- Louisville lost a marathon game to Rochester 7-6 in 18 innings, to tie a club record. Let's start with the offense. Yonder Alonso led off in this one (!) and went 3-for-8 with 2 doubles, and Daniel Dorn led the charge with a 4-for-8 night. Jeremy Hermida was 3-for-6 with 2 walks, and Juan Francisco was 2-for-6 with a double and an RBI in his rehab start. The only Bat starter to not get a hit in this one was Devin Mesoraco, who went 0-for-8. Dontrelle Willis got the start, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up 5 runs (3 earned). Jerry Gil pitched next and pitched a scoreless 1 1/3. After Louisville took the lead in the top of the 8th, Carlos Fisher gave up a run in his first inning of two, to leave the score knotted at 6. From there, David Johnson, Jeremy Horst, and Joseph Krebs pitched 8 shutout innings of relief. Daniel Ray Herrera came out for the 18th and retired the first two batters quickly, but a flare shot, two infield hits, and another base hit gave the Red Wings the walk-off victory. Up next: The depleted Bats will take on Rochester again, with Scott Carroll taking the hill at 7:05.
- Carolina beat Birmingham 8-7. Quintin Berry led the team with 2 hits, and somehow the Mudcats scored 8 runs on 6 hits overall, with Felix Perez and Jake Kahaulelio driving in 2 runs each. Matt Klinker gave up 5 runs in 5 innings in his start, and the bullpen really stepped it up in the later innings, with James Adkins, Nick Christiani, and Donnie Joseph combining for 3 shutout innings to secure the win. Up next: Daryl Thompson takes the hill against Birmingham at 8:05.
- Bakersfield had an off day yesterday. They'll take on Visalia at 10.
- Dayton lost 5-4 to West Michigan. Josh Smith had a kind of rough outing, giving up 4 runs in 3 2/3 innings, although 2 of them were unearned. David Vidal and Dominic D'Anna had two hits each, with the latter hitting his 2nd homer of the season. Billy Hamilton was 0-for-5 with 3 strikeouts, but still managed to steal his 23rd bag of the season. Up next: Daniel Corcino leads the bounce-back effort against Lake County at 7.