- Well, it looks like I was wrong. Louisville had the day off. Josh Smith (6-0, 2.81) takes on Kyle Drabek and Buffalo today at 6:35.
- Pensacola went to work against the Barons, winning 7-2. Juan Duran had his third multi-hit game in four tries, going 3-4 with a double and two runs scored. Daniel Corcino was good, giving up just 1 run on 4 hits in 6 innings, striking out 6 and walking just 1. Brodie "Flat Brim" Greene had a bases-clearing triple from the 9-hole to blow the game open in the sixth, and Rey "Mysterio" Navarro added a pair of doubles himself. Up next: Robert "Booty-Plundering" Stephenson (2-4, 3.74) faces off against the Barons at 7:30.
- In the California league, Seth Matthews-Band drove it home with one headlight, hitting a 10th-inning Mr. Jones to give the Blaze the walkoff win 5-4. It was all that the third baseman did tonight, tonight, but he did it all for you, going 1-5 with the dinger. "Wry" Ryan Wright went 4-5 in the two-spot, and Beau "teeful" Amaral went 3-4 (they had a double apiece) as the Blaze notched 12 hits. Drew Cisco went 6 not-so-strong, giving up 4ER on 6H, 1BB, 4K. Layne Somsen went 1.2 scoreless innings, and Carlos Gonzalez, the Missile from Mission Hills, went 2 scoreless for the win. He's a 23-year-old in A+, but he's given up 12H, 3BB, and 0 R in 21.1 innings to go alongside 22K. That's...not shabby at all. Today's game will be at 10:30 p.m. ET as Mike "Deez Nutz" Dennhardt (2-2, 4.43) faces Some Dude from Lancaster. Cy Schourek contributed this recap, so don't blame Johncle.
- Dayton lost to Great Lakes, 7-2. Nick Travieso was naughty again, giving up just 1 hit and 1 run in 5 innings, striking out 3 and walking 1. He allowed a lead-off double in the fourth, and the runner scored on consecutive groundouts. Unfortunately, the bullpen. Tony Amezcua gave up 3 runs in an inning, and Joel Bender gave up another three, albeit over 3 innings. Sebastian "Dinglehopper" Elizalde smacked his seventh donker of the year for his only hit. Wanna hear a weird stat? Elizalde has 26 RBI on the year, while Phil Ervin–whose OPS is lower than Sebastian's SLG– has 23 RBI. Numbers, man. Uncle Phil was 2-4, but he got picked off, and Avain Rachal was 2-4 to raise his average to .079. Yup. Up next: Daniel Wright (2-2, 2.15) faces the Whitecaps at 7 at Fifth-Third Field.
Didn't anyone tell the farm system the Reds need OFFENSE?