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Farmers Only: Tortugas and Dragons Unleashed

Big night from Phil Ervin, and some good pitching too.

Phlervin Strikes Again
Phlervin Strikes Again
  • Louisville split a doubleheader with Indianapolis. The Bats took Game 1 by a score of 3-2. Eugenio Suarez was 1-2 with a walk and a donkjob, his third of the year, and no one else did all that much of note. Jon Moscot gave up 2 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks in 5 innings, striking out 4. Game 2 went the other way, with the Bats losing 2-1. Donovan "Invisible" Hand got the spot start after Michael Lorenzen was called up, and responded with 5 shutout innings of 2-hit, no walk ball. Let's give him...err...a hand for his effort. Drew "Mays" Hayes blew the game, unfortunately, and beyond Ivan De Jesus (3 for 3), there wasn't much offense. Up next: Dylan Axelrod (1-1, 2.89) faces Indy at 7:05.
  • Pensacola fell to the Shuckers, 6-2. Biloxi dropped a 5-spot on Josh "Founder of Mormonism" Smith in the 2nd inning, although a Juan Perez error meant 3 of those were unearned. Smith ended up lasting 6 innings, giving up 6 runs/3 earned on 6 hits, no walks, and 4 K. The offense was pretty lame, too. Juan Perez had a triple, Jesse Winker had a sac fly. Whoopdeedoo. Up next: Dandy Wandy Peralta (1-1, 2.30) faces Biloxi at 7:35.
  • Daytona put a hurtin' on Dunedin, 9-1. Phunky Phil Ervin went yard twice to lead the way, Carlton "Banks" Daal was 3 for 3, and Robert Rodriguez and Taylor Sparks both had 2 hits. Ervin is OPSing a cool 1.105 on the year, and the wrist looks healthy and strong. Amir Garrett was pretty solid himself over 5 innings, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits with 6 K and 3 walks. Hajjy tossed another 2 hitless innings, and now has 11 K across 8.2 innings, although he has issued 7 walks already. Still, cool. Up next: Tortugas day off!
  • Dayton got confused when they saw Daytona's box score, and figured they had to win 9-1 too, so they did, against Fort Wayne. They only notched 6 hits, but drew a whopping 11 walks (only Luis Gonzalez and Jimmy Pickens failed to reach a base on balls). Wyatt "Tooth Gap" Strahan struck out 7 in 5 innings, giving up just an unearned run on 7 hits and a walk. Weird game, but the Dragons cruised to their fourth straight win. Up next: Tejay Antone (0-2, 4.02) faces Fort Wayne at 11:05.