The minor league season is drawing to a close. What ever will we talk about once it ends? Hopefully not Jeurys Familia’s inconsistencies. Here’s to ten more days or so of excitement. Onto the recaps!
Pawtucket 4, Buffalo 1
I give up. Someone else try to make heads or tails of Jeurys Familia’s latest start. This time he went five innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and five walks with two strikeouts. Not that he got much help, as the Bisons only managed five hits – and two of them were courtesy of Zach Lutz, who provided the Buffalo scoring with a solo homer. And there’s Pedro Beato, picking up the save in his first appearance for the PawSox.
Binghamton 5, Richmond 2
Allen Dykstra (two runs scored) and Eric Campbell (pone run scored) each went 2 for 4 with an RBI to pace the B-Mets attack, which jumped on the Flying Squirrels for an early 5-0 lead. Gonzalez German saw that it held up, going seven solid allowing two runs on eight hits with a walk and three punch outs. And nice to see Reese Havens back at second. He was 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Charlotte 5, St. Lucie 4
The Lucies battled back from a 4-0 deficit to tie the score at four in the eighth, but Jeffrey Walters loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning, and Jack Leathersitch gave up a single to give the Stone Crabs the victory. Danny Muno went 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored, but folks, when your pitching gives up fourteen hits in 8.1 innings, you probably aren’t going to win the game.
Hickory 5, Savannah 3
Michael Fulmer’s struggles in August continue, which may be just getting fatigued at the end of his professional debut. In 22.1 IP this month, he’s give up ten runs, but he’s also been in some hitter friendly parks – and he’s never had to pitch this often, for this long, against competition this good before. I’m not too worried, but it does warrant mention. Yesterday he tossed 5.2 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits (one homer) while walking one and striking out eight. Matt Reynolds extended his hitting streak to a modest six games with a 1 for 4 effort, including a run scored. Brandon Brown also went 1 for 4 with a solo homer.
Brooklyn 2, Vermont 0
Kevin Plawecki was all the offense the Cyclones needed, belting two solo homers and raising his slash line to .259/.365./.414. The Brooklyn pitching staff held the Lake Monsters to just three hits, highlighted by Hansel Robles (6IP, 0R, 2H, 1BB, 3K), who improved to 4-1, with a 1.34 ERA.
Elizabethton 3, Kingsport 2
Matt Budgell allowed a leadoff walk in the bottom of the ninth, and was relieved by Edioglis Villasmil. Villasmil looked like he was going to get out of it after allowing the go ahead run to get to second, but a throwing error by SS Anthony Chavez allowed the Twins to take the game. Gavin Cecchini, who was DH’ing, was 0 for 2, while OF Jorge Rivero supplied the offense for the K-Mets, going 2 for 4 with a two run homer.