Friday night's contest saw Louisville fall 7-5 to Buffalo. Tim Crabbe got shelled, and was chased early, giving up 5 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings, striking out 3 and walking 5. Nick Christiani gave up a pair of runs in the 6th on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 1. Pedro "Jumbito" Diaz pitched a scoreless 9th, lowering his ERA to 1.61 on the year with 20 strikeouts and just 6 walks in 22.1 innings. CALL HIM UP. Chris Nelson, who's cooled off considerably since his hot start, drove in a pair of runs on a 2-5 night. While Hedy LaMarre, who hasn't really heated up yet this season, went 2-4 with an RBI single.
The Bats blanked the Bisons on Saturday, winning 6-0. Chien-Ming Wang had his sinker ball sinking, as he delivered an 8 inning shut out performance, allowing 4 hits and 3 walks, while striking out none. Felix Perez drove in a pair on a 2-4 night with a double, and Thomas "The Real Deal" Neal stroked a solo dong.
The Bats beat the mighty Marcus Stroman on Sunday, winning 5-2 over Buffalo. Mat Latos threw 49 pitches over 4 innings, striking out 3 and walking 1. He gave up 2 runs, but was hitting 96 on the gun and had no discomfort. Neftali Soto drove in a couple runs, going 2-4 with a double.
Up Next: Matt Maloney makes his triumphant return to Louisville today at 4:05.
Pensacola won a barnburner on Friday, walking off with a 10-9 victory over the Barons. Jon Moscot got the start for the Wahoos, and was pretty decent, tossing 6 innings of 3-run ball with 2 K and 2 BB, but the bullpen let old Gopper down. Dave's less androgynous brother, Rey Navarro was a homer short of the cycle, going 3-5 with a pair of RBI. Chris Berset went 1-4, but made that one hit count, smacking the game winning double in the bottom of the 9th.
The Wahoos had another one-run victory on Saturday, beating Birmingham 7-6. Lil' Mikey O'Brien got beat around, giving up 6 runs (4 earned) in 3.1 innings, on 5 hits and 4 walks, while striking out only 2. Juan Silverio was smanging it on Saturday, first he smashed one home run, then banged another on a 2-4 night. Steve Selsky went 2-4, and Brodie Greene had a double and a walk on a 2-3 night.
There was no joy in Hoo-ville on Sunday, as the Pensacola nine lost 5-1. Michael Lorenzen went 7 full, giving up only 2 runs with 3 strikeouts and no walks. But that was ultimately enough to doom the Wahoos, who mustered only 1 run on a solo shot from Juan Silverio.
Up Next: The Wahoos face off against Mississippi at 8:00 ET. No starter announced yet.
The Blaze won a wild one Friday, out-dueling the Mavericks 12-8. Jesse Winker and Seth Mejias-Brean led the offense on a trip to rake city. Uncle Jesse went 4-4 with a 3-run honk job, while the Casserole blasted two 2-run dingers on a 2-4 night. Ben Lively continued his assault on the California League, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 8 in 5.1 innings. The outing raised Lively's ERA to 1.03.
The Mavericks exacted their revenge on Saturday winning 8-1 over the... holy crap there is a Dominican guy named Burt Reynolds playing for High Desert. Anywho, Wily Peralta got bit by three gopher balls, giving up 6 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks in 5.1 innings. The offense was held to just four hits. But seriously, you guys, Burt Reynolds is my new favorite prospect.
Bakersfield made it a winning weekend, beating the Mavericks 10-5 on Sunday. The Blaze rapped out 16 hits on the day, and Uncle Jesse was responsible for 4 of them, going 4-5 with a double, and raising his season line to a jam .317/.408/.507. David Vidal gored a long ball and picked up 3 walks on a 1-2 day.
Up Next: Drew Cisco (1-2, 5.34 ERA) gets the start for the Blaze at 3:00 ET.
The Dragons got blanked on Friday, falling 1-0 to the Whitecaps. Sal Romano cruised through 6 2-hit, 1-run innings, striking out 6 and walking 1. Dan Langfield tossed two scoreless innings of relief, striking out 1 and walking 1. Unfortunately, the offense. Sebastian Elizalde had 3 of the 5 Dayton hits, while Phil Ervin went 0-4 with 2 K.
Dayton bested the Whitecaps on Saturday, winning 5-3. Ismael Guillon was cruising through 5 scoreless innings, before he ran into trouble in the 6th where he gave up 3 runs (2 earned). Guillon finished the day with a 5 IP, 5 H, 5 K, 1 BB line. Phil Ervin went 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI, and Sean Buckley drove in 2 more on a 1-3 day.
The Dragons headed to Fort Wayne on Sunday to face the TinCaps and lost 8-4. Amir Garrett struggled mightily, giving up 7 runs (6 earned) in 3 innings on 6 hits and 4 BB while striking out only 1. Joe Hudson blasted a pair of doubles on a 4-4 night, and Uncle Phil went 2-5 with a double and a K.
Nick Travieso (5-1, 1.60 ERA) takes the hill against the Conspiracy Theorists at 1:05 ET.