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Farmers Only: Bats Win, Everyone Else Loses

Another rough night on the farm

Do the Moose!
Do the Moose!
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  • Louisville vanquished the Knights 7-6. Billy Hamilton hit a "no doubter" (-jch24), stole his 49th base, and walked during a 2-4 night. Greg Reynolds had arguably his worst start of the year, allowing 5 runs in 7 innings, but fortunately, the Zach Stewart. Every Bat starter had a hit except Kris Negron, and Nevin "Fesoraco" Ashley had 3 of 'em. Up next: Chad Reineke (6-4, 3.32) opposes the Knights at 7:05.
  • Pensacola did not fare as well, giving up back-to-back 4-spots in the 6th and 7th innings on the way to an 8-3 loss to Mississippi. Not a ton of offense beyond a solo Travis Mattair moose-knuckler. Yorman Rodriguez extended his AA hitting streak to all 8 games he's played in with a first innings single, but struck out in two of his next 3 ABs to end up 1-4. Ryan LaMarre smacked an RBI triple in the seventh, but too little, too late. Ryan Dennick was cruising til the 6th, when things fell apart, and Shaun "of the Dead" Ellis was no better in his 1.2 innings in relief. Up next: Daniel Renken (2-5, 3.93) braves the Braves at 7.
  • Bakersfield outhit the JetHawks (12 to 10), but still lost 11-7. Ryan Wright drove in 4 to lead the offense, going 2-3 with a 3-run wronger, a double, and a walk, and David Vidal walked two without allowing a hit when he pitched the ninth inning. Yep, that kind of game. Jon Moscot squeaked out a quality start, going the minimum 6 innings and allowing the maximum 3 runs, yet still managed to lose his 11th game of the year. Eesh. Up next: Someone will face Visalia at 10.
  • Dayton was 6-hit during a 4-0 loss to West Michigan. Zach Vincej accounted for half the Dragons' hits, going 3-3 with a double. Jackson "Railroad Tycoon" Stephens was uninspiring in his 5 innings, allowing 4 runs/3 earned on 9 hits, striking out 3 and walking 1. Womp. Up next: Sal "Show Me the Carfax" Romano (4-7, 4.76) opposes the Whitecaps on the road at 7.
  • Billings had their game suspended due to rain with the game knotted at 3 in the top of the ninth. They'll pick it back up tomorrow before their 9:05 contest against Helena, with Lucas Moran (1-0, 1.80) getting the start.
  • The AZL Reds were topped by the AZL Dodgers, 6-5. In his second game since being signed, 2013 second-rounder Kevin Franklin came alive, going 1-4 with a walk and an RBI single. OK, not really, but I wanted to make that reference. Newest SS prospect Cory Thompson continued the hot start to his professional career, going 2-4 with a walk. 2013 10th rounder Jeremy Kivel got the start, and gave up 4 runs (3 earned) in 3 innings, striking out 4 and walking a pair. 7th rounder Tyler Mahle and 11th rounder Ty Boyles followed with 3 scoreless frames. Up next: A very young pitcher to be named later will square off against the Sailor Babies at 10.