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Farmers Only: Aroldis Chapman has his longest start as a pro, but Louisville needs a new closer

  • Louisville lost 4-3Aroldis Chapman had one of his best starts as a pro, going 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 5.  The best part is he did that with only 88 pitches, and reports are that he had his offspeed stuff working well.  Methinks he's getting closer and closer to a call-up.  Zack Cozart was 1-4 with a double, and Wilkin Castillo was 1-3 with his 5th homer.  Unfortunately Chapman didn't get the W for his efforts, as Jon Adkins gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth to lose it.  It was his 5th blown save of the year, and his ERA now stands at 7.58.  Jared Burton threw another scoreless inning.  Maybe he should close games for a little while.  Up Next: Matt Maloney starts at 11:35 a.m.
  • Carolina lost 5-4.  Jeremy Horst pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief, and Mike "George" Costanzo went 2-4 with a triple.  Kris Negron also hit his 4th homer of the year.  Up Next: Scott Carroll goes at 1:05 p.m.
  • Lynchburg won 4-0 behind 5 1/3 strong innings from James Avery.  Recent callup Donnie Joseph pitched a scoreless inning, striking out 2.  Neftali Soto was 3-4 with a double (and caught the game), and Alex Buchholz was 2-4 with a homer.  Up Next: Jordan Hotchkiss starts at 7:05.
  • Dayton won 9-2.  Chase Ware threw 4 shutout innings of relief, and struck out 4.  DiDi Gregorius was 4-5 with a double, Henry Rodriguez was 2-4 with a double, and Chris Richburg hit his 5th homer.  Up Next: JC Sulbaran goes at 7:00.