Apologies for the lateness,
angeeh Farmers Only readers! Some unexpected inconveniences with the ol' Weez tractor last evening. No, that's not a euphemism. Yes, it's bad writing.
- Louisville beat Crotchester 4-2 behind some solid hurling by Brett Tomko, who went six innings, giving up 2 runs. I'm kind of surprised he's stuck around so long, but he's mediocring his way through the year with games like this, and his 3.78 FIP probably means he'll be around some more. Corky Miller stached himself a 2-4 evening off of his former battery mate, Daryl Thompson. Cody Puckett started his AAA career off with a bang, slapping 3 singles in his Bats debut. Up next: Jeff Francis (2-4, 4.17 ERA) takes on Rochester at 7:05.
- Pensacola gave up a walk-off 3-run shromper served up by Curtis Partch in the bottom of the ninth to lose to Jacksonville, 8-5. J.C. Sulbaran got Dutched up for 5 runs in 4 innings, and couldn't find his control, walking 4. David Vidal went all Yorman in the game, going 0-5 with 4Ks. He's 0-12 with 6 Ks and no walks so far as a Wahoo. The good news is that Didi is hitting again, as the gregarious Gregorius went 2-5 with a double and his first steal of the year. He's starting to hit for a bit of gap power, which is nice to see, so hopefully he doesn't try to stray from his comfort zone too much. Up next: Tim Gustafson (1-0, 4.55 ERA) takes on JAX at 7:05.
Bakersfield lost a nail-biter to
Lake WoebegonLake Elsinore, 3-2. Sir Quix-a-Lot went 0-5, but still managed to steal his 39th base of the year and score a run. Fret not, he's still hitting .329 on the year. Theo Bowe is tearing up the California desert, as he went 2-4 and is now 7-12 as a Blaze (??), with 2 HRs. The Cal League, everybody. Josh "Boring Name" Smith went six strong innings, giving up just one run and struck out 9, but Jamie Wal--uh, Jamie Walzc--mm, Jamie Wal-notgunnaworkhere (Jamie Walczak) blew it, giving up 2 runs in 2 innings. Devin Lohman and Bryson Smith also had two hits each. Up next: Tony Cingrani (4-1, 0.68 ERA) looks to continue cuttin' fools against Lake Elsinore at 10:05 ET.
- Dayton scored 4 runs last night!! Unfortunately, the sucking. They still lost to Bowling Green 5-4. Poojols' boy Jacob Johnson made a decent return to professional ball, tossing 5 innings of 3-hit, 1-run ball before getting pulled with a 2-1 lead. James "Lily" Allen promptly gave up a 3-run doober, and the Hot Rods never checked their rear-view mirror (sorry). Yovan Gonzalez and Kyle Waldrop had 2 hits apiece, the former a lone wanger and the latter 2 doubles. Up next: Dan Jensen (1-3, 2.28 ERA) takes on the Hot Rods at 8:05 eastern.