All six affiliates were in action last night, and two of them had a double-header scheduled, so there was a lot going on down on the farm last night.
Scranton W/B 2, Buffalo 1 (12 innings)
Jenrry Mejia had another good start, allowing just 1 run while striking out 6 and walking 1 over 6 innings. After that the bullpen held until the 12th inning when Fernando Cabrera gave up the game-winning run. Lucas Duda and Josh Satin had 2 hits each, but other than that the Bisons offense was stagnant. Ryoto Igarashi got the win for the Yankees.
Binghamton 6, New Hampshire 3
Mark Cohoon continues to pitch well for the B-Mets, earning his 8th win of the season. Cohoon scattered 11 hits while giving up 3 runs, but he struck out 7 in 7 innings of work. Brad Holt and Andrew Carpenter each through a hitless inning of relief; Holt’s ERA has dipped below 3. Dustin Martin and Allan Dykstra both homered. Wilmer Flores and Francisco Pena each had a double. Reese Havens was 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts.
Jupiter 7, St. Lucie 5 (Game 1, 9 innings, which is 2 extra in a double-header)
After back-to-back great starts Erik Goeddel took a half step back, giving up 5 runs (3 earned) and lasting just 4.2 innings. The Lucies came back to tie, but Adam Kolarek allowed 2 runs in the 9th and took the loss. Darrell Ceciliani returned from the DL after nearly 2 months away, going 3 for 4 as the DH. When Ceciliani has been on the field this year he has played very well. T.J. Rivera also had 3 hits, including a double, as well as 2 RBI’s. Blake Forsythe tripled and homered. Cesar Puello was 2 for 4 with a double. Alonzo Harris and Danny Muno both doubled as well.
Game 2 was cancelled; they’ll try to play two again tomorrow.
Asheville 8, Savannah 7
The Gnats put up a 4-spot in the 1st inning, but after Domingo Tapia cruised through the first 2 innings the wheels came off in a 5-run 3rd inning. Tapia finished 4 innings, giving up 7 runs (5 earned) on 10 hits, but with no walks and 5 strikeouts. It’s a shame Tapia struggled because the Gnats actually had a good night at the plate. Yucarybert De La Cruz was 3 for 5 with 3 runs scored. Greg Pron had 2 hits with 3 RBI’s. Charley Thurber had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s.
Brooklyn 4, Tri-City 1
More strong pitching from the Cyclones as Luis Cessa gave up 1 run over 7 innings, allowing just 6 hits and no walks. Matt Bowman struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings to earn his 3rd save of the season. Brandon Nimmo struck out 3 times, going 1 for 5 with a run scored. Phillip Evans was 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI.
Kingsport 2, Burlington 0 (Game 1, 7 innings)
Chris Flexen (14th round pick) got his first professional win after pitching 6 scoreless innings, giving up just 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5. Flexen and a lot of other pitchers would ordinarily be in the GCL this year, but instead have gone to Kingsport, where they have struggled. Gavin Cecchini was 2 for 4 with an RBI, as he continues to DH coming off an injury. Maikis De La Cruz and Anthony Chavez both added a double.
Burlington 5, Kingsport 1 (Game 2, 7 innings)
More questionable pitching from the K-Mets in game 2, as Alberto Baldonado let up 4 runs in 3 innings. Robert Gseilman did strike out 4 in 3 innings of relief while giving up an unearned run. Jeyckol De Leon and Jorge Rivero both doubled, but the K-Mets had just 4 total hits, equaling the number of errors they committed in a 7-inning game.