- Louisville went 0 for the weekend, dropping both games to Lehigh Valley at home. Saturday, Jose Arredondo blew the win for Greg "Kitten Mittens" Reynolds (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K), giving up 3 runs on a pair of hits and a pair of walks in the top of the ninth to lose 5-3. Neftali Soto was 3-4 with a homer, and Billy Hamilton walked and doubled in a run, but 'twas for naught. Sunday was more of a sure-fire loss from the get-go, as Lousiville was drubbed, 12-7. Pedro Villarreal took a beating like he was Lindsay Lohan's liver, giving up 6 runs in 2 2/3 innings. No wangers were honked, but Henry Rodriguez hit-tooled 3 singles, and Mike "Corn-Fed" Hessman was 3-4 with 2 doubles. Slidin' Billy was 0-5, but he didn't strike out, so there's that. Up next: Daniel Corcino (0-4, 10.29) takes the home bump for the Bats in the series finale at 6:35. Here's hoping for no walks.
- It must've just rained and rained and rained in Tennessee this weekend, because both Pensacola's Saturday and Sunday games were called for weather. They'll try to squeeze a doubleheader in tomorrow, sending Josh Smith (2-2, 6.62) to the mound at noon.
- Bakersfield lost its seventh straight game on Saturday, falling to Visalia 2-1. Jon "Dessert Wine" Moscot tossed 5.1 scoreless, two-hit innings, but Mike Dennhardt blew it. Juan Perez wanked his first honger of the year, and that was about it for the O. Sunday was much better, as the Blaze had their best offensive day of the season, winning 14-3. They were up 11-0 after the first 2 innings, which saw Kyle Waldrop, Sean Gilmartin, and Juan Silva all go yard, and Juan Perez (4-5) and Ryan Wright (2-5) have 3 ABs each. It's not surprising, but every Blaze starter had a hit. James Allen gave up all 3 runs in 4.2 innings, but Jimmy Moran, Kyle McMyne, and Pat Doyle all followed with scoreless relief. Up next: OFF DAY WOO!
- Dayton lost both games, starting Saturday by dropping a 7-5 contest to Peoria. They were leading 5-3 going into the 8th, but Alejandro Chacin couldn't put out Wes Mugarian's fire (nor his own, for that matter), and the Dragons lost. Ismael Guillon started and allowed 2 earned runs in 4.1 innings, but he's still having trouble finding the strike zone, as he walked 4 more. Jesse Winker was 3-4 with a double to lead the offense, as every other starter had just 1 hit except Brent Peterson, who went hitless from the leadoff spot. The Dragons were doomed on Sunday by a 6-run top of the 8th from Burlington, ultimately losing 10-4. Jeff "Peanut Butter" Gelalich and Humberto Valor were both 2-4, and Tanner Rahier collected just his 5th hit of the year, a triple. As evidenced by the score, the pitching wasn't great, and everyone gave up runs and I don't care to tell you about it. Up next: TBD at 7 at Fifth-Third Field.
Farmers Only: More Losses, Mostly
Despite two rainouts for Pensacola, the dry spell in Reds farmland continues