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Farmers Only: Yorman Walks

The only thing I pray is that his tools don't fail me now.

thanks, Obama!
thanks, Obama!
Al Bello
  • Louisville vs. Norfolk was banged due to rain. "Better luck tomorrow, puny mortals," said Mother Nature.
  • Pensacola was leading Mobile by one heading into the eighth, but 4 unanswered BayBear runs led to a 5-2 Wahoo loss. Tim Crabbe was straight up dealing for most of the game, at one point retiring 20 of 21, but ran into trouble in the eighth, allowing a leadoff single and double to put guys on second and third with nobody out. After a sac fly, Wilkin de la Rosa got out of the inning, but he and Drew Hayes got smoked in the ninth, and that was that. Ray Chang gave a baseball changnesia (#sixseasonsandamovie) (I miss Dan Harmon) for his second AA home run of the year, and Ryan LaMarre reached base 3 times in the loss. Up next: More BayBear fights at 7pm, Ryan Dennick (3-6, 3.18) on the hill.
  • Bakersfield withstood a late rally by the Nuts to hang on for a 3-2 win. Yorman Rodriguez was 1-4 with a walk and no strike outs from atop the order, so that's nice, and Kyle Waldrop was 2-4 with a double. When Modesto saw the pitches that Shane Dyer was throwing, it made them mad mad mad. When they couldn't hit them, it made them sad sad sad. The Dyer Maker went 7.1 innings, allowing just 6 hits and 2 runs, striking out 6 and walking nary a Nut. Jamie "Sweaty" Walczak struck out 4 in 1 2/3s for the save. Up next: James Allen (4-5, 4.07) and the Blaze continue their series at the home of the Nuts, which has to be called the Scrotum, right? Game's at 10:05 eastern.
  • Dayton was swept by the Hot Rods, losing 7-3 in the final game of the series. Seth Mejias-Brean led the offense, going 3-4 with a triple. Starter Joel Bender pitched well for 4.2 innings before being pulled, punching out 6, walking 2, and allowing 2 runs (1 earned). Unfortunately, the Pedro Diaz (2/3 inning, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K). The Dragons were swinging away, as not a single batter took a base on balls. Dayton has now lost six in a row, and things aren't looking to get better as Robert Stephenson was placed on the DL with a strained left hamstring. Not a huge deal, but a bummer for him, as he was slated to start the Midwest League All-Star game. Up next: The Dragons head to America's butthole to take on the South Bend Silver Hawks at 7:35. Nick Travieso (0-1, 5.00) gets the call for the firebreathers.