- Louisville dropped a three-spot on the Indians in the ninth to walk off, 4-3. Nobody had more than one hit, but they made 'em count in the ninth, with pinch-hitter Nevin "Mary Kate and" Ashley doubling home a pair to tie it, and The Hellflower singling in the winning run. Yohan Pino struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs (plus an unearned one) on 5 hits and 3 walks. Up next: Somebody will start at 6:05 against Indy.
- Pensacola held on for a 5-3 win over Jacksonville. Ryan LaMarre matched his home run total from last season already, hitting his 5th donger as part of a 2-4 night. He also stole his 14th base. LaMarre is having one of those seasons where his stat line betrays his ability. He's walk rate is steady, and he's actually cut down on his strike outs, but his BABIP is down .073 points. I'm not really worried about him. Marquez Smith honked his third Gabriel Garcia as a Wahoo, a solo shot in the fourth. Josh Smith boringed his way through 6 innings of 7-hit, 2-run ball, striking out 3 and walking just one. Up next: Shaun "Diddy" Ellis (2-1, 3.76) tries to court-martial the Generals at 4. They'll be screening Hook after the game. Rufio! Rufio! ROO-FEE-OHHHHH!
- Bakersfield kicked some funky ass against Lancaster, winning 11-6. The 19-hit explosion saw every starter besides Juan Perez get a hit. Junior "Don't Call Me Jodi" Arias started off his Blaze career with a bang, going 2-5 with a double, while Juan Silverio, Kyle "Waiting for the Beat to" Waldrop, and Stevie 2 Selsky all had 3 hits. Apparently, a 17-year-old Venezuelan 2B named Alberti Chavez is now playing for the Blaze for some reason, and he went 3-4. Awesomehugochavez. Up next: Futures Game pitcher Carlos Contreras (4-7, 3.71) looks to set some fireworks against Lake Elsinore at 10:45.
- Dayton split a doubleheader against Bowling Green, snapping the organizational win-streak. The Dragons were 4-hit in Game 1, a 2-1 loss. By all accounts, it was a pretty boring game. Joe Hudson doubled and scored on a groundout for the only Dragon run. Game 2 was much more fun, as Dayton prevailed, 7-5. 2012 29th rounder Adam "Cory" Matthews jumped on the first pitch he saw in a Dragons uniform, smacking a grand slam in his first at-bat since being promoted from Billings. Beau "You Filthy" Amaral and Daniel "Here Piggy" Pigott had two hits along with Matthews to lead the fire breathers. Sal Romano got a bad credit report, giving up 4 runs in 4 innings on 4 hits, while striking out 4 and walking....five. Up next: More Bowling Green action, but this time at home! Ismael Guillon (4-6, 5.94) looks to build on some relative recent success at 7.
- Billings gave up 5 runs in the seventh to blow a 6-2 lead, ultimately falling to Missoula 7-6. Jose Ortiz honked two wangeroos, and Ty Washington and Ronald "Ronnie B. Goode" Bueno each had 3 hits. Amir Garrett was decent in his 5 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits. He did walk 4 to go along with 3 strikeouts, but ain't no thang. Up next: Jose Guzman (1-1, 1.00) faces off against Missoula at 7:05.
- The AZL Reds fell to the lil A's, 4-1. 2013 supplemental-rounder Michael Lorenzen made his professional (pitching) debut, giving up an unearned run in his only inning. Reports out of Arizona were that he was sitting 92-94 and touched 96, which is pretty neat. He struck out 1 and walked 1. Venezuelan lefty JR Morillo came on in relief, and tossed 5 scoreless innings, allowing just 3 hits while striking out 5. KMiB favorite Franderlin Romero got knocked around again, however, taking the loss after allowing 3 runs (2 earned) in his 2 innings of work. Franderlin? More like Frownderlin, amirite? No? Anyone? Fine. Up next: OFF DAY! Go celebrate some 'Merica, boys. Yes, South 'Merica counts as 'Merica. It's just not as good as our 'Merica. 'MERICA!
Some loc'd out prospects goin' cray-zay
By Johnny Weez