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Farmers Only: Uncle Jesse Goes Cougar Hunting

In which Jesse Winker and the Dayton Dragons are the only Reds affiliate to win

Felix Perez can't catch a break
Felix Perez can't catch a break
  • Louisville fell to the Lehigh Valley Margaret Thatchers Iron Pigs 4-1. They drew first blood as Henry Rodriguez singled and scored on an error in the first, but the Iron Pigs put on a band-aid and then drew all the rest of the blood. Hank-Rod was 2-4, and Felix Perez also had two base knocks to account for 67% of the Louisville hits. Chad Reineke did his Chad Reinieke-y thing, giving up 2 runs in 5.2 innings, striking out 7 and walking 3. Up next: Armando "Probably Next on the SP Depth Chart" Galarraga (1-1, 1.80) faces Lehigh Valley on the road at 7:05.
  • Pensacola was off. Up next: Chad "Shit Yeah" Rogers (2-1, 1.47) toes the rubber in Jacksonville at 7:05.
  • Bakersfield lost in walk-off fashion to the Nuts, 4-3, in 10 innings. They actually took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth thanks to a Kyle Waldrop double (one of only 4 Bakersfield hits), but Brian "Tampax" Pearl couldn't get three outs before allowing Modesto to tie it up, and Kyle McMyne didn't want him to feel bad, I guess, so he gave up a walk-off double after a pair of BBs. Bakersfield starter Carlos Gonzalez struck out 7 Nuts in just 3.2 scoreless innings, and Wes "Liberator of the Unsullied" Mugarian and Mike Dennhardt both tossed clean frames in relief. Up next: The Blaze turn to Jon Moscot (0-4, 6.51) at home to take on league-leading San Jose at 10:30 Cincy time.
  • Dayton went MILF-hunting in an 11-8 win over the Cougars. Jesse ripped a Winker–his third of the season–as part of a 2-5 day, and Nick O'Shea O'honked one out as well. Every Dragon got at least one hit except Joe Hudson, because who the hell is Joe Hudson, anyway? Zach Vincej was a boss from the leadoff spot, going 3-4 with a walk and 3 RBI. Sal Romano wasn't particularly sharp (probably a busted fan belt or something with the transmission), giving up 4 runs in 5 innings, but the offense picked him up and got him the win. In other news, Kane County employs a pitcher named Bijan Rademacher. Do with that what you will. Up next: F-YEAH OFF DAY