Some highly-touted, Reds' farmhands will be on the mound tonight:
Louisville - The second-place Bats (6-5) are hosting the division-leading Indianapolis Indians.
Sean Marshall pitched the first inning again for Louisville. Ex-Red Chris Dickerson led off for Indianapolis and took Marshall deep. Sean retires the next three batters in order. Tim Crabbe (1.59 ERA) is scheduled to take over on the bump.
Note: I stand corrected. I thought I saw that Tim Crabbe was scheduled to pitch tonight. Instead it will be Nick Schmidt. Sean Marshall, as expected, only went one inning.
Jason Bourgeois leads off for Louisville and returns the favor, his first round-tripper of the year.
Pensacola - The Blue Wahoo (7-5) are leading their division. They will send Robert Stephenson to the mound. Stephenson (3.86 ERA) is looking to rebound from an uncharacteristic bad outing. That game will start in about 45 minutes.
Dayton - The Dragons will hand the ball to Ismael Guillon (1.64 ERA) tonight. When he has his control he is as hard to hit as anyone in the Reds' organization, IMHO. Dayton (8-3) leads their division by a game and a half.
Bakersfield - Blake Lively (0.82 ERA) will be chunkin' the old pumpkin seed for the Blaze. Bakersfield (10-3) is a game in front in their division.