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Farmers Only Weekend Harvest

Week of August 23

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


The Bats lost 4-2 on Friday, as they couldn't top former Reds farmhand Kanekoa Texeira and the Gwinnett Braves.  Michael Lorenzen had a rough first inning, giving up a pair of runs, but he settled in after that, and finished the day with a 7 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K line.  Dylan "It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Pitching" Axelrod allowed the Barves to plate an insurance run in the 8th inning.  "Peabo" Bryson Smith went 2-4 with an RBI, which was really the only offensive performance of note.

The Braves whooped up on the Bats Saturday by a score of 10-2.  Donn Roach got squashed, allowing 7 runs in 5.2 innings on a 11 hits and 2 walks.  Layne Somsen wasn't much better, giving up 3 runs in 1.1 innings, while striking out 2 batters.  Adam Duvall raised his average up to .153 with the Bats, going 1-4 with a double and an RBI.

Gwinnett completed the weekend sweep, beating the Bats 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.  Tony Cingrani got the start for Louisville - giving up 2 runs in 3 innings with a strikeout, a walk, and 4 hits allowed.  Bryson Smith ginger'd a double on a 2-5 night.  With all the injuries and call ups, this team is pretty tough to watch these days.


The Wahoos got roughed up on Friday night, falling 7-2 to the Chattanooga Lookouts.  Cody "Street Hassle" Reed got knocked around for 9 hits over 5 innings, giving up 4 runs while striking out 4 and walking none.  Wandy Peralta took over from there, and allowed only 1 hit while fanning 5 over the remaining 4 innings.  Unfortunately, he also gave up 5 walks and the one hit he gave up was a 3-run dinger.  Ryan Wright and Alex Blandino both went 1-4 with a double and a walk.

Pensacola out-slugged the Lookouts Saturday, honking 4 wangers on their way to a 10-6 win.  Zach Vincej, Marquez Smith, Phil Ervin, and Yovan Gonzalez all knocked a solo home run.  Jesse Winker went 2-5 with 2 RBI, and Alex "The Great" Blandino drove in a pair as well on a 1-4 night.  Barrett Astin pitched to the score, giving up 3 runs in 5 innings on 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 7 batters.

The Wahoos lost on Sunday, falling 3-1 to Chattanooga.  Phil Ervin provided all of the offense for Pensacola, going 2-3 with a double and a solo dinger.  Uncle Phil has taken quite well to his call up so far in his first 4 games.  Daniel Wright got tagged with the loss, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits, while striking out 7 and walking none.


The Tortugas rode a strong start from Naughty Nick to beat the Tampa Yanks 8-4 on Friday.  Junior Felix Arias had a whale of a game, going 4-5 with a pair of dingers, a double, and 4 RBI.  Nick Travieso held the Yankees to just 1 run over 6 innings, striking out 7 batters, walking 1 and allowing 1 hit.  El'Hajj kept Tampa off the board for 2 innings, before handing it over to Jimmy "Get an Out" Moran who gave up 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk in 0.2 innings.

Tampa bested the Tortugas on Saturday, winning by a score of 4-1.  Daytona spoiled a pretty spectacular start from Jackson Stephens, who struck out 8 and walked none over 7 1-run innings.  Unfortunately, the offense.  The Tortugas racked up 15 strikeouts while managing to work 1 walk and scratch out 4 hits.

Daytona lost a 10-6 slugfest on Sunday, but more importantly, they played a whole weekend slate with out a rainout.  Nick Routt cruised through the first 5 innings unscathed, but ran into trouble in the 6th, where he gave up 4 runs while recording just one out.  Scott "Doctor for Sick Sausages" Brattvet then blew it wide open as he surrendered 6 runs on 7 hits in 2 innings of work.  Sebastian Elizalde and Brian "Beef" O'Grady finished the day with nearly identical lines, both going 2-4 with a 3-run dinger.


The Dragons lost a late lead to the Loons, falling 4-3 on Friday.  Garrett Boulware led the offense on what was a quiet day at the plate, going 2-3 with a walk and 2 RBI. Tejay Antone danced around 9 hits and a walk over 5 innings, giving up a pair of runs while striking out 5.  Dayton carried a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the 8th inning before Brennan Bernadino coughed it up, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and 3 walks.

The Dragons were on the right side of a 1-run victory on Saturday as they squeaked past the Loons 3-2.  Jake "Meat Loaf" Paulson fanned 8 batters over 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk.  Jimmy "Slim" Pickens tied the game in the 8th inning on a 2-run double.  Jon Matthews, who went 2-3, drove in the winning run on a single.

Dayton got rained out on Sunday.  They won't bother making it up.


The Mustangs got off to a good start in this one, scoring 3 runs in the first, but were unable to hold the Osprey at bay, ultimately losing 5-3 on Friday.  Jose Lopez got the start for Billings, and gave up an unearned run in 4 innings, striking out 4 and walking 1.  Soid Marquez came on in relief and promptly shit the bed, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in 2 innings.  Kevin Garcia drove in a run and scored one on a 3-4 night.

The Mustangs needed extras to beat Missoula on Saturday, winning 4-3 in 10 innings.  Franderlyn Romero gave up 1 earned as well as 2 unearned runs over 6 innings, striking out 4 and walking none.  Ed Charlton went 1-4 with a solo dinger, while Dalton Carter went 3-3 with a double and a walk.

Billings got rocked on Sunday, falling 13-2 to Missoula.  This was a rough one for Tanner Rainey who gave up 5 earned runs in 2.2 innings on 5 hits and 4 walks.  Tyler Stephenson went 1-4 with a dinger and a couple of strikeouts.


The AZL Reds rallied late to push past the Jr. D-Backs for a 4-2 win on Friday.  Wendolyn Bautista gave up a pair of runs on 7 hits and a walk while striking out 1 batter.  Jose Siri went 2-3 with a double and a triple.

The AZLiens were off on Saturday.

The Reds blanked the A's 2-0 on Sunday.  Manny Aybar and Zac Correll tossed a combined shutout, with Aybar fanning 5 in 5 innings and Correll striking out 6 in 4 innings.  Jake Turnbull had the only multi hit game for the Reds, going 2-4 with a double.