The Bats welcomed Brandon Phillips to Louisville with a 9-0 loss to the Indianapolis Indians. El Beeparino went 0-2 with a walk in his first game back from his thumb injury. BP wasn't the only rehabbing Red in this one, as Logan Ondrusek pitched a scoreless first inning, allowing a pair of hits. Scott "Shine on You Crazy" Diamond had a nightmare appearance, giving up 7 runs on 10 hits in 3.1 innings. Blech.
Louisville got beat up again on Saturday, losing 8-2 to Naptown. Mikey O'Brien got smacked around like a red-headed stepchild, giving up 6 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks in 5 innings, while striking out 3. BP went 0-3 in his second rehab appearance.
The Bats salvaged the weekend, beating the Indians 5-4 on Sunday. Brett Marshall had a rare solid start, making it through 7 innings with 3 runs allowed (2 earned), with 3 K and 2 walks. Felix Perez and Donald Lutz had matching lines, both going 2-6 with a double, though Lutz did drive in a run. The recently promoted Ross "That Smell" Perez went 2-5 with a double and an RBI. Up Next: Mongo (1-6, 4.64 ERA) throw ball at 7:05 ET in Indy.
The Wahoos beat up on the Bay Bears on Friday, winning 8-3. Bob Steve fanned 5 in 5 innings, giving up a run on 4 hits and a pair of walks. Not bad, Bobby. Travis "Moose" Mattair blasted a 3-run Bullwinkle on a 2-4 night, and singlehandedly outscored Mobile with 4 RsBI. Devin Lohman went 3-4 with a triple, and Juan Silverio honked a solo dinger on a 1-4 night.
Pensacola had a frustrating Saturday, getting shutout 3-0 despite rapping out 8 hits, and having 15 batters reach base. Michael Lorenzen had a so-so start, striking out 4 and walking 2, while giving up a pair of runs in 5 innings. Brodie Greene, Moose Mattair and Chris Berset all had multi-hit games, but not enough clutchy gritscrap to get them around to score.
The Wahoos got shutout yet again on Sunday, falling 4-0 to the Jacksonville Suns. Daniel Corcino looked very sharp, striking out 7 in 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. Unfortunately, the offense. The 'Hoos were held to just 4 hits, with Brodie Greene (1-4, 2B) being the only batter to make it past first base. Up Next: Gopper (7-10, 3.13 ERA) is listed as the starter for the afternoon game, but he's apparently been promoted to Louisville, so who knows.
The Blaze ate a big ol' Fried Baloney Gelalich, walking off against Lancaster in a 6-5 victory. Jeff Gelalich went 2-5, and hit the game winning 2-run double in the bottom of the 9th. Sebastian Elizalde went 2-4 with 2 doubles. Mike Dennhardt struggled with his command, walking 5 batters in 6 innings. Dennhardt gave up 4 runs on 1 hit, but only 1 run was earned.
Bakersfield blanked the JetHawks on Saturday, winning 5-0. Daniel Wright kept Lancaster off the board through 6 innings, striking out 5 batters while giving up 4 hits and 2 walks. Marquez Smith mashed a 3-run dinger on a 2-4 night, which would prove to be enough for the Blaze.
It was another walkoff victory for the Blaze on Sunday, winning 7-6 on a solo- smash from Joe Hudson "Hawk." Including Hudson's, there were 5 dingers from the Blaze. Beau "Arts" Amaral and Jeff Gelalich both went 2-4 with a pair of long-balls. El'Hajj Muhammad kept the JetHawks off the board in the first 2 innings, striking out 2, while walking 1 and allowing a hit. Ismael Guillon was not as successful, giving up 6 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings pitched. Up Next: Drew Cisco (5-5, 6.22 ERA) looks to keep the winning streak alive at 10:15 ET.
The Dragons shut out Bowling Green on Friday night, beating the Hot Rods 1-0. Nick Travieso pitched around 5 walks, striking out 4, and allowing just 1 hit in 6 scoreless innings. Jose Ortiz scored the game's only run, mashing a solo tater on a 1-2 night with a walk.
Dayton walked off a winner on Saturday, as the Dragons came from behind to beat the Hot Rods 6-5. Alex "The Great" Blandino smacked 2 doubles, one of them the game winner, on a 3-5 night. He also committed 2 errors - one fielding, one throwing. Jose Ortiz honked his second wanger in as many games, going 2-3 with a solo shot and a walk. Jackson Stephens struck out 6 in 6 innings, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits and 3 walks.
The Dragons got beat around on Sunday, falling 10-4 against Bowling Green. Brandon Phillips went 2-3 with a double, a HBP and a strikeout. Nick Howard struggled through a 5-inning start, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits and a walk, while striking out just 2 batters. Up Next: Amir Garrett (7-6, 3.22 ERA) looks to keep up his hot streak as the Dragons head to South Bend at 7:05 ET.
The Mustangs won a wild one on Friday, beating the Orem Owlz 12-11. The pitching was a whole bunch of horseshit, but the offense was very bueno. Aristides Aquino drove in 3 runs, going 2-5 with a three-bagger. Brian "Beef" O'Grady went 2-4 with a solo wanger. The Billings defense committed 4 errors in the game, and Orem had 2 of their own.
Billings beat up on the Owlz, winning 7-1 in Orem. Luke Moran had a quality start (6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 K, 0 BB), but was outshined by Soid Marquez who struck out 6 batters in 3 scoreless innings. Aristides Aquino went 2-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored.
It was a hit parade on Sunday, as the 'Stangs banged out 15 hits and spanked the Owlz 10-2. "Heiress Titties" Aquino went 2-4, honked his 14th wanger and swiped his 15th base of the season. He's very good. Cory Thompson (3-4, HR, 2 RBI), Alex Greer (2-5, 2B, HR), and Josciel Veras (1-4, HR, 2 RBI) all went yard as well. Up Next: Conor "Kriss" Krauss (0-1, 5.40 ERA) takes the hill in Orem at 9:05 ET.
The AZL Reds fell to the lil' A's, falling 8-2. The other Junior Arias got the start, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks in 3.1 innings, striking out 2. Hector Vargas drove in both runs, going 1-3 with a double and a walk.
The Reds got back at the A's on Saturday, winning 4-3. Jose Siri had the only multi-hit game, going 2-4 with a pair of runs scored, and Narcisco "I Am Not A" Crook went 1-4 with a triple and an RBI. Ty Boyles struck out 5 in 4.1 innings, and got the win.
The Reds and Giants had their game suspended due to rain after the 3rd inning. They'll reconvene tonight as part of a partial doubleheader.