- Louisville lost to Toledo, 7-3. Kanekoa Texeira (?!?) got the start (oh right...Todd Redmond in Cincy) as if he was in the rookie leagues, pitching just 2 innings. Travis "Brandon" Webb was roughed up in the next 2 innings, and there are 6 of the 7 Mud Hen runs before the 4th is over. Chris Valaika gave crolfer the finger, then squashed a solo potato beetle or whatever as part of a 2-4 night. Not Twins Denis Phipps and Neftali Soto each reached base 3 times. Adios, Donnie Joseph. You will (hopefully not) be missed. Up next: OFF DAY!
- Pensacola had their duel suspended, down 2-1, in the top of the 4th inning due to some kind of inclement weather, or maybe just because they were playing in Tennessee and everyone was just like "GRAND OL' OPRY TIME, BITCHES." Either way, they'll resume play tomorrow before their 7:15 game starring Daniel Corcino.
Bakersfield lost to San Jose 8-6, despite being staked to a 4-1 lead on consecutive singles by third-grade bullies Dominic D'Anna, Travis Mattair, and Steve Selsky, along with a fish'd taco from Devin Lohman, who was 2-2 with 2 walks to go along with Bakersfield's only 2 extra-baggers. No one else even had multiple hits, though The Donkey 2.0 did walk twice. Starting pitching wasn't great, but Josh Smith's 7 strikeouts in 4.2 innings is a good sign, for the Cal League. Up next: Daniel Renken Ball (4-6, 4.74 ERA) opens August against San Jose at the regular Cal time.
- Dayton beat Lansing, 5-4, thanks in large part to Josef Terry, who went 3-4 with a tundra'd gulag and 2 RBI. Besides Terry's borscht, Kyle Waldrop and Juan Silva also reached base 3 times, and Carlos Contreras bailed out his name buddy, Carlos "Nombre Aburrido" Gonzalez, to escape a second-and-third, one-out jam with a foul out and a strike out. James Allen struck out 7 in his 6 innings, with 3 ER and one walk on 7 hits. Up next: Robert Stephenson (1-0, 0.00) aims to continue his run of kicking ass and taking names against Lansing at 7:15.
Billings won a squeaker, 4-3, over the Great Falls Voyagers. Jesse "Rip Van" Winker had two more hits to continue to show the Reds that they made a good choice in the supplemental round of this year's draft, and Zachary "Hashtag" Vincej added a double. Nothing stands out among the pitchers, really. Lots of guys threw a couple innings. Up next: New month, new opponent. Ismael Guillon (3-1, 2.57) takes on Helena at 9:05.
- The AZL Reds beat their in-state and in-complex rivals the AZL Indians, 10-7. Brent "Hot Shot Boss in an 80s Movie" Peterson and Jose Ortiz each had 4 hits to pace the offense. Nick Travieso stumbled a bit on the mound, giving up all 3 of his earned runs on an unfortunately-timed home run, though he did strike out 2 and walked none in his 3 innings. It's the rookie leagues, folks, not to worry. 2012 24th-rounder Mike Saunders got the win, pitching 2 pristine innings, striking out 4. Up next: The AZLngels at 10.