Oddly enough it was a Brooklyn loss that prevented an undefeated night in the organization. Of course, a couple rainouts helped that. As for the teams that did play: Buffalo went to extras, Zack Wheeler dominated, the Lucies played vintage Lucie baseball, and the Cyclones had their 6-game win streak snapped in a close one. Let’s check out the details:
Buffalo 9, Syracuse 8 (14 innings)
This was a long one, but the Bisons were able to pull out a win. Dylan Owen started but gave up 6 runs in 3 innings. Josh Edgin threw a scoreless inning; he has not allowed a run in his last 8 outings. Late in the game Fernando Cabrera threw 3 scoreless innings and Jeremy Hefner threw 4 shutout innings to propel Buffalo to the extra-inning win. Lucas May was 4 for 5 with 3 doubles and 2 RBI’s. Adam Loewen and Josh Satin both homered. Matt Den Dekker was 0 for 6, dropping his average to .189.
Binghamton 5, Richmond 1
Zack Wheeler went 7.1 innings against the Giants AA affiliate, his first appearance against his old organization. Wheeler gave up 1 run (that actually scored after he left the game) on 6 hits with 0 walks and 6 strikeouts. He is supposed to appear in the future’s game next week and is likely approaching the end of his AA career. Reese Havens was 3 for 5 with an RBI; in his last 10 games Havens is hitting .300/.378/.475, but has struck out 14 times in that span. Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Francisco Pena, and Wilfredo Tovar all had 2 hits each, and all but Tovar had a double included.
St. Lucie 7, Jupiter 1
Rafael Montero pitched 7 innings and gave up a run on 4 hits, walking 3 and striking out 4, improving to 2-0 in St. Lucie since his promotion. Hamilton Bennett threw 2 scoreless frames. Travis Taijeron was 3 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI’s. Richard Lucas was 2 for 4 with a double, homer, and 2 RBI’s. Cory Vaughn also had a 2-hit game. Zach Lutz was 1 for 4 with an RBI and 3 strikeouts in another rehab outing.
Savannah was rained out at home; they will play 2 on Saturday.
Williamsport 5, Brooklyn 4
Rainy Lara took the loss after giving up 4 runs on 9 hits in 5 innings of work; he struck out 9, raising his season total to 23 K’s in 15.2 innings. Juan Gamboa was 2 for 5 with a homerun. Brandon Nimmo and Cole Frenzel were both 1 for 4 with a double.
Kingsport was rained out in Elizabethton; they will play 2 today.