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Farmer’s Only: Arms shine on pitching-heavy Tuesday night

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Louisville Bats 3, Norfolk Tides 2

Asher Wojciechowski, man. “Mike Wazowski” is still carving up hitters in the International League, throwing another six innings of one-run baseball Tuesday night, striking out four and walking one. His ERA now sits at 0.93. Kevin “Garagetoyota” Shackelford struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to nail down the save.

Chad “Walla Walla” Wallach had a big night at the plate for the Bats, homering, doubling and driving in two during a 3-for-3 evening. Sebastian “Lizard People” Elizalde finished 3-for-4 with a double, and Hernan “The Barbarian” Iribarren finished 2-for-4. Jesse “Winklevoss” Winker doubled in this one, his first extra-base hit about three years.

Louisville sends Jackson Stephens to the mound Wednesday, with first pitch set for 11:05 a.m.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 1, Birmingham Barons 4

The sticks went dead a bit for Pensacola on Tuesday, which didn’t do much to help the case of starting pitcher Domingo “The Flamingo” Tapia. He went four innings, allowing three runs on three hits, striking out five and walking one. Alex “Electric Man” Powers pitched three innings of one-run relief, fanning three, before Jake “Record Scratch” Ehret finished the game with two scoreless frames.

“The Angel” Gabriel Guerrero collected half of the Blue Wahoos’ hits in this one, finishing 2-for-4 with a double. Adrien “Neato!” Nieto’s solo home run provided the only dent in the scoreboard.

Luis Castillo will toe the rubber for Pensacola on Wednesday, with game time set for 7:35 p.m.

Daytona Tortugas 2, Florida Fire Frogs 1

Vladimir “The Impaler” Gutierrez threw more smoke for Daytona on Tuesday, and it led to another stellar line. In 5.1 innings, he allowed one run on three hits, walking one and striking out ten. Robert “Unsolved Mysteries” Stock pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief, and Tanner “I feel it’s gonna” Rainey “Like this for days” closed it with two scoreless frames.

Shedric “Von Beethoven” Long and Chad “Make Daytona Double Again” Tromp each went 2-for-4 with a double on Tuesday, with Narciso “The Incredible” Crook adding a double of his own and two ribbies.

Jesus Reyes will lead the Tortugas into battle on Wednesday, with first pitch going at 10:35 a.m.

Dayton Dragons 5, Cedar Rapids Kernels 3

Scott Moss is off to a mighty fine start in 2017. He pitched five innings on Tuesday, allowing one run on three hits and striking out five while walking none. His ERA now sits at a tidy 2.50. Jesse “You’re” Stallings pitched a scoreless inning of relief to lower his ERA to 1.98.

Offensively, the Dragons were powered by Brantley “Cincinnati” Bell, who went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and Taylor “Here comes” Trammell, who tripled, walked and scored twice. Luis “Another one?” Gonzalez cashed in two ribbies at the bottom of the order to seal the deal.

Dayton goes to work again Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., with Wennington Romero starting on the mound.