The Cyclones creep closer to the playoffs, Savannah had the night off, and St. Lucie was rained out. Other than that is was nothing but losses on the farm. If you wanna read it, I’ll write it.
Rochester 6, Buffalo 1
One of the things the Mets promised the Bisons when they signed their affiliation agreement is a certain number of games a year on SNY. Unfortunately, the last two (at least) have been snooze fests. Jenry Mejia took the mound for the Herd and one bad inning cost him. IN the third innings, Mejia (6IP, 5R, 4H, 4BB, 35K) walked in a run then surrendered a three run triple, allowing the Red Wings to jump ahead 4-0. Buffalo actually slugged out ten hits, but could only muster one run. That run was scored by Zach Lutz, who was 3 for 4.
Reading 4, Binghamton 1
Mark Cohoon was pretty ineffective over five innings, allowing all four runs on a whopping ten hits (including a homer) while walking one and striking out two. Not that he had much help. Nobody other than Wilmer Flores – who was 2 for 3 with a solo homer and also playing first – got a hit. Justin Friend got the save for the Phillies, while Justin Foe was warming up in case there was a rally.
Brooklyn 2, Aberdeen 1
The juggernaut that is the Cyclone offense rolls on, this time crushing the Iron Birds with two runs on four hits. 1B Jace Boyd (a sixth round pick out of Florida State) was 1 for 3 with his third homer of the year – a solo shot. Rainy Lara threw six shutout innings, allowing three hits and a walk while fanning four. Brooklyn’s lead over Batavia for the wild cars is now 2.5 games with nine to play.
Pulaski 5, Kingsport 4
Robert Gsellman tossed 6.2 scoreless innings (4H, 1BB, 5K) and was in line for the win – but then the K-Met pen struck. Ramon Estevez allowed the Mariners back in it, cutting the 4-0 lead to 4-3. Then came Maritres Arias, who allowed the tying and winning runs to score in the top of the ninth. Such is life in Kingsport these days. On the positive side, Jeff Diehl stays hot, going 2 for 4 with a solo homer and two RBI.