Sounds play along with Will Ferrell


Give the Brewers’ Triple-A affiliate some credit for playing along with a gag at Round Rock, Tex. on Thursday night. 
The Nashville Sounds’ game was interrupted in the top of the sixth inning for an appearance by Rojo Johnson, an East Texas-born, Venezuela-raised ex-con who had just signed with the Astros and was actually comedian Will Ferrell. He didn’t last long, firing his only pitch behind a fake Sounds batter and drawing an ejection. 
Ferrell, of course, didn’t let the gag end there. He ran around the field while the batter gave chase. The video is available at
“Mentally, I feel like I have the strength of 10 men, after that,” Ferrell/Johnson, who ripped off his mustache during the on-field chase, told reporters in a postgame press conference.
“Nashville showed a lot of stuff tonight,” he said. “They’ve got a lot of moxie.”
They also won the game. Nashville avoided a three-game sweep with a win behind six scoreless innings from starter Kameron Loe and home runs by Adam Stern and Jonathan Lucroy. 
Keep an eye on Stern, who returned from a rib-cage injury about a week ago and could be a candidate for a promotion this weekend, depending on the results of Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez’s MRI scan this morning. The Brewers would probably prefer to promote a right-handed outfielder if Gomez misses time, but Lorenzo Cain is still on the disabled list at Double-A Huntsville and Brendan Katin is still injured at Nashville. 
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