That's more like it, minor leaguers!
Wang got himself in and out of some jams and the Bats beat Norfolk ("when we were newlyweds, it was our folk!") 6-5. The Hellflower went 2-4 with 2 doubles, and Negron, Bourgeois, and Admiral Nelson also went 2-4 for the day. That all said, Felix Perez' 3-run HR was the big tally of the day, and Mesoraco went 0-4 in his second rehab game.
Wanger went 7IP, 10H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, Ryan Dennick pitched a perfect inning with 2K, and Jumbito Diaz gave up 2H 1ER in his closing effort. Thursday will be a 12:05 p.m. ET game against the Tide(s?), and it remains to be seen if Feff Jrancis will be pitching there or in Cincinnati.
Pensacola beat Birmingham in a rain-shortened 5.5 innings. It was just as likely that Birmingham was done facing Donald Lutz, who went 2-3 with a HR to bring his line up to .368/.415/.701 so far. Geez.
Juan "Hi Ho" Silverio went 2-2 with 2 doubles...anyone know more about this guy? A former White Sox signing out of the Dominican Republic, he's putting together a .312/.353/.488 year at 3b after having plenty of utility experience in his past. Is he worth getting excited over? He can't take a walk, but hey. For frame of reference, Frazier spent his age-23 season going .290/.350/.481 in AA Carolina before getting a callup to AAA in August. Frazier was playing LF because that team had Juan Francisco at 3b, Zack Cozart at SS, and Yonder Alonso at 1b. Chris Heisey was the Mudcats' CF. Wow.
You know who's worth getting excited over? Yorman Rodriguez, who went 2-3 with a double himself to bring his line up to.316/.364/.418 for the season.
Anyways, Mikey O'Brien took advantage of the shortened game to go 5IP, 5H, 2R, 0ER, 1BB, 2K to bring his ERA down to 3.33. Daniel "El Peripatetico" Corcino will get the start today at 7:30 p.m. ET as the 'Hoos host the Jacksonville Suns' Jose Urena. Unless, of course, Corcino is the late-game starter for Cincinnati.
Remember how the Bakersfield Blaze got no-hit two days ago? Because they don't. Bakersfield won 10-to-freaking-0 in Lancaster on Wednesday, holding the RedHawks to two measly hits.
Juan "not as Silverio" Silva went 1-3 with a walk, Ryan "Terrell" Wright went 2-5 with a triple, Beau "tiful" Amaral went 2-3 with a double and a SB after subbing for a thrown-out-for-arguing-out-at-first Jesse Winker, Seth "Lugubrious" Mejias-Brean went 2-4 with 1BB, Juan "not at all Silverio" Perez went 2-3 with 2 doubles, and Yovan Gonzalez went 1-3 with a walk. Golly.
On the pitching side, Wandito Peralta went 6.1 strong with only 2H, 4BB, 2K. Jake Johnson pitched 1.2 perfect (1K) and Ben "Epic of Gil" Klimesh threw a goose egg with a walk. Good work folks. Today's game is 9:30 p.m. ET, as James Allen gets the nod.
Dayton's game stopped in the 4th with the game tied at 2. So they didn't win, but they didn't lose.
Phil Ervin got his first HR of the campaign, which is nice. Avain "Murder Me" Rachal got a hit and was driven in by Pedro "Jumbitoito" Diaz. Dan Langfield was...weird, pitching 2 innings with no hits, 3BB, 4K. No word on if the game will get picked back up, but there will be another game at 7:05 p.m. ET with Amir Garrett facing Lansing's Chase de Jong.