Last night on the farm we saw anemic offenses from Buffalo, Binghamton, and Brooklyn; the Cyclones and Gnats both let one slip away; the Lucies won their 4th in a row; and a former first round pick hit a grand slam. Let’s find out who:
Indianapolis 6, Buffalo 0
It was another struggle for Jeurys Familia, who lasted just 3 innings giving up 5 runs on 6 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Pedro Beato on the other hand finally had a good outing, allowing just 1 base runner in 2 innings while striking out 4. The offense did not help with just 5 total hits. Mike Baxter and Mike Nickeas both had a double. Just a hunch, but I’m guessing Baxter plays for Buffalo today and then hops a plane out west and is activated for Monday’s game in San Fran. Lucas Duda was 0 for 4 and is not 1 for 12 since his AAA demotion.
Portland 5, Binghamton 1
Greg Peavey let up all 5 runs over 6 innings and lost his 7th of the season. Armando Rodriguez had 2 shutout innings and 4 strikeouts out of the pen and in his AA debut Adam Kolarek pitched a 1-2-3 inning and struck out 2. A Wilfredo Tovar double was the only extra-base hit the B-Mets offense had.
St. Lucie 8, Lakeland 3
This is starting to look like the St. Lucie team from the first half of the season, as they have won 5 of their last 6. Tyler Pill was real good again, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) with 7 strikeouts in 7 innings. Pill is 5-1 with a 2.09 ERA since his promotion to St. Lucie. The Lucies had 9 hits and 6 were doubles. T.J. Rivera had 2 doubles while Danny Muno, Richard Lucas, Aderlin Rodriguez, and Robbie Shields each had one of their own. A-Rod also had a single and drove in 4 runs.
Rome 9, Savannah 8
The Gnats put up a 4-spot in the 1st inning, but could not hold onto the lead. Domingo Tapia walked 4 and let in 3 runs over 5.1 innings while striking out 6. Randy Fontanez let in 4 more and finally Chasen Bradford allowed 2 unearned runs and took the blown save and loss. Cam Maron and Cole Frenzel had 3 hits each; Frenzel homered. Matt Reynolds, Dustin Lawley (showing some versatility by playing 3B), and Albert Cordero all had 2 hits each. Cordero is back above the Mendoza line.
Mahoning Valley 3, Brooklyn 2
Hansel Robles struck out 7 in 5 innings while giving up 1 run on 5 hits. John Mincone added 2 shutout innings but David Wynn allowed 2 unearned runs in the 8th as the Cyclones let one slip away. Just 5 total hits for Brooklyn, including a Brandon Nimmo single and a Kevin Plawecki double.
Kingsport 9, Bristol 5
Gavin Cecchini hit a grand slam, as the K-Mets keep beating up on Bristol, which is the only thing keeping them out of the Appy League basement. Corey Oswalt improved to 3-1 on the season with 7.2 solid innings, allowing just 3 runs on 9 hits; however, he had just 1 strikeout. Bradley Marquez played for the first time in literally a month and went 2 for 5 with an RBI. Marquez will be leaving soon for football camp at Texas Tech, so every at bat he gets his precious.