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Farmers Only: Weekend Recap

  • Roster Moves: Matt Klinker is back at AAA to take Sam LeCure's spot, who went on the DL, and Danny Ray Herrera is on the Louisville roster.  For all the uniform number junkies out there, he's wearing #6 for the Bats, which is odd for a pitcher (to wear a single-digit number) but only adds to the mystique of DRH.  Daryl Thompson is back in Carolina after an injury, and last year's other first round pick, Brad Boxberger, is in AA in a bullpen role after spending the rest of his day starting in Lynchburg.  Kevin Arico and James Walczak are in the Dayton bullpen, and Andrew Means is off the DL and back into the Dragons' outfield.
  • Louisville had a pretty good weekend, winning all 5 of their games on the weekend.  They won Friday night 10-5 against Durham on a breakout night by Yonder Alonso.  Yonder went 3-for-6 with a HR and 5 RBI.  Daniel Dorn knocked in 2 runs with his 3 hits as well.  Matt Klinker was decent in his start, giving up 4 runs in 5 innings with 4 strikeouts.  Aroldis Chapman had another relief outing with unspectacular results.  1 run given up in 2 innings pitched, with 3 strikeouts.  Pitching was the story on Saturday, with 5 Bats pitchers combining for a 2-0 shutout of Indianapolis.  Jesus Delgado threw 5 innings, and Danny Ray Herrera, Jon Adkins, Philippe Valiquette, and Carlos Fisher all provided zeroes from the bullpen.  The Bats got up early to win on Sunday 4-2Edinson Volquez was solid on his rehab start, with 2 runs given up in 5 innings.  Enerio Del Rosario and Jared Burton put up two zeroes each, and Todd Frazier drove in 2 runs for the win.  Louisville won both games of their Monday doubleheader 6-0 and 1-0.  In game 1, Chad Reineke went 5 scoreless, and DRH finished it off with 2 of his own.  Todd Frazier had 3 hits, and Chris Valaika and Yonder Alonso both homered.  In game 2, Ben Jukich pitched 5 shutout innings and Chapman and Fisher finished it off.  Up next: Bats take on the Indians at 7:05.
  • Carolina split their games over the weekend.  They lost to Jacksonville 3-1 on Friday despite a good start by Daryl Thompson.  His first start off the DL, Thompson pitched 5 innings and gave up 2 unearned runs with no walks and 3 strikeouts.  On Saturday they bounced back, winning 3-1Travis Webb struck out 6 in his 7 1-run innings, and Brandon Yarbrough and Sean Danielson had 2 hits each.  They lost on Sunday to Chattanooga 8-4 behind a not great start by Scott Carroll.  Carroll gave up 6 runs in 5 innings, and Brad Boxberger continued to pitch poorly from the 'pen, with 2 more runs given up in 1 2/3 innings.  They won on Monday night 7-2 behind the golden arm of Tom Cochran.  Cochran had another good outing, giving up 2 runs in 5 1/3 innings, and Dave Sappelt drove in 2 runs.  Up next: Matt Fairel gets the start against Chattanooga at 7:15.
  • Lynchburg lost all 4 of their games, 10-8, 6-2, 6-4, and 5-3.  On Friday, Lance Janke got lit up, and despite a comeback, even 3 hits by Felix Perez and Brodie Greene couldn't get the Hillcats all the way back.  Curt Partch gave up 13 hits and didn't get out of the 5th inning on Saturday.  Cody Puckett had two doubles to lead the offense.  Sunday had another late inning rally fall short as Felix Perez went 4-for-5 and Neftali Soto hit his 11th HR of the year.  On Sunday, the offense never got going and the 4 runs (2 earned) that James Avery gave up were too much for the offense to handle with the former Xavier man Charlie Leesman on the mound.  Donnie Joseph pitched another scoreless inning, ho hum.  Up next: The Hillcats have a merciful day off today.
  • Dayton split their weekend, losing twice against Great Lakes and winning twice against West Michigan.  Jacob Johnson started on Friday, and the Dragons got handed a 13-3 lossHenry Rodriguez's homer was one of 4 hits for the Dragons.  They lost 7-6 on Saturday, as the Loons came back on Blair Carson and Kevin Arico in the 8th to take a lead.  Justin Walker had a decent start, giving up 3 runs in 6.  Andrew Means stepped right back into the top of the lineup, going 2-for-4 with a RBI.  They won 6-4 on Sunday, with Ricky Bowen putting up a good start with 2 runs given up in 5 innings.  James Walczak pitched two shutout inning in his Dayton debut, and H-Rod went 4-for-5.  Chris Richburg hit his 12th HR of the year.  The Dragons won 7-6 on Monday, with Andrew Means contributing 3 more hits to his team's cause.  H-Rod homered and drove in 3 runs, and Tim Crabbe got the most out of his start, with 2 runs given up in 6 innings.  Up next: J.C. Sulbaran duels West Michigan at high noon.
  • Billings lost 2 of their 3 games over the weekend, a 4-1 loss to Helena on Friday and a 7-6 loss against Great Falls on Sunday.  Saturday was a 7-5 win over Great Falls.  On Friday, Daniel Corcino gave 3 runs in 4 innings but didn't get much offensive help.  Saturday was a solid offensive effort, with Dayne Read going 4-for-5 with 2 RBI and Trey Manz contributing 3 hits of his own.  Starlin Gerson collected his first win of the year with 4 runs given up in 5 innings.  Clayton Shunick got shelled on Sunday with 6 runs given up in 2 innings.   Monday's game was postponed.  Up next: They'll have a doubleheader starting at 8, with Daniel Tuttle taking the first game and Tanner Robles pitching the nightcap.  
  • The AZL Reds won 2 of 3 in their weekend.  They won 8-4 on Friday against the AZL Brewers behind a 5-for-5 day by Junior AriasJuan Silva also had 3 hits.  They lost on Saturday 8-2 against the AZL Cubs despite a good start by Kyle Lotzkar, who went 3 shutout innings.  Kurtis Muller had 2 hits and William Harford drove in 2 runs.  They won their final game of the weekend 9-3 on Sunday against the AZL A's with Ismael Guillon striking out 6 in his 4 innings of work.  Dominic D'Anna had 2 doubles and 2 RBI and Junior Arias hit his 2nd HR of the year off of former Red Brett Tomko, who got the loss.  Seriously.  Up next: After an off day on Monday, the A-Reds take on the AZL Rangers tonight at 10.