The B-Mets had the night off, but everyone else came up strong, including a long lost friend making a rehab start. Let’s take a look.
Buffalo 9, Charlotte 3
Jeurys Familia had a strong(er) outing last night, going five innings allowing one run on five hits while walking three and striking out seven. Everything looks good here but the walks. That’s now 30 in 37.2 IP. That means more pitches, more runners on base, and higher stress on his arm. Every Bison starter except SS Omar Quintanilla and 2B Oswaldo Navarro. The Immortal Val Pascucci knocked in three runs as the Herd ran away with this one early thanks to three runs in both the first and second.
St. Lucie 4, Bradenton 1
We all know who the story was here – 1B Richard Lucas went 3 for 4. Great job! Oh, and Jenry Mejia had another rehab start in Hi-A and, like he did two years ago, completely dominated. He finished with a line of 6IP, 1 R, 3H, 0 BB and 7K’s. The good news is that rehab is going well, not to get him more of a challenge. At this point, FSL hitters are no match for him. Danny Muno went 2 for 3 with run and an RBI, but Cory Vaughn went 0 for 4 with another whiff.
Savannah 6, Charleston 2 (10 innings)
Dustin Lawley scored on a fielding error by Yankees top pick in last year’s draft, Dante Bichette Jr., and Brandon Brown broke things open with a two run single as the Gnats topped the River Dogs in 10 innings. Savannah’s pitching held up well against a formidable Charleston lineup. Rafael Montero gave up just one unearned run in 5.2 innings, Estarlin Morel gave up a run in 2.1 innings and Jeffrey Walters got the win with two scoreless innings of relief. The trip combined for 10 K’s on the night. Aderlin Rodriguez was 4 for 5 with a run scored.