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Farmers Only Weekend Harvest: Ibandel Isabel can’t stop hitting dingers

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The Tortugas first baseman had a huge power surge this weekend and the Louisville Bats swept Gwinnett.

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The Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Weekend

Ibandel Isabel, 1B - 5 for 13, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 3 BB

Ibandel Isabel came over from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Ariel Hernandez trade. He was classified as a power hitter and that power came out in full force this weekend. In his 4 games with Daytona, he was 5 for 13 with 5 home runs and 11 RBI. Since he joined the Tortugas, he has hit 10 dingers and driven in 24.

Friday, June 1

Louisville Bats 3, Gwinnett Stripers 1

Louisville had themselves a fine weekend, starting with a win on Friday night over Gwinnett. Justin Nicolino pitched well in his start, going 7 innings and allowing only 1 run on 6 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. Dilson “Pickles” Herrera was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI and DJ Peterson was 1 for 3 with an RBI double.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4

Game 1 of Friday’s scheduled double-header did not go well on Friday, as Pensacola lost 4-0. Vladimir “The Destroyed” Gutierrez got lit up, lasting only 2.1 innings and giving up 4 runs on 3 hits with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. Juan Martinez was great out of the bullpen, striking out 4 in 1.2 shutout innings. CJ McElroy was 2 for 4 on the night and Aristides “Heiress Titties” Aquino was 1 for 2 with a double. Game 2 of the double-header was rained out.

Daytona Tortugas 7, Lakeland Flying Tigers 4

Daytona was finally able to play some baseball after having nearly a week’s worth of games cancelled. Tony “Santigold” Santillan struggled in his start. He lasted 6 innings but gave up 4 runs on 8 hits while walking 2 and striking out 3. Ibandel Isabel drove in 3 runs while going 2 for 3 with 2 dingers. Brantley “Ring My” Bell was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and TJ “Land of the” Friedl was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk.

Daytona Tortugas 7, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0

Game 2 went even better for Daytona on Friday. Scott “Randy” Moss pitched well, going 5 innings and allowing no runs on 3 hits with 2 walks and 8 strikeouts. Bruce “BRRUUUUUUCE” Yari was 3 for 4 with a double and 4 RBI and Hector Vargas was 2 for 3 and scored a run while Mitch “Yay” Nay scored 3 runs in a 1 for 3 night.

Dayton Dragons 1, Lansing Lugnuts 12

Dayton gave up 11 runs in the last 3 innings to fall 12-1 on Friday. Packy “Wacky” Naughton was wacky, going 5.1 innings and giving up only 1 run on 7 hits with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. We won’t talk about the bullpen. There wasn’t really much to write home about offensively. Hendrik Clementina went 1 for 4 and drove in the only run for the Dragons.

Saturday, June 2

Louisville Bats 3, Gwinnett Stripers 1

Louisville pulled off another 3-1 victory over Gwinnett on Saturday. Jose Lopez started and pitched well, giving up only 1 run on 3 hits with 2 walks and 1 strikeouts over 7 innings of work. Nick “Senzinnati” Senzel went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk, Gabriel “Young Vlad” Guerrero went 2 for 4 and scored a run, and Dilson Herrera went 2 for 3 with a walk.

Pensacola had a scheduled double-header on Saturday that was rained out.

Daytona Tortugas 9, Lakeland Flying Tigers 6

A 4-run 8th helped Daytona come back and defeat Lakeland on Saturday. TJ “Tony, Toni” Antone threw 4 innings and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits with 2 walks and 1 strikeout. Ryan Hendrix struck out 3 in a scoreless inning of relief. Tyler “Ty Steve” Stephenson was 1 for 3 with a 2-run dinger and 3 runs scored. Ibandel Isabel was 2 for 3 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI.

Dayton Dragons 5, Lansing Lugnuts 4

Dayton scored 3 in the bottom of the 10th to come back and win 5-4 over Lansing on Saturday. Tyler “Walt” Mondile was solid in his start, going 6 innings and giving up only 1 run while scattering 7 hits, walking none, and striking out 3. Andy “Sluggo” Sugilio was 3 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI, Hendrik Clementina was 3 for 3 with a double and a walk, and Stuart “Little” Fairchild hit a solo dinger.

Sunday, June 3

Louisville Bats 7, Gwinnett Stripers 2

Louisville finished off their 3-game sweep of Gwinnett with a 7-2 victory on Sunday. Brandon “There once was a man named” Finnegan started and pitched really well. He went 7 innings and gave up only 1 run on 3 hits while only walking 1 and striking out 7. Phil “Phlervin” Ervin was 2 for 5 with 2 triples and 3 RBI, Nick Senzel was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI, and Blake “Trade Hands” Trahan drove in 1, going 1 for 3 with a double.

Up Next: Louisville is off on Monday.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5, Biloxi Shuckers 6

Seth Varner got the start for Pensacola and pitched well. He went 5.1 innings and gave up 1 run on 3 hits with only 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. The bullpen, unfortunately, got worked. Luis Gonzalez was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI, Gavin “As I Walk Through” LaValley went 2 for 3 with a double, and CJ McElroy was 1 for 3 with a double, a walk, and 1 RBI.

Up Next: TBD starts tonight for Pensacola at 6:40 PM CT.

Daytona Tortugas 5, Lakeland Flying Tigers 9

Daytona gave up 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th to fall 9-5 on Sunday. Ryan “Twins” Olson started and got lit up, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts in only 2.1 innings of work. Jose “Ask” Siri was 2 for 4 and scored twice and Ibandel Isabel hit another dinger and drove in 2 as a part of a 1 for 4 evening. Nick “:(“ Howard gave up 4 runs and walked 3 in 1.2 innings of relief.

Up Next: TBD is scheduled to start tonight against Clearwater at 7:05 PM ET.

Dayton Dragons 11, Lansing Lugnuts 8

Hunter Greene got the start on Sunday and had himself another great start. He threw 5 innings and gave up only 1 run on 3 hits while walking only 1 and striking out 8. It looks like the kid just continues to figure it out. Stuart Fairchild was 2 for 3 with a 2-run home run and 2 runs scored, Michael “Head Rub” Beltre was 1 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI, and Andy Sugilio was 1 for 4 and also hit a 2-run homer. Jeter Downs was 1 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored.

Up Next: Dayton is off on Monday.