- Louisville was blanked by the Indy Indians, 4-0. Of the 5 hits the Bats collected, Denis Phipps had two of them, including the only one for extra bases (a double). In his first start since being promoted, Chad Rogers tossed a quality one—by definition—allowing 3 runs in 6 innings on 8 hits. He walked two and struck out just one. Jose Arredondo gave up another run, and his ERA stands at a plump 4.98 on the season (though he's sporting a much neater 3.55 FIP, but it is AAA, after all). That is a bummer. Up next: Daniel Corcino (4-10, 6.57) goes for his third consecutive quality start at 7:15.
- Pensacola beat Jackson 2-1 behind a sterling start from Shaun Ellis. He allowed just 1 hit and an unearned run in 7 innings, striking out 5 and walking one. Doubles from Yorman Rodriguez, Ryan LaMarre, and Ray "Chitty Chitty Bang" Chang were the highlights on offense. Up next: Tim Crabbe (3-6, 3.53) gets pinchy at 7.
- Bakersfield had another nice night at the plate, beating Lake Elsinore 8-3. Steve was too Selsky for this dugout, so he decided to reach base all of the times he came to the plate (3-3, 2B, HBP). It was a close game for the first few innings, but Kyle Waldrop got the Blaze and the crowd going by stealing home to give Bakersfield the lead for good. Juan "Beavis" Silverio cornhole'd his 9th homer of the year, and Junior Arias and Ryan Wright each added a pair of hits. Carlos Contreras was shaky in his 4 innings, walking 3 guys and allowing 3 runs, though he allowed a measly 2 hits. The Blaze stole 5 bases [insert joke about blazing speed here]. Up next: Shane Dyer (2-2, 2.68) squares off against the Storm at 10:45.
- Dayton rode a 6-run 7th innings to rally for a 6-5 win over Bowling Green. Daniel Pigott's 3-run blast capped the big frame, and Sammy Diaz "Jr." was 4-4. Tanner Rahier also had a good night, going 3-4 with 2 doubles. Another encouraging start from Ismael Guillon, as the young lefty went 6 innings allowing just 2 runs on 2 hits, walking 2 and striking out 7. That's three quality starts in his last 4 times out for the Guillontine. Up next: Drew Cisco (3-5, 4.01) and the Dragons host the Hot Rods at 7:05.
- Billings came out on top against Missoula, 6-2. "Uncle" Phil Ervin stole his sixth base of the season and had 2 hits, and Ty Washington was 2-4 with a run-scoring triple. Jose Guzman tossed 5.1 scoreless innings, allowing just 4 baserunners and striking out 3. Werleen Taveras gave up a run in his inning of work, which is only significant because his name is Werleen. That is just a terrible, terrible name. Up next: 2013 fourth-rounder Ben Lively (0-0, 0.00) looks to continue the strong start to his professional career against Missoula at 10:05. The kid has struck out 13 in 6 innings so far, with just 2 walks and no runs allowed.
- The AZLiens did not play. They'll face the little Indians at 10 tonight.
Louisville didn't get the memo about winning for our country. Terrorists.
By Johnny Weez