Louisville walked off against the Paw Sawx, winning 6-5 in 10 innings. Dylan "Cleats of Spanish Leather" Axelrod got smacked around for 11 hits in 5.1 innings, giving up 4 earned runs while striking out 4 and walking 2. Steve "Plus Plus Eyebrows" Selsky went 3-3 with a double, a walk, 3 RBI, and 2 runs scored. Eugenio Suarez went just 1-5 with a single, but it was a timely single as it drove in Selsky in the bottom of the 10th to win the game. Manny Parra makes his second rehab appearance for the Bats tonight at 6:35.
Pensacola beat the Jackson Generals 8-5. Keyvius Sampson lowered his ERA to a very tidy 1.67 through his first 5 starts, tossing 5 scoreless innings, striking out 5 as well as walking 5. The run prevention Sampson has shown has been nice, but he's walking a few too many batters so far to make me a believer. The bullpen made this one closer than it should have, with Layne Somsen and Jacob Johnson coughing up 5 runs in middle relief. Fortunately, the offense. Zach Vincej went 2-4 with a 3-run dinger, and Juan "High Ho" Silva went 3-4 with a double and a triple. "Tiny" Tim Adelman tiptoes through the tulips tonight at 7:35.
Daytona squeaked past the Jupiter Hammerheads, winning a 2-1 pitcher's duel. Barrett Astin, who was part of the return in the Broxy deal, pitched a solid game, giving up just one unearned run while striking out 4 and walking 1. Junior Arias went 2-4 with a double, and Alex Blandino went 2-2 with 2 singles and a walk. Jackson Stephens takes the hill for the Tortugas tonight.
Dayton tried to mount a late rally against the Loons, but fell short and lost 4-3. Seth Varner "Herzog" came down with a case of dingeritis, giving up 2 longballs and 4 runs in 6 innings. Brian O'Grady had the Dragons' only XBH, going 1-3 with a double before getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the 6th innings. Give 'em hell, Beef. Mark "Stretch" Armstrong gets the start tonight at 7:00.