It was a rough night on the farm indeed, but let’s recap nonetheless.
Rochester 8, Buffalo 6
Pat Misch didn’t exactly make a strong case for returning to the big leagues, surrendering 8 runs on 13 hits through 5 innings. Jose De La Torre did come in with 2 scoreless innings. His ERA is under 1, just like Taylor Tankersley who also pitched a scoreless inning. After having his hitting streak snapped, Kirk Nieuwenhuis went hitless again, but did draw 2 walks. Ruben Tejada had 4 hits from the leadoff spot, coming a double shy of the cycle. Fernando Martinez had 2 hits and 3 RBI’s and has performed well since returning from injury. Ronny Paulino also had 2 hits, including a double, in what should be his final minor league game being his season debut in the big leagues.
Portland 12, Binghamton 5
After a great start and getting a lot of love from experts, Robert Carson had a rough outing, giving up 8 runs (5 earned) on 7 hits through 3 innings. Carson walked 3 and gave up a pair of home runs. John Lujan, Manny Alvarez, and Erik Turgeon all gave up home runs as well. Roy Merritt did pitch a shutout inning, but he was the only one. The B-Mets offense did put up 5 runs on 10 hits, but that wasn’t even close to enough. Eastern League player of the week Josh Satin had 2 hits while playing first base, as did Michael Fisher and Carlos Guzman. The B-Mets just can’t seem to put it all together.
Bradenton 6, St. Lucie 4 5 innings
It turns out Matt Harvey is human, getting it hard for the first time this year. He last only 4.1 innings, giving up 6 runs (4 earned) on 9 hits, as his ERA skyrocketed to 1.37. Eric Beaulac finished up the 5th, but the game got called soon after that due to some lovely Florida weather. The Mets did manage 4 runs on 4 hits before the game was called, with Matt Den Dekker getting 2 of those hits, including a triple. Pedro Zapata hit a 2-run homerun, his first of the year.
Delmarva 8, Savannah 3
Chase Huchingson bounced back with a solid effort giving up 2 earned runs in 6 innings while striking out 4. After being impressive for much of April, Gabriel Zaval was horrible, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits in the 8th inning, after the Gnats came back to tie the game in the top half of the inning. The Gnats didn’t help their pitchers, committing 4 errors in the field, and only scoring 3 runs, all of which came of an Aderlin Rodriguez homerun, but all 3 were unearned. Wilfredo Tovar and Cory Vaughn had 2 hits each, and Robbie Shields added a double.