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Farm Report: Games of 4/10

I'm going to try a new format with the Farm Reports: rather than take up an entire page with them, I'm going to put most of the data in what this blogging program calls the "extended copy."  To see it, just click on: "read more."

Let me know what you think of the format change.

NASHVILLE 5, New Orleans 3.
Carolina 3, HUNTSVILLE 0.
Daytona 6, BREVARD COUNTY 1.
Hagerstown 6, WEST VIRGINIA 0.

Hmmm.  Next week will be better.

In Nashville, the Sounds improved to 3-1:

Nashville took control in the bottom of the seventh with a two-out rally of its own. After Trent Durrington (2-for-2) singled between a pair of groundouts, he advanced to third on a Dan Smith wild pitch and scored on Steve Scarborough's infield RBI single to knot the affair at 3-3. Matt Erickson followed with a pinch-hit single, his first knock of the season, to put runners on the corners for Dave Krynzel, who produced a two-run triple to right-center to put the home club ahead by a 5-3 count.

Reliever Chad Paronto (2-0) earned his second victory of the year with 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief behind Helling. Jeff Bennett closed out the contest with two hitless innings to earn his first career Triple-A save and second career save overall. Smith (0-1) was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs in his lone inning of work.

Huntsville's looking pretty weak thus far, with just one run in their first four-game series:

Logan Kensing worked six shutout innings and Carolina pitching continued its' mastery of Huntsville hitters in a 3-0 win that completed a sweep of the season opening four-game series at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, NC. The Stars were held to a single run on 14 hits in dropping their first four games of the season for the first time since 1987.

Huntsville missed out on scoring opportunities in each of the first three innings, stranding a total of seven base runners. Callix Crabbe doubled with one out in the first and Ben Van Iderstine walked before Nelson Cruz and Tony Zuniga were retired to end the inning. Brandon Gemoll and Jeff Winchester walked and Enrique Cruz was hit by a pitch to load the bases with nobody out in the second before pitcher Glenn Woolard struck out, Tony Gwynn, jr. flied out to shallow left field and Crabbe was called out on strikes. Zuniga walked with two outs in the third and Gemoll followed with a single before Enrique Cruz was called out on strikes to end the inning.

Manatees lost, again, 6-1, with a sole bright spot:

The lone Manatees run came on a solo home run by catcher Lou Palimisano. Palimisano was 3-for-9 in the series, but notched his first extra-base hit of the season with the homer in the seventh.

Wrapping up a pretty depressing weekend in the Brewers system, the West Virginia Power isn't hitting either:

The Suns starting pitching has been spectacular all series long, hurling over 19 innings and not allowing a single run. Today was no exception as starter Jose Sanchez picked up the win striking out four in five innings and giving up just one hit.

Maybe we could, uh, trade for Sanchez?  Something?  Anything?