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Louisville Bats

The Bats won 6-1 on Sunday afternoon, improving to 35-50 on the year. Box Score

  • Mason Williams went 1-5. He was named to the International League All-Star team over the weekend as a replacement for someone who was unavailable.
  • Phillip Ervin went 2-4 with 2 RBI as he continues to just destroy the baseball. He’s up to .288/.373/.473 on the season in 41 games with the Bats and he’s at .444 over his last 10 games – 7 games of which are multi-hit games.
  • Brandon Dixon went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. He’s 4-12 since coming back from Cincinnati.
  • Gabby Guerrero went 2-4 with a solo home run and 2 runs scored. The home run was an opposite field blast and his 8th of the season.
  • Josh VanMeter went 2-4 with an RBI.
  • Nick Longhi went 2-4 with a double and a run scored.
  • Stuart Turner went 3-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
  • Blake Trahan went 1-4 with a run and he had an RBI.
  • Keury Mella was charged with an unearned run in 5.0 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. He threw 84 pitches with 55 strikes, and had 5 ground outs with 4 fly outs. His fastball was working in the 93-95 MPH range on the day. This was his first start at Triple-A this season. He had one previous start in Triple-A, back in 2016, in the final game of the year as a spot starter when the Bats lost players to September call ups.
  • Homer Bailey pitched out of the bullpen for the first time on rehab. He threw 2.0 shutout innings, allowing a hit, walking 2, and he struck out a batter. He threw 42 pitches with 25 strikes in the game.
  • Domingo Tapia threw a hitless inning with a walk.
  • Jimmy Herget threw a hitless inning with 2 walks.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

The Blue Wahoos won 2-1 on Sunday evening, improving to 43-42 on the season. Box Score

  • TJ Friedl went 1-3 with a double, walk, and he scored a run. He just keeps on doing what he’s been doing – he’s hitting .311/.408/.410 with Pensacola after hitting .294/.405/.412 with Daytona.
  • Jose Siri went 1-4.
  • Mitch Nay went 1-4 with an RBI.
  • Brian O’Grady went 2-4 with a double, steal, and he scored a run. Over his last 29 games he’s been raking – posting a .316/.391/.540 line for the Blue Wahoos.
  • Taylor Sparks went 2-2 with a walk, 2 stolen bases, and he had an RBI.
  • Chris Okey went 1-3.
  • Tony Santillan allowed 1 earned in 6.0 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts in his Double-A debut. He threw 89 pitches with 57 strikes, and had 7 ground outs with 2 fly outs.
  • Joel Bender threw 2.0 hitless innings with 4 strikeouts. He’s allowed 1 earned in 11.1 innings this season with 3 walks and 11 strikeouts since coming back from his suspension.
  • Alex Powers threw a shutout inning. He lowered his ERA to 2.70 on the season.

The Blue Wahoos are now 13-4 in the second half of the season.

Daytona Tortugas

Daytona won 5-1 on Sunday afternoon, improving to 47-35 on the year. Box Score

  • Randy Ventura went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. He’s hitting .321/.377/.357 since joining Daytona three weeks ago.
  • Brantley Bell went 2-4 with a run scored and 2 RBI.
  • Taylor Trammell went 1-4 with a steal, a run scored, and he drove in a run.
  • Tyler Stephenson went 1-3 with a walk.
  • Bruce Yari went 2-4 with a double and he had an RBI.
  • Ibandel Isabel went 1-4 with a run scored.
  • Michael Beltre went 1-2 with a walk and he scored a run.
  • Tommy Bergjans threw 7.0 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. He threw 77 pitches with 55 strikes, and had 4 ground outs with 8 fly outs.He lowered his ERA to 2.93 in 5 starts with the Tortugas.
  • Michael Byrne allowed a run in an inning with a strikeout. This was his professional debut – he was the Reds 14th round pick this year.
  • Nick Howard threw a hitless inning with 2 walks and a strikeout.

Dayton Dragons

The Dragons lost 7-5 on Sunday afternoon, falling to 39-47 on the season. Box Score

  • Jose Garcia went 2-4 with a walk, double, and he scored a run. He’s hitting .300 over his last 10 games played with 5 walks.
  • Lorenzo Cedrola went 3-5 with a double, 2 steals, and he scored a run.
  • Jeter Downs went 2-3 with a walk, 2 steals, a run scored, and he had an RBI. He now has 25 steals on the season.
  • Andy Sugilio went 1-3 with a walk, run scored, and he had 2 RBI.
  • Hendrik Clementina went 2-4 with a home run and 2 RBI. It was his 11th home run of the year. It went over 400 feet to dead center field.
  • Wendolyn Bautista allowed 2 earned in 5.0 innings with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts. Making a spot start he threw 83 pitches with 53 strikes, and had 2 ground outs with 4 fly outs.

Billings Mustangs

The Mustangs lost 6-3 on Sunday evening, falling to 9-15 on the season. Box Score

  • Dylan Harris went 1-4 with a run scored.
  • Reshard Munroe went 2-3 with a walk, steal, home run, 2 runs scored, and he had 2 RBI. He’s hitting .338/.413/.493 this season in 21 games played with 7 walks and 16 strikeouts.
  • Bren Spillane went 0-2 with 2 walks.
  • Pabel Manzanero went 2-4 with an RBI.
  • Jared Solomon was charged with an unearned run in 5.0 innings with a walk and 7 strikeouts. He threw 78 pitches with 54 strikes, and he had 4 ground outs with 4 fly outs. He now has a 1.00 ERA through 5 starts, spanning 27.0 innings this season with just 14 hits allowed, 7 walks, and he has 30 strikeouts.
  • Eddy Demurias threw a hitless inning with a walk.

Greeneville Reds

The Reds lost 4-2 on Sunday afternoon, falling to 5-12 on the season. Box Score

  • Hunter Oliver went 1-4 with a run scored.
  • Reniel Ozuna went 1-4.
  • Rylan Thomas went 1-3 with a solo home run. It was his 2nd home run of the season.
  • Jose Tello went 1-2 with a walk and an RBI.
  • Jacob Heatherly threw 4.0 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit, walking 6 and striking out 5. He threw 90 pitches with 51 strikes, and had 4 ground outs with 3 fly outs.
  • Mike Siani went 0-3 and was hit by a pitch.
  • Jonathan India went 0-4. He reportedly made two outstanding defensive plays at third base.

AZL Reds

The Reds won 3-1 on Sunday night, improving to 5-12 on the season. Box Score

  • Danielito Remy went 1-4 with a double. He’s hitting .339/.362/.482 through 14 games this season. 20-year-old second baseman.
  • Danny Lantigua went 1-4 with a solo home run. It was his 4th homer of the year. The 19-year-old is slugging .590 through 16 games, but had a .263 average and a .295 on-base percentage.
  • Victor Ruiz went 2-2 with a walk and a run scored.
  • Carlos Reina went 1-3 with a double and a run scored.
  • Debby Santana had a pinch-hit RBI double.
  • Carlos Carreno allowed a run in 2.0 innings with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Daniel De La Fuente threw 4.0 hitless innings of relief with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
  • Alberto Gonzalez threw 1.1 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
  • Frainger Aranguren threw 1.2 perfect innings with 3 strikeouts.

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7/9 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 35-50 N/A All-Star Break Here Here Here
Pensacola 30-38 13-4 7:35pm Wright Here Here Here
Daytona 37-29 10-6 5:00pm Antone/Canelon Here Here N/A
Dayton 31-37 8-10 7:05pm Naughton Here Here Here
Billings 9-15 0-0 OFF OFF Here Here N/A
Greeneville 5-12 0-0 7:00pm Gray Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 5-12 0-0 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A