Best wishes go out to Peter, who remains quite ill, but the minor leagues go on without him. Let’s get to it:
Buffalo was off last night, but Zach Wheeler is expected to go Sunday and spend all of August in Buffalo before reaching his innings limit and being shut down for the season.
Harrisburg 3, Binghamton 2
Gonzalez Germen had a nice outing, but took the loss after giving up 3 runs over 7 innings with 7 strikeouts and just 1 walk. Frank Francisco pitched a scoreless inning; he could very well be in San Diego on Friday. The B-Mets managed just 5 hits. Wilfredo Tovar hit a double, for the only extra-base hit. Wilmer Flores had the day off.
Clearwater 7, St. Lucie 2
Erik Goeddel got bounced after 4 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits and 5 walks, with 3 strikeouts. Alonzo Harris hit a 2-run homer, his 5th of the season. Robbie Shields had 3 hits. Daniel Muno had 2 hits.
Savannah 5, Greensboro 2 (Game 1, 7 innings)
Michael Fulmer was somewhat hittable, giving up 2 runs on 8 hits over 4.2 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts, but the bullpen and the offense were able to pick him up. Gilbert Gomez and Cole Frenzel each had 2 hits.
Greensboro 1, Savannah 0 (Game 2, 7 innings)
Alex Panteliodis threw 6 shutout innings, allowing just 4 hits and striking out 7. Unfortunately the Gnats offense produced just 4 hits and no runs.
Brooklyn 3, Connecticut 2
Gabriel Ynoa let up 2 runs on 3 hits over 6 innings and picked up the win, striking out 5. Matt Koch pitched 2 scoreless frames and Tyler Vanderheiden notched his 7th save of the season. Brandon Nimmo continued his hot hitting with a 2 for 4 night from the leadoff spot. Kevin Plawecki doubled and drove in 2 runs.
Greeneville 7, Kingsport 4
Persio Reyes let up 3 runs over 5 innings, but struck out just 1. Andres Perez took the loss after letting in 3 more and getting just 1 out. The K-Mets scored 4 runs on just 4 hits. Gavin Cecchini was 1 for 2 with a double but left the game after being hit by a pitch.