No wasting time, let’s get to it:
Buffalo 3, Columbus 2
Garrett Olson had a nice outing, giving up 2 runs over 5 innings and getting the win. Manny Acosta of all people struck out 3 in 1.1 innings. Josh Edgin faced 5 batters, got all of them out, including 3 on strikeouts. Corey Wimberly, Raul Reyes, Dustin Martin, and Sean Kazmar all had 2 hits. If Omar Quintanilla hits the DL, Kazmar and his .125 AAA average could very well be the Mets shortstop.
Binghamton 4, Harrisburg 1
Zack Wheeler continued his dominance of the Eastern League pitching 7 innings, giving up an unearned run on 2 hits. He walked 4 (still an issue for him), but struck out 7. Adrian Rosario pitched 2 scoreless innings, striking out 4. Matt Den Dekker, Juan Lagares, and Kai Gronauer had 2 hits each.
Clearwater 3, St. Lucie 2
Angel Cuan struck out 5 in 5.1 innings, but let up 3 runs and took the loss. Taylor Whitenton struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings in relief. The Lucies managed just 3 total hits. Francisco Pena had 2 hits, including a double. The third hit was a solo homer from Cory Vaughn, his 11 of the season, which puts him alone in the lead for most homeruns in the FSL. Vaughn’s line sits at .235/.330/.446.
Asheville 2, Savannah 0 Game 1
Rafael Montero had a strong outing, striking out 4 in 6 innings, but he made 1 mistake in the form of a 2-run homer and that was the game. A pair of singles by Cam Maron and a single by Travis Taijeron were the only hits the Gnats could muster.
Savannah 5, Asheville 4
Michael Fulmer let up 4 runs in 5 innings, but he came away with the win after Carlos Vazquez and T.J. Chism each pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Brandon Brown hit a 2-run homer. Charley Thurber and Travis Taijeron had 2 hits each.