Everyone won yesterday, except my confidence in one of the Mets top pitching prospects. Let’s get to it.
Buffalo 10, Pawtucket 9 (10 innings)
So when do we start worrying about Matt Harvey? In 3.2 innings Harvey got shelled for six runs (five earned) on six hits and three walks against two strikeouts. He is sporting a 7.52 ERA/. Hopefully he is just putting pressure on himself in his first taste of AAA, and it is only his second pro season. Because if that is not the case, the Ghost of Pitching Prospects Past (aka Brad Holt) was there to haunt the proceedings and give Matt a glimpse of what might come to pass. Holt was bumped up to Buffalo today and promptly got torched for three runs on six hits in 1.2 innings. Adam Loewen’s grand slam in the sixth (his second HR of the day) got the Bisons within one, and Jordanny Valdespin knocked in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the 10th. A stirring comeback no doubt, but the pitching is making me nervous.
Binghamton 9, Portland 2
Another win off of another Red Sox affiliate. Matt den Dekker, Travis Ozga (awesome name, btw), and Oswaldo Navarro all homered in the fifteen hit barrage. Greg Peavey got the win with five shutout innings, and Armando Rodriguez whiffed five in three innings of relief.
St. Lucie 6, Charlotte 4
The Lucies overcame an early deficit and rode a four run 7th to the victory over the Stone Crabs. Danny Muno and Francisco Pena each knocked in a pair of runs, and Angel Cuan overcame a rocky four run first and shut out Charlotte for the next 4.1 innings. Ryan Fraser, Adam Kolarek and Adrian Rosario combined to throw 4.2 innings of shutout relief.
Savannah 6, Augusta 1
The Sand Gnats pitching was the name of the game yet again. Tyler Pill, a 4th round lick out of last year’s draft form Cal State Fullerton, got his first win of the year tossing six shutout innings giving up just five hits and a walk against 2 K’s. Tyson Seng gave up an unearned run and TJ Chism earned his first save of the year. With the bats, Aderlin Rodriguez, Dustin Lawley and Travis Taijeron all homered to pace Savannah.