Last night, both Buffalo and Kingsport saw their opponents walk off with a win while Binghamton and Savannah won convincingly. Let’s take a look:
Lehigh Valley 5, Buffalo 4
Jeurys Familia pitched pretty well but was hurt by the defense behind him (including his own). Familia went 6 innings, giving up 4 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 7. C.J. Nitkowski let up 3 hits and a walk but pitched 1.2 scoreless innings; the old timer may get a chance in the bigs sometime soon as an audition for next year perhaps. After piching 2 shutout innings, Fernando Cabrera gave up the game-winning run in the bottom of the 12th. Fred Lewis doubled and homered, his 10th of the season. Josh Rodriguez, Josh Satin, and Adam Loewen all had 2 hits. Lucas Duda was 0 for 4 with 2 walks. Matt Den Dekker was 0 for 5 with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Binghamton 8, New Britain 3
Jefry Marte hit a 3-run homer as part of a 5-run 2nd inning to blow the game open for the B-Mets. Reese Havens was 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI. Wilmer Flores was 0 for 4 but scored 2 runs. Francisco Pena drove in 2 runs. Darin Gorski got the win after giving up just 2 runs on 4 hits over 6 innings. Armando Rodriguez pitched a scoreless inning and Ryan Fraser got the final 5 outs, including 2 strikeouts without giving up a hit.
Palm Beach 4, St. Lucie 2
Angel Cuan took the loss after giving up 3 runs on 8 hits over 4 innings. Erik Goeddel piggy-backed and gave up an unearned run on 5 hits over 4 innings, striking out 4 and walking none. Aderlin Rodriguez homered for the second straight day, providing the only 2 runs for the Lucies. Cesar Puello was not in the lineup a day after leaving a game early because “he was just a little tired”, as manager Ryan Ellis explained.
Savannah 9, Greeneville 1
The Gnats scored 2 in the 7th and 5 in the 8th for a rare blowout win. Gilbert Gomez was 3 for 5 with a triple and 2 RBI’s. Greg Pron had 3 hits and 3 RBI’s. Matt Reynolds and Dustin Lawley had 2 hits each. Alex Panteliodis had another nice outing, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings while striking out 8. Carlos Vazquez and Jared West combined for 3 shutout innings out of the bullpen.
Lowell 4, Brooklyn 1
Luis Mateo took the loss, giving up 4 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits over 6 innings, although he did strike out 9 and walk none. The Cyclones managed just 4 singles on offense. Brandon Nimmo sat out again; apparently he was hit on the shoulder by a pitch over the weekend.
Bristol 3, Kingsport 2
John Gant was solid, letting up 1 run on 5 hits over 5.2 innings with no walks and 6 strikeouts, but Matthew Budgell gave up a run with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th as Bristol walked off with the win. Maikis De La Cruz and Jeff Diehl both had 2 hits. The K-Mets struck out 16 times, including two players who took home golden sombreros.