Binghamton earns a split in a twin bill (as always, double headers are a pair of seven inning games), Buffalo gets some stellar pitching, and Brooklyn comes through with a clutch win over a tough opponent. Let’s take a look.
Buffalo 1, Syracuse 0
Here’s the pitching duel we didn’t get Friday night. Chris Schwinden (6IP, 8H, 1BB, 6K), Robbie Carson (2IP, 2H, 1BB, 1K,) and Fernando Cabrera (1IP, 0BB, 1K) combined throw the tidiest ten hitter you’ll ever see. Lucas Duda knocked in the lone run with an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth. George Greer was managing the Herd while Wally Backman cooled his heels (read: was suspended) due to his hilarious ejection from Friday night.
Binghamton 7, Reading 2 (Game 1)
Greg Peavey (7IP, 2R, 1ER, 7H, 2BB, 4K), threw an abridged complete game and gave the B-Mets a chance to win, which they did with a big five run fifth. Every starter but Peavey and Francisco Pena had a hit – just one. How’s that for death by a thousand cuts. Dustin Martine hit a solo homer, knocked in two, and scored twice.
Reading 3, Binghamton 1 (Game 2)
The bats failed in the nightcap, mustering only three hits, and Armando Rodriguez surrendered a pair of solo homers that put the B-Mets in a hole they would not get out of. Wilmer Flores played second and went 0 for 2 with a run scored.
Fort Myers 5, St. Lucie 4
Three Lucie errors in the top of the seventh gave Fort Myers an edge they would not relinquish. Logan Verret got the start and pitched well until his defense betrayed him (6IP, 4R, 2ER, 6H, 1HR, 1BB, 2K). Jack Leathersitch got the loss, giving up an unearned run in two innings of work. Richard Lucas and Alonzo Harris were both 3 for 4 with two runs scored.
Asheville 9, Savannah 1
The Tourists visited home plate in every inning but the eighth, and only as often as twice in the fifth and seventh – so this one must have felt like Chinese Water Torture for the Sand Gants. Marcos Camaerna gave up six runs (five earned), on eight hits (two homers) and a walk while striking out two. Carlos Vasquez wasn’t much help in relief (2IP, 3R, 4H, 1HR, 1BB, 0K). Matt Reynolds (run scored) and Dustin Lawley were both 2 for 4.
Brooklyn 4, Connecticut 1
Hansel Robles struck out eight in seven innings of work, allowing just an unearned run on three hits and no walks. The Cyclones broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh with a three run outburst and never looked back. Brandon Nimmo continues to swing a hot bat, going 2 for 4, with two runs scored. His batting average is now .271. Phillip Evans was 1 for 2 with a run and Kevin Plawecki had an RBI sacrifice fly. Johan Santana gets the ball for the Cyclones today on a rehab start. He is slated to go three innings (weather permitting).
Princeton 7, Kingsport 5 (10 innings)
Robert Gsellman blew a one run lead in the eighth, then gave up a two run homer in the tenth that gave the Rays the lead for good. Gavin Cecchini sat out again after being plunked by a pitch on Thursday. Jeyckol DeLeon went 1 for 4 with a solo homer and two runs scored, and Joe Tushak was 2 for 3.