Not really, but these games are just ending too late. The Bats played a doubleheader that was delayed by rain, so they didn't end until late. And of course you have the Blaze, ending each night in the wee hours of the morning. I think my duties as part of the RR FO Bureau require me to move to the West coast so this stops being an issue. Does someone have a high-paying job and an apartment in Napa for me?
Louisville won the first game of their double dip, 3-2. Yonder Alonso and Todd Frazier each singled, and Fred Lewis walked twice. Matt Maloney was solid in his first AAA start, going 4 innings, giving up 1 run. Daniel Ray Herrera did his best to blow it in the 7th (the final inning. Minor league double headers last 7 each), but Jerry Gil came in and closed the door. In the second game, the Bats broke out and won 11-5. Dave Sappelt, Yonder Alonso, Devin Mesoraco, and Brian Barton each had 2 hits. Sappelt and Frazier homered. This team can hit, and is now 15-6 on the year. Up Next: Chad Reineke starts at 6:35.
- Carolina lost 8-5. Travis Webb struggled, giving up 7 runs in 4.1 IP. But the bullpen was solid. Nick Christiani kept his scoreless streak alive, throwing 1.2 shutout innings, striking out 2. He has now thrown 11.1 IP with 11 Ks, no walks, and no runs. Keep an eye on him. Brad Boxberger also pitched, giving up 1 run in 2 innings while striking out 1. Jose Castro, Felix Perez, and Chris McMurray each had 2 hits. Up Next: Daryl Thompson is still (inexplicably) starting. Tonight it'll be at 7:15.
- Bakersfield lost 4-1. The team only managed 4 hits, 2 of which were by Stephen Hunt. Mace Thurman lowered his ERA to 2.25, throwing 1.2 shutout innings of relief. Up Next: Pedro Villareal tries to get the team back on track, starting at 10:15.
- Dayton won 6-2 behind a great start from Daniel Renken. Renken threw 6 innings of 1 run ball while striking out 10. Yorman Rodriguez was 3-4 with a triple, David Vidal was 3-4 with 2 doubles, and Tucker Barnhart hit 2 doubles and walked twice. Up Next: Justin Smith takes the hill at 7:10.