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Farmers Only: Louisville strikes out everybody

Don’t let Rookie Davis’s 4 earned runs distract you from the fact that he struck out 10.

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Louisville Bats 7, Durham Bulls 4

Louisville scored tied it in the top of the 9th to force extra innings and then scored 3 in the 11th to come back and win against Durham last night. The good news is that Rookie “of the year” Davis started and walked no batters while striking out 10. The bad news is that he gave up 4 earned runs on 9 hits over 4.2 innings of work. Ismael Guillon was very good out of the bullpen, striking out 7 in 3.1 shutout innings. The Louisville pitching staff combined for 19 strikeouts and only 2 walks on the night. That’s good hurlin’. Chad “Wallops” Wallach was the hero, going 3 for 5 with the go-ahead solo dinger in the 11th while also scoring twice. Tyler “Good Day” Goeddel was 2 for 4 with a walk and 2 RBI and Zach “Soft J” Vinej was 1 for 5 with 2 RBI. Everyone in the starting lineup recorded a hit, too, which is also good.

Up Next: Cody Reed gets the start against Gwinnett tonight at 7:05 PM ET.

Pensacola was off last night. They will face off against Mobile tonight at 6:35 PM CT with Keury Mella getting the start.

Daytona Tortugas 8, Dunedin Blue Jays 16

Woof. Jonathon Crawford lasted only 2.2 innings, giving up 8 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. The rest of the pitching staff was bad, too. Daniel Sweet “And Sour” was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored, a triple, and 2 RBI. James “No Nickname” Vasquez was 2 for 3 with a walk and 2 runs scored and Reydel “Mean” Medina “and Mode” was 2 for 5 with a double, 1 RBI, and also had 2 runs scored.

Up Next: Wyatt Strahan starts against Palm Beach tonight at 7:05 PM ET.

Dayton was off last night. Wennington Romero starts tonight against South Bend at 7:05 PM ET.

Billings Mustangs 14, Idaho Falls Chukars 9

Hunter Greene wasn’t in the lineup last night, but it didn’t matter because Billings exploded for 14 runs. The pitching, as you can expect, was bad. Jhon “H-O” De Jesus got exactly one batter out while surrendering 5 runs on 3 hits. Zac “Cornell” Correll later struck out 2 in 2 scoreless innings, which was good. Montrell “We Are” Marshall was 2 for 5 with a double and 6 RBI. Morgan “Nordstrom” Lofstrom was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI while Mark Kolozsvary also had 2 RBI while going 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored.

Up Next: Billings is off tonight.

AZL Reds 5, AZL Mariners 7

The Baby Reds gave up 4 in the top of the 9th to lose 7-5. Jose Castillo started and pitched okay, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits with no walks and 4 strikeouts. Raul Wallace was 1 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI, Reshard “Funroe” Munroe was 2 for 2 with a walk, a double, and 2 runs scored, and Miguel Hernandez was 2 for 5 with a run scored.

Up Next: The Baby Reds play the Baby Indians tonight.