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Farmers Only: Shed Long and T.J. Friedl continue to mash

Shed Long and T.J. Friedl can’t stop hitting as they post another huge night for Daytona and Billings.

Nick Falzerano, milb.com

Louisville 5, Columbus 6

The Bats tried to stage a late comeback, but it wasn’t enough as they lost to Columbus 6-5. Robert Stephenson got the start last night and was pretty bad, going 6 innings and giving up 6 earned runs on 10 hits while walking 2 and striking out 3. Hernan Irbarren made his first start at first-base tonight and continued hitting the ball well, going 2 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI. “Uncle” Jesse Winker also continued his solid hitting by going 2 for 4 with a run scored and Seth-Mejias Brean three bean cassaroled his way into a 2 for 4, 1 double, 1 run scored night as well. Matt “Mr.” Magill and Dayan Diaz both pitched scoreless innings out of the ‘pen.

Amir Garrett starts tonight at 7:05 PM ET.

Pensacola 1, Biloxi 3

The offense couldn’t get much going for the Blue Wahoos, as they fell 3-1 to Biloxi on Monday. Sal Romano got the start and gave up 3 earned runs on 9 hits while walking none and striking out 4. Alex “The Great” Blandino continues to swing a hot bat, going 3 for 4 on the evening. Sebastian “Lizard People” Elizalde was 1 for 4 and scored the only run for the Wahoos. Kyle “Won’t You Be” McMyne and Nick Routt “44” both struck out 1 in a scoreless inning of relief.

Mystery Pitcher starts tonight against Biloxi at 6:40 PM CT.

Daytona 9, Dunedin 7

Daytona was able to hold on in a shootout last night, defeating Dunedin 9-7. Tejay Antone got the start and was let down by his defense a little, as he gave up 7 runs, only 2 earned, on 7 hits while walking none and striking out 4 in 5 innings of work. Shed Long continues to mash the ball, as he went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. He is now hitting .419 since getting the call to High-A this season. Blake Trahan was 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI, Gavin “As I walk through” LaValley was 2 for 5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI, and Garrett “Tupper” Boulware was 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Yorman “our man” Rodriguez made a rehab appearance and went 1 for 3. Jimmy Herget struck out 4 in 11 innings of work.

Jonathan Crawford starts tonight at 7:05 PM ET.

Dayton 1, Lake County 5

Dayton did as Dayton does and fell 5-1 to Lake County last night. Ty “poppin’” Boyles started and gave up 5 earned runs on 7 hits with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts over 5 innings. James “Taylor” Vasquez had a solid night at the plate, going 3 for 4 on the evening. Daniel Sweet was 1 for 4 with a double and scored a run and Tyler “Bat flippin’” Stephenson was 1 for 3 on the night. Tanner “Singin’ in the” Rainey and Lucas Benenati each gave up a hit and struck out 1 in their scoreless innings in relief.

Jesus Reyes starts tonight at 7:00 PM ET.

Billings 7, Idaho Falls 4

The Mustangs were able to hold off a late comeback as they defeated Idaho Falls 7-4 on Monday. Andrew “Never trust a guy with 2 first names” Jordan started and pitched very well, going 6 innings and giving up no runs on 1 hit while walking 1 and striking out 5. T.J. Friedl ho-hummed his way into another 3-4, 2 double night while adding a walk and 3 RBI to the line. Jose “Ask” Siri was 2 for 5 with a solo dinger and 2 runs scored, Colby Wright was 2 for 3 with a walk, and Michael Beltre was 1 for 3 with a walk, a double, and a run scored. The bullpen wasn’t very good so we won’t talk about them.

Scott Moss takes the mound for Billings tonight at 7:05 PM MT.

AZL Reds 2, AZL Indians 1

The Baby Reds used strong pitching to shut down the Baby Indians last night. Nick “mmmmbop” Hanson started and pitched 2 innings, giving up an earned run on 3 hits while walking 3 and striking out 3. Emmanuel Cruz went 2 for 3 with a dinger and 2 RBI to account for the offense for the Baby Reds. Bruce “Willis” Yari was 1 for 3 with a triple and Ernesto “Goes to School” Liberatore was 1 for 3 with a double.

The Baby Reds will play the Baby Brewers tonight at 7:00 PM MT.