Louisville enjoyed some solid pitching, and tallied up 16 hits en route to a 6-2 victory over Toledo. Jon Moscot danced around 6 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings to give up only a pair of runs. Gopper struck out 6 batters, keeping his K/9 over 9.00 on the young season. Carlos "Call Him Up" Contreras struck out 3 in 1.2 scoreless innings, which was his fourth consecutive scoreless appearance. Let's see Kevin Gregg do that. Eugenio Suarez went 2-5, dinging his second dinger of the year, and Steve Selsky kept up his hot start, smacking a pair of doubles on a 4-5 night. David "Holy Thursday" Axelrod takes the hill for the Bats at 6:35 ET.
Pensacola threatened with a late rally, but ultimately fell 3-2 to the Birmingham Barons. Jesse Winker continued his early season struggles, going 1-4 with a single and 3 strikeouts. Zach Vincej went 2-2 with a double and a walk. Daniel "Not Ryan" Wright struck out 5 and walked none in 5 innings, but gave up 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits. Josh Smith continues his tour of the Reds affiliates, making a start for the Wahoos at 8:05 ET.
Daytona worked around 4 errors, beating the Dunedin Blue Jays 7-3. Phil Ervin went 2-3 with a dinger, a double, and a walk - bringing his OPS over 1.000 through the first 13 games. Uncle Phil is back, you guys. Sal Romano gave up 1 earned and 2 unearned runs, striking out 5 with no walks in 6 innings. El'Hajj Muhammad struck out 3 over 2 perfect innings. He was followed by Zack "Berliner" Weiss, who struck out all 3 batters he faced. Amir Garrett faces off against the Tampa Yanks at 7:00 ET.
Dayton were swept and shut out in a double header where they managed just 6 hits over the 14 innings. In game one, the Dragons lost 8-0 and were held to just 2 singles. Wyatt Strahan got tagged with the loss, giving up 7 runs (4 earned) in 4 innings. Game two saw better pitching, but a 1-0 loss nonetheless. Jake "Meat Loaf" Paulson got the tough luck loss, giving up a run on 4 hits over 4 innings, fanning one. Tejay Antone looks to get some run support tonight against the Hot Rods at 7:35 ET.