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A nearly perfect night on the farm.

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Louisville took the RailRiders to the woodshed, winning 15-2 on Thursday night.  Yorman Rodriguez, fresh off of being named to the All-Star Futures Team, went 3-4 with a dinger, a double, and 5 RBI.  "Washington" Irving Falu did a nice job setting the table, going 4-5 with a double, a triple and 3 RBI from the leadoff spot.  In what's been few and far between this year, David Holmberg had a solid start, allowing 2 runs over 8 innings, striking out 3 and walking 3. Matt Buschmann toes the rubber for the Bats tonight.

Pensacola also brought out the big lumber last night, beating the Jr. Barves 9-3.  Jesse Winker went 2-5 with a 2-run wanger, while Marquez "1,000 Years of Solitude" Smith went 1-5 with a 2-run shot of his own.  Seth Mejias-Brean went 1-4 with an RBI triple and a walk.  Wandy Peralta struggled through 5 innings, giving up 3 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks while striking out none.  But the bullpen had his back, covering the final four innings without allowing a run.  Daniel "If Loving You is Wrong I Don't Want to Be" Wright takes on the Braves tonight at 8:00.

Daytona got rained out yet again.  No starter named yet for tonight.

Dayton kept up the winning ways, beating the Bowling Green Hot Rods 3-2.  Seth Varner "Herzog" went 7 strong, allowing a pair of runs on 6 hits while striking out 6 and walking none.  Avain "Ross and" Rachal went 3-4 with a solo homer, and Brian "Beef" O'Grady went 1-4 with a double.  Wyatt Strahan gears up against the Hot Rods tonight at 8:00.

Billings took a fantastic voyage, winning 7-2 in Great Falls.  Jordan "Hells Pitching" Ramsey got the start, and allowed only 1 hit no runs in 1.2 innings, striking out 4 batters and walking 3.  Kevin Garcia smacked 2 doubles, going 4-5 with an RBI.  Jonathan "De Stijl" Martjin and Ed "Norm" Charlton both went 2-4 with a double and a triple. Jacob Constante gets the start as the Mustangs head to Missoula tonight at 9:00.

The organization could have had a perfect evening if it weren't for those meddling kids.  The Jr. Reds lost to the Dodgers 4-0.  Mason Felt made his pro debut last night, giving up a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning.  Regardless of his performance, it's great to see Felt back on a mound after the tragic car accident that cost his father his life.  The offense was pretty bad, with no extra base hits and no multi hit games.