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Daily Dish: May 8

One of the most intriguing pitching matchups in the minors Sunday was in the Carolina League, as a pair of 20-year-old lefthanders—Troy Patton (Astros) and Chuck Lofgren (Indians) squared off.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Weekend Dish

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Three bench-clearing incidents cause a Southern League game to be called before nine innings are played; Kevin Slowey deals in the Florida State League; New Orleans and Nashville square off for 24 innings; and 2005 Mariners first-round pick Jeff Clement heads for the DL after a pair of surgeries.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish