Louisville had the night off for their All Star Game. They start their second half on Thursday night.
Pensacola buttered the Biscuits, beating Montgomery 6-2 to complete the 5-game sweep. Timothy Adelman had yet another strong start, tossing 7 innings of 1-run ball while striking out 5 and walking 1 batter. The 27-year old former Indy League pitcher lowered his ERA to a tidy 1.95 after last night's effort. Marquez "Hand in Glove" Smith went 2-4 with a double and an RBI, and Kyle "What's a" Skipworth hit a 3-run Frazier on a 1-3 night.
Daytona got roughed up by Bradenton, falling 5-2 to the Mauraders. Jonathon "'tHon" Crawford got shelled in his Tortugas debut, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits in 3 innings. All 3 runs were given up in the first, and Crawford did settle down after that, striking out 2 with no walks. Brian "Beef" O'Grady went 1-4 with a solo Frazier.
Dayton held off a late rally to beat the Lansing Lugnuts 4-3. Junior "Mint" Morillo looked sharp, striking out 7 and walking 2 over 6 innings of 1-run ball. Jeremy Kivel struck out 2 and walked 1 in the 9th and picked up his first save of the year. Garrett Boulware went 2-4 with a double and an RBI, and Jose Ortiz went 2-3 with a double and an RBI of his own.
Billings beat the Rockies in a barnburner, winning 8-7 in Grand Junction. Tanner "I Hardly Knew Her" Rainey got knocked around a bit, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits and a walk, while striking out 2 in 3 innings. Aristides Aquino drove in 4 runs, going 1-5 with a 2-run Frazier. Kevin Franklin went 2-4 with a double and a walk. Blake Trahan set the table for the Mustangs, going 3-3 with a double and a pair of walks. Or as I like to call it, a Votto.
Arizona lost to the Dodgers 8-6, though only 4 of the runs allowed were earned. Daniel "-ManBear" Pigott went 1-4 with a 3-run Frazier. Also on rehab, Ryan Wright went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Second round pick Antonio Santillan made his professional debut, tossing 1.1 innings of relief with a strikeout and a walk.
All of minor league baseball has the day off today, giving the spotlight to the MLB All Star Game. We'll see you back here on Thursday.