The Richmond Braves dropped their sixth and seventh games in a row on Thursday. Overall they have lost 9 out of 10. Kevin Barry had a setback in the first game. He gave up 6 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits in 6 innings but didn't record a strikeout. Scott Thorman went 0-3 so naturally they Braves didn't score any runs. Little Jonathan Schuerholz went 2-3 to raise his average to .146.
Louisville 6, Richmond 0
In game number two, Richmond achieved 3 hits and 1 unearned run. Once again Scott Thorman was 0-3. All 3 hits were singles and Jamal Strong walked once. It was truly a pitiful offensive performance. Jonathan Johnson, who I admit I've never heard of, got pounded for 4.1 innings.
Louisville 8, Richmond 1
AA - Mississippi
Yet another terrible day with the bats here in Mississippi. At least Mississippi could get 8 hits. Gregor Blanco doubled and scored their only run thanks to Yunel Escobar. Christ Waters gave up 6 runs in 4 innings. Glen Tucker gave up 1 run on 1 hit in 3 innings of relief.
Jacksonville 7, Mississippi 1
High A - Myrtle Beach
Finally a win! The Pelicans may have been outhit 12-7 but they outscored Salem 4-2 where it counts. Gonzalo Lopez gave up 5 hits and 1 walk in 4 shutout innings. Charlie Morton relieved him and gave up 5 hits and only 1 run in 3 innings. David Watkins recorded the final out for his 4th save of the year. Carl Loadenthal raised his average to .304 with a 2-3 day. He also walked and doubled. Steven Doetsch and James Jurich each drove in runs for Myrtle Beach.
Low A - Rome
Carlos Rivas had another good start as he gave up 1 run in 6 innings while striking out 6. His ERA is now down to 2.55. Tyler Bullock walked 4 and gave up 3 hits in 2 innings but escaped with just 1 run against him. Kala Kaaihue went 2-4 with his 15th home run. That was about it for the offense as Rome fell 2-1.
Augusta 2, Rome 1