Greetings from the wilds of Connecticut! Let’s see what transpired last night, shall we?
Buffalo 4, Louisville 2
Colin McHugh struggled through four innings (2R, 4h, 3BB, 4K) but Jack Egbert (who got the W), Manny Acosta, and Fernando Cabrera combined to silence the Bats the rest of the way. Josh Rodriguez (who added an RBI) and Oswaldo Navarro (run scored and RBI) each had a 2 for 3 night.
Bowie 8, Binghamton 6
Darin Gorski struggled but kept the B-Mets in the game, going six innings allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits with a walk and two strikeouts. The Bay Six scratched out a run off of Ryan Fraser in the eight, and tacked on three runs in the ninth off of Robbie Carson. Juan Centeno went 3 for four while Juan Lagares (run and an RBI), Jefry Marte (same) and Wilmer Flores (two RBI) all went 2 for 3.
Jupiter 11, St. Lucie 4
The Lucies jumped out to an early 4-0 lead but then the Hammerheads got to Chase Huchingson in a big way. Jupiter put up a six spot in the third and before Chase got chased he had given up nine runs (seven earned) ion eleven hits in five innings. Top Marlin prospect Christian Yelich went 4 for 5 with two homers and seven (seven!) RBI.
Charleston 5, Savannah 4
The Sand Gnats tried their own late inning comeback, scoring twice in the ninth to cut the River Dog lead to one, Greg Pron reached third with one out but was stranded there. Jacob DeGrom took the loss going five and a third allowing four runs (only one earned) on eight hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Aderlin Rodriguez went 3 for 4 with an RBI
Aberdeen 5, Brooklyn 2
The Cyclones Facebook page yesterday was crowing about how the Ironbirds hadn’t won in Coney Island since who knows when. Of course, we all know what was going to happen. Matt Koch, a third rounder out of Louisville, made his pro dept. Koch was the Cardinals closer but go the start last night – not unusual for a team to see if they can stretch a guy a little longer to get a better evaluation of what they have. On the flip side, it could mean a very taxed bullpen, which is exactly what happened. Koch lasted only an inning and two thirds, giving up three runs on a hit, two walks, a hit batsman, and a strikeout. After that, the Cyclone bats couldn’t do much with the Aberdeen pitching, though Juan Carlos Gamboa was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Phillip Evans took an 0 for 4 collar and has cooled off since his hot start, but Brandon Nimmo got off the schneid with a 1 for 3 effort.
Kingsport 4, Bluefield 3
Gavin Cechinni went 2 for 4 with two RBI to give the K-Mets their second win of the season. John Gant was given a lead but gave it right back, and it was up to Flabio Ortega – who only weighs 170 lbs – and Shane Bay to make the Bluefield Blue Jays blue with fastballs that blew by the hitters. They combined for 3.2 scoreless innings while striking out seven while earning the win and save, respectively.