Question of the day: Homer Bailey had a nice but not terrific start last night -- I wouldn't be surprised if he's bored. If Walt wants to go with a youth movement and calls up Homer tomorrow, who should he jettison? Belisle? Fogg? Arroyo in a trade?
Triple-A: Jay Bruce was 2 for 4 and Jolbert Cabrera added a home run but the Bats gave little else in support of Homer Bailey in a 4-1 loss to Norfolk. Homer was not bad -- allowing 4 runs and 7 singles in 7 innings, striking out 7 -- but the Bats scattered only 4 other, non-mentioned hits. UP NEXT: Game 2 at Norfolk, 7:15 tonight.
Double-A: Former Notre Dame wideout Jeff Samardzija had his way with the Lookouts, striking out 5 and allowing just 4 hits in Tennessee's 6-1 win over Chattanooga. Sam Lecure (1-2) struck out 6 in 5 innings but allowed 8 hits and 5 runs, and Shaun Cumberland and Sean Henry had a hit each. UP NEXT: Game 2 vs. Tennessee, 7:15 tonight.
High A: Jordan Smith allowed just 1 run in 8 innings, but Palm Beach beat the S-Reds 2-1 in the ninth. Smith's a 22-year-old with only 31 strikeouts in 47 innings, but he's only walked 5 all year. Chris Valaika's 13-game hitting streak was snapped, but he drew a couple walks. Sarasota managed just 3 hits. UP NEXT: Game 4 at Palm Beach, 6:35 tonight.