We’re winding down the minor league season, but the farm looked pretty strong. Even Kingsport turned in a valiant effort. St Lucie was rained out and Savannah observed the Sabbath by taking the day off. Let’s take a look!
Buffalo 9, Pawtucket 3
Jenry Mejia continues to flourish since being put back in the rotation for Buffalo. I’ve gone on record saying the Mets should stop jerking him around, but if the rotation is working then leave him there for the remainder of the season. Jenry allowed just two unearned runs in five innings of work, surrendering six hits and a walk against two K’s. Lucas Duda looks like he is shaking off the “I Got Demoted” blues, going 3 for 5 with three runs scored. Josh Rodriguez went 2 for 5 with a solo homer. The Herd touched up Mark Prior for two runs in 1.2 innings. That just depresses me.
Binghamton 7, Harrisburg 2
2B Wilmer Flores (run scored), C Juan Centeno (three RBI) and SS Sean Kazmar (three runs scored) both went 3 for 5, Allen Dykstra went 2 for 4 with three RBI, and Raul Reyes added a 2 for 4 effort of his own with a solo homer. So the bats carried this game. Cory Mazzoni picked up the win, going five innings allowing a run on six hits and three walks while striking out two.
Brooklyn 10, Vermont 5
The Cyclone bats continue to heat up down the stretch, just in time for a playoffs run. Brandon Nimmo went 2 for 5 with a run scored (upping his OPS to .823), Dimas Ponce was 3 for 5 with a solo homer, two RBI and three runs scored, Phillip Evans went 1 for 5 with a run, and Kevin Plawecki was 3 for 4 with a run scored and two driven in. And that was just the first four batters! Alexander Sanchez also added a 3 for 4 night with three RBI and a run. Rainy Lara was a little shaky (5IP, 4R, 7H, 1BB, 6K) but was good enough to earn his league leading seventh win.
Danville 6, Kingsport 5 (13 innings)
Well, can’t win ‘em all. The K-Mets rallied for three in the seventh to tie the game, but the Braves were able to scratch one out in the top of the thirteenth to eke out the win. Akeel Morris went five scoreless innings of relief, striking out nine! Of course, there is a reason he is in the pen. That effort lowered his ERA to 9.19. Gavin Cecchini went 3 for 7 with two RBI.