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Farmers Only: That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

I just might die with a smile on my face after all.


Louisville lost to the Indians 7-3, despite out-hitting Indianapolis 11-8.  Josh "Meat is Murder" Smith got hit hard, giving up 6 runs without being able to escape the 6th inning, allowing 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4.  Tucker Barnhart, who's been swinging a much better bat since the All-Star break, went 2-4 with a pair of singles, and Jason Bourgeois went 3-5 with a double.  Up Next: Scott "Dustin" Diamond (5-10, 6.27 ERA) takes the hill for the getaway game at 1:35 ET.

Pensacola chased Jacksonville's starter in the first inning, and never looked back, beating the Suns 8-4.  Moose Mattair kept up his hot August, going 3-3 with a double, a dinger and a 2 walks, bringing his OPS to .995 for the month.  Kyle Waldrop walloped a pair of wangers, going 2-5 with 3 RBI.  Ben Lively danced around 8 hits and a walk, giving up 3 runs while striking out 6 batters in 6 innings.  He also hit a home run.  That was right after this happened:

Up Next: Robert Stephenson (6-8, 4.48 ERA) faces the Suns at 6:05 ET.

Bakersfield held off a 9th inning rally, beating the Inland Empire 66'ers 3-2.  Wandy Peralta struck out 7 batters in 3.1 scoreless innings, giving up just 1 hit.  Harold Riggins drove in 2 runs on a 1-4 night and Sean Buckley went 1-4 with a double.  Up Next: The Blaze take on the 66'ers at 10:05 ET.  No starter announced yet.

In a sign of solidarity to their MLB brethren, Dayton blew a late lead, losing 5-4 in walk-off fashion.  Sal Romano kept the Dragons in the game, tossing 6 innings of 2-run, 4-hit ball, striking out 4 and walking 3.  Alejandro Chacin did his best JJ Hoover impression, getting tagged with a blown save and the loss after giving up 3 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks.  Jon Matthews drove in 2 runs on a pair of singles, while Phil Ervin and Tanner Rahier both went 1-4 with a double.  Up Next: Naughty Nick (11-5, 3.17 ERA) squares off against the SilverHawks at 7:05 ET.

Billings and the AZL Reds both had the night off.  They'll both be back at it tonight.