Louisville kept up their winning ways, beating the Indians 6-4. King Ludwick, Count Palantine of the Rhine, prepared for his journey to the North, by going 1-4 with a 2-run Luftwaffe. Cool Papa Billy pilfered his 66th base of the season, going 1-4 with an RBI. Yohan Pino had yet another solid outing, striking out 9 in 6 innings with no walks, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits. I know he's too old to really be a prospect, but his numbers on the year are pretty impressive - 88 IP, 2.75 ERA, 1.166 WHIP, 8.2 K/9, 2.4 BB/9. Up Next: "Hanging" Chad Reineke (8-9, 3.91 ERA) takes the bump as the Bats wrap up their series against Indianapolis at 7:05.
Pensacola got R-U-N-N-O-F-T and lost 7-6 to the Birmingham Barons in 10 innings. Carlos Contreras could only last 5 frames, giving up a pair of runs on 3 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Parker Frazier? More like Walker Frazier. He gave up 4 free passes in 2 innings, but it was Sean Ellis who blew it for the Wahoos, allowing 4 runs without managing to escape the 6th. Our Man struck out 3 times, but went 3-6 with a double and an RBI. The Knockwurst drove in 3 runs on a 3-5 night with a double of his own. Up Next: Jon Moscot (0-0, 21.00 ERA) gets the start as the 'Hoos start a series against the Jacksonville Suns at 8.
Bakersfield beat Stockton 3-1 last night. Jake Johnson was strumming some hella chill riffs, striking out 5 in 5 scoreless with a walk and 3 hits. The Blaze were helped out by sloppy defense, with their only earned run coming at the hands of a Steve Selsky solo wanger. Up Next: Fabian Williamson (0-1, 27.00 ERA) tries to get back on the horse against the Ports at 10:05.
Dayton wiped out and lost 6-3 to the West Michigan Whitecaps. Jesse Winker went 1-3 with a walk and a solo ripper, and Tanner Rahier was 2-4 with a triple. I think someone left the 3-Brean Casserole out on the counter, because he's been ice cold recently, slashing .184/.279/.263 in his last 10 games. Drew Cisco turned in a blase effort, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits in 5.1 innings with one K and no walks. Up Next: Sloppy Sal Romano (6-8, 4.85) takes on the Lake County Captains at 7.
Billings lost in forgettable fashion, falling 5-2 to the Missoula Osprey. Mediocre pitching and mediocre hitting dominated this one, aside from Daniel "Ru" Paula's triple on a 2-4 night. Shade thrown. Up Next: TBD takes on TBD when the Voyagers come to Billings at 9:05.
The AZLiens dropped their contest against the Rangers 4-1. Kevin Franklin went 2-3 with a walk, keeping his moderately hot streak alive. Uh, and some other things happened, I guess. Arizona League Baseball, catch the fever! Up Next: Giants v. Reds at 10.