Louisville got roughed up on Friday, losing to Indy 9-2. David Holmberg wasn't fooling anyone, giving up 7 runs on 9 hits in 4 innings with 2 walks and a lonely strikeout. Jason Bourgeois was 3-5 to lead the offense, but that's not saying much.
On Saturday, the Bats got back to winning, thanks in large part to Jeff Francis, who tied a career high with 10 strikeouts (including 3 of Captain Recyclepants Chris Dickerson) in a 4-2 Louisville win over the Indians. He gave up 2 runs in 6.2 innings on 7 hits and a walk. Nice. The Corkstache had 2 singles and an RBI, and no one else had more than 1 hit.
Sunday was good for the Bats, as they cruised to a 5-1 victory over Indy. Josh Smith was masterful, going 7 innings allowing a single run on 2 hits and 2 walks, with 5 Ks. Mike Costanzo went yard, and Jason Bourgeois pulled a "please do this, Billy Hamilton," with a 2-3, two walk and a steal day. Up next: Final game in the 6-game series at 7:05, with Tim Crabbe (1-1, 2.30) on the bump.
Pensacola was buttered by the Biscuits on Friday, losing 3-1. Michael Lorenzen got the start and pitched 5 "meh" innings, allowing 6 hits and 2 runs (1 earned) with three walks and nary a strikeout. What's up with that? Professional fifth-grader Mikey O'Brien came on for 3 clean innings of relief. Yorman Rodriguez did the damn thing, going 4-4 with a double to pace the Hooffense.
Saturday was less fruitful, as bad pitching doomed the Wahoos in a 9-4 defeat. Danny Renken came in like a wreckin' ball, and got wrecked, and so did Fabian Williamson and Sean Black. Yorman was 3-4 with a SB, and Juan Duran was too, just with more XBH. He had a double and a 3-run Durango.
Easter Sunday was not kind to Daniel Corcino, who walked 5 in 4+ innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 runs, with 5 Ks. Yorman Rodriguez had his third multi-hit game in a row, going 2-4. He's hitting .314, but only OPSing .741, so I'd like to see a bit more power, but still, a good sign. Up next: Robert Stephenson (1-1, 5.56) looks to get back to domination against Jacksonville at 7:05.
Bakersfield was 1-11 with RISP on Friday night, and it showed in a tough 4-3 loss to San Jose. James Allen threw a quality start, technically, going the requisite 6 IP/3 ER, along with 6 hits and a single walk and strikeout. Kyle Waldrop wallopped his first homer as he continued his hot start. He was 2-2 with 2 walks, and is OPSing a pseudo-Mesoracan 1.025 on the year.
The Blaze got one back on Saturday, squeaking out a 7-6 win over the Giants. Marquez Smith was 3-4, NASCAR Kyle Waldrop was 2-4, Rip Van Jesse Winker reached base thrice, and the Seth Matthews Band Brean Casserole went yard for number 3. Drew Cisco was hittable.
No Sunday game. Next up: They're headed to the Nut house to play Modesto, with Mike Dennhardt (0-1, 4.91) getting the start at 10:05.
Dayton cruised to a 9-0 win over Kane County on Friday. Tanner Rahier (2-4) and Jeff "Peanut Butter" Gelalich (2-5) each honked dinkers, and Nick Travieso swagged through 6 scoreless innings, with 5 hits, 3 strikeouts, and a walk allowed.
The Dragons walked off on the Cougars on Saturday, 3-2. Chief Justice Joe Hudson was responsible for said walk-off, making his only hit–a triple– count. Beau Amaral, Phil Ervin, and Tanner Rahier all had two hits apiece. Some guy named Daniel Wright was the starter, lasting 5 innings of 2-run ball.
No game Sunday. Up next: Sloppy Sal Romano (2-0, 2.00) faces the South Bend Silver Hawks at 7:05.