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Farmers Only: Where a menacing glare helps you win ballgames

After today's triple play, let's hope the Reds farmhands can stay away from the recent trend of failed HAVOC:

    Ben Jukich
  • Louisville won in impressive fashion, 5-1, to take the series against Columbus.  Ben Jukich started for the Bats, and his soulless stare alone convinced 15 Clippers hitters to make outs.  He also struck out three, walked three, and gave up a run on 6 hits.  The bullpen was just as impressive, with Robert Manuel, Bill Bray, and Josh Roenicke striking out 5 and walking none between them in the 4 scoreless innings they pitched.  Offensively, Craig Tatum led the way with 2 hits including a 3-R HR, with Chris Valaika going yard off of the Saarlooser as well for his first of the season.  Up next: Louisville opens up a new series at home against Toledo, game time at 7:05.
  • Chris Heisey
  • The Mudcats bullpen was the story, as they blew a lead in the late innings to drop a tough one to Mississippi, 7-4.  James Avery had a decent start for the Cats leaving with a one run lead, but the bullpen gave up two runs in both the 7th and the 8th.  Chris Heisey led the Cats attack, going 2-for-3 with a solo home run against Tom Glavine (!), who was making a rehab start down in AA.  He's batting .462 on the season so far in the leadoff slot in Carolina.  Up next: The Mudcats close up their series with a day game, starting at 12:00 noon.  Misael DeJesus gets the start, and with the Reds not playing until later, I'd encourage Farmers Only enthusiasts to listen for free online, as there's a hell of a lot more to get excited about in Zebulon than there is in Cincinnati this season.
  • There may be even more to get excited about in Sarasota this season, but not on this date, where they dropped a pitcher's duel with St. Lucie, 1-0.  The only S-Reds run was unearned, as Jeremy Horst, Enerio Del Rosario, Joseph Krebs, and Logan Ondrusek combined on the excellent pitching performance.  However, the offense just wasn't up to the task, with the S-Reds only mustering 6 hits, with two of them coming from backup 1B Jason LouwsmaUp next: Sarasota's off tomorrow.
  • Dayton was off today, and opens up a new series in Peoria starting at 7:30.