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Farmers Only: Travis Wood and Yorman Rodriguez make their highly anticipated debuts at new levels, and don't disappoint

  • Louisville split their games over the weekend, both in Syracuse, a 4-3 loss and a 5-3 winTravis Wood started on Saturday, and pitched 6 scoreless innings before giving up a run in the 7th.  He ended up giving up his one run on 3 hits, while walking 4 and striking out 5.  Zach Stewart gave up his first run in a month in relief, and Robert Manuel blew the save.  On Sunday, Chris Heisey and Drew Sutton had three hits each, and Justin Lehr notched another win pitching 6 1/3 innings of 3-run (2 earned) ball, striking out 4.  If Micah has to go on the DL, it seems pretty plausible that they call up Lehr, with his spot in the rotation the same as Micah's and his 13 wins in AAA.  Manuel bounced back on Sunday with a scoreless 9th to notch his 10th save.  Up next: Matt Maloney is scheduled to take on Syracuse at 7.  (This could change with Micah's DL status, stay tuned.)
  • Carolina dropped their Saturday game against Huntsville 4-1.  Another suspect start in Carolina, as Camilo Vazquez was pulled after 4 innings, after only giving up 2 runs.  Shaun Cumberland was the Mudcats offense, with two hits and his first HR of the season.  The Mudcats were off on Sunday.  Up next:  The Mudcats take on Chattanooga at 7:15, with no starter listed.
  • Sarasota dropped both of their weekend games, a 6-2 loss to Dunedin and a 3-1 loss to Daytona.  On Saturday, Rafael Gonzalez got shelled in his 3 innings of work, but Joe Krebs and Justin Freeman combined to pitch 5 innings of 1-run ball.  Devin Mesoraco had three hits in that game.  Travis Webb pitched 6 innings of one-hit, shutout ball on Sunday, but the bullpen blew the lead in the 8th.  Up next: Luis Montano takes on Daytona at 7.
  • Dayton won both of their games in Kane County over the weekend.  On Saturday, they won 4-2 behind a good start by Matt Fairel.  Fairel gave up 1 run in 7 innings of work, striking out 6.  Donnie Joseph gave up a run in the 9th, but still managed to hold down his first save in Dayton.  In Sunday's game, they won 9-4 behind an explosive offense.  Enrique Rojas and Carlos Mendez both had 3 hits on Sunday, and 5 on the weekend each.  Kevin Coddington and Alexis Oliveras had two hits and drove in 3 and 2 runs respectively.  Up next: Another game with Kane County, at 7:30 ET.  No starter listed.
  • Billings lost both of their games over the weekend 2-1 against Missoula.  On Saturday, Blair Carson put together a good start, going 6 innings of 1-run ball with 4 strikeouts.  Yorman Rodriguez had two hits and a HR, batting 3rd in his Billings debut.  Mark Fleury and Efrain Contreras both had two hits as well.  On Sunday, Leonardo Astorga actually had a good start, pitching 5 innings of 2 run ball (1 earned).  Contreras had three hits, and Hector Santana and Justin Walker both pitched scoreless relief outings.  Up next: The Mustangs take on Great Falls at 9:05.
  • The GCL Reds played a doubleheader on Saturday before an off day on Sunday.  Game 1 was against the GCL Twins, a game our boys won 6-5Tyler Cline gave up 2 runs in 4 innings.  Theodis Bowe was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI, and a SB, his 13th of the short season so far.  In Game 2, the Reds lost to the GCL Twins 4-3.  Henry Rodriguez and Oliver Santos had 3 hits each, and Stephen Smith gave up 3 runs in his 2 innings start for the loss.  Up next: Rays at noon.
  • Roster Moves: Logan Ondrusek continues his rapid ascent up the ladder, as he's in Louisville now after putting up a 1.65 ERA in 32 2/3 innings in Carolina.  And, as previously mentioned, Travis Wood is finally in Louisville, wearing number 12.  To make room for Ondrusek in the pen, Federico Baez was demoted to Carolina, and Scott Carroll takes Wood's place in the Mudcats rotation.  Michael Griffin is back in Carolina after going 0-for his last 8 games in AAA, and to make room for him, Jose Castro is on the DL.  Andrew Means is on the DL in Dayton, with Alexis Oliveras getting the call from Billings to take his place.  To replace Oliveras in Billings, Yorman Rodriguez got the much anticipated call.  He's gotta be the only 16-year-old in the Pioneer League, right?  New faces on the GCL team include pitchers Daniel Tuttle and Stephen Smith