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Farmers Only: Speed Provides the One Genuinely Modern Pleasure

  • Louisville won, beating the Syracuse Chiefs 4-3. They got the scoring out of the way early in this one, as all 7 runs were plated in the first 2.5 innings. Wirfin Obispo started and hurled 3 innings of 3-run ball. A trio of Scott Carroll, Nick Christiani, and Jordan Smith provided six scoreless innings. After a 3-run first, Chris Negron mashed a tater in the 2nd inning, and that would stand to be the game winner. Up Next: Jeff Francis (2-5, 4.09 ERA) starts the second of four contests between the Bats and the Chiefs at 11:05 am.
  • Pensacola got blanked by the Jackson Generals 5-0. The Wahoos faced off against the #21 overall prospect (according to BA), Danny Hultzen. The soon to be major leaguer scattered 5 singles while fanning five over six innings. The bullpen was equally effective, and nary a Wahoo had an extra base hit. Tim Gustafson missed a lot of bats, striking out 8 batters in 5.2 innings pitched, but manged to allow 5 runs. Up Next: Pensacola faces off against the Generals again at 8:05 pm. Starters TBD.
  • Bakersfield routed the Inland Empire 66'ers, winning 6-2. Billy the Quick got his thief on, swiping his 50th, 51st, and 52nd bags of the season. His current pace would have him finishing the season with 145 (!) stolen bases, which would break Donnell Nixon's California League record of 144 steals in a season. Hamilton had a nice day at the plate as well, going 3-5 and driving in 2 runs. Theo Bowe continues to rake in Bako, bringing his average up to .392 with a 3-4 night. Josh Smith had a quality start, allowing 2 runs over 6 innings with 3 Ks. Up Next: The Cingranati Kid (4-1, 1.05 ERA) faces the 66'ers at 10:30 pm.
  • Dayton lost in a low scoring affair, falling to the West Michigan White Caps 3-1. Kurtis Muller has straightened himself out after being demoted from Bakersfield, and he kept it up last night -- going 2-3 while providing the only Dragons XBH and run scored. Jacob Johnson had a decent start, giving up 3 earned over 5 with 4 Ks and 1 BB. Up Next: Danny Boy Jensen (2-4, 3.21 ERA) toes the rubber against the White Caps in the final game of the series at 11 am.