There were losers in Queens, but there were no losers on the farm last night:
Rochester at Buffalo PPD
I don’t believe it snowed in Buffalo, but the rain was enough to postpone another game in western New York. These two will attempt to play two today.
Binghamton 5, Portland 3
Mark Cohoon struck out a career high 11 in 7 innings of work. He allowed just 5 hits and both runs he let up were unearned. After 3 starts, his WHIP is 1 and his ERA is 0.47. Edgar Ramirez recorded his second hold of the year, and Erik Turgeon finished the game earning his first save. Jesus Feliciano had 2 hits as the leadoff hitter, including a double; he’s now hitting .350 at AA. Brahaim Maldonado launched a 3-run homerun in the first inning, which along with Cohoon carried the B-Mets to victory. Josh Satin and Eric Campbell each had a hit. After a promising start, Jordany Valdespin went hitless for the third time in five games and has been removed from the top of the order, batting 9th in this game. He is now hitting .175 with an OBP of .261.
St. Lucie 7, Charlotte 6
Kyle Allen got roughed up early, giving up 6 runs on 7 hits, and failed to get out of the second. Michael Powers bailed him out, striking out 6 and allowing just 2 hits in 3.1 innings. Rhiner Cruz and Nick Carr each pitched 2 shutout innings; Cruz striking out 3 and earning his second win of the year, and Carr striking out 4 and getting his 3rd save of the year. In addition to the bullpen, the offense also helped to bail out Allen. Jason Bay was 1 for 3 with 2 walks in his final tune up. Terry Collins should have him in the lineup at Citi Field tonight. Wilmer Flores had 3 hits, including a double and 2 RBI’s. Cesar Puello had a pair of doubles, and Matt Den Dekker and Stefan Welch also had 2 hits each. Jefry Marte drove in 2 runs and walked twice.
Savannah 5, Lexington 4
Aderlin Rodriguez finally gets some headlines for the right reason! He hit a 2-run double as part of a 4-run 5th that gave the Gnats the lead that they never relinquished. Rodriguez ended up with 3 hits, including a second double, and 3RBI’s. Cory Vaughn pushed his average over .300 with 2 hits, including a double, and Robbie Shields pushed his average over .200 with 2 hits, including a double. Sam Honeck went hitless for the second straight game and fittingly finishes April 20th with a .420 batting average. On the mound, Yohan Almonte gets the win, giving up 4 runs through 6 innings, striking out just 3 and getting hurt on a pair of homeruns. Gabriel Zavala, Ronny Morla, and Josh Edgin combined for 3 shutout innings out of the bullpen to secure the 1-run win. It was the 3rd save of the year for Edgin.