Farmers Only: The Constante Gardener

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Debuts from Ben Lively & Jacob Constante

  • It appears that Louisville only ever plays against Gwinnett. They lost to the Jr. Barves 8-1. Jair Jurrjens was actually decent, allowing just 2 runs on 9 hits in 6.1 innings, but then Curtis Partch came in and promptly, violently, shat the proverbial bed. His line on the night would make Jayson Stark salivate: 1 IP, 1 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 0 K. Yeesh. Rough night on offense, too. Nobody had more than 1 hit. Up next: Josh Smith (8-1, 3.83) faces off against not the Braves. They play the Knights!
  • Pensacola lost to Huntsville, 6-2, in Ben Lively's AA debut. It was quite the memorable outing for the hometown boy, who struck out 8, but also walked 5. And we all know what walks do, right kids? They haunt. He only gave up 3 hits, but that led to 3 runs, and he got the quick hook after just 3.2 innings. Huge crowd there supporting him, though, as he left to a standing O. Very excited for this kid. Moose Mattair had the only game worth noting, as he went 2-4. Up next: Daniel Corcino (7-5, 3.47) defies the FIP gods at 7:15.
  • Zach Vincej went bonkers in the desert, leading the Blaze to an 8-5 win over the Visalia Rawhide. Vincej went 4-5 with a homer, 3 RBI, and a stolen base. Sean Buckley and Yovan Gonzalez both were 3-4, the latter adding a honked wanger. Juan Perez got in on the action too, going 2-4 with a donker of his own. Daniel Wright wasn't great, giving up 5 runs in 5 innings, but the lumber was there, so it mattered not. Up next: Visalia at 10:45. No starters announced.
  • Dayton had the night off. Amir Garrett (2-4, 4.30) looks to continue his recent hot streak against Fort Wayne at 7:05.
  • Billings took a one-run lead into the ninth, but Great Falls walked it off for a 5-4 Mustang loss. Jeremy Kivel "n Bits" gave up 2 runs/1 earned on 5 hits in 4 innings, striking out 3 and walking 4, but Wagner Gomez blew it in the bottom of the ninth. Cory "Matthews" Thompson had a 2-run homer, and Aristides "a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller" Aquino was 3-4. Up next: Franderlyn Romero (0-0, 7.71) takes on Great Falls at 9.
  • The AZL Reds fell to the Lil Dodgers, 4-3. The game marked the stateside organizational debut for, among others, Dominican lefty Jacob Constante, who the Reds signed for $730k last year. Constante pitched in the Dominican Summer League last year, striking out 55 batters in 38.2 innings. He picked up where he left off, striking out 6 more in 3 innings. Our buddy El'Hajj Muhammed also tossed a scoreless inning. Reydel Medina was 2-4 in this one, as was Chadwick Tromp "Le Monde" (who had some guy named Jose Siri pinch-run for him). Up next: OFF DAY
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