Last night on the farm:
Lehigh Valley 3, Buffalo 0
Chris Schwinden lasts 4.1 innings giving up 2 runs and striking out 5. He finishes the AAA season with an 8-8 record. Jordany Valdespin had the only 2 hits for the Bisons, batting 5th.
Reading 6, Binghamton 5
Brandon more gave up 4 runs (2 earned) in 3 innings, striking out 5. Brad Holt followed for 3 innings, giving up 2 runs and striking out 3, taking the loss. Allan Dykstra had 3 hits. Reese Havens and Michael Fisher had 2 hits each.
St. Lucie 3, Palm Beach 1 game 1 (7 innings)
Someone named J. Santana started and pitched 2 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 2. Michael Powers had another nice relief outing, going 4.1 shutout innings, striking out 2. Josh Edgin got the final 2 outs of the game to secure the win. Gilbert Gomez was 1-3 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Cory Vaughn and Juan Centeno each singled.
Palm Beach 10, St. Lucie 5 game 2 (7 innings)
Kyle Allen got roughed up big time for 7 runs in .2 innings. After that the Lucies didn’t have much of a choice. Cory Vaughn was 2-3 with a triple and a 3-run homer. Pedro Zapata, Gilbert Gomez, Wilmer Flores, Travis Ozga, Cesar Puello, and Dock Doyle each had a hit. Flores triples and drove in 2 runs.
Savannah 5, Lexington 2
Yohan Almonte threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 7. Chase Huchingson struck out 2 in a scoreless frame. Darrell Ceciliani, Wilfredo Tovar, Albert Cordero, and Luis Nieves all had 2 hits. The Gnats magic number for clinching the second half title is down to 1.
Brooklyn 11, Staten Island 4
The pitching wasn’t pretty, but Ernesto Yanez pitched a hitless 3.1 innings to close out the game, as the Cyclones are surging into the playoffs. Tilman Pugh and Brian Harrison had 3 hits each. Harrison doubled and homered and drove in 4 runs. Nelfi Zapata had 2 hits, including a 2-run homer. Cole Frenzel singled in 2 runs. Phillip Evans made his Brooklyn debut going 1-5.