- Louisville finally lost, 7-3 to Pawtucket. Although he struck out 7, Sam Lecure was not the the cure for anything, giving up 5 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings. Wes Bankston hit his 9th HR of the season, and Danny Richar was 2-for-4 with a double. Up next: No scheduled starter for the Bats as they take on the PawSox again, but Ramon Ramirez should make the start at 7:05.
Carolina dismantled Tennessee 12-3 to extend their winning streak to 8 games (and sweep the Smokies in a 5 game series), in a game that was shortened to 8 innings by rain. Sean Henry led the way by going 3-for-4 with his 5th home run of the season and 4 runs scored, and Chris Denove was 4-for-4 with 3 doubles and 2 RBi. Zachary Cozart hit his second home run in as many games, and Todd Frazier also had two hits. Chris Heisey went 2-for-5 with his 10th HR of the season and 3 RBI. He's hitting .384. Please call him up, Walt. James Avery was decent in his first start back from the DL, giving up 3 runs in 5, and Sean Watson shined in relief, pitching two perfect innings. Up next: (.com) takes on Jacksonville at 7:05.
- Sarasota lost to Brevard County 7-6 in a 14-inning marathon. After a blown save by FSL All-Star Enerio Del Rosario in the 9th, it looked like this one was over in the 10th after Del Rosario gave up another run. Lucky for the S- , a balk by Manatees pitcher Robert Wooten scored Denis Phipps, the tying run. It went 4 innings after that, and in the 14th Jesus Carnevale gave up a hit to score the winning run. It was a long night, and Devin Mesoraco, Neftali Soto, Denis Phipps, and Justin Tordi all had two hits apiece. Up next: Jeremy Horst takes on Brevard County at 7.
- Dayton beat South Bend 6-3 on a strong start by Josh Ravin. Ravin went 6 innings and gave up 1 unearned run on 3 hits for his 2nd win of the season. It's great to see, as he's really struggled, losing his last 5 in a row up to last night. Another guy who's really performing is Aguido Gonzalez, who pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings for his 5th save of the season. Offensively, they spread the love around, with David Sappelt, Kyle Day, Humberto Sosa, and Andrew Means with 2 hits each. Up next: Curtis Partch takes on South Bend at 7.
- Roster Moves: James Avery was taken off the DL, and Derrik Lutz was placed on it at AA Carolina. Jake Kahaulelio is back with Sarasota after spending most of the season sidelined.