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Farmer gets his work in for Connecticut

It hasn’t taken long for Buck Farmer to get used to pitching professionally. The Rockdale High School graduate tossed three innings of one-run ball, his second consecutive solid start, in the Single-A short-season Connecticut Tigers’ 2-1 loss to the Brooklyn Cyclones on Saturday. Farmer started for the fourth time in his young professional career (he was a fifth-round selection by the Detroit Tigers in the June Major League Baseball draft), and had his most impressive outing. The Georgia Tech graduate allowed just two hits and one earned run, striking out three in a no-decision.

Connecticut, which has struggled at the start of the New York-Penn League season, defeated Brooklyn 6-4 on Sunday, then lost 5-4 Monday.

Farmer came out of the bullpen in his professional debut, and has since made four consecutive starts. In his first start he didn’t allow a run in two innings, then struggled in giving up three runs against the Lowell Spinners. Since facing Staten Island July 7, Farmer has five strikeouts and allowed one run in three innings.

In 11 innings pitched, Farmer is 0-1 and has surrendered five earned runs (4.09 ERA), but struck out 14 batters while walking just three.

Farmer and the Tigers have today off before opening a three-game road series at the Jamestown Jammers (Jamestown, New York), an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.