Rough weekend in the Bronx. Things looked better on the farm, though there was a lot of overtime worked. Savannah had their game rained out. UPDATE: at least the Charleston owner provided some fun
Buffalo 4, Norfolk 2
The Bisons jumped out to a 2-0 lead but Dylan Owen really labored through 4.2 innings, letting the TIdes tie the game while allowing four hits (one homer) and three walks while striking out two. Justin Hampson, Manny Acosta and Fernando Cabrera combined to go 4.1 scoreless IP after the Herd regained the lead. Rob Johnson added a solo homer for some insurance.
Trenton 3, Binghamton 2 (10 innings)
The B-Mets got an unearned run in the top of the tenth to take a pone run lead, but Adrian Rosario uncorked a wild pitch to put the tying and winning runs in scoring position, then surrendered a two out single to give the Thunder the win. Greg Peavey started and went five solid, allowing a run on four hits, two walks and three strikeouts. Armando Rodriguez had three innings of shutout ball and Brad Holt had one of his own. Matt den Dekker stays white hot, going 2 for 4 with a run scored and raising his slash line to .340/.397/.563.
St. Luce 10, Charlotte 3 (14 innings)
Always love a game where they get to the 14th innings stretch! And what a game. After the Lucies tied it at two in the eighth, Alonzo Harris scampered home with the go ahead run in the top of the tenth, but it was not to hold up. Adam Kolarek uncorked one of his own to give the Stone Crabs new life. It stayed that way until Wilfredo Tovar knocked in two runs with a single in the 14th, and the PSL-ers just piled on death by a thousand cuts after that, sending eleven men to the plate in all during the fateful frame. Every starter got a hit (as they should in a 14 innings game) but the offensive star of the day was the aforementioned Tovar (3 for 7, two runs, scored, two RBI). Cory Vaughn also opened the Lucies scoring with a solo shot in the 4th. The real stars here however were the pitchers. Erik Goeddel went five good innings, giving up two runs on seven hits (meh) but didn’t allow a walk, but Jack Leathersitch went 2.2 shutout innings of relief, and Hamilton Bennett went three of his own to get the win. Tyler Whitenton also struck out four in 1.2 scoreless.