It was an opposite day of sorts on the farm last night with Binghamton and Savannah winning but the club in PSL losing. Let’s take a closer look:
Lehigh Valley 6, Buffalo 3
This was yesterday’s second loss to the Phillies organization. D.J. Carrasco lasts 3 innings and gives up 5 runs (3 earned), taking the loss, but Casey Fossum did come in for 3 shutout innings. The offense only managed 6 hits for the game. Nick Evans went 1-3, pushing his average over the Mendoza line. Salomon Manriquez hit a solo homerun. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is trying to start another hitting streak, going 1-4 with a double.
Binghamton 4, Akron 0
Brandon Moore looks sharp as the B-Mets get a much-needed win. Moore gives up 2 hits in 7 winnings while striking out 9 and walking no one. Manny Alvarez pitches 2 shutout innings in his second appearance back at AA. It was the bottom of the order that carried the offense. Eric Campbell had 3 hits and 2 runs scored from the 6th spot. Allan Dykstra in the 8th spot had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s including a solo homer, his first of the season.
Jupiter 6, St. Lucie 2
The Mets have now lost 3 of their last 5, which is highly out of character for this club, even though they have had a tremendous April. Scott Moviel suffers his lost of the season, giving up 4 runs in 6 innings, allowing 11 hits. Brandon Sage gave up a couple more runs on 5 hits in one inning of work, after shutting teams out in 6 of his previous 8 outings. Wilmer Flores led the offense with 3 hits, with Jefry Marte adding 2 more. But there was little help elsewhere, with Matt Den Dekker having his 13-game hitting streak snapped, striking out 3 times. Cesar Puello went hitless, but did drive in a run, and Francisco Pena was also 0-4, but still has a .300 average.
Savannah 5, Lakewood 1
Ryan Fraser with another solid outing, and finally gets his first win of the season. Fraser went 6 innings with just 1 run on 6 hits. Taylor Whitenton gets a 3-inning save, and continues his great season, giving up just 1 hit while striking out 7. Whitenton has a 1.10 ERA at the end of April. Offensively the Gnats used the long ball to get the win. Aderlin Rodriguez, Robbie Shields, and Javier Rodriguez all had 2 hits and all went deep. For Aderlin, it was his 5th long ball of the season, despite having only a .209 average after April. Cory Vaughn went 0-2 with had 2 walks and no strikeouts. Also, the catching combo of Blake Forsythe and Albert Cordero both played, going 0-8 with 5 strikeouts.