Happy Mother’s Day Everybody! It was a good night on the farm: only a loss by Buffalo prevented an organizational sweep of the day:
Louisville 3, Buffalo 1
Josh Stinson took the loss after giving up 2 runs on 5 hits through 5 innings. That’s not bad, but he walked 4 and struck out no one, which is not something to be proud of. Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 1-3 with an RBI double and a walk. Luis Hernandez had 2 hits, but is still below the Mendoza line. The rest of the team didn’t do much, spoiling what could have been a perfect day in Met land.
Binghamton 8, New Hampshire 1
Brad Holt didn’t allow a run to cross the plate and gave up just 2 hits while striking out 4, but he also walked 5, which is why he only lasted 4 innings. Michael Powers was much better in his 2nd AA appearance than he was in his first, giving up a run on 4 hits in 4.2 innings, before letting Roy Merritt get the final out of the game. The B-Mets went crazy at the plate with 15 total hits, with 6 different guys having a multi-hit games. Among them, Michael Fisher had a double and a triple, Brahaim Maldonado had 2 solo homers, and Allan Dykstra also homered and had 3 RBI’s. Carlos Guzman had 2 RBI’s of his own. Kai Gronauer and Josh Satin had 2 hits each.
St. Lucie 3, Palm Beach 0
St. Lucie snapped its losing streak, and they did it with pitching. Scott Moviel got his 4th win of the year with 6.2 scoreless innings, giving up 7 hits. Moviel struck out 2, as did Rhiner Cruz and Jeffrey Kaplan out of the bullpen. Kaplan now has 8 saves on the year, and has a 1.72 ERA. Stefan Welch hit a solo homerun, his 3rd of the year. Cesar Puello doubled for the only other extra-base hit the Mets had. Wilmer Flores was 2-4 with an RBI.
Savannah 3, Rome 1
The Gnats got outhit, but they did enough to get the win. Ryan Fraser gave up just a run on 6 hits through 5.2 innings, and while he walked 4, he got his 2nd win of the season. Angel Cuan piggybacked for 2.1 scoreless innings. Ronny Morla got the save, his 4th of the year. Sam Honeck had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s after going through a period of great struggle. Wilfredo Tovar and Robbie Shields both doubled, the only 2 extra-base hits for Savannah. Cory Vaughn reached base 3 times with a hit and 2 walks, and as importantly no strikeouts.