- Soooo Brett Marshall is still broken. Louisville got back to losing, 8-1 against the Clippers, with Marshall surrendering 8 runs/5 earned in 5 innings. He did strike out 7, so there's that. He's gone from guy I'm cool with as the Reds' 7th starter to a bag of horse farts. The offense didn't help much, with just 3 hits and 5 walks total. Up next: Scott Diamond (4-7, 6.28 combined for the season) faces Charlotte at 7.
- Pensacola arose victorious against Mobile, 7-6. The Wahoos were aided by the Great Ginger Salami of Destiny, commonly known as a Bryson Smith grand slam, to account for most of a 5-run third inning. It wasn't all good, though, as Robert Stephenson again struggled with his command, walking 4 and allowing 5 runs on 5 hits in 4.1 innings. He allowed a homer and struck out 7. Stormin' Yorman Rodriguez was 1-2 with 2(!!) walks, and Moose Mattair had two hits. Up next: Michael Lorenzen (4-5, 2.72) against Mobile at 7:30.
- Bakersfield fried the Storm, 9-2, behind a big night from Marquez Smith. The Magical Realist was 4-5 with his 17th homer of the year and 5 RBI, while Sebastian "The Legend of" Elizalde stole twice and came around to score all 3 times he was on base (BB, 2 singles), and Harold Riggins was 3-5. Mike Dennhardt went 7 strong, giving up 2 runs on 8 hits with a walk and 4 K. Up next: Lake Elsinore gets Daniel Wright (6-3, 4.70) at 10:05.
- ManBearBryan, Charlie Scrabbles, and BK should be ashamed of themselves, allowing poor Dayton to lose to Quad Cities, 4-2. Although in their defense, it's kind of not fair that the River Bandits get 4 cities while Dayton is just 1. Anyway, Dan Langfield struck out the first 4 guys he faced, but he blew up in the 3rd inning, walking 4 guys including one to force in a run. He ended up allowing 4 runs in 4 innings, but gave up just 2 hits and struck out 7. Buuuuut he walked 5, and the walks? They haunt. Nick Howard worked 2 perfect innings, and has retired all 12 batters he's faced in professional ball. Cool. #LetHimStart? Jonathan Reynoso (2-4, SB) and Nick Benedetto (2-3, 2 2B) led the offense. Up next: Nick Travieso (8-5, 3.90) against the River Bandits at 7.
- Billings got roughed up by the Osprey, 9-3. Tyler "the Creator" Mahle struck out 6 over 5 innings, but gave up 4 runs/3 earned on 4 hits and 2 walks. Alex Blandino, Aristides "Ancient Grain" Aquino, Taylor "Swift" Sparks, and Brian "It's What's for Dinner" O'Grady all reached base twice. Aquino also stole a base, which was negated when he was later caught stealing. Up next: Soid Marquez (4-1, 4.57) takes on Great Falls at 9.
- Despite Chadwick Tromp-ing all over le monde (3-4, 2HR, 3 RBI, the AZL Reds lost to the Mariners 9-8. The Junior Sailors swabbed the deck [seewhatididthere] with Jacob Constante, slapping him for 8 hits and 5 runs in just 1 1/3 innings. Yarr. Gavin LaValley knocked in 3 on a 3-4 night, and Hector Vargas walked 3 times to go along with a 2-3 day. And he doesn't do it often, but Shane Mardirosian had 2 hits as well (sorry, Cy...). Up next: OFF DAY!
There goes the neighborhood...
By Johnny Weez