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Farmers Only: We Want Morenzen

And maybe a little Jesus, too?

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville beat up on the Indianapolis Indians last night by a score of 6-1.  The Bats were lead by some nifty pitching by Michael Lorenzen (6 innings, 6 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walks, and 2 strikeouts.  Sam LeCure, Nick Christiani, and Jose De La Torre all pitched a scoreless inning in relief.  Reports indicate that LeCure was working in the 84-85 MPH range.  Josh "Beelzebub" Satin was the offensive MVP of the night with a 2 for 2, 1 double, 4 RBI, and 1 walk performance.  Irving "Moo Moo" Falu was 3 for 4 with a double.  Eugenio Suarez and Ivan De Jesus also had two hit games.  De Jesus is hitting almost .500 while playing sterling defense.  Iglesias will Raise Hell tomorrow night in his AAA debut.

Pensacola played their first game of the season in like a week and lost to the Tennessee Smokies 5-4.  Marcus Walden did not pitch Spartan-like, giving up 4 earned runs in 3 innings.  Lame Layne Somsen (3 IP, 0 ER, 4 K) and and Drew Hayes (2 IP, 0 ER, and 4 K) were terrific in relief.  However, the offense could not overcome the early deficit.  Yovan Gonzalez had a 2 run double and scored a run, and Jesse Winker was 2 for 4 with a RBI.  Alderman Timothy will pitch for Pensacola tomorrow.

Daytona played a double header last night, and won the first game 4-0 which is just swell.  Sal Romano only made it 1.2 innings, so I hope he's not hurt.  El'Hajji Muhammad retired one batter while walking 3.  Joel Bender like Beckham picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings, and Zack Weiss picked up the rare three inning save with 5 strikeouts.  Totally far out.  The Tortugulars honked three honkballs of the solo variety.  Phillip Ervin hit is second of the young season, while Chad Wallach and Taylor Sparks hit their first.  Sparks also contributed with another single and scored a total of 2 whole runs.

In game 2, Daytona won by a score of 2-1.  That's pretty cool.  Barrett Asstin got the start and went 5 innings, giving up 1 earned run, walking none, and striking out 5.  He also surrendered 5 hits, but I didn't find it important enough to put it in the rest of his line.  Evan Mitchell pitched 1.2 scoreless innings to get the save.  Robert Ramirez hit a solo dinger, and that was about it.  I bet they play tomorrow.  Actually, I know they do, and Amir Garrett is the scheduled starter.

Dayton beat Bowling Green, 5-2.  Wyatt "Earp" Strahan was excellent in his start (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR).  Jeremy Kivel cut his ERA in half with a scoreless inning, and Brian Hunter and Alejandro Chacin both pitched scoreless frames.  Gavin "As I Walk Through" LaValley feared no evil with a 2 for 4 night with a double and 2 runs.  Everyone else was pretty lame except for Brian O'Grady who had a 2 run double, I think.  Dayton plays tomorrow evening with Tay Tay Antone on the mound.