Not a good night to be a pitcher in Norfolk tonight. Elizardo Ramirez started for the Bats and went 5 and 1/3 innings, giving up an eye popping 8 ER. He's pitched pretty well before tonight however, and his ERA now stands at 3.72.
On the bright side, the Bats lit up Norfolk starter (and big time Mets prospect) Jae Seo, to the tune of 8 ER in 4 and 1/3 innings.
William Bergolla continued his hot streak, going 3-5 on the night. He's now hitting .353. Still just one walk on the year though.
Louisville is now 7-6, two games behind the Columbus Clippers.
Aaron Holbert: 2-5, R
William Bergolla: 3-5, 2R, 3RBI, HR (1)
Edwin Encarnacion: 1-4, 2R, HR (3)
Jason Romano: 3-5, 2R
Pedro Swann: 1-4, 5RBI, HR (2)
Not a good night to be a pitcher if you're a Lookout. I'm starting to sound like a broken record already, and we're only to AA.
Carolina scored 11 runs after the fourth inning, and the Lookouts dropped to 6-6 on the season, 2.5 games behind Carolina.
Ben Kozlowski was hit in the face with a baseball, so hopefully he'll be ok. He only pitched a third of an inning.
The Lookouts pitching gave up 20 hits and 4 home runs. Brad Cherry was responsible for seven of the Carolina runs, and Josh Renick was brought in to pitch the final inning, despite normally being a third baseman.
Chattanooga unfortunately still has two more games left with Carolina in this series but they can only go up from here.
Jeff Bannon: 3-3, 2RBI
Jesse Gutierrez: 2-4, RBI
Sarasota just can't catch a break. They're now 2-10 on the year, although they remain 7 games out of first.
Josh Hall pitched pretty well, going 5 innings, and allowing 2 ER. His ERA stands at 7.20. Brock Till took the loss, despite pitching 4 innings of 1 run ball.
Tampa scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
Chris Dickerson: 2-4, HR (3)
Joey Votto: 2-4, R
Walter Olmstead: 2-4
Southwest Michigan 9 - Dayton 7
Dayton scored all of its runs in the first inning and was still up 7-4 in the bottom of the eighth when Homer Bailey and Zach Stott combined to give up five runs.
The Dragons committed two errors in the game, and they were apparently costly, as Brad Morenko gave up 4 runs, only 1 of which was earned.
Dayton is now 4-8 and bringing up the rear in the Eastern Division. They're 4 games out of first.
Homer Bailey: 3.1 IP, 2H, ER, BB, 6K
Paul Janish: 2-4, R, BB
John Purdom: 1-1, 4BB, 3RBI