I'm gonna make this short and sweet. Keeping it light on the scores today, and highlighting the big action in the system, with so many of them.
- Louisville clinched the IL West over the weekend. On Friday, Chris Valaika was 4-for-5, Chris Heisey was 3-for-4 with a HR, and Juan Francisco hit two homers and a double. Tom Cochran made his Bats debut. Travis Wood gave up 4 runs in 6 innings on Saturday, and Valaika had two more hits. On Sunday, Todd Frazier went 4-for-5 and Wes Bankston went 4-for-4. Ben Jukich gave up 2 runs in 6 2/3 innings and Enerio Del Rosario picked up his 4th save. Up next: Matt Klinker takes on Columbus at 7:05.
- Carolina had a rough weekend. Luis Montano lost his 6th game of the season, although he gave up 2 unearned runs in 6 2/3 innings on Friday. Yonder Alonso went 1-for-4. Jerry Gil had another bad outing on Saturday and Zach Ward pitched 2 shutout innings to get his ERA down to 15.15. Sunday's game was rained out. Up next: Alexander Smit(.com) takes on Montgomery at 7:05.
- Sarasota broke a 26-inning scoreless streak with a 4-run 1st inning on Sunday. Travis Webb pitched 6 shutout innings on Friday, but got a no-decision. Lance Janke struck out 6 while giving up 2 ER in 6 innings on Saturday. Neftali Soto went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI on Sunday, and Jason Louwsma and Kyle Day both had two hits and homered. Curtis Partch gave up 2 ER in 7 innings. Up next: Sarasota is off today.
- Dayton had a lot of offense going over the weekend. Tony Brown had two hits in Friday's game, and Shea Snowden gave up 2 unearned runs in 4 1/3 innings of relief. Alexis Oliveras was 4-for-5 on Saturday, Kevyn Feiner was 2-for-4 with a HR and 4 RBI, and Cody Puckett had three hits including a HR and 3 RBI. Despite giving up 4 ER, J.C. Sulbaran struck out 9 in 5 1/3 innings of work. Donnie Joseph pitched another perfect inning. Josh Fellhauer had three hits on Sunday, and Ezequiel Infante gave up 2 runs in 5 2/3 innings. Up next: Jordan Hotchkiss takes the hill against Lansing at 7.
- Billings got swept over the weekend. Blair Carson had a quality start on Friday, but still earned the loss. Yorman Rodriguez's average is down to .236 in Billings after two 1-for-4 games and an 0-for-4. Petr Cech was 2-for-2. Oscar Castro gave up 1 run in 6 innings on Sunday. Up next: Luca Panerati takes on Missoula at 9:05.
- The GCL Reds only had one game, as they had an off day and a rainout. Juan Silva was 2-for-4, and Dallas Buck and Misael DeJesus both gave up 2 runs in 2 innings. Up next: The GCL Reds take on the GCL Rays at 10 AM in their final game of the 2009 campaign.