Triple-A: Jay Bruce was 0 for 4 as the Bats lost to Richmond 4-3. Bruce is having issues getting on base. He has walked only 5 times (!) this season with 105 at bats. His OPS is a pedestrian .807, but his OBP is a Corey Patterson-like .303. It's only 28 games in, and his power has been good. Alls I'm saying is he's far off his career .358 on-base percentage. UP NEXT: Game 4 at Richmond, 2 today.
Double-A: Sean Henry smacked his third homer of the season, but the Lookouts fell 2-1. Chattanooga got just 5 hits, failing to support a good start from James Avery, who got his first decision in 6 starts this season. He struck out 7 in 6 innings. UP NEXT: Game 5 at Mississippi, 2 today.
High A: Chris Valaika went 1 for 4 with another home run in Sarasota's 5-4 loss to Palm Beach. During his 12-game hitting streak, he has 25 hits, 4 homers and 17 RBIs. But like Jay Bruce, he has only 5 walks this year. Justin Turner and Juan Francisco added 2 hits apiece. UP NEXT: Game 2 at Palm Beach, 1 today.
Low A: Dayton pounded out 15 hits but managed to lose 10-7. Todd Frazier was 3 for 5, Brandon Waring was 2 for 3 and David Weathers threw another perfect inning of relief with 2 strikeouts. UP NEXT: Rubber match vs. Burlington, 2 today.