explicit args

explicit args

diff --git a/bench/topic_mysql_perf.rb b/bench/topic_mysql_perf.rb
index dbbcb0f..4642c27 100644
--- a/bench/topic_mysql_perf.rb
+++ b/bench/topic_mysql_perf.rb
@@ -292,18 +292,19 @@ Benchmark.ips do |r|
   r.compare!
 end
 
-Comparison:
-mysql select title id:      471.8 i/s
-mini_sql query_single title id:      447.8 i/s - same-ish: difference falls within error
-mini_sql select title id:      417.3 i/s - same-ish: difference falls within error
-sequel title id pluck:      367.8 i/s - 1.28x  slower
-sequel title id select:      335.9 i/s - 1.40x  slower
-ar select title id pluck:      311.1 i/s - 1.52x  slower
-  ar select title id:      101.9 i/s - 4.63x  slower
-
-Comparison:
- wide topic mini sql:     6994.7 i/s
-    wide topic mysql:     6467.2 i/s - same-ish: difference falls within error
-   wide topic sequel:     4826.8 i/s - 1.45x  slower
-       wide topic ar:     2454.5 i/s - 2.85x  slower
+# Comparison:
+# mysql select title id:      485.0 i/s
+# mini_sql query_single title id:      447.2 i/s - same-ish: difference falls within error
+# mini_sql select title id:      417.4 i/s - 1.16x  slower
+# sequel title id pluck:      370.2 i/s - 1.31x  slower
+# sequel title id select:      351.0 i/s - 1.38x  slower
+# ar select title id pluck:      317.1 i/s - 1.53x  slower
+#   ar select title id:      102.3 i/s - 4.74x  slower
+
+
+# Comparison:
+#  wide topic mini sql:     6768.7 i/s
+#     wide topic mysql:     6063.9 i/s - same-ish: difference falls within error
+#    wide topic sequel:     4908.6 i/s - same-ish: difference falls within error
+#        wide topic ar:     2630.2 i/s - 2.57x  slower
 
diff --git a/lib/mini_sql/mysql/connection.rb b/lib/mini_sql/mysql/connection.rb
index 42aae7e..e762748 100644
--- a/lib/mini_sql/mysql/connection.rb
+++ b/lib/mini_sql/mysql/connection.rb
@@ -44,7 +44,16 @@ module MiniSql
         if params && params.length > 0
           sql = param_encoder.encode(sql, *params)
         end
-        raw_connection.query(sql, as: as)
+        raw_connection.query(
+          sql, 
+          as: as, 
+          database_timezone: :utc, 
+          application_timezone: :utc,
+          cast_booleans: true,
+          cast: true,
+          cache_rows: true,
+          symbolize_keys: false
+        )
       end
     end
   end

GitHub sha: bdba64a0