leaguer had the best chance to throw a no-hitter in the majors, it would be Dayton's own Robert Stephenson, who has begun to face live batters as he continues to rehab his hamstring injury.
Billings swept a double-header in Missoula last night. The Mustangs won 7-1 in game one, with Luke Moran throwing 5.1 innings of 1-run, 6-hit, 6-K ball and a whole lot of offense. Phil Ervin went 3-4 with an RBI, Jonathan Reynoso went 2-4 with a double, and Avain "A.R. & Machines" Rachal had a triple and a walk on a 2-3 night. In game two, Billings bested Missoula 4-2. Avain Rachal had another solid effort, going 1-3 with a 2-run donger in the 5th. Phillip Ervin was 0-3, but not everyone can be as exceptional as Homer Bailey was last night all the time. Up Next: Amir Garrett (1-1, 2.70 ERA) faces the Osprey at 9:35 PM ET.
The AZL Reds got boatraced 10-1 by the Lil' Giants, but that's cool, because, you know, Homer Bailey threw a freaking no-hitter against the real Giants last night. Kevin "It Ain't Easy Being White" Franklin went 1-4 with 2 K. International signee, Jakub Izold, got rocked, giving up 7 runs (6 earned) in 1 inning. Up Next: A's @ Reds at 10 PM ET.