Louisville got blanked by Syracuse, falling 7-0 to the Chiefs, on what was just a 3-hit night for the Bats. David Holmberg was supposed to get the start, but he found himself on the 7-day DL with shoulder tendinitis instead. Hopefully that explains the swollen ERA (14.46) and troubling velocity he's been dealing with to start this season. Starting in his place was Chad Reineke, who got smacked around for 7 runs in 4.1 innings, striking out a pair and walking one. Chad Rogers, came on in relief, walking 3 and fanned 2 in 2.1 scoreless innings. Up Next: Jeff Francis (3-1, 1.99 ERA) takes the hill against the Cheifs at 6:35 PM ET.
Pensacola fell victim to a late inning bullpen meltdown, losing to Jacksonville 7-6. Michael Lorenzen had yet another solid start, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks, with 5 K in 5 innings. He also helped his own cause, knocking in an RBI double. Unfortunately, the Danny Renken. Moose Mattair mashed a double and a donger, going 2-4 on a 3 RBI night, and Stormin' Yorman, who's OPSing .990 over his last 10 games, went 2-5 with two singles. Up Next: Carlos Contreras (1-1, 3.75 ERA) squares off against the Jr. Barves at 7:30 PM ET.
Bakersfield busted the Modesto Nuts, winning 7-0 in shutout fashion. Wandy Peralta got the start, and danced around 3 walks and 6 hits in 6 scoreless innings, before Jake Johnson and Kyle McMyne closed it out. Uncle Jesse was ripping last night, going 4-4 with a two doubles and a walk, driving in 4 of the 7 Blaze runs. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Winker is pretty good at this whole baseball thing. Ryan Wright went 2-5 with a double from the leadoff spot, and remains the apple of Mibby's eye. Up Next: TBD faces the Nuts in an afternoon tilt today at 4 PM ET.
Dayton lost a close one, dropping a 1-0 pitcher's duel at South Bend. The Dragons spoiled what was probably the best start of young Ismael Guillon's professional career. Guillon tossed 7 shutout innings, striking out 11, walking none, and allowing only 2 hits. He's thrown 23.1 innings thus far this season, and allowed 3 runs on just 8 hits. Carlton Daal had the only XBH for the Dragons, going 1-4 with a double. Up Next: Amir Garrett (0-2, 7.36 ERA) takes the hill against the Silver Hawks at 7:05 PM ET.