Louisville sat through a rain delay, and held off a 9th inning rally to beat the Mud Hens 6-5. Donald Lutz was not in the lineup, so feel free to speculate away on that. Neftali Soto did play, and he went 1-4 with a 3-run nerfherder. Steve Selsky was too selsky for more than one official at bat, as he went 1-1 with 3 walks. Chien-Ming Wang was beat around a bit, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks, while striking out just 2. Up Next: The Mud Hens and Bats face off at 7:05 ET. The Riggler has yet to announce a starter.
Pensacola snapped a 3-game losing streak, shutting out the Bay Bears 4-0. Bob Steve turned in one of his better starts of the season, striking out 6 batters over 6 scoreless innings. He did allow 5 hits and 3 walks, which isn't great, but a scoreless outing is still nice to see. Stephenson's next appearance will be in the Futures game next week in Minnesota. Jesse Winker had his second consecutive multi-hit game, going 2-4 with a double, his third in as many games. Up Next: Ben Lively gets the nod against Mobile at 8:05 ET.
Bakersfield had their 7-game winning streak snapped in a wacky back and forth affair, losing in Modesto 9-8. Jimmy "Get an Out" Moran gave up a 5-spot in the first inning, putting the Blaze in a big hole early. After scoring 1 in the 2nd inning, the Blaze dropped 7 runs on the Nuts in the 5th thanks to back-to-back-to-back wangers from Jeff Gelalich, Sean Buckley, and Sebastian Elizalde. That was Buckley's 5th dinger in just his 15th game since being called up to Bakersfield. James Allen blew the save and picked up the loss, giving up 2 runs in the 9th. Up Next:
Dayton and Billings both had the night off.
The AZL Reds jumped out to a big lead early, and held on for dear life to beat the M's 8-6. Ty Boyles, last year's 11th round pick, struck out 8 batters in 4.1 innings, but gave up 4 runs on a pair of hits and a pair of walks. Jose Siri drove in 2, going 2-5 with a triple, and Chadwick Tromp "le Monde" went 3-4 with a double. Up Next: Reds vs. Rangers at 10:00 ET.