Slow night in the low minors as St. Lucie had the day off (for reals) and Savannah was rained out. In the high minors, the magic numbers were 7 & 6.
Buffalo 7, Charlotte 6
There have been some who have been calling for Matt Harvey to be called up to the Mets in the wake of Mike Pelfrey’s replacements not passing muster. Chris Schwinden had a dud performance and I don’t think anyone is overly excited about Miguel Batista. That being said, outings like yesterday’s demonstrate that Harvey, while close, is not 100% ready for the big stage yet. In six innings, he gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks. Not great, but not awful, and he did strike out six. The walks aren’t a huge problem but he is allowing too many base runners. The Herd erupted for five runs in the eighth inning thanks to clutch doubles from Josh Satin and Dustin Martin.
Binghamton 7, New Hampshire 6
Jefry Marte’s two run home in the top of the seventh put the B-Mets on top for good, and Robbie Carson allowed a run in the ninth but hung on to seal the win. Matt den Dekker’s hitting streak is now at nine as he added a homer and three RBI, and Sean Kazmar also went deep. Greg Peavey went five innings surrendering five runs but Armando Rodriguez tossed two scoreless innings for the win.