Louisville was slugging again on Wednesday night, beating the Durham Bulls 12-8. The Jair Jurrjens experiment has been less than successful thus far. He gave up 5 runs on 7 hits in 4 innings, walking 2 and striking out 4, bringing his ERA up to an even 6.00 on the season. The offense was there to bail out JJ, as they banged out 16 hits against the Bulls. Kris Negron drove in 4 runs for the Bats, going 2-4 with a pair of doubles. "Bad Mother" Tucker Barnhart blasted a couple doubles as well on a 3-5 night. Steve "Too" Selsky "for Pensacola" came in for Felix Perez early in the game. He went 2-4 with a triple and a pair of RsBI. Justin Freeman, Rey Navarro, and Juan "Sound of" Silverio also got the call up from Pensacola. Up Next: Brett Marshall (0-2, 16.20 ERA) takes the hill as the Bats head to Gwinnett to take on the Barves at 7:05 ET.
Pensacola had the night off. They reconvene tonight at 7:30 ET against the Huntsville Stars, with no starters announced yet. The Wahoos will have a very different look in the second half of the season, as they add seven new players from Bakersfield. Carlos Gonzalez, Ben Lively, Seth Mejias-Brean, Marquez Smith, Kyle Waldrop, Jesse Winker, and Ryan Wright all make the leap to AA.
After losing all that talent to Pensacola, Bakersfield is unlikely to have the same success in the second half of the season as they did in the first. The Blaze will welcome Sebastian Elizalde, Ismael Guillon, and Layne Somsen to the California League tonight at 10:05 ET.
Dayton gets back at it tonight with Amir Garrett facing off against the Great Lakes Loons at 7:05 ET. Ronald "Here is horseshit, here is" Bueno, Jose Ortiz (ed note: WOOOOOO!), and the enigmatic Johnathan Reynoso will join the Dragons for the second half.
Billings completed the abbreviated organizational sweep, beating the Great Falls Voyagers 8-7 in come from behind fashion. Ty Washington went 3-5 with 2 RBI, and scored the game winning run on a wild pitch. Brian "Beef" O'Grady went 2-3 and drove in a run. Franderlyn Romero struggled in his first start of the season for Billings, giving up 5 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits in 4.2 innings, fanning 4 and walking 3. Up Next: Luke "Get a Brain" Moran takes the hill for the 'Stangs at 9:05 ET.