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Farmers Only: Relief pitching is good, unless you're in Montana

    Kip Wells
  • Louisville beat Syracuse 5-4Sam Lecure started the game, and gave up 3 runs in 4 innings.  Not sure why he was lifted, more on that as I found out more.  Kip Wells was exceptional in relief, pitching 4 innings of 1-run ball, striking out 6 and getting the win.  Josh Roenicke pitched a scorless 9th for his 12th save.  The offense wasn't spectacular, with Luis Bolivar and Wes Bankston with 2 hits each.  Up next: Travis Wood makes his AAA debut as the Bats take on Syracuse at 7.
  • Jerry Gil
  • Carolina beat Huntsville 7-5 behind a big night by Juan Francisco.  El Nino Destructor was 4-for-4, including 2 HR (his 17th and 18th) and 3 RBI.  Roar.  Todd Frazier was also good, going 2-for-4 with his 12th HR of the season.  Scott Carroll only pitched two innings in his start, and gave up 3 runs.  Similar to the Bats game, Jerry Gil was stellar in relief, giving up only one hit in 4 scoreless innings of work.  Enerio Del Rosario and Logan Ondrusek pitched perfect 8th and 9th innings, with the latter getting his 7th save of the year.  Up next: Camilo Vazquez takes on Huntsville at 7.
  • Jeremy Horst
  • Jeremy Horst ran into some more bad luck, as Sarasota lost 8-3 to Dunedin.  Horst gave up 3 earned runs in 5 innings, but still earned the loss.  He ran his record to 5-11, but his ERA is 3.42, which is good for 12th in FSL.  For the offense, Dave Sappelt led the way going 3-for-4, and Neftali Soto, Kyle Day, and Shane Carlson each had 2 hits.  Up next: Rafael Gonzalez takes on Dunedin at 7.
  • Mark Serrano
  • Dayton scored in the 9th to tie Wisconsin, but the Timber Rattlers came out victorious, beating the Dragons 5-4 in 11 innings.  Kevyn Feiner was 4-for-5, and Tony Brown was 2-for-4 with a HR.  Mark Serrano pitched 4 one-hit innings in relief, striking out 5.  Up next: Dayton takes on Kane County at 7. 
  • Billings blew a 6 run lead in the 9th to lose to Missoula 8-7Bryan Gardner walked the first 4 hitters in the inning, and Daniel Corcino balked in a run, gave up 2 singles, and gave up a walk-off 3-run homer to lose the game.  They owe Tim Crabbe dinner, as Crabbe pitched 5 innings of 1-run ball and struck out 7 hitters and got nothing to show for it.  On offense, Chris McMurray was 3-for-4 with a HR, and Efrain Contreras, Tyler Stovall, Thomas Nurre, and Frank Pfister all had two hits each.  Up next: Biair Carson looks for better luck against Missoula at 9:05.
  • The GCL Reds won 3-0 with 3 promising pitchers combined for a 6-hitter and struck out 10.  Daniel Tuttle pitched 4 shutout innings in his first pro start, the Italian Stallion Matteo Pizziconi gave up 1 hit in his 2 innings of work, and the only Taiwanese Red Tzu-Kai Chiu struck out 5 in 3 innings to get the save.  Juan Duran was 3-for-4 to lead the offense, and Yovan Gonzalez went 2-for-2.  Not having a good day was Yorman Rodriguez, who struck out 4 times in his 4 at bats.  Up next: The GCL Reds take on the GCL Twins at 11am.