Louisville beat Syracuse 5-4. Sam Lecure started the game, and gave up 3 runs in 4 innings. Not sure why he was lifted, more on that as I found out more. Kip Wells was exceptional in relief, pitching 4 innings of 1-run ball, striking out 6 and getting the win. Josh Roenicke pitched a scorless 9th for his 12th save. The offense wasn't spectacular, with Luis Bolivar and Wes Bankston with 2 hits each. Up next: Travis Wood makes his AAA debut as the Bats take on Syracuse at 7.
- Carolina beat Huntsville 7-5 behind a big night by Juan Francisco. El Nino Destructor was 4-for-4, including 2 HR (his 17th and 18th) and 3 RBI. Roar. Todd Frazier was also good, going 2-for-4 with his 12th HR of the season. Scott Carroll only pitched two innings in his start, and gave up 3 runs. Similar to the Bats game, Jerry Gil was stellar in relief, giving up only one hit in 4 scoreless innings of work. Enerio Del Rosario and Logan Ondrusek pitched perfect 8th and 9th innings, with the latter getting his 7th save of the year. Up next: Camilo Vazquez takes on Huntsville at 7.
- Jeremy Horst ran into some more bad luck, as Sarasota lost 8-3 to Dunedin. Horst gave up 3 earned runs in 5 innings, but still earned the loss. He ran his record to 5-11, but his ERA is 3.42, which is good for 12th in FSL. For the offense, Dave Sappelt led the way going 3-for-4, and Neftali Soto, Kyle Day, and Shane Carlson each had 2 hits. Up next: Rafael Gonzalez takes on Dunedin at 7.
Dayton scored in the 9th to tie Wisconsin, but the Timber Rattlers came out victorious, beating the Dragons 5-4 in 11 innings. Kevyn Feiner was 4-for-5, and Tony Brown was 2-for-4 with a HR. Mark Serrano pitched 4 one-hit innings in relief, striking out 5. Up next: Dayton takes on Kane County at 7.
- Billings blew a 6 run lead in the 9th to lose to Missoula 8-7. Bryan Gardner walked the first 4 hitters in the inning, and Daniel Corcino balked in a run, gave up 2 singles, and gave up a walk-off 3-run homer to lose the game. They owe Tim Crabbe dinner, as Crabbe pitched 5 innings of 1-run ball and struck out 7 hitters and got nothing to show for it. On offense, Chris McMurray was 3-for-4 with a HR, and Efrain Contreras, Tyler Stovall, Thomas Nurre, and Frank Pfister all had two hits each. Up next: Biair Carson looks for better luck against Missoula at 9:05.
- The GCL won 3-0 with 3 promising pitchers combined for a 6-hitter and struck out 10. Daniel Tuttle pitched 4 shutout innings in his first pro start, the Italian Stallion Matteo Pizziconi gave up 1 hit in his 2 innings of work, and the only Taiwanese Red Tzu-Kai Chiu struck out 5 in 3 innings to get the save. Juan Duran was 3-for-4 to lead the offense, and Yovan Gonzalez went 2-for-2. Not having a good day was Yorman Rodriguez, who struck out 4 times in his 4 at bats. Up next: The GCL Reds take on the GCL at 11am.