Louisville 4, Durham 2. Not a good day for the Bulls. B. J. Upton went 0-4 and committed his 15th error. Elijah Dukes was 0-2 with 2 walks. Darnell McDonald went 0-5 to see his average plummet to .309. Not much better on the mound as Jason Hammel got knocked out in the second after giving up 5 hits, 1 walk and 3 runs (2 earned).
Montgomery 10, Birmingham 5. Not Tony Peguero’s best outing, but it was good enough for the win. Peguero (5-3) went 6, giving up 6 hits, 4 walks and 2 runs. His ERA went up to 2.08. 2B Eliot Johnson went 2-4 and C Chairon Isenia went 1-4 and drove in 3.
Visalia 6, Modesto 1. James Houser worked 5+ innings of shutout ball, giving up 4 hits and 3 walks to pick up his 2nd win. Patrick Breen hit a 3-run home run, his 8th, and drove in 4. DH John Jaso went 3-4 to raise his average to .348. Reid Brignac was 0-3, and played an error-free SS.
South Bend 12, SW Michigan 4. We usually don’t write about other team’s players in the minors, but this game is an exception. Justin Upton, B. J.’s little brother, went 3-5 for South Bend and hit a grand slam, driving in 5 total. It is his 2nd home run of the year and he is batting .348. The Rays’ would probably appreciate it if we don’t mention how any of them did, and who are we to kick someone when they are down?