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Farmers Only: I wish I lived in Dayton!

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Well, not really.  Not at all, actually.  But the Dragons are probably the most exciting and interesting team in the Reds entire system right now, big leagues included.  I wish I could watch them play in person.

  • Louisville is flat out feeling the effects of losing so many players in the last month.  Yesterday they lost 7-3Carlos Fisher struck out 4 in 2 shutout innings of relief.  Devin Mesoraco was 2-4, raising his OPS on the year to .879.  If and when a Ramon Hernandez trade occurs, I'd say Devin is ready.  Dave Sappelt was 2-3.  Up Next: Travis Wood takes the hill at 7:05.
  • Carolina lost a heartbreaker, 6-5.  The Mudcats entered the 9th leading 5-3 but Chris Mobley gave up 3 runs in the inning to take the loss.  Neftali Soto was 2-4 with his 19th homer of the season.  Yasmani Grandal was 1-4 with a homer and a walk.  Josh Fellhauer, recently promoted from Bakersfield, was 3-4. Up Next: Someone will start at 7:15.
  • Bakersfield lost 5-1.  Every starter but one had 1 hit.  One guy had 2.  Bleh. Up Next: Tim Crabbe gets the 10:05 start.
  • Dayton won 6-1Billy Hamilton had 2 hits, including a triple, and stole his 75th base.  Jaren Matthews had 2 hits, including a double, and David Vidal was 3-4 with 2 homers, giving him 13 on the season.  Vidal started off a bit slow, but he has been scorching in June and July.  He's a great pure hitter, and definitely someone to keep an eye on moving forward.  Up Next: Tanner Robles is back in Dayton, and gets the 7:00 start.
  • Both Billings and AZL Reds were off.  They both play today.