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Farmers Only: J.C. Sulbaran, Bakersfield's savior-in-chief

  • Louisville beat Columbus 4-2.  Yonder Alonso went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI and Dave Sappelt hit his 7th homer of the year.  Chad Reineke got the start and gave up 2 runs in 5 1/3 innings with 5 strikeouts.  Zack Cozart was 0-for-3, which is still better than stupid Janish or Renteria would have done.  Up next: Bats take on Columbus at 7:05.
  • Carolina finished off Monday's game by giving up 4 runs in the top of the 11th to lose 9-5.  James Avery started and gave up 2 runs (1 earned) in 4 1/3 innings.  Denis Phipps led the offense going 2-for-3 with a homer.  The scheduled game was a 6-5 win, thanks to some 9th inning heroics.  Down 5-4 with the bases empty and 2 outs in the 9th, Denis Phipps homered to tie the game, and Eric Campbell ended up driving in the winning run shortly after.  Henry Rodriguez and Neftali Soto also homered in this one, with Soto racking up his 13th of the year.  Brandon Hynick had a great start, giving up 1 unearned run on 4 hits, with 10 strikeouts.  Donnie Joseph gave up 3 runs in the next inning to relinquish the lead, before the offense bailed him out.  Up next: Kyle McCulloch takes on Jacksonville at 7:15.
  • Bakersfield shut out Lancaster 3-0 to end their losing streak at 3 and to end a streak where they had lost 7 of 8.  J.C. Sulbaran went 6 shutout innings, only giving up 3 hits, no walks, and striking out 7.  It's games like this that make me think we might have something here.  Clayton Shunick and Doug Salinas combined to preserve the shutout.  Up next: Tim Crabbe takes on Lancaster at 7.
  • Dayton won their 5th in a row, 7-5 against South Bend.  Billy Hamilton and Ronald Torreyes had 2 hits each, and Hamilton stole his 59th and 60th bases of the year.  Kyle Lotzkar gave up 5 runs in 4 2/3 innings with 7 strikeouts, but Chad Rogers and Blaine Howell combined for 4 1/3 innings of shutout relief.  Up next: Josh Smith takes the hill against Fort Wayne at 7:05.
  • Billings beat Great Falls 5-2.  Sean Buckley was 3-for-4 with a homer, and Wes Mugarian had an improved start, going 5 2/3 innings of 2-run, 6 strikeout ball.  Up next: Tony Cingrani takes on Great Falls at 9:05.
  • The AZL Reds came back in the 9th to tie the game, only to lose in the bottom of the inning to to the AZL Royals 7-6.  Eliezer Beard got the start and went 4 innings, giving up 5 runs (4 earned).  Brandon Dailey went 2-for-5 with a double and a homer, his first of the year.  Up next: AZL Athletics at 10.