After two days in a row where Reds minor leaguers went 0-4, they bounced back to go 1-3 last night. Baby steps, people.
- Louisville won 4-3 in Indy, behind 6 1/3 strong innings from Matt Maloney. Maloney gave up 3 R (2 ER), striking out 6 and walking none. He's 2-0 now, with an ERA of 2.05, and at this rate, may see big league time before Old Hoss Bailey. Carlos Fisher relieved him, and was even better, going 2 2/3 hitless, walkless innings, strking out 3 of his own. The offense finally got back on track (4 runs is an improvement right now...) and the guy who may have got his job taken from him yesterday, Danny Richar, was 2-for-4 with a stolen base, bringing his average up to .188. The only HR hit for the Bats? Pitcher Matt Maloney. Up next: The Devil Incarnate Ben Jukich takes the hill against Indy, starting at 2:15 ET.
- Carolina gave up a bunch of unearned runs, but it wouldn't have mattered since they got blanked by the Mobile BayBears, 4-0. The Mudcats could only muster up 4 singles, wasting a good start by Canadian Sensation James Avery (6 IP, 1 ER, 7 Ks). Ruben Medina pitched two hitless innings in relief as well. Up next: Misael DeJesus tries to pick up where he left off last time, game time tonight at 8:05.
- Sarasota lost too, 4-1, in a very similar game to Carolina's game. Jeremy Horst had a good start? Check. (6 IP, 2 ER) Enerio Del Rosario 3 innings of scoreless relief? Check. S-Reds can't get the bats going? Check. Denis Phipps led the way going 2-for-4, and Yonder Alonso and Neftali Soto both added hits bring their averages up to .156 and .133, respectively. Ouch. Up next: Jerry Gil gets the start against Jupiter, starting at 6.
- Dayton lost to the Fort Wayne former Wizards, 8-3. Lance Janke gave up 1 run in 5 innings, and Byron Wiley and David Sappelt added two hits each for the Dragons. Sappelt's hitting .314 on the young season so far. Up next: Curtis Partch takes on the former Wizards today at 4:05.