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Farmers Only: Robert Stephenson Spits Hot Fire

Bobby Steves and the Dragons, or Introduction to Remedial Funnies

Courtesy: Dayton Dragons
Courtesy: Dayton Dragons
  • Louisville beat Columbus 4-1 behind Greg Reynolds' best start of the year. Reynolds Wrap went 8.1 innings allowing just a solo homer to Jeremy Hernia Hermida in the top of the first. He allowed 9 hits and struck out 4, walking none. Corky Miller had 3 RCI (Runs Corky'd In), and Billy Hamilton stole his 30th of the year after singling. Up next: The Bats head to Toledo. First pitch at 7pm.
  • Pensacola got drubbed by Jacksonville, 11-2. The Suns put up consecutive 5 spots in the 7th and 8th innings as Chris Manno and Josh "Quoth the" Ravin were shelled. Seriously guys, nevermore. Somehow, Danny Renken was saddled with the loss, despite actually pitching well for six innings. He only gave up one run on 4 hits, striking out 7 to just one walk. And that concludes today's lesson in Pitcher Wins and Losses Are a Dumb Stat to Judge Pitcher Performance By 101, and yes, it will be on the test. Paul Daugherty has already failed three times. Anyways, Theo Bowe and Bryson Smith each went 2-4. Up next: The series marches on, Josh Smith (3-5, 4.10) leading the way, at 7.
  • Bakersfield fell to San Jose, 5-2, in a battle of Blaze vs. Quakes. Yovan Gonzalez had 40% of the Bakersfield hits, going 2-4. Kyle Lotzkar gave up a run in 2 innings of relief, and the return of The Prophet filled hearts of the faithful with the warmth of a thousand suns as El'Hajj Muhammad tossed a perfect inning, striking out one. Oh! Yorman Rodriguez walked! That was a cool thing that happened! Up next: The Rancho Cucamonga Workaholics come to town to get weird, first pitch at 10:35.
  • Dayton is suddenly a really fun team. The Dragons embarrassed the Silver Hawks, winning 9-0. Robert Stephenson twirled a 1-hit, 9-strikeout boner of a game over 6 2/3 innings. He walked 2, but that doesn't really matter, as his stat line was positively Cingranomenal. He retired the first 17 batters of the game, and my goodness he's gooooood. Jesse Winker is also good, and he had a pair-o-singles and a pair-o-walks. Beau "I Wanna Fuck You Like An" Amaral reached base 4 times (3-4, BB) and his former UCLA teammate Jeff Gelalich drove in 3 and stole his 13th base of the year. Tanner "Where?" Rahier continued to bring the lumber, going 2-4 with a run scored. Up next: Lake County comes to town at 7:05, and Ismael Guillon (1-5, 7.98) will be there to walk them in.