Last night on the farm there was plenty of good pitching, as 3 of the 4 Mets affiliates won after surrendering just 1 run each. Let’s get to it:
Buffalo 5, Columbus 1
Definitely a much better game for Herd than the previous night, thanks in large part to Jeurys Familia. Familia pitched 5.2 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. In his last 2 starts Familia has pitched 11.2 innings and struck out 10 while walking just 3. At the plate Brad Emaus and Fred Lewis led the way with 3 hits each. Emaus hit his 3rd homer of the year.
Harrisburg 4, Binghamton 3
Collin McHugh didn’t exactly make his best start of the year, giving up 4 runs in 6.2 innings, while striking out 5. In the loss Adrian Rosario pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Matt Den Dekker and Josh Rodriguez both had 3 hits and were a homer shy of the cycle. Jefrey Marte was 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Reese Havens had his 4th hit in the last 5 games, which is progress. Juan Centeno was 2 for 3 with a double. All the B-Mets in the lineup except McHugh had at least 1 hit.
St. Lucie 3, Clearwater 1
Yohan Almonte pitched 7 shutout innings to improve his record to 6-0 on the season. Adam Kolarek gave up a run but struck out 3 in a 2-inning save. Expect Kolarek to move up to Binghamton after his appearance in the FSL all-star game, if not sooner. Just 4 hits for the Lucies, but that would be all they needed. Alonzo Harris homered for the second straight game. Francisco Pena and Richard Lucas also drove in runs.
Savannah 8, Asheville 1
Logan Verrett made his 4th start of the year after sitting out the last 6 weeks with an injury and he pitched 6.1 strong innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 4. Marcos Camarena and Jeffrey Walters, both of who have sub 2 ERA’s, combined for 2.2 scoreless and hitless innings and 4 strikeouts. Even with Travis Taijeron and Aderlin Rodriguez going hitless the Gnats managed to score 8 runs. T.J. Rivera led the way offensively again, going 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI’s. Dustin Lawley also had 3 hits. Brian Harrison, Charley Thurber, and Greg Pron all had 2 hits each.