Farmers Only: Full Nelson

Louisville or Colorado Chris Nelson? - Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Ain't no party like a full Nelson party... cause a full Nelson party don't stop.

  • Louisville won tonight by the score of 6-5. The starting pitching was good. The relief pitching was wonderful, as long as your name isn't Lee Hyde. At the time of this writing, I don't know who hit he walk off hit. I'll give an educated guess and say it was Chris Nelson. I could have used a recap. In a few short games, he's challenging Bryan Price for cutting him. He has 7 RBI's in two games. He hit a grand slam last night, and had 3 for 4 night with a walk and 3 RBI's. That's Clutch Man Monie clutchness. Clutchiness? Clutchmonieness? ClutchNelson. Ruben Gotay and Felix Perez (who was hitting third) also had two hits. A random player we haven't talked about much, in Mike Wilson, hit a solo shot. He's a new player to the squad, but has some decent power potential. He is a long shot to see the big league squad, but he is a player like Wladimir Balientien to keep an eye on. He'll put up a decent OBP with some pop. The starter Josh Smith did things I like. He went 5 innings allowing 2 earned runs. He allowed 5 hits, 3 walks, but struck out 7 batters. I like to focus on the strikeouts, they're purty. To make us sad, Lee Hyde didn't retire a batter, gave up 3 runs, and 2 of them earned. It involved 1 hit and 2 walks. Villareal and Jumbo Diaz both contributed scoreless innings, until Chris Nelson Nelson'd the Clippers, probably. Maybe. Check the box score. There may be a recap when you read this today. The Bats will take the field tomorrow night at 6:35 EST with Tim Crabbe on the mound.
  • Pensacola is getting their charity work out of the way. After killing it to start the year, they wanted Huntsville to feel like big boys and gave them a 6-3 victory. A two game losing streak is nothing to Lutz and the boys. It's just fair to the rest of the league. Daniel Corcino wanted to be Santa Claus and was quite giving. He walked 3 batters with nary a strike out in 4 frames. He gave up 6 runs, 5 earned, with 6 hits and took the loss. Daniel Renken and Sean Black were solid on the back end, both pitching 2 scoreless innings. The offense only put together five hits. Rey Navarro, who I didn't know still existed, hit a lone ranger. Steve So Selsky I Touch Myself had 2 walks and scored a run. That's it and it makes me a sad panda. The Wahoos will face Huntsville tomorrow night at 6:35 EST. You're Bob, my Bob, and the world's Bob...... STEVE.... Will take the mound. He'll be awesome. Fo' sho'.
  • Bakersfield lost their second game of the year by the score of 5-2.  Following the cue of Corcino, Mike Dennhardt was wild, but he did strike some dudes out. Dennhardt only lasted 4 innings, giving up 3 runs, 2 of them earned, with 4 walks, and 6 K's.  If he could have found the plate that would be a good night.  Jake Johnson gave up 2 earned runs in 1.2 innings.  Jimmy Moran pitched two scoreless innings keeping his 0.00 ERA.  The Pride of Ft.Wayne Indiana and Lousiville Kentrucky, Ryan Wright, was excellent in the leadoff spot last night.  He went 3 for 4 with a double and a run scored.  Marquez Smith went 2 for 4.  Juan Silva had 2 walks starting in the place of Jesse Winker, who had the night off.  The one thing I don't like is that Juan Silva isn't starting.  He's mostly been a pinch hitter so far.  Bakersfield with face San Jose at 7:00 PST.  Ben Lively will toe the rubber and lead them to glory.
  • Dayton... Dayton... My beautiful Dayton. You can have your fertile fields, Peoria. These Dragons burning everything to fuck, and so they did winning 4-0. Hehe... I like this team. Our good buddy Sal Romano pitched 6 innings of shutout ball. He gave up 6 hits, no walks, and struck out 2. The bullpen was tight, with the headliner being Layne Somsen. He had 2 K's in one inning. Our nightly Ervin watch shows us he went 1 for 4, with a RBI single, walk, and 2 strikeouts. He's making small improvements, but I want to see those strikeouts go away. Shortstop Carlton Daal had a 3 for 5 night. He stroked a double and scored a run. Sean Buckely, the son of our favorite scout, went 2 for 5 with 2 ribeye steaks. Mmmmm... steaks. Sebastian Elizalde went 1 for 2 and Joey Votto'd twice. In this short season, and albeit with my shitty memory, I think this guy is riding NIBBLES for a lot of free passes. NIBBLES is a good walkin' horse. I know no one is suppose to ride NIBBLES, except Joey, but maybe Sebastian has the magic whispers. Walkin' horsey whispers. Dayton will travel to Burlington tomorrow night, without NIBBLES, because Joey has to ride to Cincytown.  Joey and Ryan Hanigan gotta hug.   Brothers don't shake hands, brothers gotta hug.  Ismael Guillon will be awesome at 7:30 EST. Don't miss it.
  • Quick Note: I looked up Elizalde's previous statistics because I really don't know anything about him. He has spent the past four years in the Mexican League. He is a 22 year old 1B, and has walked 8 times to 3 strikeouts before tonights game. He didn't put up great numbers in the Mexican League, but apparently the Reds saw something in him. Here is to hoping that he proves them right. You can see his stats here. It isn't too often you see a guy play four years in the Mexican League and get picked up and put on a single A team. Maybe it is and I don't pay attention.
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