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Farmers Only: Lots Of Wins, Good Pitching, And Jonathan India

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Louisville, Pensacola, and Daytona all sweep the weekend.

Brandon Larson Honorary Star Of The Weekend

Jonathon India - 3 for 9, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 BB, 3 K, 2 R, 1 SB

Could have I have picked a better weekend? Yeah. Did I want to? No. Pretty much because I wanted to show off some numbers so far from India. Fangraphs wouldn’t have it updated that he’s drafted by the Reds and actually plays for the Astros, but he’s been on fire after a slow start at the plate. India is walking 24.2% of the time against a K rate of 19.4% His BABIP is kind of low at .290 but his ISO percent is .283. That gives his a slash line of .261/.452/.543. Not to mention a wRC+ of 161. There isn’t much more for him to prove in Greeneville. I’d like to see him skip Billings and get some time in Dayton for the last month.

Friday

Louisville Bats 5, Syracuse Chiefs 0

Justin “NidoKing” Nicolino didn’t miss many bats but he kept the runs off the board. He pitched 7 shutout innings while giving up only 4 hits, walking 3, and striking out 1. Wandy “Blandy” Peralta pitched a scoreless inning and Jimmy “Eat World” Herget struck out 2 in a scoreless inning. Brandon Mason Dixon was 3 for 4 with a run scored, and Josh “Put Change In The” VanMeter went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3, Jacksonville Jumbo Sprimp 0

Tony “Sizzlin” Santillan was nails yet again. He pitched 6 shutout innings on 5 hits, no walks, and 6 strikeouts. He’s sporting a 1.50 ERA since his call up to AA. Robinson “Brick” Leyer struck out 2 in 1.2 scoreless, and Alex “Light Tower” Powers struck out 1 in a scoreless inning to pick up his 10th save. TJ “Beetle” Friedl went 3 for 3 with a walk and 2 runs scored. Shed “Blockers” Long went 2 for 4 with a solo dinger and 2 RBI total, and Aristides “Horse Shit” Aquino went 2 for 3 with a walk.

Daytona Tortugas 4, Bradenton Marauders 2

Tejay “Teehee” Antone was also good. It’s funny how good starting pitching can lead to wins. He allowed only 1 earned run (2 total) over 6 innings on 5 hits, 2 walks, while striking out 3. Carlos Diaz, Jeremy “Stunt Bike” Kivel (1 K), and Ryan “Jimi” Hendrix (2 K) all pitched a scoreless inning. Hendrix picked up his 8th save of the year. The Tortugas hit three dingers on the night and two of them belonged to Ibandel Isabel. He hit #21 and #22 on the year totaling 2 RBI, a walk, and a 3 for 3 night overall. The other was hit by Bruce Yari which was also a single shot. Branley “Ding Dong” Bell went 2 for 4 with a run scored.

Dayton Dragons 12, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 5

Hunter Greene got the start and was obviously on a bit of a pitch count since he had tossed during the Future’s Game. He still did well. He went 3 innings and gave up 1 earned run on only 1 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 5. The bullpen was not good. Leandro Santana went 2 for 4 with a 2-run dinger and a walk. Andy “Sluglord” Sugilio went 3 for 6 with a RBI and a run scored, Jose Garcia broke out in a big way by going 5 for 6 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored, Mark Kolozsvary went 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, and Alejo Lopez went 2 for 4 with a RBI, run scored, and a walk.

Greeneville Reds 11, Elizabethton Twins 9

The pitching was all real yuck. Mike Siani went 2 for 3 with a dinger and 3 walks. Jonathon India stole a base, knocked in a run and walked 4 times! Brian Rey went 3 for 5 with 2 RB. I’m not going to go through with all of it, but all in all the Reds had 13 hits and 11 walks.

Billings Mustangs 2, Grand Junction Rockies 4

Jared “Temple Of” Solomon gave up 3 earned runs over 5.0 innings on 4 hits, 1 walk, and 4 strikeouts. Matt “Pigeon” Pidich, Connor Ryan, and Ryan “Soup” Campbell all pitched scoreless innings out of the pen. Pabel “Pepper” Manzanero went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI.

Saturday

Louisville Bats 9, Syracuse Chiefs 4

Jose “Porky” Lopez was pretty good in his start if you don’t look so much at the runs. He allowed 3 earned runs (4 total) over 5.2 innings. This occurred on 4 hits, 2 walks, and 10 strikeouts. Wandy “Blondie” Peralta pitched another scoreless inning as did Tanner “Mount” Rainey (1 K), and Kevin “Mallard” Quackenbush. Chadwick “Putin’s Bitch” Tromp knocked a 3-run dinger. Gabby Guerrero went 2 for 5 with triple and 2 RBI, DJ Peterson walked twice while going 2 for 3 with a RBI, and Josh “Maneater” VanMeter went 2 for 5 with a RBI.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 1

Daniel “Did” Wright also put together a real good start. He pitched 8 scoreless innings on 6 hits, 2 walks, while striking out 3. Jose Siri jacked a solo wanger and walked, and Taylor Sparks solo dingered as well while going 3 for 4 with a double, RBI and 2 runs scored. Friedl went 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored, and Mitch “Fray” Nay went 2 for 3.

Daytona Tortugas 9, Bradenton Marauders 1

Kevin “Cannon” Canelon pitched 4 scoreless innings while only allowing 2 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 3. Aaron Fossas “Your Teef” pitched 2 scoreless, Michael Byrne pitched 1 scoreless (2 K), and Joel “Sofa King” Kuhnel (1 K) also pitched a scoreless inning. Brantley Bell knocked in 3 with a double and walked, Stuart “Little” Fairchild went 3 for 4 with a double, 2 RBI, and a run scored, and Taylor Trammell went 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored.

Dayton Dragons 0, Beloit Snappers 5

Packy “Sacky” Naughton took the start and has had better. He allowed 4 earned runs over 5 innings. He allowed 8 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 3. Andy “Wiener” Cox didn’t allow an earned run over his one inning, and Aaron “Prick” Quillen struck out 2 in 2 scoreless. Hendrik Clementina went 2 for 3, and Lorenzo Cedrola went 2 for 4.

Billings Mustangs 6, Orem Owlz 7

James Marinan got beat up again. He’s not had a good Reds debut. Ryan “Sand” Dunne, Eddy “Dumb Ass” Demurias, and Dauri Moreta all entered the game and pitched an inning without giving up an earned run. Manzanero went 3 for 5 with a double, RBI, and 2 runs scored, and Drew “Big” Mount hit a 2-run dinger.

Sunday

Louisville Bats 3, Syracuse Chiefs 1

Keury “Hella” Mella continues to shine for Louisville. He gave up only an earned run over 8 innings on 5 hits, 1 walk, and while striking out 4. Kevin “Duck Hunt” Quackenbush struck out 2 in a scoreless inning to pick up his 15th save. Josh VanMeter play shortstop and hit a two run dinger. Mason “Sherman” Williams doubled and walked.

The Bats have Monday off. They’ll play on Tuesday at 5:00 PM ET.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 12, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 7

Rookie “Of The Year” Davis continues his rehab, and pitched pretty well. He did give up 3 earned runs and 2 homers over 6 innings, but only allowed 5 hits, 0 walks, while striking out 4. The offense carried him through the game though Wyatt Strahan tried to give it away. Aristides “Heiress Titties” Aquino hit a 3-run dinger, Rookie Davis helped his own cause with a 2-run wanger and a walk, and Chris Okey went 2 for 4 with a double and a solo dinger of his own. Jose Siri walked and doubled, Mitch Nay went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI and a walk, and Shed Long went 2 for 4 with a RBI and a walk.

Daytona had Sunday off. They’ll play on Monday at 7:05 PM ET.

Dayton Dragons 2, Beloit Snappers 1

“Yo” Adrian Rodriguez gave up an earned run over 5 innings on 5 hits, 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts. Ryan “Busta” Nutof struck out 3 in 3 scoreless, and John Ghyzel struck out 2 in a scoreless to pick up his 17th save. Alejo Lopez went 3 for 3 with a double, walk, and a stolen base, and Malik “Lassie” Collymore went 2 for 4 with a RBI.

Austin Orewiler takes the mound at 1:00 PM ET.

Greeneville Reds 2, Burlington Royals 9 (F/7)

In the first game of the double header, Jacob “False Prophet” Heatherly got trounced (1 IP, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K). Justin “Throws Stuff” McGregor struck out 1 in 2 scoreless, and Perez “Knows” Knowles stuck out 1 in a scoreless inning. Jonathan “Bollywood” India went 3 for 3 with a solo dinger and 2 RBI. He’s killing it folks.

Greeneville Reds 6, Burlington Royals 1 (F/7)

Josiah “Jebediah” Gray was nails yet again. He allowed only a single earned in 4.2 innings. He gave up 3 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 5. Manuel “Kitty Parachut” Cachut and Cory “Heil” Heitler were both good from the pen. Raul “Castro” Juarez knocked a 2-run homer, Reniel “Artery” Ozuna went 2 for 2 with 2 RBI and a walk, and Robert “Spaghetti” Boselli went 2 for 3 with a RBI.

Billings Mustangs 7, Orem Owlz 12

Luis Alecis probably had his worth start of his career (3 IP, 9 ER). Connor “Ice” Curlis did pitched 3 scoreless and struck out 2. Mount hit another dinger, and Cash “Money” Case went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, a walk, and a run scored.

Billings will play on Monday at 7:05 PM MT with Ricky Salinas on the mound.