Last night on the farm Jeurys Familia made his best start of the season, Collin McHugh continued his red-hot April, the Lucies erased a 6-run deficit, and Darrell Ceciliani left with an injury for the second time in two weeks. Let’s check out the deets:
Buffalo 6, Syracuse 1 Game 1 7 innings
Feel free to pull your finger away from the panic button. Matt Harvey was better on Friday and now Jeurys Familia performed better on Sunday (although both did so against a team that had won 4 games all season). Familia gave up 1 run on 4 hits over 5 innings. He did walk 3 but he also struck out 8. Jack Egbert finished off the game with 2 scoreless innings. Zach Lutz led the way with 2 hits, including a 2-run homer. Omar Quintanilla had 3 hits and every other batter in the starting lineup had 1 hit each.
Syracuse 1, Buffalo 0 Game 2 7 innings
Chris Schwinden pitched all 6 innings, but took the loss after giving up just 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 4 and walking nobody. The Herd managed only 3 singles.
Binghamton 7, Portland 2
Collin McHugh was sharp once again giving up just 1 unearned run on 2 hits and 2 walks through 6 innings. He struck out 6, earned his 3rd win of the season and lowered his ERA to 1.59. Armando Rodriguez struck out 2 and allowed just 1 base runner in 2 innings of work; he has given up just 1 run and struck out 10 in his first 9 innings of work this year. Josh Rodriguez led the offensive charge with 4 hits. Matt Den Dekker doubled twice and drove in 2 runs. Rylan Sandoval doubled, tripled, and had 4 RBI’s. Pedro Zapata and Juan Lagares also had 2 hits each.
St. Lucie 9, Fort Myers 8
Darrell Ceciliani returned to the lineup on Saturday and on Sunday he apparently re-injured himself in the 8th inning chasing down a triple in centerfield. Assuming it’s a re-aggravation of his hamstring injury less than 2 weeks ago celebrating a walk-off homer he could be out for quite a while. As for the game, Cory Mazzoni started and faired well for 3 innings, but faced 5 batters in the 4th and failed to retire any of them. He ended up giving up 6 runs on 7 hits in 3 plus innings. Luckily the bullpen clamped down better than Mazzoni did and allowed the Lucies to make a comeback. Wilmer Flores doubled and drove in 3 runs. Wilfredo Tovar was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Before his injury Ceciliani doubled and drove in 2 runs. Robbie Shields and Daniel Muno both had 3 hits each. Muno doubled, homered, and drove in 3 runs, including the game winner on a walk-off double to give the Lucies their 9th straight win.
Hickory 1, Savannah 0 5 innings
Michael Fulmer pitched all 5 innings and gave up an unearned run on 4 hits and a walk, while striking out 4. A Tillman Pugh single was the Gnats only hit. Pugh and Fulmer both committed a throwing error.