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Daryl Thompson
Thompson

Triple-A: Literally nothing excites me from Louisville's 9-1 loss to the other Braves. Jay Bruce had a pedestrian day, Matt Maloney's ERA ballooned to 7.24 and Chris Dickerson and Andy Green had a couple of hits in the lopsided loss. UP NEXT: Game 3 at Richmond, 7 tonight.

Double-A: Tonys Gutierrez went 4 for 4 and Chattanooga had 14 hits, but the Lookouts fell 6-4 to more Braves. B.J. Szymanski was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs, and Daryl Thompson had an excellent outing, allowing just 1 unearned run and striking out 6 in a no-decision. He still leads the Southern League with a 0.72 ERA. Carlos Fisher allowed a bunch of runs in the seventh to get Mississippi back in it. UP NEXT: Game 4 at the Braves, 8:05 tonight.

Ramon Geronimo
Geronimo

High A: Real-deal Chris Valaika went 2 for 4, but the host S-Reds lost 8-0 to Tampa. Look out for DR reliever Ramon Geronimo , who struck out the side in order in his inning and has been lights out this season. He has pitched 14.2 innings this season, striking out 21 (!), walking 3 (!!), allowing 5 hits (!!!) and no runs (!!!!). It's not the first year he's done this for us. UP NEXT: New Series at Palm Beach, 6 tonight.

Low A: David Weathers got an unusual rehab demotion and start, throwing 7 strikes in a perfect inning, and Matt Klinker struck out 6 in the next 7 innings as Dayton won 3-1.  Keltavious Jones was 2 for 4, and Brandon Waring was 1 for 2 with a double. Todd Frazier has dipped to a .292 batting average, and although his on-base and slugging percentages are still extremely strong, Chris Valaika probably has an edge on him for next year's No. 1 prospect. UP NEXT: Burlington at Dayton, 7 tonight.