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Farmers Only: Off Day Blues Edition

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Steam Engine Stephenson strikes out nine.

-MBP

Louisville stuck the Iron Pigs in a 6-3 victory. The Bats jumped out to an early lead, scoring 4 runs in the top of the first thanks to a Hank Rod double followed by singles from Neftali Soto, Felix Perez, Ryan Hanigan and Kris Negron. The trio of Hank, Neftali and Felix plated 2 more runs in the 7th. Greg Reynolds had yet another solid start, throwing 7 innings of 2-run ball with 8 Ks and no walks. He is currently sporting a tidy 2.98 ERA, with a very impressive 4.14 K/BB. At 28 years old with a pretty spotty track record, he's not much of a prospect but he's pitching better than he has in the last 5 years, so credit where credit is due. Up Next: The Bats and Pedro Villarreal continued their series against Lehigh Valley, tune in tomorrow to for the recap.

Pensacola lost a nail biter, falling 3-1 to the Jacksonville Suns. Ryan Dennick was perfectly cromulent, holding the Suns to 1 run over 6 innings with 5 Ks and no walks, but Shaun Ellis coughed up the lead in the 8th. The Wahoos are still struggling at the plate, and they managed only one run on despite outhitting Jacksonville 9-7. Recently acquired Joe Mather went 2-4 with a double and drove in the only Wahoos run. Well played, Mather. Up Next: Daniel Renken (1-2, 3.07) takes the hill against the Suns at 7:05 pm ET.

Bakersfield had a similarly futile night, losing 6-1 to the San Jose Giants. Yorman Rodriguez is in a pretty bad slump right now, sporting a .128/.171/.231 line in the last 10 games. He went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts last night. Wes "Dracarys" Mugarian walked 4 and gave up 3 runs in 1.2 innings. He hasn't taken too well to the switch to the California League, as he's currently sporting a +10 ERA in Bakersfield. Up Next: The Blaze continue their series against the Giants, with Carlos Contreras (1-3, 3.23 ERA) getting the start.

Dayton put the screws to the Lansing Lugnuts, winning 11-4. Robert Stephenson turned in his best start of the year, spinning a 6 inning gem, with 9 Ks and no walks. It's nice to see Bob Steve turn in the kind of dominant start that we all know he's capable of. Uncle Jesse and Junior Arias both had multi-hit games, while Nick O'Shea and DJ Tanner Rahier each honked a wanger. Up Next: Some guy named Johnny Cueto will start the game for the Dragons at 7pm ET.