Last night on the farm, there were two shutouts, two walk-offs, and three wins. Let’s take a closer look:
Rochester 3, Buffalo 2
Garrett Olson started and gave up just 1 run in 5 innings. Chuck Jams pitched a perfect inning and left with a chance to win but Dylan Owen gave up a 2-run homer in the 7th that was the difference in the game. At the plate the Bisons had just 5 hits. Josh Satin and Zach Lutz both doubled. Jordany Valdespin, playing centerfield for the 3rd straight game, was 0 for 4.
Binghamton 8, Erie 0
Greg Peavey looked good in his AA debut, going 5.2 innings while giving up just 2 hits, walking no one and striking out 5. Kevin Mulvey followed with 2.1 scoreless innings and Armando Rodriguez finished it out with a scoreless 9th. All 9 position players had at least 1 hit and 7 of those players had an extra-base hit. Jefry Marte was the only one with a multi-hit game, going 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Obviously it’s early but Marte is hitting .385. Pedro Zapata and Matt Den Dekker both hit a triple. Juan Lagares and Allan Dykstra both homered.
St. Lucie 6, Charlotte 5
Darrell Ceciliani led off the bottom of the 9th with a walk-off homer to win it for the Lucies. Francisco Pena and Cory Vaughn also homered. Vaughn also doubled as he Ceciliani, and Pena each had 2 RBI’s. Ceciliani was 4 for 5 and came up a double shy of the cycle. Robbie Shields went 1 for 3 with a double as the designated hitter. Wilmer Flores was 0 for 4. On the mount Yohan Almonte started and let up 3 runs in 4.2 innings. Adam Kolarek, John Church, and Jeffrey Kaplan combined for 4.1 innings in relief giving up just 2 unearned runs. Kolarek faced 4 batters and got all of them out, including 2 strikeouts.
Savannah 1, Rome 0 12 innings
The Gnats pitched their way to victory in this one. Tyler Pill allowed just 3 hits with no walks through 6 innings, striking out 7. Jack Leathersich struck out 6 in 3 innings while allowing 1 hit and 1 walk. Jared West also went 3 innings allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 4. Although Rome has scored just 1 run all season, Savannah’s pitching was phenomenal and all 3 guys that pitched are guys to keep an eye on this year. Dustin Lawley and Luis Nieves had 2 hits each with Nieves driving in Lawley for the winning run in the bottom of the 12th. Greg Pron and Travis Taijeron each had a double.