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Farmers Only 3-Day Weekend Harvest: 4/24-4/27

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Three Day Weezkend!

Chen Again!
Chen Again!
David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

LOUISVILLE

- On Friday, the Bats lost a slugfest to Columbus, 11-7. Michael "Sofia" Lorenzen didn't have his best stuff, giving up 5 runs on 11 hits and a walk in 6 innings. The silver lining, though, were the 7 strikeouts, which ties a career high. The combo of Jose De La "Soul" Torre and Pedro Villarreal coughed up 6 runs in a combined 2 innings of relief. Sexy Steve Selsky was 2-4 and drove in 2 to lead the offense.

- Saturday's game was rained out, so they played 2 on Sunday. That didn't work out for Louisville, as they dropped both to go 0-3 for the weekend. The Bats were 3-hit by Bruce Chen in Game 1, which, come on guys. Raisel Iglesias raised, I dunno, Purgatory? or something, giving up 4 runs/3 earned on 8 hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out one and walked one. Let's move on, shall we? Game 2 was closer, but the Bats still lost, 4-2. Matt Magill struck out 9 over 4.2 innings, but the Magillionaire gave up 8 hits and 4 walks as well, leading to all 4 runs. Chris Dominguez was 2-3 and drove in both runs for not the Reds.

- Monday did nothing to stop the bleeding, as Louisville fell to Indy, 7-6. Mongo made bad pitch[es] (4.1 IP, 5H, 4ER, 3BB, 6K), Nick Christiani drove in twice as many runs as he allowed (2 to 1), and Sam LeCure blew the game with 2 ER and 0.0 innings pitched. Sad face. Ivan De Jesus was 4-5, but the baby is firmly entrenched under the basket in Louisville at the moment.
Up next: Dylan Axelrod (1-1, 2.89) starts Game 1 of a doubleheader against Indianapolis, at 11:05

PENSACOLA

- Birmingham walked off on the Wahoos on Friday, 2-1. Chad Rogers lost it, overshadowing a great start from Wandy "Warhol" Peralta, who surrendered just an unearned run on 5 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings, striking out 6 along the way. The offense was terrible, tallying exactly zero XBH, zero multi-hit games, and 12 strikeouts.

- The Wahoos lost another one-run game on Saturday, falling 4-3 to Biloxi. Robert Stephenson's timbers were shivered by 2 Wahoo errors, leading to a pair of unearned runs. His final line was 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R/2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, so nothing to write home about. Sure would love for him to string together some nice starts here soon. As far as the offense goes, they tagged Biloxi's starter for 3 runs, despite just 1 hit. Walks haunted.

- Pensacola and Biloxi split a doubleheader on Sunday. They'd have to wait til game 2 for the first win of the weekend, dropping the first contest 2-1. Tiny Tim Adelman didn't deserve the loss, but the offense couldn't string 'em together. Jesse Winker reached base 3 times (1B, 2 BB), but meh. Game 2 flipped the script, with the Wahoos winning 2-1 this time. Layne "Staley" Somsen allowed just 2 hits in 5 innings, and a well-timed Sean Buckley pinch-hit double led the fish to victory. Woo!

- It was back to losing on Monday, as Biloxi won again, 8-2. All of the damage was done against starter Daniel Wright and Chad Rogers. Seth Mejias-Brean was the only dude with more than 1 hit, but his error led to an unearned run against Sharkbait. Blahrg. Up next: No starters announced for 7:35pm.

DAYTONA

- Daytona was bullied by Tampa on Friday, losing 12-7. Nick Howard was way wild, giving up 5 runs on just 2 hits in 2 innings. He didn't strike out anyone, and walked 4. Joel Bender's shiny metal ass didn't fare much better, and the Tortugas were in a 12-1 hole before they could pop in their second wave of sunflower seeds. Sammy "Sweetheart" Diaz launched a 3-run bomb, Alex Blandino abracadabra'd a solo shot of his own, and Taylor Sparks was 2-3 with a walk, but 11 runs are a lot.

- The Tortugas snapped a 2-game losing streak with Saturday's 7-3 victory over Tampa. Alex Blandino (2-5) homered again, as did the Lizard King Sebastian Elizalde, who was 2-4. Jackson Stephens was whatever for 4.1 innings, El'Hajj Muhammad tossed 2.1 hitless, and that was that.

- Nick Travieso had his first rough start on Sunday, giving up 7 runs (6 ER) on 10 hits in 5.2 innings during a 9-6 D-Jays win. Phat Phil Ervin broke out of a mini-slump to go 3-4 with a walk and a steal, Sammy Diaz was 3-4 too, while Cam Maron & The Lizard each had 2 hits.

- Daytona unloaded on Dunedin Monday, 10-0. Longballs from Joe Hudson, Blandino, and Elizalde helped, as did a 2-3, BB day from Magic Uncle Phil. Sal "WE BUY GOLD" Romano shut out the Jays for 6 innings, allowing just 5 baserunners (4H, BB). He's given up just 1 run his past 13.1 innings, and has lowered his season ERA to 3.93. Up next: Amir Garrett takes the ball for the rubber match at 6:30.

DAYTON

- Dayton beat the Whitecaps 8-5 on Friday. Luis Gonzalez and Garrett "Ghetto Superstar" Boulware both homered, and Jimmy "Kosher Dill" Pickens was 3-4 to spur the Dragons to victory. Aristides Aquino left the game after being hit by a pitch on the hand, which sucks a lot. Seth Varner allowed 12 hits in 6 innings, but escaped with just 2 ER to get the win.

- A combination of lucky hits and sloppy minor-league baseball allowed Dayton to snag a 4-3 walkoff win on Saturday. 5 combined errors made for a messy game, but the W still counts. Mark "Stretch" Armstrong struck out 5 in 5.1 innings, giving up 2R/1ER on 4 hits and a walk (and the aforementioned errors). Boulware and Wendell "Bunk" Soto each had 2 hits.

- Dayton swept West Michigan with a 3-2 Sunday win. Tyler "Flogging" Mahle fanned 8 in 7 innings, giving up just 2 runs on 7 hits and no walks. Avain Rachal and L-Gonz had 2 hits.

- No games on Monday. Up next: Sheriff Wyatt Strahan (2-1, 3.45) faces Fort Wayne at 7:05.