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Farmers Only: Big Mitch Blasts

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A hum-drum night, and one guy’s almost-heroics

Mitch Nay, erstwhile Lookouts First Baseman, raised his average from .196 to .241 with his 3-3, 1HR, 4RBI night. The 25-year-old isn’t good or anything, but good on him to have a big night in a losing effort.

Dayton Dragons 3, Great Lakes Loons 8

No pitcher really acquitted themselves wonderfully in this bullpen game (Alex Diaz started and went 3IP, 2ER, 1BB, 4K over 61 pitches). Connor Bennett had 4K in 1.2IP, and goes 5’9, 210lb, so good for him. Mike Siani, on the other hand, filled up the box score: 3-5, 2R, 1RBI, 1SB, and an outfield assist. He hasn’t really started hitting yet this season, but he seems to be a joy in centerfield.

The Dragons head to South Bend to take on the Petes, with James Marinan facing Eury Ramos at 7:00 ET.

Daytona Tortugas 8, Charlotte Stone Crabs 4

Packy Naughton was solid and then some, scattering 5 hits and a walk over 7 innings, fanning 5 and giving up 2 runs. Also solid, the bats: Jonathan India went 2-3 with 2R, 1RBI, 2BB; Stuart Fairchild went 2-3 with 3R, 2RBI, 1 double and 1BB; Bruce Yari went 3-4 with a home run. Drew Mount, who was drafted in the 16th round last year out of Kansas State and looks like a Tim Blake Nelson character but has gone .312/.368/.483 over his short career, hit a triple.

The Toogs face the Stoons tomorrow at 6:30 ET, with Austin Orewiler taking on Tobias Myers.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 7, Chattanooga Lookouts 6

Tony Santillan had a good game peripherally, I suppose: 6IP, 8H, 5ER, 1BB, 6K. Still, that’s gonna lose you some ballgames. We mentioned Marshal Nay’s big day, but also up there: Taylor Trammell going 2-5, Chris Okey going 2-4 with a 2B, oh and by the way, Big Gavin LaValley going 3-4 with 2 doubles.

Goodness knows who is pitching for Chattanooga tomorrow, but he’ll face Alec Bettinger of the Biloxi Shuckers at 7:35 ET.

Louisville Bats 2, Syracuse Mets 0 (F/7)

Keury Mella did what he had to do in the shortened game, going 5.1 IP giving up 2H, 3BB against 5K. The offense was provided by Rob Refsnyder, and Scott Schebler went 2-2 with a walk.

They’ll be in Syracuse again tomorrow, as Vladimir Guittierez takes on someone or another at 6:35 ET.