Last Night on the Farm - 4/11/13
Last night on the farm, one team couldn’t stop scoring, one team couldn’t guy a hit, one team couldn’t overcome a rough outing by its starter, and one team never took the field. Let’s find out which was which: Las Vegas 14, Fresno 3Juan Lagares led off the game with a homerun, leading to 5 runs in the 1st inning, which was then followed by 4 runs in the 2nd and 3 runs in the 3rd, which more or less put the game away. Lagares ended up going 3 for 6. Travis d’Arnaud was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI’s. Andrew Brown was 4 for 5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s. Josh Satin doubled twice and had 2 RBI’s. Zach Lutz was 2 for 5 with 5 RBI’s, including a grand slam. On top of all that, Fresno committed 4 errors. On the mound, Collin McHugh gave up 2 unearned runs on 4 hits over 7 innings with no walks and 5 strikeouts. Hmm, two starts in a hitter-friendly league and McHugh as en ERA of 0.73, wonder if it’s relevant to mention the Mets rotation issues? Jeurys Familia allowed 2 hits but struck out 1 in a scoreless inning. New Hampshire 3, Binghamton 1The B-Mets dropped their home opener, despite a strong effort from Logan Verrett, who gave up 1 run in 7 innings, allowing 7 hits and a walk while striking out 3. The only run Verrett gave up was a solo homer to former Met farmhand Adam Loewen. John Church gave up a 2-run homer in the 8th inning, which was the difference in the game. The B-Mets could muster just 3 total hits: a single by Cory Vaughn and 2 hits by Josh Rodriguez. Palm Beach 7, St. Lucie 4Domingo Tapia really struggled and couldn’t get out of the 1st inning. He gave up 3 runs on 1 hit and 4 walks with 2 wild pitches. Tapia recorded 2 outs, 1 coming on a strikeout. Jim Fuller followed Tapia for 2.1 scoreless innings, but both Marcos Camarena and Estarlin Morel gave up runs. T.J. Rivera had 3 hits and 3 RBI’s at the top of the order; he’s hitting .360. Gilbert Gomez had 2 hits and an RBI. Travis Taijeron was 0 for 2 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored; he’s hitting .087. Savannah’s game at Rome was postponed due to inclement weather.