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Farmers Only: The Great Blandino is coming alive

Alex Blandino seems to be shaking off injury, rust, and returning to his 2015 form.

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Louisville Bats 4, Toledo Mud Hens 1

Tim Adleman took the bump for the Bats in this one and was pretty able, man. He went 7.2 innings, allowing 5 hits and 3 walks but only 1 earned run, striking out 6. Kevin “Love” Shackelford nailed down the save with 1.1 IP, allowing nothing and striking out 1. Uncle Jesse Winker, batting third, notched 3 hits and an RBI. Hernan “The Barbarian” Iribarren roped 2 hits, batted a run in and scored 1 himself. Juan Perez hit once, walked once, and scored twice.

Up Next: John Lambo will start against Toledo at 12:05pm EDT. After that: the Bats have found it to be a beautiful day for a ballgame, so they’ll play two. TBD will take the mound for the Bats at 6:05pm EDT.

Mississippi Braves 3, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 4 (F/11)

Rookie “Of The Year” Davis started and was pretty spectacular, right up until he wasn’t. He took a 1 hit shutout into the 7th inning, but the Barves were able to scratch across 3 earned in that frame. Davis’s night ended with a 6.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K affair. Carlos Gonzalez pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless ball, while Abel De Los “President” Santos was absolutely saintly, retiring all six batters he faced, striking out 3. Kyle McMyne “With Cheese” got the win with an inning of scoreless relief. Alex “The Great” Blandino continued to ride his recent hot streak, blasting a solo dinger as part of a 2 hit night. Blandino has hit safely in seven of the last eight contests, batting .393 over that time. “Trouble With the Phlerv” Phil Ervin chipped in with an RBI double, a walk, and his 30th stolen base of the season. The hero, though, was Taylor Sparks, who whacked a walk off Miss New Booty to seal the victory for the ‘Hoos.

Up Next: General Jackson Stephens will try and strike out all the Barves at 7:30pm EDT.

Bradenton Marauders 1, Daytona Tortugas 2

Tejay Antone was very solid in this one, going 8 full innings, allowing 6 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, striking out 5. Merman Ariel Hernandez picked up the save while walking 2 and striking out 1, but allowing no runs. Ronald “This Is” Bueno walloped 2 doubles and scored a run. Angelo “Bleeding” Gumbs had a hit, a walk, and an RBI, while Chad Tromp made the Tortugas great again, batting in the only other run of the game.

Up Next: Daytona is off Tuesday.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 11, Dayton Dragons 6

Tony “Montana” Santillan made his first Class A start. It... didn’t go as planned. Santillan lasted only 3.1 innings, allowed 4 hits, 5 walks, and 7 earned runs, striking out only 2. The relief pitching wasn’t exceptionally better; Jacob Constante went 3.2 innings, giving up 3 hits and 4 walks, but neither of the 2 runs were earned. Manuel Aybar pitched 2 innings, gave up 2 runs, and blah on this pitching. Daniel Sweet “And Sour” had 2 hits, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, while James Vasquez had 2 hits, including a solo dinger, and 2 RBI as well. Nick “Senzational” Senzel walked twice.

Up Next: Austin Orewiler goes for the Dragons at 7:00pm EDT.

AZL Dodgers 2, AZL Reds 0

Nick MMBOP Hanson, the 79th overall pick in the draft, had a decent start, going 3 IP, allowing only 2 hits and a walk, striking out 2. Actually, most of the pitching did well, though the bats did nothing of note. You can click that box score right up there, if you so desire.