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Farmers Only: A Finish Line Sweep

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Ian Walton

The Louisville Bats finished out the season on the smiling side of the scoreboard beating the Indianapolis Indians 4-3.  Josh "Likes Pocahontas" Smith made it through 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, 1 earned run, 3 walks, and 3 strikeouts.  Felix "Pretty Kitty" Perez asked why the hell the Reds didn't call him up when he hit a 2 run wanger.  Neftali Soto did the same thing when he banged out two doubles.   Ruben "Otay" Gotay went 4 for 4 and played first base.  That's about it.  Louisville finished 68-75 on the season, which is better than I thought they'd do.

Pensacola also went out a grinnin' as they beat the Barons 4-3.  I thought Michael "Stretch" Lorenzen was suppose to start, but Drew Hayes did instead.  He went 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K.  Carlos Gonzalez and Fabian Williamson pitched scoreless innings.  Kyle "Dewdrop" Waldrop went 2 for 4, Moose Mattair went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI, and Ray "Dang" Chang hit 2 singles and 2 RBI.  Pensacola lost a lot of games this year, which was totes unfortunate.

Bakersfield brought out their big bangin' sticks for the last game when they put a beat down on Visalia 11-7. Daniel "Winky" Wright went 7 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR.  The bullpen sucked.  Beau "Fuck Me Like" Amaral went 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and a walk.  Marquez "Old Man Strong" Smith fell one home run shy of 30 when he hit a 2 run shot int he 6th.  He also had 2 singles.  Juan Perez, Harold Riggins, Sammy Diaz, and Joe Hudson all had multi-hit games.  One of those hits for Hudson was a dinger.  Bakersfield ended their season 78-62.  They were the first half champions, so they will get a chance in the playoffs.  Many of their best players were sent to Pensacola, but they still have a pretty good team.

Dayton also wanted to win, and brought out their bangers and mash (not sausages and potatoes, but y'know, things you actually beat things with) when they destroyed Lake County 13-4.  Nick Howard was pretty good (5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR).  His season ERA sits at 3.74.  Zack Weiss and Alejandro Chacin pitched scoreless innings in relief.  Jimmy JamRod McGruder, Big Jon Matthews, Phillipe Ervin, and The Great Blandino all hit homeruns.  Every batter had a hit.  Dayton ended the season with a meh 68-70.

Billings walked off again to beat the Great Falls Voyagers 2-1.  Tyler "Darth" Mahle has put a strong end to his season.  In his final game he went 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, and 1 HR.  Jose Williams and Mike Saunders both pitched 2 scoreless innings.  Argenis "Da Mask" Aldazoro hit a solo home run and Kevin Franklin had a RBI single.  Billings had the best record in the second half at 22-13 and will be making the playoffs.  Good for them.  Yay!

The AZL Reds still didn't play because their season is over.  I just assumed you didn't read the FO Harvest from yesterday.

Other Thoughts: This is pretty much the last Farmers Only of the season.  Billings still has a couple games left, and we have the playoffs.  However, the day to day bliss of reading Famers Only is basically done for the year.  I'd like to thank all of you for reading.  Doing this for everyone has made it completely worth it.  I'd also like to thank Brandon Kraeling and company for giving me the opportunity.  I think I've made it known before, but I started reading Farmers Only years before I started commenting.  Without FO, I don't know if I would have ever joined the community.  I never thought I'd be doing this, and it's still very surprising to me.  The amount of talented writers that give their talents to Red Reporter is amazing, and it blows my mind I get to work with them.  Thanks for being so awesome everyone, and I hope you had a freaking awesome weekend.