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Farmers only: Attack of the Lookouts

One of our top two minor league pitchers took the hill today for a quality start. But in light of recent political events, does anyone have any really good foot-in-mouth stories to share?

Daryl Thompson

Triple-A: Tom Shearn gave up 3 home runs (including one to the immortal Mike Hessman) as the Bats lost 6-0. Hessman, a 30-year-old, has 19 home runs in 46 games. Pff. Jay Bruce was 1 for 4, and Ryan Hanigan was 2 for 3 to raise his batting average to .324. UP NEXT: Game 3 at Toledo, 7 tonight.

Chris Valaika

Double-A: Chattanooga let loose with 14 hits, smacking down West Tennessee 11-5. Danny Dorn had 3 hits, and Chris Valaika hit his second homer in Double-A. Let's hope his game takes off from here, because his start in Chattanooga has been horrendous. Oh, and Daryl Thompson struck out 7 in 6 innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 runs and no walks. He still sports a cool 1.76 ERA and a K/BB rate of 4:1. UP NEXT: Game 4 at the Jaxx, 8:05 tonight.

High A: Sarasota struck for 6 runs in the 5th, but the Reds fell to St. Lucie 9-7. Juan Francisco was 2 for 5. UP NEXT: Game 3 vs. the Mets, 6 tonight.

Low A: Enerio Del Rosario allowed 2 runs in 7 innings to cling to the organizational ERA lead (1.59), but the Dragons blew it in the bottom of the ninth and lost 3-2 to the West Michigan Whitecaps. Logan Parker tripled, and Devin Mesoraco added a hit to extend his hitting streak to 5 games. UP NEXT: Game 2 at West Michigan, 7 tonight.