Organizational Sweep!!! BOOOOOOOOOO.
Louisville received another beat down by the Scranton Stranglers 11-4. Josh Smith wasn't really the problem (6 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR). He allowed way too many base runners, but gave up his only earned runs in the first. The bullpen was awful. Every reliever that entered the game allowed at least 2 earned runs, except for Kristopher Negron. Corky Miller is inactive because he is delivering Jumbo Diaz's baby. So, The Riggle needed to come up with someone else to pitch. Kristopher Negron pitched 1 inning giving up 1 hit and striking out a batter. Jason Borgeois was 1 for 3 with 2 BB and two runs scored. Neftali Soto had 2 hits, and Tucker Barnhart had 2 RBI and a walk. Tim Crabbe pitches tonight at 6:35 PM EST.
Pensacola faltered late, losing 3-2 to the Mississippi Braves in the 11th. Pensacola got out to an early 2-0 lead in the 3rd with a RBI double by Rey Navarro (2 for 4, 2 2B, 1 RBI), and a RBI Single by Moose Mattair (1 for 4, RBI). That was it for the offense. They scattered together a few more singles, but nothing of worth. Yorman Rodriguez struck out 3 times and had one of those paltry singles in 5 at bats. Juan Duran was 0 for 5 with deuce strikeouts. Bob Steve was effective, but not over powering, going 6.1 innings with 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. His season ERA is getting back down to the low 3's. Martha Stewart would say, "It's a good thing." Jaime Walczak gave up the winning run in the 11th. Jon Moscot takes the mound at 7:00 pm CST.
Bakersfield fought valiantly, Bakersfield fought nobly, Bakersfield fought honorably, and Bakersfield lost. The score was 11-9 in favor of the Visalia Onions (Not their real name). This was a very sloppy game on the pitching and defensive side. The Blaze committed 3 errors (Waldrop, Vincej, and J. Johnson). The pitching was also very poor. Mike Dennhardt gave up 6 ER in 3 innings, and you can check the box score for the rest of his line. The relief pitching also didn't do much between Johnson's error and giving up a homer, and Somsen walking people and giving up a homer. However, there was a ton of offense. We'll start this by talking about my favorite player, Juan Silva. He was 3 for 7 with 2 RBI, a run scored, and his 22nd stolen base of the year. Next, we'll talk about Wick Terrell's favorite player, Ryan Wright. He went 4 for 6 with a double, run scored, and 2 RBI. They should be promoted and be best friends forever because they're killing it in the 1/2 spots. Jesse Winker was also totes mcawesomesauce with a 2 for 3, 2 doubles, 2 RBI, and 3 walks kind of night. I probably should have talked about him first, and would consider him the player of the day, but I was reading down the box score. Waldrop had 2 hits. Seth Mejias-Brean almost Winker'd 2 for 3, 1 run, 1 RBI, 3 walks. Beau Amaral was 3 for 6 with 2 doubles, 3 runs, 1 RBI, and Zach Vincej had 2 singles. I should have told you just to read the box score, but I like talking about this offense. Ben Lively's ERA will probably rise tonight when he takes the mound at 6:00 pm PST. I'm not being mean, but pretty much any outing could raise his itty bitty ERA of 1.03.
Dayton came up just short, losing to the TinCaps 5-4. Nick Routt??? started the game for the Dragons. I'm confused. I thought Daniel Wright was supposed to start. Routt wasn't very effective (5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR). Dan Langfield pitched well. He went 2 innings, with 1 hit, 1 walk, and 4 K. He's had some bad outings, but some good ones as well. Sean Buckley hit a ball that would make his daddy proud for a homer in the 4th. It was a two run shot. Carlton Daal continued his hot season with 2 hits, a run, and a walk. He is a defensive nightmare, but an offensive wonder. Also, if you want some statistics, Ervin isn't hitting but he did swipe his 17th bag last night. I didn't realize that his stolen base total was that high. Slutty Sal Romano takes the mount tomorrow night at 6:35 EST.