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Farmers Only - Jesse Winker is heating up

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The sweet-swinging lefty is having a solid May.

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Toledo 5, Louisville 3

The Bats fell to an ugly 12-25 on the season with Monday’s loss to the Mud Hens, though it certainly wasn’t only the fault of General Jackson Stephens. He fired 6 innings of 2 ER ball, K’ing 5 while mostly scattering 4 walks and 5 hits. In fact, the Bats rallied after those 2 ER to take a 3-2 lead in the Top of the 7th only for the bullpen to go all 2016 Reds and bleed it out.

Dilson “Pickle” Herrera went 1 for 4 with a ribbie, Rob “Plunder” Brantly went 2 for 3 with a ribbie of his own, and Jesse “Ball, Hit Ball” Winker went 2 for 3 with a walk to raise his season line to a thought-provoking .298/.383/.372. His May, though, has been even better: .340/.431/.440 in 58 PA.

Asher Wojciechowski will get Tuesday’s start against Toledo, with first pitch set for a coffee-filled 10:35 AM ET.

Jackson 4, Pensacola 3

The Wahoos squandered an early 3 run lead to fall to the Generals, spoiling the chance for Luis Castillo to pick up another meaningless pitching win. Luis C. K’d just 1 in his 5 IP, but also allowed just 2 ER in that span. The bullpen, like its Louisville brethren, let the lead slip away, however, which dropped Pensacola to 20-18 overall on the season.

Brian “Brain” O’Grady honked a solo homer alongside a walk, both Adrian “Yo” Nieto and Blake “Keep On” Trahan had 2-hit nights, and Alex “Pen Is Mightier” Blandino singled and walked to raise his season OBP to a tidy .374.

Keury “16th of” Mella will toe the rubber against Jackson on Tuesday, with first pitch set for 7:05 PM ET.

Bradenton 7, Daytona 3

Vlad “Vladdy Goots” Gutierrez was tagged with the loss for the Tortugas on Monday, though his outing did have some bright spots. He allowed 3 ER in his 5 IP, all of which came in a rough 3rd inning, but he did post 7 Ks against just 5 hits and a lone walk. Nick “No. 2” Senzel got the night off, which annoyed this FO box score surfer to no end, but Shed “Pitching Coach Don” Long did his best to make you not miss Cincinnati’s top prospect too much with a 2 for 3 night that included a dinger, 2 ribbies, and a walk.

That was all the truly interesting happenings, unless you consider Chris “Drugs are bad” Okey going 0 for 4 to drop his season line to .173/.252/.221. Yuck.

Jesus Reyes gets Tuesday’s start for Daytona against the Marauders, with first pitch penciled in for 7:05 PM ET.

Dayton 4, South Bend 2

The Dragons picked up a win to avoid an organization-wide butt-kicking on the night, downing the baby baby bears to move to 26-11 on the season. Scott “Fordham Ram” Moss got the win after firing 5 scoreless innings of 6 K ball, and he was backed up by big nights at the plate from Hector Vargas (2 for 4 with a dinger) and Jose “Que Sera” Siri (2 for 4). TJ “Land of the” Friedl doubled, Taylor Trammell walked, and Tyler Stephenson went 1 for 4 with a run scored in case you’re just here to read about top prospects.

Wennington “When in” Romero starts for Dayton Tuesday against South Bend with 10:35 AM ET as the start.