The minor league affiliates split the day. Let’s take a look!
Columbus 10, Buffalo 4
Josh Stinson and Taylor Tankersley both got shelled in two innings of work, respectively. Brian Sweeney had five shutout innings, but it was all over but the crying by then. Zach Lutz was 1 for 4 and Fernando Martinez was 2 for 5 with an RBI.
Binghamton 7, Trenton 6 (12 innings)
This was a wild one, folks. Jeurys Familia started and was absolutely cruising through six innings. In the seventh, however, he ran into trouble, as he and Randy Brooks combined for to give up 4 runs in the frame and allow the Thunder to jump in front. Familia did finish the day with 11 K’s in 6.2 innings. Saloman Manriquez clubbed a 2 run homer in the 9th to tie the game, and Allan Dykstra had a 2 run double in the 12th to seal the win. Reese Havens was 1 for 5 with a run, and Josh Satin was 1 for 4 with a rib. Erik Turgeon got the win and Brandon Sage hung on for the save.
Jupiter 8, St. Lucie 2
The PSL Mets scratched back to tie this one at 2 a piece, then the 9th inning happened. Then poor Jeffrey Kaplan took the hill. Six, batters and six runs later, the game was all but over. Chin up Jeffrey. On the plus side, Matt den Dekker was 1 for 3 with a run, and Juan Ligares was the same but with an RBI.
Savannah 5, Rome 1
The Sand Gnats are closing in on the first half title, which will earn them a spot in the post-season come September. A big 4-run 8th tipped the scales in this one., Chase Huschingson got the win in relief, going 4 scoreless innings giving up 1 hot and 2 BB while striking out 2. His ERAS has dropped to 1.97 for the season.