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Farmers only aren't worthy of a clever title

Rip Torn

Four teams, five losses. It's really a roundup of a lot of bad team and individual performances. Most of our best prospects had bad days, and the few bright spots came from less-than-exciting players. I was torn as to whether I'd even post this at all.

Triple-A: Tom Shearn had the Bats all lubed up to win, but Tyler Pelland and Todd Coffey left warm droppings on the diamond as the Indians rallied to win 9-7. Kevin Barker and Ryan Hanigan homered for the Bats, Andy Phillips was 2 for 4 with a triple and Jay Bruce was 1 for 5. Just to make things fun, the Reds promoted Drew M. Anderson to Louisville to replace the injured Chris Dickerson, so both Drew Andersons now reside in Louisville. I can't wait for a few fans to figure that out every day until the end of the season. UP NEXT: Game 2 of 2, Indy at Louisville, 4:15 today.

Double-A: Daryl Thompson was meh, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) in 6 innings, walking three and striking out none in Chattanooga's 9-2 loss to Mississippi. Shaun Cumberland was 2 for 4 with a triple, and Justin Turner was 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs in just his third game since joining Chris Valaika in Double-A. Tonys Gutierrez extended his on-base streak to 25 games, going 1 for 3 with a walk. UP NEXT: Game 4 vs. Mississippi, 2:15 today.

High A: Just 3 hits for the S-Reds in a 3-2 loss at Clearwater. Alexander Smit allowed 2 runs and 4 hits in 7 innings, but Logan Ondrusek loaded the bases in the ninth and hit a guy to force in the winning run. Pff. Drew Stubbs (0 for 4) is down to a .263 batting average (.764 OPS) this season and is looking a lot less exciting as a hitter. UP NEXT: Sarasota at Brevard County Manatees, 6 tonight.

Low A: The Dragons were swept in a doubleheader vs. Great Lakes. In Game 1, Dan Perales hit a 3-run homer, but Dayton fell 11-3. In Game 2, Brandon Waring doubled, but Devin Mesoraco was 0 for 2 with another strikeout in a 7-0 loss. Slumping Keltavious Jones was 0 for 3 after being dropped to 8th in the order. He's 2 for his past 23. The Dragons have 5 regular players hitting less than .215. UP NEXT: GL at Dayton, 2 today.