Last night on the farm F-Mart homered, Josh Satin cycled and Savannah split their double-header.
AAA: Norfolk 2, Buffalo 4
The battle between Mets affiliates past and present was a back and forth affair, with the Bisons finally taking the lead for good in the bottom of the seventh. Pat Misch started the team off right, going six innings and allowing just two runs, with Ryota Igarashi also stepping up to notch a two-inning save. At the plate Fernando Martinez had a solo home run, while Nick Evans, Luis Figueroa and Zach Lutz all snagged single RBIs to give Buffalo the win.
AA: Binghamton 5, Bowie 3
Josh Satin Josh Satin Josh Satin. First inning homer, third inning single, fifth inning double, and a seventh inning triple. Satin also added a ninth inning walk for good measure. Dude is hitting .316 with 9 homers and 43 RBIs this year, and as Toby Hyde has said over at MMiLB, it’s time he got his shot in AAA.
On the mound Tobi Stoner was much better than he has been, lasting seven scoreless innings and scattering five hits. We can call this Stoner’s first truly successful start in the upper echelons of the minors since returning from injury, and his renaissance is crucial for the big-league team to have a little bit of rotation insurance.
A: St. Lucie postponed–double header today.
SAL: Game 1: Augusta 1, Savannah 2
Game 2: Augusta 4, Savannah 2
The pitchers dominated Friday in Georgia, as just nine total runs were scored over the course of the double-header. Angel Cuan, Adam Kolarek and Hamilton Bennett combined for the complete game-by-committee, with Kolarek surrendering the lone run in his two inning stint in game one. In game two Yohan Almonte had a more traditional start, going five shaky innings throughout which he allowed four runs, three in a difficult fifth inning. Aderlin Rodriguez had the biggest day at the plate for the Sand Gnats, driving in two on a fourth inning single.
NYPL: Brooklyn 1, Hudson Valley 5
The Cyclones were held to two hits, with Luke Stewart claiming the lone RBI, as Renegade pitching throughly stifled the Brooklyn bats. Jeffrey Walters was decent with his start, allowing two runs on three hits with three walks (ugh) over five innings, and the bullpen allowed another three runs to score.
Rookie: Bristol 6, Kingsport 8
Pitchers took the night off in Kingsport as both teams put some runs on the board. Alexander Sanchez had a two-run bomb for the Mets, and Dustin Lawley had three RBIs on two hits, including a double, in just his second professional game. Peter Birdwell and Dawrin Frias both had scoreless innings in relief.
GCL: Cardinals 5, Mets 3
The Mets committed four errors allowing the Cardinals to record the win despite scoring only one earned run. The less said about this game the better.