Just a lazy Sunday afternoon on the farm:
Pawtucket 4, Buffalo 3
After 4 straight solid outings, Dylan Owen took a small step back letting up 4 runs on 5 hits, including 3 homeruns. Jack Egbert pitched a perfect inning as he moves, perhaps only temporarily, out of the rotation and into the bullpen. Zach Lutz had 2 hits, although some of that gets negated by also striking out 3 times. Fernando Martinez was 1-2 with a pair of walks.
Binghamton 9, New Britain 4
Check this out! Brad Holt picks up the win after 2 shutout innings in relief of Colin McHugh, who lasted only 4 innings, giving up 4 runs but striking out 6. Josh Stinson also had 2 shutout innings of relief, and Rhiner Cruz struck out 2 but allowed 3 base runners in a scoreless 9th. Matt Den Dekker had 2 hits, including a double, 3 walks, and 4 runs scored, being the catalyst for the B-Mets at the top of their lineup. Jordanny Valdespin and Josh Satin followed with 2 doubles each, and Allan Dykstra drove in 3 runs from the clean up spot. If Reese Havens can get healthy, Wally Backman could have a nice looking lineup for at least 5 or 6 batters deep.
St. Lucie 6, Tampa 5
Armando Rodriguez cruised through 4 innings, but ran into trouble in the 5th, giving up 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks, although he did strike out 7. Josh Edgin blew the save giving up his first run in the FSL in 14 innings. Eric Niesen got the win after pitching a scoreless 10th. Cory Vaughn was 3-5 with a double and is hitting .353 after 15 games in the FSL. Dimas Ponce had 3 hits and 2 RBI’s after getting a promotion straight from the GCL to the FSL. Pedro Zapata, Francisco Pena, and Rylan Sandoval all chipped in 2 hits apiece.
Greensboro 3, Savannah 1
Ryan Fraser looked real good for 7 innings, surrendering just an unearned run on 4 hits, with 5 strikeouts. Ronny Morla took the loss after giving up 2 runs in the 9th. Aderlin Rodriguez had 2 hits and broke his long homerun drought that dated all the way back to May.
Connecticut 2, Brooklyn 1
Last year’s 7th rounder Jeffrey Walters takes the tough luck loss after letting up 2 runs in 5 innings. Javier Rodriguez had 2 hits, but just 7 singles for the Cyclones wasn’t enough to generate much offense.
Kingsport 11, Princeton 2
Domingo Tapia put together a nice outing; really his 3rd solid performance in 4 starts. He went 5 innings giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks, but just had a single strikeout. Four different relievers gave up just 1 hit the rest of the way to secure the win for Tapia. Six different players had multi-hit games. Lucas Stewart doubled 3 times and drove in 2 runs as he is off to a good start with the K-Mets after starting the year in Brooklyn and struggling. Bronx native T.J. Rivera was 2-4 with a homer and 4 RBI’s.
GCL Mets 9, GCL Nationals 1
Gabriel Ynoa had a nice 5-inning outing, giving up just 1 run on 3 hits. The bullpen had 4 hitless innings to follow. Shortstop Randoll Santana was 2-5 including a solo homerun. Ariel Mercedes was 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI’s.
U.S. Futures 6, World Futures 4
Jefry Marte struck out in his only at bat, but you expect teenagers to be outmatched in an all-star game like this. Matt Harvey recorded the final out of the game and got the save.