It might be time for Hopper to return, and certainly Keppinger. It will mean the demise of Jolbert Cabrera or Paul Janish. But who would be sent down when both of those guys return from rehab? Valentin DFA? Andy Phillips? I don't see an obvious sub-out to get Hopper back. That is, if the Reds are interested in sending him back to Cincinnati.
Triple-A: Norris Hopper was 3 for 4 with 2 runs and Jeff Keppinger was 2 for 4 with an RBI in Louisville's 5-2 loss. The Bats were facing former phenom Francisco Liriano and former Red Ryan Jorgensen, who is 0 for 5 so far in this series. UP NEXT: Game 3 at Rochester, 7 tonight.
Double-A: Ben Jukich struck out 8 and earned a win, going to 7-2, in Chattanooga's 5-4 win at West Tennessee. Michael DeJesus had 2 doubles, and he's been lighting it up since his promotion to Double-A: .405/.488/.595/1.083. Jukich's ERA is down to 2.82. UP NEXT: New series vs. Carolina, 7:15 tonight.
Low A: Logan Parker hit his 7th homer as Dayton beat South Bend 8-7. Devin Mesoraco had a hit and 2 RBIs, and Joseph Krebs struck out the side in order for his 5th save. Krebs is putting together a nice season in his first full pro year: 31K:13BB in 36.2IP, 1.34 WHIP, 2.45 ERA. He was our 14th-round pick last year out of the University of Texas. UP NEXT: Tomorrow is the Midwest League All-Star Game! All kinds of folks representing Dayton: Relievers Krebs and Jeff Jeffords and starter Luis Montano; outfielder Denis Phipps; and starting at third, Brandon Waring. Good luck, guys.
- Yonder Alonso and Miami play Florida State in a College World Series elimination game today at 2 on ESPN2. Check the gametracker here.
- Sarasota starts post-All-Star Game play today at home vs. Lakeland, 7 p.m.