5/8: OF Jose Victor (DSL Reds) released unconditionally…5/9: OF Brent Clevlen signed minor league contract and assigned to Louisville (pending approval)…RHP Jeff Jeffords (Carolina) released unconditionally…RHP Kyle McCulloch transferred from Louisville to Carolina…RHP Doug Salinas (Bakersfield) placed on disabled list retroactive to 5/7 (headaches).


LOUISVILLE 6, ROCHESTER (TWINS) 7: This game spanned 56 outs and a little over 5 hours…LHP Dontrelle Willis started for Louisville and allowed 5 runs (3er) on 8 hits in 5.2 innings (3bb, 5k)…LHP Daniel Ray Herrera (0-3) gave up the winning run in the bottom of the 18th…the Bats scored 6 runs on 17 hits (5-for-15 w/RISP, 16 LOB)…1b Danny Dorn went 4-for-8…LF Yonder Alonso and RF Jeremy Hermida had 3 hits apiece.

CAROLINA 8, BIRMINGHAM (WSOX) 7: RHP Matt Klinker started for Carolina and was reached for 5 runs on 8 hits in 5.0 innings (2bb, 3k)…the Mudcats rallied for 3 runs in the 7th to win it…CF Quintin Berry paced the offense with 2 hits…2b Cody Puckett walked twice, doubled and scored 2 runs.

BAKERSFIELD BLAZE: The Blaze were off yesterday celebrating the 42nd anniversary of the Cincinnati Reds playing their first regular season game in Montreal.

DAYTON 4, WEST MICHIGAN (TIGERS) 5: RHP Josh Smith (2-3) started for Dayton but was limited to 3.1 innings due to rain (6h, 4r/2er, 1bb, 6k)…the Dragons scored 4 runs on 9 hits (1-for-10 w/RISP, 10 LOB)…1b Dominic D’Anna went 2-for-4 with a 2-run homer and 2 runs scored.


“I was feeling great and had a great spring training and carried it into the season.  Everything was happening the way I envisioned it happening before the season. We were winning, we were on a roll and then all of the sudden I get hurt. I have to get back healthy so I can get back on the field and help this team out.”
– Louisville outfielder Dave Sappelt (Buffalo News)

“If you were to ask me, he’s a better left fielder than he is anything.  He’s as good a left fielder as I have ever had. A lot of times left fielders are center fielders. He doesn’t have the speed to be a center fielder, but his jumps, instincts and routes are very good.” – Louisville manager Rick Sweet regarding utility man Todd Frazier (Louisville Courier Journal)

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