The Herd had the night off, and the rest’s pitching was by turns atrocious and stellar. Let’s take a look.
New Hampshire 16, Binghamton 3
Hooo boy. When you give up two (!) five run innings, you are not going to win. Greg Peavey took it on the chin, giving up eleven runs (but only nine earned) in 2.1 innings. Edgar Ramirez contributed to the bloodshed with four runs in 3.2 innings of “take one for the team” relief. That’s it right there folks. Matt den Dekker went 3 for 5 with a solo homer for some window dressing, but seriously, this one got out of hand quickly.
St Lucie 1, Jupiter 0
Now this, my friends, is a pitcher’s duel. Erik Goeddel fired five scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and a walk against five strikeouts – and DJ Carrasco (who got the win ) and Adrian Rosario(save) each threw two shutout innings to blank the Hammerheads. Robbie Shields knocked in the only run of the game and Wilmer Flores went 2 for 4 to up his average to .323.
West Virginia 9, Savannah 4
Sand Gnats pitching coach Frank Viola was recently singing the praises of Domingo Tapia, stating that his changeup was really coming along and he was using his heater to attack hitters and get ahead in the count. Well, it wasn’t working last nihgt. Tapia got shelled for eight runs in an inning and a third, all the damage coming in the second innings. TJ Rivera and Dustin Lawley each had a pair of hits, including solo homers.