Louisville lost to the Mud Hens 6-1. Josh Smith gave up 5 runs in 5 innings, allowing 7 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3. Ray Navarro had the only multi-hit game for the Bats, going 2-4 with a double. Ruben Gotay, fresh off his AAA All Star Game appearance, smacked a double as well on a 1-3 night. Up Next: David "Not Hanigan" Holmberg (0-4, 4.93 ERA) throws the dang ball at 7:00 ET.
Pensacola played a double header thanks to the rain delay on Wednesday, and lost both games. Daniel Corcino took the hill in game one, tossing 5 innings of 2-run ball, striking out 5 and walking 1. Lil' Cueto also happened to be the only Wahoo to record a base hit on the evening. Jesse Winker, who went 0-2 with a walk, was the only other baserunner for Pensacola in the 2-0 loss.
The nightcap wasn't much better for the Fish, as they lost 4-2, scattering 7 singles over 7 innings. Jon Moscot allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits in 5 innings, striking out 3 and walking one. Seth Mejias-Brean was the lone member of the starting eight to fail to reach base. Up Next: Robert Stephenson (4-6, 3.97 ERA) soaks up the Suns at 7:05 ET.
Bakersfield got blown away by the Lake Elsinore Storm, losing 9-1. Sean Buckley continued his torrid pace at the plate, going 3-4 and bringing his line up to .378/..412/.611 in 90 California League at bats. Unfortunately, the rest of the team. Wandy Peralta labored through 6 innings, giving up 5 runs (4 earned) on 8 hits and a walk, while striking out 2. Up Next: Mike Dennhardt (4-5, 4.89 ERA) takes on the Storm at 10:45 ET.
Dayton outran the Beloit Snappers, winning 6-3. Sal Romano chugged along through 5.2 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits and a walk while striking out 4 batters. Phil Ervin, who is sluggling .500 over his last 10 games, seems to have found his power stroke as of late. He went 2-3 with 3 RBI and a 2-run dinger. Up Next: "Rodney" Dan Langfield (2-1, 2.29 ERA) faces off against the Snappers at 8:00 ET.
Billings got blown out at the hands of the Chukars, falling 14-3. With that in mind, it's not surprising that there was plenty of terrible pitching to go around for the Mustangs. Taylor Sparks rebounded from his poor performance the night before, honking a 2-run wanger on a 1-3 night. Up Next: Wyatt "Earp" Strahan (0-3, 4.50 ERA) gets the start against Idaho Falls at 9:15 ET.
The AZL Reds squeaked out a 10-9 victory, beating the Dodgers in 12 innings. Reydel Medina drove in 4 runs on a pair of doubles, going 2-6 on the night. Narciso Crook went 3-6 with 3 singles, and Gavin LaValley scored twice on a 1-3 night with a pair of walks. Up Next: The Reds play a double header against the Rangers tonight.