Everyone but Savannah was in the win column, including a rout by Binghamton, plus some top pitchers on the radar. Onward!
Buffalo 4, Gwinnett 2
Chris Schiwinden continues to get over his big league call up blahs and had an impressive outing, going 6 innings, giving up two runs (bot thing the first) on six hits and two walks against four K’s. Hell, he was even two for two with a run scored! The Bisons roughed up Braves top prospect for four runs on seven hits and five walks in 2.2 innings.
Binghamton 12, Trenton 3
The B-Mets were kind enough to hang up a nine spot in the second innings, effectively putting the game away and allowing us all to focus on what was important in this game: How’s Zach Wheeler doing? The answer is – pretty damn good. The torn fingernail did not seem to affect his throwing, as he gave up two runs on two hits and four walks (still a bit high) in seven innings against eight strikeouts. Jefry Marte hit a solo homer and scored three runs, while 1B Travis Ozga (who leads the league in Best Name) added a three run shot of his own while scoring twice. Matt den Dekker extended his hit streak to twelve games with a 3 for 4 night, but Reese Havens took another 0-fer and got booted out of the game to boot.
St. Lucie 6, Lakeland 5
First things first, I almost spit out my diet Coke when I saw a Luis Castillo in the box score. Fortunately he was on the Tigers…and a center fielder. Now for the bad news, the Tigers pitchers were able to hold the Lucies to five hits and no runs. However, Blake Forsythe was a team unto himself last night, smacking a solo homer in the third, grand slam in the fourth, and lifted a sacrifice fly in the eight to put the Mets up for good. That’s six RBI’s on the night folks – pretty good week right there. Cory Mazzoni labored through five innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and two walks. He did strike out five though, and as he moves up the ladder – and back into the bullpen – he won’t be asked to stretch himself out over such a long outing. Hamilton Bennett picked up the win and Adrian Rosario got the save.
Augusta 3, Savannah 2
Domingo Tapia struggled through four innings, giving up three runs on five hits while walking two and striking out five while taking the loss. Marcos Camarena, Jack Leathersitch and TJ Chism combined to shutout the Green Jackets over the next five innings, but the Sand Gants could not muster much of an offensive attack. Travis Taijeron and Greg Pron each went 1 for 3 with an RBI.