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Farmers Only: Getting back into the swing of things

You see what I did there?  They're baseball players, and they're getting back into the swing...oh, nevermind.  Here's the recap of last night's action.


  • Louisville was off.  Up Next: I'm not gonna lie.  The ASB messed up the rotation, so I really have no idea who is starting, but they play at 7:05.
  • Carolina lost 6-4.  Kris Negron and Mike Costanzo were 3-5, Devin Mesoraco was 2-4, and Felix Perez was 2-5 with a double in his first game in AA.  Brad Boxberger had another rough relief outing, giving up 2 runs in just 1.2 innings.  Up Next: Tom Cochran takes the hill at 7:15.
  • Lynchburg won 5-3 behind a very strong start from Jordan Hotchkiss.  Hotch (yes, no?) threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 6.  Donnie Joseph got the save, although he gave up a run in 1.1 innings pitched on a homer.  Carlos Mendez was 3-5, Cody Puckett was 2-5 with a double, and Denis Phipps hit his first homer of the year. Up Next: Same deal here.  They play at 7:05, it should be Chase Ware.
  • Dayton lost a crazy one, 10-9.  The Dragons trailed 9-4 entering the top of the 9th, but scored 5 in their half to tie it.  Unfortunately, Junior Martinez gave up a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th to lose it.  That must've been deflating after that comeback.  Henry Rodriguez was 2-5 with a double and a SB, and Chris Richburg and Frank Pfister each went 2-4 with a homer.  Up Next: The Dragons play at 8:00.
  • Billings lost 6-5.  Lots of offense in this one, sort of.  The Mustangs got 10 hits, all singles.  Yorman Rodriguez was back in the lineup and went 2-5, Juan Duran went 2-4 with a walk, and Billy Hamilton was 2-4 with 2 walks and 3 stolen bases.  Those Mustangs must be aggressive baserunners, as there were 5 SB but 4 caught stealing and 1 pickoff in this game. Up Next: Somebody will start at 9:15.
  • AZL Reds lost 2-1, ruining a nice start from Ismael Guillon.  Guillon threw 5 strong innings, giving up 1 run while striking out 4.  Sam Diaz was 2-4 and Kurtis Muller was 1-3 with a double. Up Next: The AZL Reds are off Thursday.