For the most part, June started off on a positive note around the minors:
Buffalo 10, Charlotte 3
How about Dylan Owen? He had his best AAA appearance going 5 innings giving up just 1 run, striking out 7. John Lujan got his first save pitching 2.2 scoreless innings, striking out 3. The Bisons brought their bats to the ballpark (say that 5 times fast). Lucas Duda reached base all 5 times up with 2 walks, a double, and 2 home runs, collecting 4 RBI’s. Val Pascucci also had 3 hits. Luis Figueroa, Fernando Martinez, and Jason Botts each had 2 hits.
Erie 12, Binghamton 3
Jeurys Familia hit his first rough patch of AA, giving up 6 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits, only lasting 4 innings. Brandon Sage didn’t help much, giving up 5 more runs (3 earned) in 2 innings. Sage has struggled in AA: he has an ERA of 9 after 8 appearances. Jordanny Valdespin went 4-5 with a solo homerun and 2 RBI’s. Sal Manriquez and Raul Reyes both had 2 hits. Reese Havens was 1-5 with 3 strikeouts. It’s early, but he’s hitting .211.
St. Lucie 3, Clearwater 0
The legend of Darin Gorski continues with 7 more shutout innings, 5 hits, no walks, and 3 strikeouts. Jeffrey Kaplan and Nick Carr each pitched a scoreless inning. Carr struck out 3 and now has a 1.56 ERA in 12 games. Both relievers could be moving north soon. The Mets had 13 hits, but only managed to score 3 runs. Wilmer Flores, Stefan Welch, Juan Lagares, and Pedro Zapata had 2 hits each. Everyone else in the lineup had 1 hit; no one went hitless.
Savannah 5, Kannapolis 3
Your division-leading Sand Gnats won their 4th in a row and their 10th in their last 11 games. Taylor Whitenton improved to 3-0 on the year, giving up 1 run on 4 hits through 5 innings while striking out 6. Josh Edgin picked up his 10th save, getting the final 5 outs without allowing a base runner, striking out 3. Darrell Ceciliani doubled and drove in 2 runs. Sam Honeck and Alonzo Harris had 2 hits each. Aderlin Rodriguez doubled, and Cory Vaughn refused to go hitless yet again.
DSL Rangers 3, DSL Mets1 0
Shortstop Anthony Chavez and catcher Adrian Abreu had 2 hits each, including a double each. The Dominican Mets only committed 2 errors in the field, which is progress.