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Farmers Only: A Noble Spirit Embiggens the Smallest Man

Do the Hanky Panky


Louisville jumped on the Columbus Clippers early, and rode it out to an 8-3 victory. Cool Papa Billy went 1-5 with a run scored and swiped his 8th bag of the season. Felix Perez drove in 4 runs on a 3-4 night with a three run jonrón. Hank-Rod had a nice night as well, going 2-4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Greg Reynolds started the game for the Bats, throwing 5 innings of three run ball, but it was the bullpen that was able to lock it down, highlighted by a 2 inning, 5 K, no walk appearance from Jose Arredondo. Up Next: The Indianapolis Indians head to town for Thirsty Thursday. Lil' Cueto looks to throw his first quality start of the year at 6:35 PM ET.

Pensacola got beat around by the Jacksonville Suns, losing 10-3. Tim Crabbe got shelled in his 4.2 innings, giving up 7 runs on 14 hits, 3 of which left the yard. The offensive woes continue for the Wahoos, as they managed 7 hits, none of which were the extra base variety. Up Next: Chad "Sharkbait" Rogers squares off against the Suns at 8 PM ET.

Bakersfield shut the 66'ers out last night, winning 6-0. The top of the order did most of the damage, with Juan Perez going 2-4 with 2 doubles and Ryan Wright driving in 3 runs on his 3-4 night. James Allen only tallied one strikeout and allowed 5 hits in 6.2 innings, but he kept the Inland Empire off the board. El'hajj Muhammad struck out two of the three batters he faced in his perfect inning. He's been lights out to start the season. Up Next: No starter has been announced yet for the 10 PM ET game against Lancaster tonight.

Dayton is still on the snide, as they lost 7-3 to Lake County. Ismael Guillon gave up 1 run 3.1 innings with 5 strikeouts, but OH MY GOD HE WALKED 9 BATTERS and allowed 4 runs to score. I mentioned this yesterday, but Dayton's offense has been bad. As a team, they are slashing a sub-Mendozian .194/.255/.273 in their first 12 games. The lone exception so far has been young second baseman Brent Peterson, who is OPS'ing 1.241 in his first 20 AB of the year. He went 3-4 with an RBI. Up Next: Drew Cisco looks for his second win as the Dragons take on the Captains at 6:30 PM ET.

Other Notes:

My new favorite Rangers prospect, Rougned Odor, hit a home run yesterday.