The Bats got on the board quickly in this one. Scott Schebler tripled in the first, and drove in Jermaine Curtis in the process. However, Charlotte quickly responded against Time Adleman scoring one in the second and one in the third (only one run was earned). Louisville tied the game in the bottom of the 6th thanks to, you guessed it, a Scott Schebler solo home run. The Bats pushed another run across the plate in the bottom of the 8th when Jermaine Curtis drove in pinch runner Bryson Smith with a double.
"Magic" Wandy Peralta came on to get the save for Louisville, but he was unable to hold the lead. Kevan Smith led off the inning with a single for the Knights, went to second on a passed ball, and scored on a Jason Bourgeois single. The game would go to extra innings, but Louisville would end it in the 10th. Scott "2 hot" Schebler led off the inning with a double, moved to third on a sac fly from Steve Selsky, and scored on a Seth Mejias-Brean single.
Clearly Schebler was the story in this one going 5-5 with 2 runs, 2 RBI, and the aforementioned cycle. Three other Bats had one hit: Curtis, Mejias-Brean, and Juan Perez. Tim Adelman pitched six innings of six hit, one earned run ball. Matt "Mr." Magill pitched two scoreless innings in relief, and Wandy Peralta got the win in the 10th after blowing the save in the 9th.
Tonight the Bats will hook up with Charlotte once again. John Lamb gets the ball for Louisville.
It was a rough night for Blue Wahoos starter Tyler Mahle. In 4.2 innings of work he gave up nine hits, eight runs (six earned), walked two, and struck out one. By the bottom of the 7th the Biscuits led 10-1, and it took a four run 8th by Pensacola to make this respectable.
Taylor "it only takes a" Sparks and Zach Vincej both had multi-hit nights. Alex Blandino drew a couple of walks. Brandon Dixon continued to struggle in July. On the night he was 0-4 with a walk, and this month he's hitting .188 with a .530 OPS. El'Hajj Muhammad threw 1.1 scoreless innings in relief. Jimmy Moran gave up two in an inning of work, and Kyle McMyne chipped in with a scoreless 8th.
The same two teams square off tonight at 7:05PM. Rookie Davis will be on the mound for Pensacola.
Clearwater scored a run in the first and second off of Daytona starter Seth Varner. However, the Tortugas responded. Aristides Aquino hit a solo shot in the bottom of the second. In the third Reydel Medina scored on a Blake Trahan force out, and Ronald Bueno scored when Blake Trahan attempted to steal second. Holding a 3-2 lead Varner gave up a single run in the 5th and 6th to give the Threshers the 4-3 advantage. They added one more in the 8th off of Daytona reliever Nolan Becker (the run was unearned). The Tortugas attempted to rally in the bottom of the 9th. With two outs Aquino drove in Gavin LaValley with a double. However, Brian O'Grady popped out to end it.
Aquino ended the night going 2-4 with one run and two RBI. Reydel Medina was 3-3 and scored a run. Jonathan Reynoso added a couple of singles. Angelo Gumbs, who came into the game with a .900 OPS in July, went 0-4.
Dayton was off on Tuesday. Tonight they kick off a home series with Great Lakes. Ty Boyles will get the start for the Dragons.
Things looked good for Billings early when they scored two runs in the first. However, Orem scored two in the fourth and three in the fifth to take the lead for good. Mustangs starter Andrew Jordan pitched 4.2 innings and gave up four runs (three earned). Jesse Adams and Alfredo Mena both threw scoreless innings in relief. At the plate Jose "Hey" Siri had two hits including a home run and raised his average to .381. Mitch Trees went 1-3 with a triple.
Scott Moss starts for Billings tonight at 9:05 ET.
The Indians scored all of their runs in the first three innings, and it was enough to hold off the Reds in this one. Nick "MMMBop" Hanson was the starter and gave up five hits, three runs (two earned), and one homer in two innings of work. Adolfi Telleria pitched five innings in relief and only allowed three hits. Michael Beltre went 2-4 on the night. J.D. Salmon-Williams was 1-4 with a double. Raul Wallace drove in a pair of runs and went 2-3 with a triple.
These two teams hook up once again tonight at 10:00 ET.