- Louisville dropped back below .500 after a 1-2 weekend against Buffalo. Friday's 7-5 loss saw Billy Hamilton hit his first two home runs of the year (he added a single for good measure), which was kinda cool. Felix Perez and Hessmania each had two hits as well. Daniel "Lil Hiram Burgos" Corcino was pukey in 5 innings, giving up 6 runs (5 ER) on 9 hits, walking 3 and striking out nary a lad.
Saturday's contest was a slugfest. The Bats fell 10-7 despite outhitting Buffalo 13-12. They unloaded on broken-as-hell Ricky Romero: Felix the Cat walked thrice and meowed a wanger, Henry Rodriguez hit three singles in five trips, and Billy Hamilton stole a base during a 2-5 day. Unfortunately, as is so often the case, the pitching.
Louisville exacted a measure of revenge on Sunday, stampeding the Bison 12-2. Hank-Rod knocked in cinco with another 3-5 performance. He's heating up, ladies and germs, with an .866 OPS over his last 10 games. Manny Burriss honked a three-run uselessdoodle, and Cool Papa Snax was on base twice and stole a base. Good ol' Armando Galarraga spun a good ol' gem (7IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 6K).
Up next: Greg "Flipadelphia" Reynolds (3-0, 2.98) looks for a series split against Buffalo at 6:35.
- Pensacola was oh-for-the-weekend, bringing their losing streak to 5 games. Friday was a 1-0 heartbreaker as the 'Hoos got walked off on. Josh "Boring Name" Smith pitched a game not worthy of such a moniker, putting up zeroes for 6 innings, striking out 9 and allowing just 4 baserunners. David Vidal had 2 of the 3 Wahoo hits.
Saturday's loss was of the more decisive variety, 7-2. Joe "Dan" Mather, playing first base for some reason, had a costly error that led to 4 unearned runs by "Dungeness Master" Tim Crabbe. The one and only "Peabo" Bryson Smith honked his third ginger of the year, and Devin Lohman had 2 hits.
As if a 5-run loss wasn't enough, the Wahoos dropped the first game as hosts to Chattanooga, 10-4, on Sunday. Chad Rogers had his worst start of the year, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings. Ryan LaMarre was 3-3 with his second long ball, and Brodie "Homeland" Greene nazir'd a pair of doubles.
Up next: Ryan Dennick (1-2, 3.44) at 8.
- Bakersfield, miraculously, won 2 of 3 this weekend. They held the Nuts off (tee hee) on Friday in a 6-3 win. Yorman Rodriguez went yard, Ryan Wright knocked in 3 with 2 hits, and Juan Perez was 3-4 with a triple. Jacob Johnson had his best start of the year, tossing 7 innings of 2 run ball.
Saturday's 6-5 win was of the walk-off variety, thanks to Kyle Waldrop's second homer of the day. Juan "Cash 4" Silverio also cleared the fences on Billy Hamilton Commemorative Base giveaway night. Seriously, that was actually the promotion.
Sunday was less winny, as the Nuts smacked the Blaze around, 5-0. Jon Moscot was solid for 7 innings, striking out 8 and walking just one while allowing 3 runs (2 earned). Unfortunately, 5 baserunners all night (although one was Yorman Rodriguez via a walk!). Bummer.
Up next: James Allen (1-4, 5.50) looks to kick the Nuts at 7:30 Weezt Coast Time.
- Dayton had a lost weekend as well, dropping all three contests. Friday's 7-4 loss to Lansing was pretty uneventful, as the Dragons managed just 1 XBH, a double from Seth Mejias-Brean.
Zach Vincej hit his first homer of the year on Saturday, but it wasn't enough as Dayton fell to Fort Wayne, 5-3. Drew Cisco pitched admirably, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits in 6 innings of work, walking nobody and striking out 4. Beau Amaral and Robert Ramirez joined Vincej with 2 hits apiece.
The offense woke up a bit on Sunday, but they still lost 13-7. Jesse Winker was 3-5 and Jeff Gelalich was on base three times for the Dragons, but two costly errors led to 6 unearned runs and a loss. Better luck next time, Sal "Datsun" Romero.
Up next: The inimitable Robert Stephenson (2-3, 4.76) looks to salvage a game against Fort Wayne at 7pm.
Oh, and I guess I'll just leave this trailer for the new season of Arrested Development here...
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