Last night the B-Mets and the Lucies were idle, but the Bisons played two and the rest of the a-ball teams were in action, so let’s check it out:
Syracuse 5, Buffalo 4 (Game 1, 7 innings)
As seen on SNY (albeit not live) Zack Wheeler made his AAA debut and was very good early, but struggled with control and left after 4.2 innings and 101 pitches. In the end he gives up 2 runs on 3 hits with 4 walks and 7 strikeouts. Scott Patterson gave up 2 runs in his Buffalo debut and took the loss. Josh Rodriguez and Lucas Duda hit back-to-back homeruns in the 3rd. Mike Nickeas had a double. Matt Den Dekker was 1 for 3 with an RBI on an infield single. Kirk Nieuwenhuis was officially placed on the DL with a partial plantar fascia tear in his right foot; he will be rehabbing in Port St. Lucie, as no surgery is planned at this time.
Buffalo 4, Syracuse 3 (Game 2, 7 innings)
Matt Den Dekker hit a grand slam with 2 outs in the 2nd and that carried the Bisons to victory. Lucas Duda and Adam Loewen each singled and those were the only 3 Buffalo hits of the game. Jenrry Mejia made his second start since rejoining the rotation and pitched 4.1 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits and a walk while striking out 2. Pedro Beato let in 2 runs in 2 innings but got the win, with C.J. Nitkowski getting the save after getting the final 2 outs.
Asheville 3, Savannah 2
This was the second walk-off loss for the Gnats in as many days. Michael Fulmer gave up 10 hits, but only managed to surrender 2 runs, both of which came on a homerun. It helped that Fulmer walked none and struck out 7 over 7 innings. Chasen Bradford let up the winning run with 1 out in the 9th. Cam Maron was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Cole Frenzel and Greg Pron also had doubles.
Brooklyn 3, Auburn 1
Rainy Lara had another great outing to earn his 6th win of the year. He gave up 1 run on 5 hits with no walks and 3 strikeouts. Logan Taylor, Beck Wheeler, and David Wynn each pitched a scoreless, hitless inning out of the bullpen, combining for 6 strikeouts and no walks. Kevin Plawecki and Stefan Sabol hit back-to-back homers in the 4th. Eudy Pina and Richie Rodriguez had 2 hits each. Brandon Nimmo sat out the day game.
Princeton 9, Kingsport 1
This was classic K-Mets as starter Andrew Massie let up 7 runs over 4 innings. Yeixon Ruiz was 3 for 4, which matched the hit total of the rest of the team combined.