Last night on the farm….
Buffalo 4, Louisville 0
Chris Schwinden continues to perform well at AAA with 6 shutout innings, giving up only 4 hits, and striking out 5. Justin Hampson and Manny Acosta combine for 3 shutout innings and 7 strikeouts. Ruben Tejada pushed his average to .301 with a 3-4 game, including a solo homer. Kirk Nieuwenhuis also had a solo homer as well as an RBI double. The rest of the team didn’t do much, but it was more than enough to get the win.
New Hampshire 7, Binghamton 3
Mark Cohoon has another good outing, but it’s spoiled by the bullpen. Cohoon gave up 2 runs in 6.2 innings, striking out 6. Eric Niesen gave up 2 runs and got the loss, his 3rd of the year, and Erik Turgeon gave up 3 more, all in the 8th inning to give the Fisher Cats the lead after Cohoon pitched well enough to get a win. Jordany Valdespin and Michael Fisher both doubled, but those were the only 2 hits the B-Mets had. Fisher drove in 2 runs with his, but the rest of the team was shut out, and the team struck out a total of 12 times.
Palm Beach 7, St. Lucie 2
This makes 6 losses in a row for the Mets. Kyle Allen had another subpar effort, giving up 4 runs and failing to get out of the 5th inning. Colin McHugh gave up 3 more runs in 3.1, but did strike out 6. Just 6 hits for the Mets: all singles. Juan Lagares drove in both the runs.
Savannah 2, Rome 0
Taylor Whitenton’s ERA drops below 1 after 7 shutout innings, giving up just 3 hits and striking out 3. Josh Edgin and Ronny Morla both finished the job with a scoreless inning each, with Morla earning his 3rd save since moving to the closer’s role. Only 5 total hits for the Sand Gnats, all singles, but it was enough. Cory Vaughn had 2 of the hits, and Darrell Ceciliani added his first hit since returning from the DL.