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Farmers Only: Homer gets knocked down, but he gets up again, you're never gonna keep him down

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The Reds minor leaguers followed up the Reds sweep of the Astros with an off-day sweep of their own!  Let's see if I can make it through a full post without someone calling me out on nitpicky grammar mistakes that have nothing to do with the content of the post!

  • Homer Bailey got knocked around a little bit, but prevailed to get the win as Louisville won 5-2 over the PawSox.  In Homer's 6 innings of work, he only gave up two runs, despite giving up 11 hits and walking 3 hitters.  Robert Manuel has been quietly coming on lately out of the pen, pitching two innings of one hit scoreless ball.  He's gone his last 7 1/3 innings without giving up a run, and has dropped his ERA down to 2.57.  Danny Dorn was the offensive star, going 3-for-4 with a 2-run HR.  Craig Tatum, Wes Bankston, and Danny Richar also had two hits apiece.  Up next: The Bats take on Scranton-WB at 7:05.  No starter is listed for the Bats at the moment, but it should be Sam LeCure.
  • Travis Wood had a bit of trouble early for Carolina, but managed another solid outing to beat Montgomery 7-2.  Wood went 7 innings of 2 run ball, and didn't walk a batter on the evening.  Derrik Lutz had a perfect inning of work to bring his ERA below 2.  Chris Kroski and Sean Henry both had 3 hits for the Mudcats, and Todd Frazier was 2-for-5 with a triple.  Up next: Jordan Smith tries to keep his record perfect against Montgomery at 8:15.
  • Sarasota beat Dunedin 3-1.  Is Jerry Gil starting to get it?  Gil had his second good outing in a row, going 6 innings and only giving up 1 run and striking out 5.  Offensively, Neftali Soto must have been listening to what I had to say about him, as he went 2-for-4, and Yonder Alonso hit his 7th HR of the season.  Oh yeah, and the guy with the best name in the Reds system right now got his first hit of the season.  Congratulations, MarieksonUp next:  Travis Webb takes on Dunedin at 7.
  • Dayton shut out Wisconsin 5-0 with a little help from Matt Fairel.  He went 6 innings of shutout ball for the second outing in a row, and Mark James and Aguido Gonzalez gave up two hits total in relief to preserve the shutout.  Fairel hasn't given up more than 3 runs in a game this season.  Carlos Mendez hit his 2nd HR of the season, and Kevin Coddington also had two hits for the Dragons.  Up next: Josh Ravin takes on Cedar Rapids at 7.