Last night on the farm, Nick Evans stayed hot, Binghamton split their double-header, and the Cyclones stitched together a shutout.
- AAA: Lehigh Valley 6, Buffalo 3
Starter Jack Egbert let the IronPigs get out in front 3-0 after the first two innings, and the Bisons simply didn’t have the offense to put together a comeback. Nick Evans continued to rake since his gazillionth demotion to AAA, going 2-4 with a solo homer. Luis Figueroa and Bubba Bell also had RBIs in an fairly forgettable outing for the Herd.
- AA: Game One: Binghamton 6, Erie 3; Game Two: Binghamton 2, Erie 4
It was quite the tale of two games on Tuesday for the B-Mets. In game one Binghamton pounded out 11 hits (multi-hit games for the still-scorching Josh Satin, Salomon Manriquez and Raul Reyes) but didn’t record a single walk, plating six and taking advantage of two Erie errors. Robert Carson allowed three runs (two earned) in his 3.2 inning “start”, and Erik Turgeon held the SeaWolves scoreless the rest of the way.
In game two, there was hardly any offense to speak of (Allan Dykstra had the lone RBI on his solo homer, the other run scoring on an Erie error), and Ricky Brooks was victimized by his own poor fielding and allowed four runs, only two of which were earned (apologies for the digression, but I will never be convinced that runs that score on a pitcher’s error should be unearned–this is just absurd). The only real notable occurrence in this game was Brad Holt‘s scoreless relief outing. Holt tossed two innings and held the SeaWolves scoreless while striking out four. His three walks, however, indicate he is probably still Brad Holt.
- A: St. Lucie 1, Bradenton 8
Kyle Allen got rocked in his three innings, allowing five runs on five hits and four walks. The offense did him no favors, mustering just four hits against Bradenton’s Brett Lorin. On the bright side, Robbie Shields had two of those hits, including an RBI double.
- SAL: Savannah 5, Rome 3
Three Braves errors helped the Sand Gnats to a big comeback victory Tuesday, with the Gnats putting up three in the top of the ninth to pull out the win. Darrell Ceciliani had the big hit, a two-run seventh inning double to cut the lead to one run, while Luis Nieves, Alonzo Harris and Wilfredo Tovar all had final frame RBIs to clinch the victory. Angel Cuan had a nice start before fading in the sixth, ultimately recording six innings and allowing three runs. Adam Kolarek was the hero on the mound, though, holding the Braves hitless for the final three innings while striking out three.
- NYPL: Brooklyn 1, Aberdeen 0
All the Cyclones needed was the single run, scored on a second-inning Charles Thurber double, to beat the IronBirds. Carlos Vasquez was the best Cyclone on the mound, allowing just two hits over five innings, but the rest of the bullpen nearly equaled the effort; Orlando Tovar, Hunter Carnevale and T.J Chism all kept Aberdeen off the board. Vasquez lowered his ERA to 1.88, although he has yet to go deeper than five innings thus far.
- Rookie: Kingsport 8, Greeneville 6
It took a five-run eighth inning rally and a two-run tenth, but the Mets finally pulled out the win late Tuesday night. Alexander Sanchez got the Mets going with a two-run double to spark the comeback rally in the eighth, and Nestor Moreno had the go-ahead single in the tenth. In that same tenth inning Gregory Pron stole home to secure a vital insurance run, on the old first-and-third double steal play that always worked in little league. Domingo Tapia was good starting for the Mets, allowing one run over five innings before turning it over to the suspect bullpen.
- GCL: DNP-Rain?