No way the farm can top what Johan did last night, but I will say that Jeurys Familia was solid, Rafael Montero was real good, and without playing the Lucies move one game closer to a championship. Let’s take a look:
Toledo 5, Buffalo 2
Jeurys Familia took the loss, but had a solid outing. He went 6 innings, tying a season high, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits, walking 1 and striking out 4. Two of the three runs came off a homerun to veteran slugger Brad Eldred, his 21st of the year. The Bisons were not good at the plate, striking out 15 times. Josh Satin had 2 hits, including a homerun. Lucas May also had 2 hits.
Akron 10, Binghamton 2
Gonzalez Germen struck out 9 in 5 innings, but he also let up 6 runs (4 earned) on 4 hits. Brandon Moore was really tired so he had to sit out the first 50 games of the year. In his season debut he walked 3 and let up 2 runs in an inning of work. The B-Mets had just 1 hit all night: a solo homer by Reese Havens, his second of the season.
St. Lucie was rained out. They will play a double header today while Jason Bay makes his first rehab appearance. With Jupiter’s loss last night, St. Lucie’s magic number to clinch the FSL South and secure a September playoff birth is down to 1.
Savannah 2, Greensboro 0
Another typical Sand Gnat game with tons of pitching and little hitting; and that goes both ways. Rafael Montero was great, pitching 8 shutout innings, allowing just 4 hits, walking none and striking out 6. Jeffrey Walters pitched a perfect 9th to get the save. The Gnats had just 6 hits, but that was enough. Brandon Brown had 2 hits and Cam Maron had 3 hits. Travis Taijeron was hitless but drove in a run.