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Farmers Only: Matt Fairel does his part to ease the pain of Reds fans

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  • Louisville lost to Lehigh Valley 8-4Chad Reineke made his first start of the year, going 5 innings of 3 run ball.  Wilkin Castillo had a home run for the Bats, one of only two extra base hits on the night.  Ben Jukich gave up 2 runs in the 7th to break a 3-3 tie and earn the loss.  Up next: Matt Maloney takes on Lehigh Valley at 7:05.
  • Carolina beat Chattanooga 6-4, behind a solid start by Alexander Smit.  The Dutchman allowed 3 runs in 5 innings, and got lots of run support.  Kris Negron, Denis Phipps, and Dave Sappelt all had multi-hit games.  Up next: There's no starter listed for the 'Cats game against Chattanooga at 7:15, but it should be Matt Klinker's turn.  Is there a roster move coming?  Stay tuned.
  • Lynchburg beat Winston-Salem 9-2 on another strong start by Matt Fairel.  Matt went 7 innings and gave up 2 runs, while striking out 5 and walking just 1.  The offense exploded for 15 hits, with Jose Gualdron leading the way with 3 of them.  Alex Buchholz drove in 3 runs for the Hillcats, and despite going 1-for-5, Devin Mesoraco drove in 2.  Cody Puckett hit his 5th HR of the year in this one as well.  Up next: James Avery makes his first start of the year against Winston-Salem at 7:00.
  • Dayton lost to Lansing, 3-2Justin Walker gave up 3 runs in 6 inning and struck out 6, and Josh Garton led the offense with a 2-for-4 evening.  Up next: Jacob Johnson takes the hill against Bowling Green at 7.