First, a little recap of the notable performances from over the weekend:
- Daniel Dorn was 3-for-4 with a HR on Saturday.
- Ben Jukich and Josh Roenicke combined for 3 perfect innings of relief on Saturday.
- Homer Bailey pitched 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball, giving up 7 hits and striking out 6 on Sunday.
- Drew Sutton was 3-for-4 with two doubles on Sunday.
- Drew Stubbs was 3-for-5 on Sunday.
Zach Stewart won his 3rd game on Saturday, giving up 1 run on 2 hits in 6 innings of work, while striking out 8. His ERA is 0.39 in AA so far. He also drove in a run.
- Zachary Cozart hit his 5th HR of the year on Saturday.
- Travis Wood pitched a 3-hit shutout, striking out 11 on Sunday.
- Todd Frazier and Zach Cozart both had two hits, including homers on Sunday.
- Devin Mesoraco had a HR and 3 RBI on Saturday.
Jason Bour was 2-for-4 with a 3-run HR on Sunday.
- Lance Janke gave up 1 run in 7 innings on Saturday.
- Andrew Bowman pitched 5 innings of 1-hit ball, striking out 7 on Sunday.
And now, Monday's games:
- Louisville beat Lehigh Valley 8-5 as the offense showed up in a big way. Wes Bankston was 3-for-4 with two doubles, and Kevin Barker hit his 7th HR of the season to lead the charge. Justin Lehr used the nice run support to earn his 7th win of the season, and Josh Roenicke pitched a hitless 9th for his 9th save. Up next: No starter listed for the Bats as they take on Lehigh Valley at 7:05, but it should be Sam LeCure.
- Jordan Smith had his first rough outing of the year, getting his first loss as Carolina lost to Jacksonville 6-4. Smith gave up 5 runs (only 2 earned) in 5 2/3 innings. Chris Heisey was 1-for-2 with a walk before being ejected in the bottom of the 6th. Tough to tell what happened by looking at the box score, but somehow two runs scored on a sac fly to Heisey, and him and manager David Bell both got ejected on the play, by different umpires, no less. Hm. Juan Francisco also hit his 12th HR in the loss. Up next: James Avery takes on Jacksonville at 7:05.
- Travis Webb ran into some control problems, walking 5, but only gave up one run as Sarasota beat Tampa's evil empire, 4-1. The Cycle and FSL All-Star Enerio Del Rosario combined for 3 2/3 innings of relief to preserve the win, and Denis Phipps led the offense going 3-for-5, driving in 2 runs. Up next: Rafael Gonzalez takes on Tampa at 7.
- Dayton was rained out. They'll play a doubleheader with Great Lakes today starting at 6:05. Matt Fairel and Josh Ravin should be the starters.