- Louisville had their way with the RailRiders, beating Scranton-Wilkes Barre 8-5. Thomas "Shaquille O" Neal dunked his 4th wanger of the season with 2 men on base to aid the attack, and Donald Lutz was 3-4 with a walk and a steal. Josh Smith was solid in 6 innings, giving up 2 runs/1 earned on 5 hits, walking 3 and striking out 5. Bryan "Gillian" Anderson was also 3-4, and everyone but Neftali Soto (1-5) reached base at least twice. Up next: Scott Diamond (1-2, 4.20) faces the rehabbing Gerrit Cole at 7:05.
Pensacola carried a 3-2 lead over Mobile into the ninth, and ended up losing 8-3, because of course. Jon Moscot gave up 2 runs in the first inning and cruised through the next 5, ending with a line of 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, Kyle McMyne pitched 2 innings of scoreless relief, and Shane Dyer promptly soiled himself in the fetal position on the mound, giving up 6 runs on 6 hits with a walk and 0 K in his inning. Juan "Sound of" Silverio was 2-4, and Yorman had a walk and a double. Up next: Robert Stephenson (5-8, 4.59) please please please have a good start at 7:30 against Mobile.
[Ed. note: I realized after writing this that Aaron had recapped like 94% of this one yesterday, when the game was suspended with the Wahoos losing 4-3. They lost by a lot more]
The Wahoos won their regularly scheduled contest in 11 innings, 2-1. Ben Lively was on fire, striking out 7 over 6 scoreless innings, allowing just 3 hits and a walk. It might've been his best start in AA so far, and he's gotten his ERA back down to the mid-3s, which is awesome. The Hoos won it on a leadoff triple from Moose Mattair in the 11th, followed by a Devin Lohman "On the Totem Pole" sac fly. Not much offense to speak of in this one, although the Seth Matthews Band was 2-3 with a walk.
- Bakersfield couldn't crack the Nuts, losing to Modesto 6-4, despite a 4-run first inning. Wandy Peralta was solid through 5, but left on an innings limit after giving up just 1 run on 3 hits with no walks and 3 K. Unfortunately, the James Allen. Marquez "Will" Smith and Sean "Jeff" Buckley led the way with 2-4 evenings. The Blaze have lost 6 of 8 to the almost-50-games-under-.500 Modesto Nuts in the second half. Up next: Mike Dennhardt (7-6, 4.72) faces Lancaster at 10:15.
- Dayton managed just 4 hits in a 4-3 loss to the O Captain My Captains. Alex Blandino had half of them, and it sounds like the Dragons kind of got BABIP'd to death in this one, although they did manage 6 walks. Sal Romano chugged through 4 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 5. Jose "Little Papi" Ortiz was 1-3 with a 2-run single. Up next: Krampus Travieso (10-5, 3.33) takes on Bowling Green at 7.
- Billings split a doubleheader with Grand Junction. They won the first tussle, 7-2, aided by a 2-run shot from Jimmy "Southern Fried" Pickens, who was 2-3. Garrett "Pool Boy" Boulware and Alex Greer were both 2-3. Wyatt Strahan struck out 5 in 4 innings with no walks. He gave up 2 runs/1 earned on 5 hits. Despite homers from Argenis Aldazoro (2-3) and Alex "Rusty" Greer (1-3), the Mustangs lost the second game, 8-3. Seth "Varmint" Varner and Scott Brattvet took the brunt of the pitching damage, giving up 7 runs between them. Up next: Tyler "Ziggy" Mahle (3-4, 4.47) takes on Orem at 9:05.
- The AZL Reds had the night off. They'll face the lower-case As at 10.
Farmers Only: Makes Me Wanna Feel Like a Teenager
Like some of the guys in Billings!