We'll try out a new name each night until we figure out one that's not utter shit. Thanks again to BK for the great farm post yesterday.
- This is the one you've been waiting for all week. Jay Bruce was 3 for 3 and fell a double short of the cycle as the Bats and Matt Maloney beat the Tide 6-4. Jerry Hairston Jr. was 2 for 4 and has homered on consecutive nights. Let's see... Hairston leads the International League in OPS (1.252) and slugging percentage (.786 with his nine extra-base hits) and is second in batting average (.429), on-base perc. (.467) and total bases (33). If he continues to hit like this, he should be our first righty off the bench. UP NEXT: Game 3 of 4 at home vs. Norfolk, 7 p.m. Note: Jay Bruce figurine night is tomorrow. I'm going when gates open (5:30), then heading back to work.
- Carlos Fisher was awful, blowing a 4-1 lead for Chattanooga in a six-run seventh as the Lookouts lost 7-4 at Huntsville. It's Fisher's first blemish on the season. B.J. Szymanski continues his season-long hit streak, going 1 for 4. Cody Strait homered, and Sean Henry -- in only his third game since a call-up -- hit his second homer for Chattanooga. UP NEXT: Game 4 of 5 tonight at 8.
- Let's see... I'm sure something interesting happened in Dayton's 9-2 win over Beloit... Todd Frazier was 1 for 4, nah... Keltavious Jones went 2 for 5 to continue his weeklong tear, eh... Oh, OK, Brandon Waring was 3 for 5 with two home runs. There it is. Brandon Waring is so my boy. He and Frazier have five taters each to lead the Midwest League. Actually, Frazier, Waring and Jones are in the top five or top 10 in almost every category in the league (they're 2, 4 and 6 in OPS). UP NEXT: At home against Clinton, tomorrow at 7.
- Not a lot of positives in Sarasota's 6-2 loss to Lakeland. Justin Turner was 2 for 4, and Sean Watson pitched an inning, loading the bases before being bailed out by Juan Francisco's unassisted double play. Francisco and Drew Stubbs combined to go 0 for 7. Bleh. UP NEXT: Home against Fort Myers, tomorrow at 7.