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Farmers Only Weekend Harvest: Independence Day Edition


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When their game was suspended on Thursday, the Bats trailed 1-0.  After its completion on Friday, the Bats had lost 7-1.  Tony Cingrani looked sharp in his rehab appearance, tossing 2 no-hit innings with 3 strikeouts and a walk.  Donovan Hand got jobbed, giving up 6 runs in 4 innings on 3 dingers.  Brennan Boesch had the only highlight on offense, going 1-3 with a solo shot and a walk.

In the regularly scheduled game, Bobby Steve made his AAA debut in a 3-2 Bats win.  Robert Stephenson tossed five perfectly cromulent innings, allowing a pair of runs while striking out 6 and walking 3.  Considering it was his first start at a new level, and that there was an hour long rain delay during the 1st inning, we'll go ahead and call it a success.  Brennan Boesch went 2-2 with another solo home run and a walk.

Louisville licked the Indians on Saturday, winning 9-2.  Dylan Axelrod was solid, giving up 2 runs while striking out 5 and walking 2 in 6 innings.  Yorman Rodriguez walloped a 3-run ding dong on a 2-5 night.  Hernan "Hermits" Irribaren got into something good, going 2-4 with a dinger of his own.

The Bats lost on Sunday, falling 3-1 to the Indians.  The big news in this one was the performance of Raisel Iglesias.  The Hellraiser struck out 7 and walked none in 4.2 innings, but gave up a 2-run wanger and got tagged with the loss.  He'll likely make his next start for the Reds.  Keyvius Sampson gave up 1 run in 3 innings, striking out 2 and walking none.


The Wahoos stranded a boatload of Jacksonville baserunners and won 5-1.  Timothy Adleman was livin' right, as he gave up just 1 run over 6 innings despite allowing 8 hits and a walk.  Rin Tin Tim did manage 7 strikeouts and lowered his ERA to 2.05 on the season.  Hooray.  Jesse Winker had a nice night at the dish, going 2-2 with a pair of doubles and a walk.

After leading 4-1 through 6 innings, Pensacola lost 9-4 to the Mobile Bay Bears.  Barrett "Samwise" Astin struggled a bit with his command, walking 4 batters in 6.1 innings, while striking out 6 and allowing a pair of runs.  Jesse Winker and Juan Perez both went 2-4 with a double.

The Wahoos game got banged on Sunday due to rain.  They'll play a double header today.


The Tortugas rode a strong start from the former hoopsballer, beating the Lakeland Flying Tigers 4-1.  Amir Garrett dominated, throwing 7 scoreless innings, striking out 7 and walking 2.  Look for Garrett to get the call to Pensacola sooner rather than later.  Nick Howard threw a perfect inning, striking out all 3 batters he faced.  Sebastian Elizalde was a double away from the cycle, going 3-4 with a triple, a dinger, and 3 RBI.

Daytona lost a rain-shortened affair on Saturday, falling 2-0 in 6 innings.  Sal Romano gave up 2 runs (1 earned) in 5.2 innings of work, striking out 3 and walking 1 before the rain sent everyone home early.  The Tortugas managed only 3 singles on the night.

The Tortugas lost again on Sunday, falling 5-4 to the Tampa Yankees.  Seth "Time" Varner gave up 3 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings with 1 strikeout.  El'Hajj Muhammad struck out 1 and walked 2 in 1 inning of scoreless work.  Carlton "Amon" Daal went 3-4 with a double and 3 RBI.


The Dragons lost a pitcher's duel on Friday, falling 1-0 to Ft. Wayne.  Junior "Mint" Morillo tossed 6 strong innings, allowing a run on 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out a pair of batters.  Jeremy Kivel pitched 2 perfect innings striking out 2.  The offense was obviously not very sharp, with Jonathan Reynoso and Jimmy "Slim" Pickens knocking the only extra-base hits.  They both went 1-3 with a double.

Dayton shut out the TinCaps on Saturday, winning 6-0.  Tyler "Darth" Mahle threw 6 scoreless innings with 3 strikeouts and 2 walks.  Garrett Boulware drove in 2 runs, going 3-5 with 3 singles.

The Dragons lost again on Sunday, falling 5-2 in a fairly forgettable affair.  Mark Armstrong made it through just 3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits.  Jake Paulson threw 5 relief innings, giving up a pair of unearned runs with 4 strikeouts and a walk.  Paul Kronenfeld went 1-3 with a double, an RBI, and a walk.


The Mustangs lost a marathon on Friday, falling 12-9 in 14 innings.  The big story in this one was that Reydel Medina took a trip to rake city, honking 3 wangers and driving in 5 runs on a 4-6 night.  The young Cuban is sporting a mighty fine 1.156 OPS through the first 12 games of the season.  He also has as many walks (4) through the first 12 games as he did in 46 games last season.  A bunch of other stuff happened in this game, and you can click through to the box score to find out.

Billings beat up on Helena Saturday, shutting out the Brewers 9-0.  Ty "Watched Pot" Boyles allowed the only 2 hits of the game, going 6.1 innings with 6 strikeouts and no walks.  Boyles turned it over to Sarkis Ohanian who struck out 5 and walked 1 in 2.2 hitless innings.  Reydel Medina was back at it again, going 3-4 with a double and his 4th homer in 2 days.

The Mustangs lost 5-1 to the Brewers on Sunday.  Jordan "Hell's Kitchen" Ramsey struck out 3, walked 3, and gave up an unearned run in 2.2 innings.  The other Jake Johnson struck out 2 and walked 1 in 1.2 innings of scoreless relief.  Reydel Medina was finally held in check, going 0-4 with 2 strikeouts.


The Reds beat up on the Jr. Indians, winning 7-2.  Jonathon Crawford made his second appearance of the season coming back from his shoulder injury.  He gave up a pair of runs in 3 innings, striking out 3 and walking 1.  Daniel "ManBear" Pigott went 2-3 with an RBI.

The AZLiens got shut out on Saturday, managing just 4 hits and losing 16-0.  It's probably best to just forget about this one.

The Reds made it a winning weekend, beating the Baby Brewers 9-4.  Jesus Reyes pitched 5 innings, giving up an unearned run striking out 4 and walking 1 while allowing just 1 hit.  Blake Butler went 1-5 with a double and 3 RBI.