Triple-A: The Bats had the night off and will resume tonight in Indianapolis, where Matt Maloney takes on John Van Benschoten. As you know, Jerry Hairston Jr. was called up to Cincinnati, replacing Juan Castro, and took with him the International League lead in hits, extra-base hits and batting average and top-five standings in just about every other offensive category. He'll be replaced in Louisville by Luis Bolivar, who went 1 for 4 with an RBI double in Chattanooga's win.
Double-A: Shaun Cumberland's double sparked a four-run first as the Lookouts beat Mobile 5-3. B.J. Szymanksi was 2 for 3, his first hits since last Wednesday, and Craig Tatum homered. But if you haven't noticed by now, this is the pitching team, and tonight was pretty sound. Ramon Ramirez got the win, Danny Ray Herrera threw 2 shutout innings and Josh Roenicke struck out 2 in the ninth for the save. UP NEXT: James Avery to throw in Game 4 vs. the BayBears, tonight at 7.
High A: Chris Valaika was 2 for 5 with a double and 2 RBIs as the Sarasota Reds beat Scott Rolen-less Dunedin 8-4. Valaika is tied atop the Florida State League for RBIs (16). Drew Stubbs and Chris Heisey doubled, but Juan Francisco was 0 for 5 with 2 Ks. Justin Turner was 1 for 5, extending his hit streak to seven games. UP NEXT: Rubber match vs. Dunedin, 7 tonight.
Low A: Dayton beat Cedar Rapids 10-3, snapping a three-game losing streak. Todd Frazier was 2 for 5 with a double and 2 RBIs -- both hits came in Dayton's 7-run seventh -- and Brandon Waring was 1 for 4 with a double. Jeff Jeffords relieved in the fifth and threw 2.2 scoreless innings, though he ran into trouble in the fifth, sixth and seventh. Still, he's sporting a 0.71 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 12.2 innings. The Dragons scattered 8 hits, and catcher Jason Bour threw out two runners in the fifth. UP NEXT: Game 2 against the Kernels, 7 tonight.