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Farmers Only: Chris Heisey and J.C. Sulbaran in the Futures game, and another Travis W. gets in on the shutout action

    Travis Webb
  • As previously reported elsewhere, Chris Heisey and J.C. Sulbaran were named to the U.S. and World rosters for the Futures Game.  Congrats, guys!
  • Louisville won big in Charlotte, as Sam Lecure pitched a beauty to shut out the Knights 7-0.  LeCure gave up no runs on 5 hits in 6 innings of work, and struck out 7 while walking 3.  Camilo Vazquez, Jeff Kennard, and Robert Manuel all pitched in relief to preserve the win.  Everyone did their part for the offense, with every starter having at least one hit, and Luis Bolivar and Daniel Dorn collecting two.  Dorn and Drew Sutton went deep, as the offense rolled.  Up next: Ramon Ramirez takes on Charlotte at 7:15.
  • Carolina performed well for 9 innings, only to give up 2 runs in the 10th to lose in extras to Jacksonville 4-2Tom Cochran had a good start, giving up 2 runs in 7 1/3 innings of work, but Sean Watson gave up a 2-run home run in his 3rd inning of work to lose it for the Mudcats.  On offense, Jose Castro led the way going 3-for-5, and Chris Heisey and Chris Denove had two hits each.  Up next: Dallas Buck takes the hill against Jacksonville at 7:15.
  • Travis Webb was downright awesome as Sarasota won a pitcher's duel 1-0.  Webb pitched 5 innings of shutout ball, only giving up 2 hits, and The Cycle pitched 3 shutout innings of relief.  Jason Bour had two hits, and Neftali Soto drove in the S-Reds only run on a groundout.  Up next: Luis Montano takes the mound against Lakeland at 7.
  • Dayton saw a tie game broken in the 8th inning to lose 6-5Dave Sappelt, Carlos Mendez, Michael Konstanty, and Kevyn Feiner all had two hits each, and Konstanty drove in 3 runs, but it wasn't enough to overcome 5 runs given up (3 unearned runs) by Josh RavinUp next: Lance Janke takes on Lansing at 7:05.
  • Donnie Joseph
  • Billings got rocked by Great Falls 17-4.  Obviously, bad pitching was the story in this one, as Luca Panerati gave up 7 runs (5 earned) in his 3 innings of work, and in 2 innings of work each, Jason Braun gave up 3 runs (2 earned) and Mike Bohana gave up 7 runs (4 earned).  Third round pick Donnie Joseph was the only bright spot, pitching 2 perfect innings while striking out 5 of the 6 hitters he faced in his pro debut.  Tyler Stovall had two hits to lead the anemic offense, but obviously 17 runs is a pretty deep hole to dig up from.  But either way, you have to be excited about what Joseph did.  Up next: Justin Walker takes the hill against Great Falls at 9.
  • The GCL Reds lost in extra innings to the GCL Twins, 5-3Billy Hamilton had another multi-hit game, going 2-for-5, and Yorman Rodriguez had three hits for the G-Reds.  Carter Morrison drove in two runs, but that was the extent of the offense.  Those were the first three hitters; the 4-9 hitters went 0-for-23 in the game.  Tzu-Kai Chiu started the game, giving up 2 hits and no runs in 3 innings, but the G-Twins broke the game open against Michael HenryMatteo Pizziconi came in and pitched scoreless ball in 1 1/3 innings, but Daniel Corcino gave up the winningruns in the 10th.  Up next: The GCL Reds have an off day tomorrow.
  • Roster Moves: Homer Bailey will be making the start in the big leagues on Saturday, so his place in the rotation will be compromised soon.  Travis Wood, perhaps?  Maybe not, because Daryl Thompson is off the DL.  Infielder Yen-Wen Kuo and outfielder Tony Brown are back with Dayton after a few starts in Billings.