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Farmer’s Only: Suarez Back!

And a salami for Ty Steve

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Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night

No sense in burying the lede here: Eugenio “Aye You Hey Knee Oh” Suarez made his first rehab appearance Tuesday night and seemed to do very well, going 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. The latter doesn’t have much to do with his thumb, but the double (without having seen it) provides some evidence that Suarez still has pop in his bat that the Reds have sorely missed without him.

Louisville Bats 5, Charlotte Knights 1

In other former big league Reds news, Cody “Specs” Reed started this one on the mound and lasted three innings, allowing one run on a hit and two walks while fanning three. He threw 49 pitches, 32 of which were strikes. Domingo “Shrimp” Tapia (4 IP) and Tanner “I Feel It’s Gonna” Rainey “Like This For Days” (2 IP) combined to shut out the Knights the rest of the way.

Rosell “The Bachelor” Herrera went 3-for-5 with a 2-run homer, and Sebastian “Lizard People” Elizalde went 2-for-4 with a 3-run homer to do all the scoring for Louisville. Nick “The Truth” Senzel was 0-for-3 with a walk.

Robert Stephenson gets the start today against Charlotte in an 11 a.m. start time.

Birmingham Barons 9, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5

Shedric “Von Beethoven” Long was 2-for-4 with a triple and a walk while Taylor Sparks “Fly” honked a 3-run tater, but that was pretty much it for Pensacola offensively on Tuesday. Gabby “Daddy” Guerrero was 0-for-1 with three walks, if you’re into that kinda thing (I am).

Jesus “Is Risen” Reyes started this game and got slapped with a little league line: 2.2 IP, 6 R, 0 ER. He walked one and struck out one.

Wyatt “Michael” Strahan will toe the rubber for Pensacola today, with a start time of 7:35 p.m. EST.

Daytona Tortugas 7, Florida Fire Frogs 3

Dilson “Pickle” Herrera continued his solid start to the season in Daytona on Tuesday, but truthfully, Dilson Herrera better damn well be putting up solid numbers in High freaking A. He was 3-for-5 with a double and a ribbie. Tyler “Our Large Adult Catcher” Stephenson also continued a hot start that I won’t be as sassy about, crushing a grand slam for his second homer of the season. His OPS in Daytona through 17 games is now .957. Oh, and Taylor “The Other Truth” Trammell went 2-for-3 with a walk to raise his OPS to .874.

Ryan “The Other” Olson was the pitcher in this one and was real good, going six innings and giving up zero earned runs. He struck out six and walked one.

Lansing Lugnuts 7, Dayton Dragons 0

Yeah, Dayton got thumped. The only two hits of the day were recorded by Morgan Lofstrom and Mark Kolozsvary, who I won’t bother giving nicknames to because I refuse to believe they’re real people. “Wacky” Packy Naughton got shelled on the mound, which is a bummer, allowing five runs in four innings. He walked four and fanned three.

Mac Sceroler will pitch for Dayton today in a 7:05 p.m. EST start time.