Last night on the farm there were four lefty starters and two were phenomenal. Let’s find out which:
Lehigh Valley 8, Buffalo 4
After starting the season with 8 shutout innings out of the pen, Jack Egbert gave up 5 runs (2 earned) in the 8th that cost the Herd the game. Before that Garrett Olson started and gave up 2 runs over 6 innings. After playing the day before at second base Jordany Valdespin was back in centerfield, and at the plate he was 3 for 4 with a walk and his 2nd homerun of the season. Val Pascucci hit his 5th homer of the season. Adam Loewen, Bobby Scales, and Josh Satin also contributed 2 hits each.
Binghamton 6, Portland 0
Darin Gorski was sharp once again pitching 6 strong innings allowing just a single hit and 2 walks while striking out 4. Elvin Ramirez is making waves himself this April. After 2 more scoreless innings and 4 strikeouts Ramirez has pitched 7.1 scoreless innings with 14 strikeouts and just 7 base runners. Armando Rodriguez also added a scoreless inning of his own. Travis Ozga led the charge offensively with 3 hits, including a homerun. Jefry Marte returned to the lineup with a couple hits. Eric Campbell also had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Pedro Zapata drove in 2 runs, but is still hitting .160.
St. Lucie 1, Palm Beach 0 7 innings
This game was called one batter into the top of the 7th, but the Lucies are the beneficiary of what can be assumed was rain (or possibly a power outage). Chase Huchingson pitched the first 5 innings, striking out 3. He has thrown 17.2 scoreless innings to start the season. Taylor Whitenton pitched a scoreless frame and got credited with the save despite giving up a leadoff double in the 7th right before the game was called. Only 5 hits for the Lucies, but that was enough. Wilfredo Tovar had 2 of them and Daniel Muno had a double, his 5th of the season. Robbie Shields and Wilmer Flores had the other 2 hits.
Hickory 7, Savannah 2
A 6-game winning streak came to a screeching for the Gnats as Alex Panteliodis gave up 4 runs (1 earned) in 4 innings. Tyson Seng’s followed by giving up 3 runs on 6 hits in 2 innings. T.J. Rivera was held hitless for the first time this season, and to make things worse he committed 2 errors. The Gnats had more errors (3) than they did hits (2). Brian Harrison and Luis Nieves each had a single.