Last night on the farm the three affiliates lowest on the totem pole all won while the three teams at the top all lost, and lost very very badly. So if you can get through the ugly at the top you’ll get to the good stuff, including a first in the career of Brandon Nimmo. Let’s take a look:
Durham 12, Buffalo 6
Mark Cohoon got beat up for 6 runs in 4.1 innings. Jack Egbert also gave up 6 runs as part of a 9-run 5th inning for the Bulls. In better news Jenrry Mejia finally had a good relief outing, pitching 2 scoreless innings. Manny Acosta and Josh Edgin also pitched a scoreless inning each. Josh Satin and Brad Emaus had 2 hits each. Jordany Valdespin was 0 for 5 with a strikeout while playing centerfield.
Altoona 8, Binghamton 2
Zack Wheeler pitched 4 shutout innings and then ran into trouble in the 5th, 6th, and 7th. Wheeler ended up going 6.2 innings and gave up 7 runs (6 earned) on 9 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Brad Holt didn’t help things by getting 1 out after giving up a hit and 3 walks. On the bright side Adrian Rosario threw 2 hitless innings and struck out 4. Even more on the bright side, Reese Havens was 3 for 4 and hit his 4th homer of the year. However, outside of Havens the B-Mets had 3 hits, and 1 of those was an RBI double by Wheeler. Wilmer Flores was hitless as he played his first career game at first base.
Jupiter 14, St. Lucie 2
I’m honestly not sure what happened here, Erik Goeddel gave up 2 runs per innings in the first 3 innings before being taken out in the 4th after allowing 7 runs on 9 hits with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Jack Leathersich then came in and gave up 3 more in 2.2 innings, although he did strike out 4. Kyle Allen gave up 4 more. Cory Vaughn was 2 for 4. Adam Loewen, who is finally back from injury and getting back in the swing of things down in Florida, was 1 for 4 with a double while playing right field.
Savannah 3, Augusta 0
Fresh off the disabled list Alex Panteliodis pitched 3 shutout innings before giving way to Jimmy Fuller, who pitched 3.2 scoreless innings, striking out 4. Randy Fontanez ended up with the win and Chasen Bradford the save. Charley Thurber and Cam Maron both had doubles. Matt Reynolds (2nd round pick) made his pro debut and went 0 for 4 while playing shortstop.
Brooklyn 6, Aberdeen 2
Gabriel Ynoa continues to impress, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits in 6 innings of work. Ynoa walked 1 and struck out 6. Tim Peterson (20th round pick) made his pro debut and worked 2 scoreless innings. Juan Carlos Gamboa, Phillip Evans, Stefan Sabol, and Brandon Nimmo all had 2 hits. Nimmo hit the first (of hopefully many) grand glam of his professional career.
Kingsport 13, Bluefield 9
Robert Gsellman was good in his first start but not so good in his second, lasting just 3.2 innings and giving up 5 runs on 4 hits with 5 walks to just 2 strikeouts. Christian Chivilli pitched 4.2 innings in relief and gave up 4 runs on 7 hits, but he also struck out 6 and ended up with the win. Michael Bernal was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI’s. Maikis De La Cruz was 3 for 5 with a double. Joe Tuschak was 2 for 5 with 3 RBI’s. Alex Machillanada had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Anthony Chavez homered. The K-Mets won despite committing 6 errors; Bluefield only committed 4 errors.