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Farmers Only Weekend Harvest: Sonny Gray and Jeff Hoffman make rehab starts

And Pat Kelly gets ejected due to a wardrobe and umpire malfunction.

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Louisville Bats

Bats 6, Indians 7

Bats 6, Indians 1

Bats 2, Indians 1


It was an overall decent weekend for the Bats, taking two out of three from the Indianapolis Indians. On Friday, the starting pitching was pretty much a fail but Cionel “Cyanide” Perez and Carson “City” Fulmer both pitched well from the pen. From the offensive side, Alejo “Aloha” Lopez was 3 for 5 with double and three runs scored, Logan Morrison and Narciso “Babbling” Crook drove in two and had two for four nights. Michael De Leon smacked a dinger. The bigger news was that manager Pat Kelly was ejected when an umpire’s belt broke, and it was pretty hilarious. Jomboy did a break down of the ejection here.

Saturday saw Sonny “Boy” Gray make a rehab start and he was a bit wild but gave up no runs in three innings and struck out four. Takahashi, Carle, and Garcia combined to shutdown the Indians. The offense was actually pretty quiet overall with the only extra base hit coming off the bat of Brantley “Ding Dong” Bell who stung a double to knock in two runs. Jeff “Jimmy” Hoffman also had a rehab start and helped win a pitching duel for the Bats. He pitched four shutout innings allowing only two hits, no walks, while striking out six. Goudeau, Diehl, and De Leon kept the Indians relatively quite over the final five innings. Brantley Bell once again did the damage by going 2 for 2 with two RBI and a walk.

Chattanooga Lookouts

Lookouts 10, Trash Pandas 9

Lookouts 8, Trash Pandas 6

Lookouts 6, Trash Pandas 9


Just like the Bats, another good weekend for the Lookouts. Friday saw pitcher Randy “Did Not” Wynne and Josh Byrne get crushed. However, Lopez, Moreta, and Howard pitched a combined four shutout innings to keep the good guys in it. A large bulk of the damage was done by Pedro “SeeSaw” Cedrola who went 4 for 5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Robbie “Pork” Tenerowicz also had a big game by going 3 for 5 with two doubles, two RBI, and a run scored. On Saturday, Conor “Lip” Curlis was ok as he only gave up three (four total) runs in 6.1 innings on five hits, one walk, while striking out nine. Pedro Cedrola swatted a dinger, but, in addition, Brian “Sey Hey” Rey went 2 for 4 with three RBI and two runs scored, and Wilson Garcia went 3 for 5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Sunday brought bad times again to the people of Chattanooga with just overall bad pitching. However, Garcia and Tenerowicz both hit homers and the offense did their best to give the crowd a show.

Dayton Dragons

Dragons 1, Whitecaps 2 (F/7)

Dragons 5, Whitecaps 3

Dragons 10, Whitecaps 12 (F/7)


Hopefully, I do not screw this up because it was hard to follow. Dayton had their game on Thursday banged due to rain. It was supposed to be made up Friday. On Friday, they finished their first game of a double header but their second game was suspended due to rain and to be completed on Sunday. Saturday’s game was also postponed due to rain and not scheduled to be made up from what I can see. On Sunday they then completed two games. The original game and the suspended second game from Friday. So the listed games are one from Friday and two from Sunday with Saturday still pending?

The Dragons still lost two out of three games so it was not only a soggy but a sucky weekend for them. In game one, Carson Spiers was adequate and a guy named Hellinger pitched two perfect innings from the pen. However, the Dragons were three hit so that did not go well. In game two, Eduardo “Sizzlin” Salazar gave up two earned over five innings on four hits, one walk, while striking out five, and Andy “King” Fisher struck out five in two innings relief. Jacob Hurtubise knocked in three runners on a 2 for 5 night with a walk. Alex McGarry went 3 for 5 with a double and two runs scored. Game three was a back and forth affair. However, the pitching was just terrible. “John” Quincy McAfee doubled twice and scored twice, and James “Live” Free hit a three run dinger and walked twice.

Daytona Tortugas

Tortugas 0, Threshers 1 (F/7)

Tortugas 2, Threshers 1 (F/7)

Tortugas 2, Threshers 5

Threshers 4, Tortugas 3


Not good, Bob, not good. The Tortugas only won one game this weekend and it was a make up from a previous game this week. In game one of Friday’s matchups, Jason Parker gave up only an earned run over five innings on three hits, one walk, and four strikeouts, and Timpanelli pitched a clean frame with a strikeout. However, the Tortugas had four total baserunners in seven innings. They did win that make up, though, on the back of a strong start by Jose “Shane Falco” Franco who gave up an earned run over four innings. He allowed three hits, no walks, while striking out three. Hayden Shenefield pitched three shutout innings to record the win. Michel Triana knocked in both runs with a two run dinger in the first inning, and by my math he did that on Wednesday to win a game on Friday night which is fun.

The rest of the week was a mixed bag. On Satuday the pitching the was lackluster, led by a start from James Marinan, if you remember that guy. However, the offense was weak with only one extra base hit. On Sunday, James “Booty” Proctor was spinning a gem (5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) but he was let down by his defense and his bullpen. Leonardo Seminati smacked a homer, a two run shot, and walked.