This weekend the Minor League Baseball season mostly wrapped up. All the teams outside of Louisville will see their seasons end. It appears that AAA will play for two more weeks. Before you begin reading the last weekend Farmers Only, we’d just like to thank you for following along the entire season. We don’t always give you the most hard hitting content, outside of those awesome nicknames, but try to follow the teams the best we can through a crazy full season of baseball.
Michael “Hotel” Mariot led off the weekend with Friday’s start and was pretty effective over six innings. He allowed four hits, two earned runs, two walks, with five strikeouts. Beau “Knows” Taylor singled twice and walked twice, and TJ Friedl knocked in the two runs with a double. Saturday was more of a bullpen game. It was started by Tim Adleman, which I just felt like noting, but he wasn’t that great. “Nasty” Nick Howard tossed two scoreless innings with two strikeouts and Phillip Diehl struck out one in one shutout inning. Offensively, Michael “Ponce” De Leon went 3 for 4 with a walk and two RBI. Sunday was Louisville’s lone win. Reiver Sanmartin gave up for earned runs in five innings which was his worst start in a while, I think. Brandon Finnegan was the only reliever of note to do well. However, this game was won by the offense. Chris “Annie Are You” Okey went 4 for 5 with two solo dingers and three runs scored, and Alejo “Aloha” Lopez went 3 for 5 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored.
Chattanooga’s season will end with two rain outs on Saturday and Sunday. They will also lose their last game on Friday to finish out the season 58-54. Dylan Baker gave up two earned runs in his start over 5.1 innings on six hits, one walk, and three strikeouts. Juan Pinto “Bean” struck out two over his shutout inning. Wilson Garcia went 2 for 5 with a dinger and three RBI. The rest of the offense was boring.
Dayton finishes up their 2021 season with a sweep of the Fort Wayne TinCaps and a 65-55 record. Carson “City” Spiers tossed five shutout innings to start Friday’s match up. He allowed three hits, one walk, and five strikeouts. Michael “Superstar” Siani went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBI, a stolen base, and two runs scored, and Jacob “Lou” Hurtubise went 2 for 2 with two walks and two runs scored. Ivan “Brat” Johnson went 2 for 4 with a RBI, walk, and two runs scored, and Allan Cerda”fied” went 2 for 3 with a double, two walks, a RBI, and a run scored. Saturday, James Proctor allowed two earned over four innings but was wild. Andy “King” Fisher pitched two shutout innings of relief with two strikeouts. Mariel Bautista went 2 for 4 with a three run home run, and Matt McLain went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI. On Sunday, Christian Roa took a short start but gave up two earned runs over two innings. Spencer “Shrimp” Stockton struck out six over four shutout innings of relief. Matt McLain hit a dinger, drove in two, walked, and scored twice, and Juan Martinez went 2 for 3 with a three run home run.
Daytona had itself a long weekend that it split with Palm Beach. They also finished the year at an even 60-60 which I guess is ok. Sam Benschoter started Friday’s first game by throwing three shutout innings with two hits, one walk, and seven strikeouts. Mike Medrano then closed it out by tossing four innings with only one earned run given up. Jose “Joe” Torres went 2 for 2 with a dinger, triple, two RBI, two runs scored, and a walk. There is no real reason to talk about game two of the evening as the Tortugas were blown out. Honestly, I’m gonna do the same thing for Saturday’s game because the box score also looks boring. On Sunday the Tortugas closed out their season with a bang. Gabby Aguilera pitched five shutout innings on two hits, two walks, while striking out five. Garbee and Cachutt then had good appearances from the pen. Jose Torres went 3 for 5 with a RBI and a run scored. Most of the hits and the runs were spread out making Sunday a real fun team affair. Click on that box score to find out more if you’re interest in that kind of thing.