Louisville found their shiny Diamond in a 5-1 victory over Rochester. Scott "Shine Like A" Diamond was pretty good. He was recently coming off a 10 K performance, but was a bit more dull in this affair (7.2 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K). Jason Bourgeois went 2 for 5 from the lead off spot with a double and a run socred. Bryan Anderson had 2 singles, a double, and 2 runs scored, and Steve "Mo" Selsky had a double and 2 ribbies. David will Axel his Rod tonight for Louisville.
Pensacola continued to be a bunch of offensive losers with a 3-2 loss to Tennessee. Yorman Rodriguez polished his glass ceiling with a 2 for 5 night with a double, triple, and a run scored. Ryan Wright had a single, RBI, and 2 walks. Those walks were a nice surprise. A real nice surprise. Seth Mejias-Brean had a 2 for 4 night and Chris "Berserk" Berset had 2 walks. Unfortunately, that was about it. Michael Lorenzen went 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, BB, and 2 K. He's getting very close to his inning limit, which would explain why he only went 4. He had only thrown 72 pitches on the night. Timothy Adleman followed him and vomited up 2 ER in 1.2 innings. Scott Maine and Carlos Gonzalez had scoreless appearances. Ben Schnievly will pitch tonight.
Bakersfield was postponed tonight because they live in a third world country and didn't have power. Toledo has no water, Bakersfield has no power. The four horsemen are peering over the horizon. Trumpets are about to blast. Seals are about to be busted. Or, you know, everything just sucks. You'd assume they power their stadium by putting that panda mascot in a hamster wheel attached to some generators.
Dayton decided to follow suit with the rest of these dolts from the weekend and played a extra inning game, losing 3-2 in 12 innings. Nick Travieso pitched pretty well (6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K). The bullpen also puffed their chest's out. Joel Bender pitched 3 scoreless inning striking out 4. Zack Weiss pitched 3 innings, giving up the winning run, but struck out 3. It sounds like he was JJ'd. The offense did a whole lotta nothin'. Jon Matthews had a 2 hit game. Phil Ervin had a single and a walk. Jackson "Sounds like a Confederate General/Politician" Stephens will start tonight.
Billings won last night 4-3 with some walk off heroics. Tyler Mahle had the start and put up one of his best starts of the year (5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K). Actually, most of the pitching was pretty good. Jeremy Kivel got the blown save, and was a little hittable in relief, but effective (1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K). So"l"id "Snake" Marquez went 2.1 innings, giving up 1 hit and striking out 4. Aristides Aquino sparked the offense yet again with his 14th lightning bolt of the year. It was solo shot in the 4th. He went 2 for 4 on the day, including the walk off single in the 9th. Kevin Franklin is starting to show a little promise after a dreadful start. He went 2 for 4 including a solo Kentucky Steamer. Cory Thompson was 2 for 5 with a double. Brian "Beef" O'Grady was 2 for 4. Not one Mustang walked in this game. Some Moran will start tonight.
Rumor is the AZL Reds put a bunch of Brawny Paper Towels on the infield last night to soak up all the rain from the past couple days. What did they get in return for that Brawny perseverance? A 4-3 victory over the Padres in the 11th inning. Gavin LaValley had the big game for the Reds, including a 2 run Sooner Schooner. He went 1 for 2 with that homer and 2 walks. Luis Gonzalez is back from retirement and had the walk off hit in the 10th. Bernardo Moreta, Michael Sullivan, and Jake Paulson all had scoreless appearances. The Reds play the D-Backs tonight.