After an incredibly long hiatus, Minor League baseball is back and we could not be more excited. The leagues look somewhat different, some teams don’t exist anymore, and we don’t know who half these guys are. However, we’re here to watch the young ones develop, be pissy about stupid nicknames, and watch the Summer slowly approach and go on by for another year together with always fantastic content of your daily Farmers Only update.
Louisville Bats 3, Columbus Clippers 6
Braden “Shapley” Shipley took the loss in his first start for AAA team. Really, he had a rough go of it by giving up 3 earned runs in 3 innings on 7 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts, while giving up 2 dong blasts. He actually gave up all 6 runs in his short tenure but there was an error mixed in there. Mark “E Mark” Payton went 2 for 4 with a triple, a RBI, and a run scored, and Scott “Bootylicious” Heineman socked his first dinger of the year and walked twice. Alfredo “Little Pasta” Rodriguez also walked twice and it was almost nice to read his name again.
The Bats will play again tonight at 6:30 PM ET.
The Lookouts will try baseball again at 7:15 PM ET.
Daytona Tortugas 3, Palm Beach Cardinals 4
Christian “Feather” Roa took the start and gave up a solo dinger and a hit in his first inning while striking out the side with no walks. He was then taken out of the game. Cross your fingers for good news. Tanner “COOP” Cooper struck out 3 in 2 scoreless and James “Test” Proctor struck out 4 in 3 scoreless in relief. Allen “Orange” Cerda smacked a solo big fly and walked while Tyler “Tommy” Callihan walked twice and Ivan “The Great” Johnson doubled, walked, and stole a base.
The Tortugas play again at noon.
Dayton Dragons 9, Great Lake Loons 4
Lyon “Heart” Richardson took the bump for the Dragons first game and fired 3 shutout innings while giving up no hits, 3 walks, and striking out 3. Noice. JC “Pen” Keys pitched 2.1 scoreless and Braxton “Night At The” Roxby nailed down the 8th by striking out the side. Eric Yang socked a solo homer while going 2 for 5, and Quincy “Squints” McAfee went 3 for 4 while hitting a freaking grand slam to put the game out of reach in the 9th. Michael “The Gift” Siani went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, and Quin Cotton went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and a walk.
Dayton has another one at 6:05 PM ET.