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Billy needs braces... Dental plan... Billy needs braces... Dental plan...

Louisville got walked off 4-3 on Friday, after Josh "Not So" Ravin and lanky Loek van Mil combined for a late inning bullpen meltdown. Tim Crabbe was not very sharp, but kept the Bats in the game, going 5.1 innings with an unearned run, 4 K and 4 BB. Kris Negron went 2-4 with a 2-run honker. Louisville got their revenge on the Indians Saturday, doubling up Nap Town 8-4. Mike Hessman strapped the team on his broad, hirsute shoulders and carried them to victory, going 3-4 with two wangers and 5 RBI. The Bats shut out the Indians on Sunday, beating Jameson Tallion 3-0. Pedro "Don't DFA Me, Bro" Villarreal was sick nasty, allowing a pair of hits in 6 innings, striking out 8 and walking none. Aqua Velva man, Mike Costanzo drove in all three Bats runs going 1-3 with a double. Up Next: Yohan Pino (5-7, 3.22 ERA) makes the last start of the season against the Indians.

Pensacola got punished Friday, losing 10-2 to Mobile. Daniel Renken was pummeled in 4.1 innings, giving up 9 runs (2 unearned) on 8 hits, with 4 BB and 3 K. The offense was only able to scratch out 5 singles, but Our Man did manage to swipe a bag on a 1-5 day. The Wahoos didn't get embarrassed on Saturday, but they still lost 4-3 to the BayBears. John Moscott tossed 5 scoreless innings with 5 K and 2 BB, but the bats were quiet yet again. Yorman Rodriguez drove in a pair of runs, going 1-3 with a walk. Pensacola avoided the weekend sweep, winning 5-1 Sunday. Yorman had another solid outing, going 2-5 with a dinger, while Donald Lutz went 3-5 with 3 singles. Josh Smith struck out 4 in 7 scoreless innings, walking 2 and allowing 4 hits. Up Next: Chris Manno (4-4, 3.75 ERA) takes the hill against Mobile.

Bakersfield outdueled Visalia on Friday, winning 7-4. Juan Duran had a big game, going 3-4 with a double and a ding dong. Shane Dyer got the start, giving up all 4 runs in 3.2 innings, but thanks to errors from Logan Uxa and Juan Duran, none were earned. The Blaze saw a late inning comeback attempt fall short on Saturday, and lost 5-4. Seth Mejias-Brean made his High-A debut a memorable one, going 2-4 with a 2-run honk job. Sean "John" Ellis got knocked around in 5 innings of work, giving up 4 runs (1 unearned) on 8 hits with 4 K and no walks. The Blaze tanned the Rawhide on Sunday, winning 8-2. The top of the order did some serious damage, with Junior Arias going 3-5 with a triple and a stolen base, while Juan Perez went 3-4 with a triple and a walk. Jake Johnson cruised through 6 innings of 2-run ball to get the win, striking out 5 and walking none. Up Next: The Blaze wrap up their season in Visalia today. No starter announced yet.

Dayton put a licking on the Great Lakes Loons Friday, blanking them 8-0. Ismael Guillon was throwing rocks, tossing 6 scoreless innings of 1-hit ball with 9 strikeouts and 1 BB. The Dragons offense was helped out by 4 errors, with no real standouts at the dish. Ben Lively made his Low-A debut Saturday, in a 5-2 Dragons loss to South Bend, throwing 4 innings of 2-hit, 2-run ball with 7 strikeouts and a walk. I'm starting to get excited about Lively: In 41 innings this season, he's sporting a 0.88 ERA, .161 average against, with 56 K and 13 BB. Jam. Dayton Squeaked one out on Sunday, winning 3-2. Nick Travieso finished the season on a good note, allowing 1 run on 1 hit in 5 innings with 3 BB and 3 K. The force was with Daniel Pigott, going 2-4 with a Honk Solo. Up Next: Jackson Stephens (3-6, 4.11 ERA) gets the start against South Bend.

Billings lost 8-7 Friday to Great Falls, who it seems like they are always playing for some reason. Nick Routt got chased after 3 innings, giving up 4 runs (3 unearned) on 3 hits striking out 3 and walking 1. Carlos Sanchez had the only XBH for Billings, going 2-5 with a 2-run jonron. The Mustangs headed to Helena on Saturday, and beat the Brewers 8-6. Jose "Pudge" Ortiz went 2-4 with 2 two-baggers and a walk, scoring thrice and driving in a run. The Mustangs were not so fortunate on Sunday, as they fell 10-7 to the Beer Makers. Luke "Get some Run Prevention" Moran got tagged for 7 runs (5 earned) in 4 innings, striking out 5 and walking 3. Adam Matthews went 2-4 with 2 doubles. Up Next: Zack "Berlinner" Weiss (2-4, 4.76 ERA) takes on the Brewers.