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Farmers Only - Every Reds affiliate lost

The losing has become epidemic.

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Louisville got squished like a penny on the tracks by the RailRiders, 8-1.  Keyvious Sampson was on the mound for the Bats, and he was tagged with the loss after an ugly 5 BB, 5 H, 4 BB effort over just 3 IP.  A 1st inning double from Jermaine "Tito" Curtis and RBI single from Hernan "Blondes" Iribarren actually put the Bats ahead to start the game, but Sampson's rough outing coupled with Kevin Gregging by both Sam LeCure (2 ER in 2.1 IP) and Nick "Sister" Christiani (2 ER in 1 IP) put this one effectively out of reach as the hitters only managed one more hit for the rest of the evening.  Mongo Holmberg will take the mound against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Reading/Allegheny/Allentown tomorrow with hopes he can manage to keep his ERA under 5.

Pensacola was off yet again for the Southern League All Star Game.  They'll pick things back up today against the Mississippi Braves.

Daytona wrapped up their suspended game from Tuesday against Clearwater with a 6-4 loss despite a 2-run dinger from Phil Ervin, his 11th of the year.  Alex Blandino walked and scored, Junior Arias tripled and scored, and Chad "Washington Washington" Wallach went 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Unfortunately, Sloppy Sal Romano was roughed up for 5 ER in 5 IP to take the loss.

The Tortugas also took a loss in their regularly scheduled game, 3-2.  Barrett "Rudy" Astin was charged with a rather tough luck loss after allowing just 2 ER in 6 IP, but the offense could only manage solo dingers from Blandino and Robert "Being Roberto" Ramirez.  Slick Nick Routt will toe the rubber for the 'tugas tonight against Brevard County.

Dayton was off for the Midwest League All Star Game.  They'll take on Bowling Green when action picks back up Thursday, with uber prospect TBD on the mound.

Billings continued the franchise-wide losing by taking one on the chin, 3-2, to Great Falls.  Ty Boyles yielded just a single earned run in his 5.1 IP, but silent bats led to him taking the loss.  Jonathan Martijn had a single and a walk, and toolsy mystery guy Reydel "Funky Cold" Medina walked twice, but that was about all the offense could put together on a night where Tyler Stephenson got a day off.  Jordan "Bombay" Ramsey gets the ball tomorrow.

The AZL Reds completed the organization sweep-plus-one by dropping their Wednesday bout to the AZL Royals, 2-1.  Jose "Que Sera" Siri wanked a solo dinger for the team's only run, and Juan Duran chipped in with two walks and two arms that are too long to hit an inside pitch.  That, unfortunately, was just about it.  They'll take on the AZL Dodgers on Thursday.