Down on the Farm

Toledo 2, Louisville 1

The Bats managed just 5 hits and thanks to Mark Bellhorn’s 9th inning homerun, were not shutout. Bellhorn went 2-4 on the night with a double and the homerun. The homer was Mark’s 10th of the season.

Tom Shearn fell to 4-7 on the season and struggled last night. He surrendered 5 hits and 3 walks while allowing 2 runs over 5.1 innings pitched. Calvin Medlock, Brian Shackelford, and Julio Manon combined to go 2.2 innings of shutout, no-hit baseball in relief. The combined for 4 strikeouts and 3 walks.

Chattanooga 3, Mississippi 1

Adam Rosales had 2 hits on the night, both doubles, in a 2-4 night. Rosales added a run and an rbi to his total. Luis Bolivar continues his hot hitting by going 2-4 last night with a double and an rbi. Luis now has 15 doubles on the season.

Johnny Cueto was just as outstanding last night as he was in his last start. Cueto pitched 6 innings of shutout baseball. He scattered 3 hits while walking 1 and striking out 8. Over his last 2 starts, he’s pitched 13 innings, allowing 6 hits, 2 walks, and 21 strikeouts!

Sarasota 4, Tampa 2

3b Eric Eymann hit his 7th homerun of the season in the 4th inning, a solo shot. Eymann had just 1 hit in 4 at-bats. Brandon Szymanski went 2-3 with a 2 run shot, his 9th homer of the year.

Pedro Viola continues to be great since being called up to Sarasota from Dayton. He pitched 1.1 innings of no-hit baseball last night. In Sarasota, Viola has pitched 9.2 innings, allowing 0 runs, 6 hits, and 3 walks. He has struck out 14 over that span.

Dayton 8, Great Lakes 2

The Dragons blew the game open late thanks to a 5-run 8th inning rally. Numerous Dayton players had nice nights at the dish including Drew Stubbs who went 2-5 with a double and run scored. Justin Turner also went 2-5 and drove in 2 runs. Chris Heisey put up 2 hits in 3 at-bats and scored 3 Dragon runs. Finally, Jason Louwsma went 2-3 with a double, run scored, and 3 runs batted in.

Helena 14, Billings 8

Keltavious Jones went 3-5 with a run scored and an rbi. Jones has now hit safely in 9 of his last 10 games. The 21 year old outfielder is now batting .313/.353/.413. 1B Michael McKennon added 2 hits in 5 at-bats, recording a double, run scored, and 2 rbis. McKennon has a 1007 OPS in 18 games this season.

GCL Twins 10, GCL Reds 5

The Reds scored 5 runs in the 7th inning to prevent from being shutout. The Reds #1 pick Devin Mesoraco went 1-3 with a run scored and an rbi.

Poor ol’ Nector Navarro failed to lower his ERA from the last time we saw him. In fact, the 2 runs he gave up tonight over .1 innings earned him a loss and raised his ERA to 37.80.

5 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. Jordan Smith had a nice game for the Dragons, allowing 2 runs in 6 innings.

    Louwsma was the start of the game for the Dragons with a big 2 run double early and another big RBI later.

  2. I know Bellhorn strikes out a lot and has a frying pan for a glove, but between him and Keppinger, surely there’s little reason to keep Castro around.

  3. Unfortunately, Castro is signed through 2008…that’s why they’re holding back Keppinger.

  4. he Reds also called up infielder Jeff Keppinger from Louisville to fill in for Castro, who has a potentially season-ending injury. The 35-year-old infielder got a cortisone shot in his sore right elbow on Friday night and will avoid throwing for about 10 days.

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