Draft time couldn't have come soon enough, because these guys by and large are dragging. It's definitely time for an infusion of new talent. Also, our farm teams gave up a total of 37 runs in 4 losses.
Triple-A: Alvin Colina had two home runs, but the Bats blew a 10-8 lead in the ninth and lost 13-12 in the 11th. Colina had 5 RBIs, and the Bats rolled out a ton of pitchers with mixed results. Ramon Ramirez was terrible, giving up 6 runs in the fifth, and Matt Belisle set down 5 of his 6 batters. Marcus McBeth made his first appearance since he was placed on the DL in the middle of April. UP NEXT: Toledo at Louisville, 7 tonight.
Double-A: Sean Henry homered but Pedro Viola gave up a bunch of hits and walks in the 11th as the Lookouts lost 9-8. Chris Valaika was 0 for 3 and is down to .257. Jordan Smith was not very good. and Sean Watson, in true Sean Watson fashion, had two strikeouts and a walk against his four batters. 30 strikeouts in 20 innings is great. 14 walks in 20 innings is terrible. UP NEXT: Chattanooga at Tennessee, 7:15 tonight.
High A: The S-Reds had 2 hits in a 5-1 loss. Todd Frazier, Juan Francisco and Drew Stubbs were a combined 0 for 10, and their batting averages are not nice (.259, .282, .261, respectively). Stubbs is sporting a nice little .377 OBP, though. UP NEXT: At Vero Beach, 6:30 tonight.
Low A: Dayton lost 10-3. Brandon Waring was 1 for 4 and is down to a .257 BA. Devin Mesoraco (1 for 4) has crept up to a .286 BA. Let's see if he can keep improving. UP NEXT: South Bend at Dayton, 7 tonight.