Remember about a week ago when we here at FO were bemoaning the bad luck and bad play of our AAA affiliate? My, how times have changed. The Bats are on a tear right now, having won 4 of their last 5 and scoring 55 runs over that span. Also, for all the haters, I'd like to direct your attention to a certain catcher in Lynchburg. He's OPSing 1.098 right now, with 7 homers, 22 RBI, and even 2 stolen bases. That's just plain gettin' it done.
- Louisville didn't want the Reds to get all of the attention, so they made sure to not only pitch a shutout, but also score a couple extra runs, beating Buffalo 11-0. Matt Maloney threw 4 shutout innings. We've got a team on the ground trying to find out if he left because of blisters or if there was another reason. Film at 11....Luis Terrero led the offense, going 5-5 with a double, HR, and 5 RBI. Wladimir Balentien was 2-5 with a homer, and 6 other Bats reached base safely at least once. Up Next: Sam LeCure takes on Buffalo at 11:05 a.m.
- Carolina lost a tough one, 4-3. Daryl Thompson had a strong start, lasting 7 innings, allowing 2 runs, and striking out 7. Jerry Gil gave up the lead and took the loss in relief, allowing 2 runs and 3 walks in just a third of an inning. Jake Kahaulelio was 2-4 with his 4th homer of the season. Up Next: Tom Cochran takes the hill against Tennessee at 7:15.
- Lynchburg won a thriller, 9-8. Scott Carroll pitched 7 innings, allowing only 1 unearned run, to earn the victory. Anyone still worried about Devin Mesoraco? Last night he went 3-5 with a triple, homer, and 5 RBI. His line on the season is .347/.435/.663 in 115 PAs. Up Next: Curtis Partch takes on Wilmington at 6:35.
- Dayton won 7-3. Pedro Villareal earned the win, striking out 7 in 5 2/3 innings. Donnie Joseph struck out 2 more in a scoreless inning of relief. Henry Rodriguez was 4-5, Mariekson Gregorius was 2-5, and Mark Fleury was 2-4 with a double. No doubt the team won because of the strong RR support they received. Up Next: Josh Ravin takes the hill against Fort Wayne at 7:00.