Back from vacation – and I brought home a respiratory infection as a souvenir. Binghamton ha the night off, and Savannah was rained out. In between my chest heaves, let’s see what else was going on down on the farm.
Indianapolis 6, Buffalo 2
Seriously folks, I’ve stated before that I could live with Jenry Mejia in the rotation or the bullpen this year (probably the latter since he is coming off TJ surgery), whatever was the best way to get his arm strength back. From there they could decide in the off season if they had a handle on where he would eventually end up. But this constant jerking around in season makes it look like the Mets have no idea what they are doing with him, and that gives me reasons for concern. Last night, back in the rotation, Mejia was again ineffective in three innings of work, Though he gave up only one run and struck out three, he also allowed seven base runners (three hits and four walks),not to mention a wild pitch. Dylan Owen got roughed up for the loss in relief of Jenry. Lucas Duda was 2 for 5 with an RBI, and Kirk Nieuwenhuis struck out as a pinch hitter in his return to the Bisons.
St. Lucie 8, Clearwater 3
The Lucies rode a four run fifth to take the lead on the Thrashers and never looked back. TJ Rivera and Rafael Fernandez were both 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored. Chase Huchingson kept St. Lucie in the game (5IP, 3R, 8H, 1BB, 2K) and Jack Leathersitch and Taylor Whitenton locked it down from there with two scoreless innings apiece.
Brooklyn, Mahoning Valley 1
Could the Cyclone bats be finally waking up? For the second night in a row, Brooklyn produced a double digit hit output. Leading the way from the leadoff spot was Brandon Nimmo, who went 3 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored. His slash line is up to .252/.374/.406. Rainy Lara picked up the win, going seven innings while allowing just three hits and no walks while striking out 10!.
Johnson City 3, Kingsport 2
Nice to see some things never change. Kingsport continues its losing way, though this time with a heartbreaker instead of the ho-hum blowout. Akeel Morris, now pitching out of the bullpen, threw three good innings of relief allowing just a hit and three walks. But Trevor Martin led off the ninth with a solo homer and that was that. Gavin Cecchini was 1 for 3.