- We had the first full week of games but, as usual, there were lots of rainouts. Minor league fields just don't have the excellent drainage systems major league parks do, which means that just about any extended rainfall will result in a game being postponed. The result is a lot of double-headers. In the minors, games that are part of a double-header are scheduled for seven innings apiece. Problems arise, though, when games go to extra innings. Kannapolis' first game on the 10th against Lakewood went 15 innings without either team scoring a run. Mercifully, the Intimidators scored a couple runs in the 16th. Then they had to come back out and play another seven innings in game two. Not a good thing when the teams are trying to keep pitch counts down for their young pitchers.
- One of the pitchers in the first game for Kannapolis was RHP Jacob Petricka, who contributed six no-hit innings. In his two starts, Petricka has thrown 11 innings, with four hits, two walks and 16 strikeouts. Expect his stay in Kannapolis to be a short one.