Aside from a couple of future farmhands joining the fray, there wasn’t a whole lot of action last night. Jenrry Mejia and Pedro Beato were both very sharp, the Lucies suffered a rare loss, and the B-Mets played an inning and a half.
Buffalo 2, Toledo 1
This is the Jenrry Mejia we’d all like to see. Throwing 72 pitches, Mejia lasted 5.1 shutout innings, giving up 2 hits and a walk while striking out 3. Pedro Beato pitched the final 3.1 innings (doing so with just 29 pitches, 21 of which were strikes) allowing no hits or walks and striking out 1. Ruben Tejada began his rehab assignment and went 0 for 3 while playing 5 innings at shortstop. He should be back in the big leagues Friday night when the Mets play in the Bronx.
Binghamton 2, Akron 2 Game Suspended
The two teams got started at 10:30 in the morning, continuing their game from Sunday, but they only made it to the top of the 6th before more rain forced another suspension. The game will be concluded later this month when the B-Mets travel to Akron. The teams will also makeup Monday’s scheduled game during that trip to Akron with the B-Mets playing as the “home team”.
Tampa 2, St. Lucie 1
The Lucies couldn’t quite complete the 4-game sweep of the hated Yankees. Chase Huchingson started and gave up 1 run over 5 innings while striking out 4. Jack Leathersich gave up 2 hits and a walk while striking out 6 in 2.2 innings. Adam Kolarek pitched a shutout inning but allowed a runner inherited from Taylor Whitenton to score the winning run. Singles from Wilfredo Tovar, Cory Vaughn, Blake Forsythe, and ZeErika McQueen is all the offense the Lucies could muster. Jason Bay was sick and did not play, so he will not be activated today as expected.
Savannah was off yesterday, but today they open up a 3-game series with division leaderin Ashville, who they trail by 6.5 games in the standings. It’s essentially a must-sweep series for the Gnats if they’re going to make a run at the first half title. Domingo Tapia is tonight’s scheduled starter.