Savannah had the night off, and St. Lucie went off. Let’s take a look.
Syracuse 8, Buffalo 0
Eesh. This one was just an ugly night for the Bisons. Garret Olsen gave up three runs in five innings, but the bullpen let it get out of hand. Brad Holt struck again, facing three batters and giving up two runs on two hits and a walk. Josh Edgin also got roughed up for two runs in an innings. Nothing of note happened with the bats, as Buffalo scratched out a meager four hits.
Akron 6, Binghamton 5 (10 innings)
Greg Peavey tossed an impressive six innings (two runs, six hits, 0BB, 4K’s) and deserved better, but sloppy bullpen work doomed the B-Mets in this one. After taking a 5-2 lead, Kevin Mulvey allowed two runs in a third of an inning to let the Aeros back in the game, and Elvin Ramirez gave up the tying run in the ninth and left runners on the corners for Jeffery Kaplan in the 10th. A base hit later, it was all over. B-Mets pitching allowed fifteen hits on the night.
St Lucie 15, Jupiter 9
BAM! Guess what you do when you score nine ruins in an inning? You win! The Lucies put the nine spot up in the second and that was that. Robbie Shields, Cory Vaughn (again), Wilmer Flores, Richard Lucas and Wilfredo Tovar all homered. Vaughn now leads the FSL with six home runs. Flores was 4 for 6 and is now hitting .318. Many people believed this was a make or break year for him, especially since it marked the move off of shortstop. Nice to see him responding. Alonzo Harris went 0 for 4, earning him the distinction of the only starter to not have a hit. For all the fireworks, the pitching wasn’t that great. Yohan Almonte got the start and lasted only 5.1 innings allowing six runs (four earned). John Church did not retire any of the three batters he faced in relief, but then Ryan Fraser righted the ship and DJ Carrasco tossed a perfect innings.