LHP Jeremy Horst (Sarasota) last night made his 3rd consecutive start against Jupiter (4th of the season) and allowed 1 run on 3 hits in 8.0 innings (2bb, 6k)...over his last 2 starts, he’s given up just 2 runs over 14ip (8h, 10k).
IF Cody Puckett (Dayton) last night at Quad Cities belted his 2nd home run in as many nights...he ranks T4th in the Midwest League with 7 homers...since 5/5, Puckett has gone 22-for-62 (.355) to raise his batting average 59 points.
IF Neftali Soto (Sarasota) has hit safely in 18 of his last 22 games dating back to 4/27 (27-79, .342) to lift his batting average from .194 to .274...in 19games this season at Ed Smith Stadium, Soto is batting .294 with 2 HR and 6 RBI compared to a .256 average in 20 games on the road.
“I can’t sugarcoat this: We are terrible defensively. The numbers bear me out. That doesn’t even include the balls that drop and the balls that get through the infield. It puts a lot of pressure on your pitching staff. It’s tough to be a pitcher when your defense is as bad as our defense has been.” - Louisville manager Rick Sweet, whose Bats have lost 8 straight and lead the International League with 47 errors.