A lazy Sunday afternoon on the farm:
Buffalo 16, Norfolk 2 (7 and a half innings)
Rain shortened this one, but the Bisons weren’t likely to blow it after scoring 16 runs. Nick Evans and Luis Hernandez each drove in 5 runs. Evans along with Zach Lutz and Jesus Feliciano all scored 3 runs. Pat Misch finally had a good outing, pitching 7 innings, giving up just 2 runs on 4 hits.
Trenton 10, Binghamton 8
Tobi Stoner was mediocre, giving up 3 runs in 6 innings, striking out 6. Erik Turgeon gave up 7 runs on 7 hits in 2 innings, but only one of the runs was earned as the B-Mets committed 4 errors in the field. Scoring 8 runs on 15 hits wasn’t enough for the B-Mets on this day. Josh Satin had 3 hits and drove in 2 runs. Jordanny Valdespin also had 2 RBI’s. The bottom third of the order contributed 6 hits and 3 RBI’s which is an improvement. Reese Havens was 1-4 with an RBI and 2 strikeouts.
Greenville 12, Savannah 1
Gonzalez Germen didn’t last long, only pitching 2 innings, giving up 4 runs. Angel Cuan gave up 4 more runs in 3 innings of work. Gavriel Zavala gave up the final 4 runs, with Adam Kolarek and Hamilton Bennett each managing a scoreless frame. Alonzo Harris and Rafael Fernandez both had 3 hits, all singles. Aderlin Roriguez and Darrell Ceciliani both had 2 hits. Cory Vaughn and Wilfredo Tovar both were 0-4; Vaughn had 3 strikeouts. That concludes the first half for Savannah with a 39-30 record and a division title, despite losing their last 4. The second half of the season begins Thursday after the all-star game on Tuesday.
Brooklyn 5, Staten Island 3
Jeffrey Walters did a fine job, going 4.1 and giving up just 2 runs on 2 hits, striking out 4. Hunter Carnevale gave up an unearned run by struck out 4 in 2 innings to get the win. T.J. Chism got the 4-out save. Ismael Tijerina led the way with 2 hits, including a double. Javier Rodriguez drove in 2 runs, and Neifi Zapata hit a solo homerun.