First things first, folks – last night I erroneously reported that the Savannah Rome game was rained out. In fact, there was a power outage that caused the game to be suspended. A thousand pardons. To atone, I present you with an oldie but goodiie I found. I first heard this when the Mighty Mighty Bosstones covered it. But remember kids, gouging your own eyes out is not cool, no matter what anyone says. I don’t want this to be the next Jenkem or Rainbow Parties. What’s that? Get to the scores? Ok. St. Lucie had the night off.
Buffalo 4, Lehigh Valley 1
The Herd defeats the Iron Pigs by the same score in consecutive games. Jeremy Hefner tossed a good one, going seven innings giving up just an unearned run on three hits and two walks against six K’s. The immortal Val Pascucci went 1 for three and knocked in two.
New Hampshire 2, Binghamton 0
In a duel of pitching prospects, the B-Mets came up short, but it was not for naught. Zach Wheeler dropped to 0-2 on the year but acquitted himself well (6IP, 1 R, 3H, 2BB, 8K) in a duel with Blue Jays top pick from last year’s draft, Deck McGuire. The B-Mets were held to two hits on the night.
Savannah 4, Rome 3 (Game 1)
Lights on! The Sand Gnats and Braves picked this one back up in the third with Savannah up 2-1. Logan Verret, last year’s third round pick out of Baylor, tossed the first three innings – last night – and gave up a run on four hits, two walks and two punch outs. 1B Brian Harrison had a big day night game, including the game tying hit in the 7th. Jack Leathersitch tossed two perfect innings to notch his first save of the year.
Savannah 2, Rome 0 (Game 2 – 7 innings)
Here’s an unusual one. Normally, minor league doubleheaders are seven innings a piece, but since the first game was picking up a suspended contest, that went nine innings and Game 2 went seven. Anyway, Rafael Montero went six of those innings giving up just three hits while striking out seven. Greg Pron and Luis Nieves each went 1 for 3 with an RBI.