Last night on the farm both the Bisons and Gnats put up huge offensive numbers, The B-Mets blew a lead, the Lucies dropped 2 despite good pitching from Rafael Montero and good hitting from Mike Baxter, and the K-Mets surprisingly won a game. Let’s check it out:
Buffalo 17, Toledo 1
The Herd exploded offensively in this one with 17 runs on 18 hits, including 4 homeruns. Matt Tuiasosopo had 4 hits and 3 RBI’s. Zach Lutz and Matt Den Dekker both had 3 hits. Den Dekker had 4 RBI’s, including a 3-run homer (already his 7th since his AAA promotion); he also scored 3 runs. Fred Lewis, Oswaldo Navarro, and Adam Loewen also homered. All of this was done in support of Jeremy Hefner, who gave up 1 run in 7 innings of work. Don’t get too excited though, Toledo is the second worst team in the International League.
Trenton 5, Binghamton 4
Armando Rodriguez gave up a run in the 8th and Robert Carson gave up a run in the 9th as the B-Mets let the game get away. Greg Peavey started and was actually decent, giving up just 3 runs in 6.1 innings. Reese Havens was 2 for 3 with a double, RBI, and walk. Wilfredo Tovar was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Juan Centeno and Allan Dykstra also doubled.
Brevard County 6, St. Lucie 5 (Game 1, 7 innings)
The Lucies were in line to win, but Jack Leathersich and Jeff Walters combined to give up 4 runs in the 7th and the Lucies bats were only able to get 2 back. Yohan Almonte started and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits in 5 innings, striking out 4. Mike Baxter was 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s in his second rehab appearance. Daniel Muno had 2 RBI’s in his 3rd game back from a 50-game suspension for you know what.
Brevard County 1, St. Lucie 0 (Game 2, 7 innings)
Rafael Montero had his best start since his promotion to St. Lucie, going 6 innings and giving up 1 run on 6 hits with no walks and 10 strikeouts. Taylor Whitenton struck out the side in the 7th. Unfortunately, Montero took the loss after the Lucies managed just 3 hits, including doubles by Mike Baxter and Aderlin Rodriguez.
Savannah 10, Lakewood 2
The Gnats got up for this 11 a.m. start time and routed the Blue Claws. Jacob DeGrom struck out 8 in 7.2 strong innings, allowing just 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk. Greg Pron was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, the 6’6’’ slugger is ripping it up in July hitting .340/.360/.532. Yucarybert De La Cruz was 3 for 5 with a double and 4 RBI’s. Gilbert Gomez and Cole Frenzel both homered. Matthew Reynolds, Dustin Lawley, and Brian Harrison all had doubles, as the Gnats offense really exploded, albeit uncharacteristically.
Hudson Valley 4, Brooklyn 1
Julian Hilario got knocked around a little, giving up 4 runs in 3.1 innings. Matt Koch and Logan Taylor both had 2 shutout innings of relief, but the Cyclones couldn’t come back from the early deficit. Brandon Nimmo and Eudy Pina both had doubles. In his last 5 games Nimmo is 10 for 19, with 4 extra-base hits.
Kingsport 4, Bristol 3
Robert Gsellman started and lasted 4.1 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) while striking out 4. Juan Urbina walked 2, but managed a scoreless inning, as did Martires Arias. Peter Birdwell pitched 2 innings, ending up with the blown save and the win. Jorge Rivero and Jeyckol De Leon had 2 hits each. How’s this for a weird stat: the K-Mets scored 4 runs but were credited with just 1 RBI; only in the Appalachian League.