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Farmers Only: Wennington Romero is lights out

The Daytona starter throws a seven inning shutout to continue his strong start to 2018.

Nick Falzerano

The Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night

Wennington Romero has been pretty incredible to start the 2018 season. He continued that on Tuesday night by completely shutting down the Jupiter Hammerheads. He threw 7 innings and allowed only one base runner, gave up no runs, walked none, and struck out 5. For the season, he now owns a 2.45 ERA over 29.1 innings and has only walked one batter while striking out 22. An honorable mention is due to Hendrik Clementina, who put on a show for Dayton in helping them erase a late 6-run deficit. He reached base 5 times, going 2 for 2 with 3 walks, a triple, and a 2-run dinger.

Louisville Bats 6, Columbus Clippers 10

The Clippers jumped on Louisville early and often on Tuesday, handing the Bats a 10-6 loss. Robert “Welp” Stephenson was not good in his start. He lasted only 2.1 innings and gave up 7 runs on 7 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Damn. Tanner “Singing in the” Rainey and Jimmy “Drinks to” Herget continue to dominate Triple-A batters, though, as they each struck out 1 in a scoreless inning out of the ‘pen. Hernan “The Barbarian” Iribarren made his return to the Bats’ lineup and went 3 for 4 with a run scored. Mason Williams went 2 for 5 with a 3-run dinger and had 4 RBI, D.J. “Re-Re-Re-REMIX” Peterson was 2 for 5 with a double and scored a run, and Phil “Cliff” Gosselin also went 2 for 5 and drove in a run.

Up Next: Jackson Stephens is on the bump for Louisville this morning at 11:00 AM ET.

Pensacola was off last night. Daniel Wright takes the mound tonight at 6:35 PM CT.

Daytona Tortugas 3, Jupiter Hammerheads 0

Wennington “Wherefore Art Thou” Romero was absolute nails last night for Daytona. He threw 7 shutout innings while giving up only 1 hit, no walks, and striking out 5. Aaron Fossas closed it down by not allowing a hit in 2 shutout innings while striking out 3. Solid night for the Tortuga pitching staff. Dilson “Pickles” Herrera was 2 for 3 and scored a run “Tinker” Taylor “Soldier” Trammell was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI, and Tyler “Ty Steve” Stephenson and TJ “Land of the” Friedl were each 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

Up Next: Ty Boyles starts tonight at 6:30 PM ET.

Dayton Dragons 10, Burlington Bees 8

Dayton was on the winning end of a crazy one last night. After going down 8-2 heading into the 7th inning, they came all the way back and won 10-8 in 10 innings. Tyler “Walt” Mondile started for Dayton and, well, someone has to give up those 8 runs. He lasted only 3.2 innings, giving up all 8 runs on 12 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. He also gave up 3 dingers. The bullpen was nails, though, throwing 6.1 shutout innings the rest of the way.

There was quite a bit to write home about offensively. Hendrik “Oh, My Darling” Clementina was 2 for 2 with 3 walks, a RBI triple, and a 2-run dinger. Stuart “Sweet” Fairchild “Of Mine” was 2 for 3 with 2 walks and 2 RBI, Jeter “Re2pect” Downs was 1 for 6 with a solo bomb, and Jose Garcia was 2 for 6 with the game-winning 2-run dinger. Michael Beltre was 2 for 3 with 3 walks and scored a run.

Up Next: Wendolyn Bautista is on the mound for Dayton tonight a t7:30 PM ET.