Farmers Only Weekend Harvest - April 8th Edition

-MBP

Bounce Bounce Bounce Bounce

  • Louisville took two of three from the mighty Mud Hens over the weekend. Armando Gallaraga pitched well in his first appearance in the Reds organization on Friday, hurling 5 innings of one run ball, striking out 6 and walking 3. Cool Papa Bill went two for three with a double and 3 stolen bases before being lifted from the game due to leg cramps. Mike Hessman honked a pair of solo wangers for his only two hits of the game and the Bats won 6-4. Saturday's game saw another 6-4 victory for the Bats. Despite it being Corky Miller bobble head day, the Riggler struck again, depriving the RR'ers in attendance of Corky's magnificence. Greg Reynolds was unsurprisingly uninspiring in his 4 innings (4 H, 3 ER, 1 K, 4 BB), but Chad Reineke turned in a solid mop-up effort, throwing 4 scoreless innngs before Justin Free-Free-Freeman locked down the save. On Sunday, the Bats fell 3-2 despite a solid 7 inning, 6 K outing from Pedro Villarreal. The day was not all bad though, as Corky hit his first Fuckblast of the year, Billy hit a triple, and Mark Prior struck out two in 1.2 IP. Poor, poor Danny Dorn went 1-9 over the weekend for Toledo. Up Next: The Bats host the Columbus Clippers tonight at 6:35pm ET, starters TBA.
  • Pensacola only managed to take one of three from Tennessee. The Wahoos were stifled by the Smokies' staff Friday, striking out 15 times in an 8-2 loss. Tucker Barnhart had the only multi-hit game, and not a single extra-base hit fell in for the boys in blue. Pensacola was extra-base hitless yet again on Saturday, losing 9-1 in 12 innings. Lee "the Iron Pig" Hyde, tossed a scoreless 11th and was brought in again in the 12th, where he imploded - coughing up 7 runs before mercifully getting the hook. Josh "Not So" Ravin gave up another run before Lurch was brought in to record the final out. The Wahoos salvaged the weekend set on Sunday with a victory. Donald Lutz hit a three-run kartoffelkloesse in the fifth inning which would end up being just enough to get the Wahoos a 5-4 win. Up Next: The Wahoos continue their series against the Smokies, with Daniel Renken taking the hill at 7pm ET.
  • Bakersfield dropped all three games in their weekend tilt against the Stockton Ports. In Friday night's 4-2 loss, Brooks Picknard blew the save and got tagged with the L despite the strong efforts of Dos Carloses (Contreras and Gonzalez), who combined for 6 innings of one run ball. On Saturday Jon Moscot, the pride of Pepperdine, failed to make it out of the 4th inning, surrendering 4 runs on 4 hits while striking out four batters and walking two. Shortstop Michael Gilmartin gil-mashed a homer, but the Blaze lost 7-3. The Ports finished off the weekend sweep in a 12-8 Cali League special. "Trinidad" James Allen got Raven Riley'd, serving up 5 wangers and 10 runs in 4.2 IP. The Prophet El'Hajj looked sharp, striking out 5 and walking none in 2.1 IP, but unfortunately, the only hit he gave up was a dinger. Yorman Rodriguez honked his first honker of the year and drew a walk. Speaking of Our Man, Juan Duran seems to have caught a case of 2012 Yormanitis, as he's struck out 7 times with no walks in his first 12 ABs. Up Next: Andrew "Double Dark Lager" Barbosa faces off against the Visalia Rawhides at 10pm ET.
  • Dayton took two of three from West Michigan over the freakin' weekend. On Friday night, the Dragons were blanked 6-0 in a game which they only manged two measly hits. Ismael Guillon got the start and struck out 6 batters with only one hit allowed, but he walked 5 batters and was pulled after 3.1 innings. The bats came alive on Saturday, and the Dragons scattered 10 hits, with Brent Peterson's 3-3, 2 RBI day leading Dayton to an 8-3 win. Drew Cisco spun a one-run gem striking out 8 batters in 6 innings. It was Brent Peterson doing his thang again on Sunday, going 3-4 with a double and two runs scored. Slippery Sal Romano threw 6 scoreless innings, with 6 Ks, 3 hits and no walks and the Dragons won 4-1. Up Next: Wandy Peralta takes on South Bend at 7:05pm ET.

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