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Farmers Only: Jose Barrero dingers again.

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Call the kid up while he’s hot.

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Allen Cerda - 3 for 4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI

Louisville Bats 4, St. Paul Saints 5

First and foremost, you may have heard that Nick Lodolo was promoted to AAA. He makes his start tonight. Arguably, the Reds have two of the most exciting pitching prospects in all of baseball throwing in AAA which is a good thing. Speaking of top prospects, Jose “Barreled” Barrero hit another dinger, his 8th since being called up to AAA and so did Alejo “Aloha’ Lopez who also added a walk. The Bats actually feasted last evening on solo dingers because soon to be Red, Mike “Moose Tracks” Moustakas also went deep. Reiver “Lives” Sanmartin gave up three earned over five innings (7 H, 1 BB, 7 K). Carson “City” Fulmer struck out two in a shutout inning and Matt “Quick” Pidich struck out one in his scoreless inning.

Chattanooga Lookouts 5, Rocket City Trash Pandas 1

Mac “N Cheese” Sceroler gave up only an earned run over five innings (4 H, 3 BB, 7 K) to give the Lookouts a head start and the bullpen really shut the door. Randy “Big” Wynne and Braxton “Night At The” Roxby both had a strikeout in their scoreless innings of relief and Alexis “Fancy Car” Diaz struck out one in two perfect relief innings. Drew “Trophy” Mount hit a two run dinger and walked, “John” Quincy McAfee tripled, walked, drove in two, and scored a run, and Matt Lloyd “Christmas” went 2 for 3 with a RBI and a walk.

Dayton Dragons 3, West Michigan Whitecaps 4

Eduardo “Sizzlin” Salazar was quite masterful over his six inning start last evening. He gave up only two earned runs while allowing five hits, no walks, and striking out six. Sam “Hell” Hellinger struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief. Victor “E” Ruiz knocked in two with a dinger, and Garrett “Were” Wolforth doubled in a run and walked.

Daytona Tortugas 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 6

Christian “Feather” Roa took the start and didn’t have his best stuff. He lasted only 3.2 innings while giving up two earned (three total) runs on six hits, five walks, while striking out only two. Allan Cerda “Fied Badass” went 3 for 4 with a solo homer and a double and two RBI, Elly “Phant” De La Cruz went 2 for 5 with a dinger, triple, and two runs scored, and Ivan “The Awesome” Johnson went 2 for 4 with a triple, a walk, and a run scored.