Louisville was able to dodge the rain but not a loss on Monday night. They would lose to the Charlotte Knights 7-2. Dylan "Bundy" Axelrod pitched 5 innings, giving up 4 runs, only two of them earned, on 8 hits, 0 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Most of the runs came in the 6th inning, and the defense wasn't helping out with 3 errors. Neither did Ben Klimesh when he gave up 3 earned runs in 0.2 innings. The Bats only had 3 hits on the night, but Ivan De "Terrible" Jesus did have a 2 run single and a walk. Josh Smith will get the start tonight as he finally returns to AAA.
Pensacola fought late for a win but fell short against Jacksonville 5-4. Keyvius "Too Strong" Sampson continues to impress in the Pensacola rotation. He pitched 6 innings, giving up 7 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, and 7 strikeouts. He also gave up a homer, so maybe not impressive, but I like that K/BB ratio. Ryan "Wilbur" Wright continues to look like an entirely different player with a single, run, and 3 walks. Beau "Plays Drums Like" Amaral was 2 for 4 with a wanger and a walk. Kyle Waldrop also got in on the fun with 2 singles, a run scored, RBI, and a walk. The rest of the bats were pretty silent. Tim Adleman will start tonight.
Daytona lost in extras 7-6 to Palm Beach. Tonight was more of a bullpen game with Barrett "Where the Beer Flows Like Wine" Astin started the game and lasted 3.2 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, and striking out 4. The only pitcher to throw more than an inning and not give up a run was Nolan Becker. He struck out 3 and walked 1 in 2.1 innings. The Tortugas had to wait until the later innings to score some runs, and take advantage of some shit defense, because they faced Alex Reyes who pitched 6 innings and struck out 11 little turtles. The errors must have played up in a big way because Daytona scored 6 runs but only had 4 hits on the night. Alex Blandino had 2 walks, and Sebastian "The Lizard" Elizalde hit a triple, scored 2 runs, and walked once. I don't wanna talk about the rest. General Jackson Stephens will start tonight.
Dayton secured the lone win for the organization by beating Great Lakes by 3-1. Almost every good win starts with good pitching, and this year if you want good pitching you hand the ball to the Seth Varner. However, Seth Varner did something very stupid tonight. He gave up his first walk of the season. What an ass. Varner would go 7 innings giving up 6 hits, an earned run, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts. His strikeout to walk ratio now stands at 39.00. Brennan Bernardino and Brian Hunter both pitched scoreless innings out of the pen. Dayton had 7 hits on the night, but only 1 was an extra base hit (Jonathon Reynoso triple). 6 out of the 9 starters had a hit, but Luis "Yankee Killer" Gonzalez had 2 singles and a RBI. Mark Armstrong will start tonight.