Chalk up 5 Ls for Reds affiliated baseball last night. Not a lot of scoring anywhere in the Reds organization, with just 10 runs being scored from top to bottom.
WE DID IT!
- Louisville tried to mount a late inning rally, but lost to Toledo 4-3. Jonny Gomes drove in two runs for the Bats, but he's stil hitting just .200 in AAA so far. Norris Hopper and Chris Valaika also helped their case for a midseason callup, both going 2-for-4. Jeff Kennard and Bill Bray combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, but the Bats offense couldn't catch up. Up next: Ramon Ramirez takes the hill as the Bats start a new series in Indianapolis, first pitch at 7:00.
- Carolina couldn't get anything going against the BayBears, getting shut out 2-0. Travis Wood had a solid start, going 5 2/3 innings with 1 run and 3 strikeouts, but he didn't get any run support. Carolina only had 5 hits on the night, two by Sean Henry and one each from Michael Griffin, Shaun Cumberland, and pinch hitter Chris Heisey (is there anything this guy can't do right now?), and that wasn't good enough. Up next: Mudcats take on Mobile again, 8:05 ET.
- Sarasota also tried to come back in the late innings, but couldn't overcome a 5-run deficit to lose 5-2. Travis Webb gave up 1 run in 4 innings for the S-Reds, but the offense couldn't get anything going, with the only offensive output coming from Alex Buchholz's two doubles, and Dan Perales and Carson Kainer singling in one run apiece. Up next: They close the series in Palm Beach with an early one, game time at 10:35 AM.
- Dayton lost too, completing the Reds organizational sweep, 3-2 to Peoria. 7 different Dragons had one hit each, with David Sappelt going yard for his first HR of the season. Matt Fairel had a good start for Dayton (5 2/3 IP, 1 R), but the bullpen reared its ugly head there too. Up next: The Dragons take on the Fort Wayne Wizards, 7:05 start.