Farmers Only: The Sun Sets, The Sun Rises, Yorman Rodriguez Strikes Out 5 More Times

  • Louisville lost to Toledo 5-3. Andrew Brackman was tagged for 5 runs on 5 hits in 5.2 innings, walking 3 and striking out 6. Perhaps it's time for him to head for the pen? With LeCure struggling, Bray and Masset disabled (or do they prefer physically challenged?), and Alfredo Simon existing, the more effective relievers we have, the better. That's not to say it's a given that Brackman will be an effective reliever, but it's at least more likely. Anyway, Danny Dorn and Chris Valaika were the only Bats with an XBH (a HR and a 3B, respectively), and no one had more than 1 hit. Up next: Brett Tomko (0-2, 3.68 ERA) takes on Indian-no-place at 11:05 in the morning because why the hell not, right?
  • Pensacola lost to the Biscuits (I'll never get tired of that name) 7-4, thanks to a rough outing from J.C. Sulbaran. The young righty followed up an 11 K performance last time out with a 7 ER stinker in 4.2 innings, striking out only 3 to 4 BB. None of the Wahoo bats had more than 1 hit either, though Brodie Greene had a walk and an RBI double, and Hank-Rod followed suit with a walk and an RBI single. The only really exciting thing that happened was first baseman Joel Guzman being ejected in the third after he struck out swinging. Hmm. Miguel Rojas filled in admirably, going 1-3 with a run scored. Up next: The Wahoos head to Jacksonville, handing the ball to Pedro Villareal (1-1, 2.22 ERA) at 7:05. Yes, that's 7:05 pm.
  • Bakersfield built on their win streak, beating Stockton 6-4. Billy Hamilton went 2-5, and hit another triple and stole a base. Yawn. The Knockwurst continued to make good on his promise to "tear it up in Bakersfield," going 3-5 with a double and 2 runs scored, while David Vidal Gored the opposing pitchers, knocking a double and stealing 2 bases en route to a 2-4 night. Josh Smith struck out 9 Ports in 5.2 innings of work, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits. Not too shabby for the Cal League, especially considering he only walked 1. Travis "Air" Mattair homered in the sixth to add some run support. Oh, and Yorman Rodriguez went 0-5 with 5 strikeouts. Yikes. Up next: The Blaze look to extend their win streak, with Bonny Prince Tony Cingrani (1-1, 0.53 ERA) taking on Stockton at 10:05 pm ET.
  • Dayton won a 3-2 nail biter against Cedar Rapids, behind a strong start from Tanner "Paso" Robles (6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) and a 3-3 performance from everyone's favorite ex-Cardinal Ryan Wright, who hit 2 triples. Theo Bowe isn't making it easy on himself in his quest to match Billy Hamilton, hitting only .196 on the year, but he reached base twice and did steal a base, bringing his season total to 9, or ten less than Sir Quix-a-Lot's total. Kyle McMyne gave up his first run of the year, but Carlos Contreras got out of a man-on-third and one out jam with a K and a groundout to earn the save and secure the win for the Dragons. Up next: The Dragons kick off a six game road trip at 7:35 ET, with Stalin Gerson (1-1, 3.78 ERA) taking on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (really?).
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