Question: What's more embarrassing than 17 strikeouts in a game?
Triple-A: A dude named Les Walrond struck out 17 Bats -- the most ever against Louisville -- in a 2-0 win for Lehigh Valley. Luis Bolivar was the victim of 4 Ks, Adam Rosales 3. It was a model of ineptitude by the Bats (Walrond is a 31-year-old journeyman who had 4 Ks in his last start), but it was still 5 short of an International League record. Still, 17 Ks? Do what Dusty would do: Lay down some bunts or swing at the first pitch.
Double-A: Sean Henry and Chris Valaika had big nights in Chattanooga's 11-9 win. Henry was 4 for 5 with 2 RBIs, raising his Southern League batting average to .320, and Valaika was 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs. Ben Jukich (8-3) struck out 8 but gave up 7 runs into the 6th inning.
High A: Bobby Livingston allowed just 1 ER in 7 innings in his second start for Sarasota, a 5-2 win over Tampa. Livingston struck out 4 as he rehabs from
Low A: Neftali Soto was 1 for 4 with a double in his first game since his promotion to Dayton. The Dragons lost 9-3, Logan Parker and Zach Cozart were 2 for 3 and Devin Mesoraco went 1 for 4... again.
Rookies: Billings won 5-4 as Tyler Stovall, Michael Konstanty, Tony Brown and Kyle Day had 2 hits apiece. ... Humberto Sosa was 2 for 4 in a 4-2 loss for the GCL Reds.