Last night on the farm:
Rochester 7, Buffalo 3
Someone forgot to tell Mark Cohoon that this was a matinee, as he gave up 4 runs in the first inning. Cohoon only managed to go 4.1, giving up 7 runs on 9 hits. Josh Satin and Mike Baxter both had 2 hits.
Altoona 11, Binghamton 3
Jeurys Familia returned from the disabled list, and boy was he wild. After a perfect first inning, Familia gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks, failing to complete the second. Familia struck out 4, although one of his strikeout victims reached base, as he threw 3 wild pitches. Rhiner Cruz gave up 6 runs, which put the game out of reach despite the B-Mets collecting 14 hits. Brad Holt struck out 2 in a scoreless 1.1. Matt Den Dekker, Reese Havens, Juan Lagares, Allan Dykstra, and Raun Reyes all had 2 hits. Dykstra doubled and hit his 14th homer of the season.
Savannah 8, Augusta 3
Another solid outing by Yohan Almonte, throwing 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks, with 6 strikeouts. Hamilton Bennett picked up his 10th save of the year after pitching the final 2 innings. Rafael Fernandez doubled twice and drove in 3 runs. Albert Cordero was 2-5 with 2 RBI’s, including a solo homerun, his 5th of the season.
Williamsport 7, Brooklyn 2
Randy Fontanez started and took the loss, despite giving up only an unearned run on 4 hits through 3 innings. Ernesto Yanez gave up 4 runs in 2 innings of work in his second appearance since being promoted from Kingsport. Fourth round draft pick Tyler Pill pitched a perfect inning in his first appearance for the Cyclones after 2 appearances in the GCL. Daniel Muno and Javier Rodriguez each had 2 hits; Rodriguez had a double and a triple.
GCL Marlins 1, GCL Mets 0
Rafael Montero was the tough luck loser, giving up an unearned run on 5 hits. Gilbert Gomez had 2 hits.