All Mets affiliates lost last night except for the one that mattered, as Brooklyn clinched a playoff spot, which means that 3 Mets affiliates will be in the playoffs next week.
Lehigh Valley 2, Buffalo 1
Pat Misch had a good night, pitching 7 innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits and striking out 5. Spying a major league call up Misch pitched very well in his final 5 starts and ends the AAA season with an ERA at an even 4. A John Lujan wild pitch followed by a Jordany Valdespin error led to the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th for the Iron Pigs. The Bisons had 6 hits, all singles.
Reading 4, Binghamton 2
Tobi Stoner failed to complete 5 innings, letting up 4 runs on 7 hits and taking the loss. Edgar Ramirez pitched a scoreless inning in his first appearance since the end of July. Juan Lagares and Allan Dykstra had 2 hits each; Dykstra with 1 double, Lagares with 2. Reese Havens and Michael Fisher both doubled as well.
Palm Beach 2, St. Lucie 0
Greg Peavey pitched the first 3.2 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and striking out 3, and then John Church followed giving up just an unearned run, but no runs meant another loss by the Lucies. Wilmer Flores had 2 hits. Gilbert Gomez, Jefry Marte, and Francisco Pena each had hits.
Lexington 7, Savannah 3
Erik Goeddel couldn’t quite make it out of the 5th inning, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits, walking 4 and only striking out 2. Dustin Lawley, fresh up from Kingsport and playing 3rd base, was 2-4 with a solo homerun. Juan Carlos Gamboa tripled home 2 runs, as he and Lawley will hopefully give the Gnats offense a boost, because they could really use it. Camden Maron is also up from Kingsport and went 1-4 with 2 strikeouts. The loss drops the Gnats 2nd half lead to 1 game, with a magic number still at 2 to clinch the 2nd half title in addition to its first half title. The Gnats will play 4 more games in Lexington and start the playoffs on Wednesday against an opponent that’s still to be determined.
Brooklyn 4, Staten Island 0
My math appears to be wrong because the Cyclones twitter feed is reporting that with this win coupled with a Williamsport loss the Cyclones have won the NY-Penn League wildcard and clinched a playoff spot! Domingo Tapia made his Brooklyn debut, pitching 6 shutout innings, allowing just 5 hits, no walks, and striking out 6 against the first place Yankees. Todd Weldon struck out 5 in 3 shutout innings. Daniel Muno, Javier Rodriguez, and Travis Taijeron all doubled. I’m not sure, but I believe Brooklyn will play Auburn, the Nationals affiliate, in the playoffs.