Freaking Indy. Ryan Ketchner was victimized by bad defense- he went 5.1 innings and gave up 4 runs on 8 hits, but only 2 of the runs were earned and his 6 strikeouts were a nice bonus. Will Rhymes was 4-5 with a triple and Casper Wells was 1-3 with a double and a walk.
More bad news. This time, it comes courtesy of Brooks Brown, who went 2.2 innings, allowing 9 earned runs on 7 hits and 4 walks. Kudos go to Cory Hamilton, who played stopper for 4.2 innings, allowing 1 earned run on 5 hits (the earned run was a homer) and 3 strikeouts. The homer did allow two of Brown's runs to score though, so it wasn't stellar. Michael Bertram and Andy Bouchie were both 1-4 with a homer apiece.
A+: Lakeland @ Tampa Postponed
A: South Bend 1, West Michigan 0
A spot start for Nate Newman today. He went 4 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and a walk with 4 strikeouts. Zach Samuels pitched 4 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and 4 strikeouts. Jamie Johnson was 2-3 with 2 walks (and it's about time he gets promoted).
Clemente Mendoza went 6 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 5 hits (2 homers) and 4 walks with 5 strikeouts. Of more importance (no offense to Mr. Mendoza), Robbie Weinhardt pitched 2 hitless innings, striking out 3. Brennan Smith pitched 1 inning, walking 1 and striking out 2. Josh Ashenbrenner was 2-3 with a triple and a walk.