Last Night on the Farm - 4/12/13
Last night on the farm Las Vegas had its home opener, the B-Mets tried to outscore the big league Mets, St. Lucie played extra-innings against a comically bad team, and the Gnats got back on the field after a rain out. Let’s have a look: Colorado Spring 6, Las Vegas 1The 51’s lost their home opener after Carlos Torres gave up 5 runs (3 earned) on 9 hits in just 3 innings. Dylan Owen and Greg Peavey both pitched 2 scoreless innings each. Peavey has pitched 7.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen to start the season. Omar Quintanilla had 2 hits. Wilmer Flores was 1 for 4. Travis d’Arnaud was 0 for 3 with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Binghamton 15, New Hampshire 7The B-Mets didn’t quite outscore the major league club last night, but they did have an 11-run 3rd inning. Juan Centeno and Cory Vaughn both had 3 hits. Vaughn doubled and drove in 4 runs. Francisco Pena and Alonzo Harris had 2 hits each. Harris drove in 3 runs. Rhyne Hughes hit a homerun and took home a golden sombrero. The B-Mets did all their damage on just 13 hits. It wasn’t pretty for the B-Mets on the mound, who gave up 18 hits. Tyler Pill gave up 10 of those hits, as well as 5 runs in 4 innings of work. Jack Leathersich and Jeffrey Walters both threw scoreless innings to help the B-Mets close out the game once they got the big lead. St. Lucie 6, Bradenton 5 (12 innings)Bradenton committed 6 errors (6!) to fall to 0-8 on the season, and St. Lucie was the beneficiary of their mistakes on Friday night, although 5 of their 6 runs were earned. Cam Maron grounded out with the bases loaded in the top of the 12th to drive in the go-ahead run. Travis Taijeron broke out of his slump by going 4 for 5 and ending up a homer shy of the cycle. T.J. Rivera, Matt Reynolds, Charley Thurber, and Gilbert Gomez all had 2 hits each. Rivera doubled and drove in 3 runs. Aderlin Rodriguez was 0 for 6 with 2 strikeouts, as his average dropped to .156. Jacob DeGrom started on the mound and lasted 6 innings, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits, doing so with no walks and 7 strikeouts. Chasen Bradford threw 2 shutout innings in relief. Randy Fontanez ended up with the win and Hamilton Bennett the save. Rome 5, Savannah 2Gabriel Ynoa started and gave up 2 runs in the first 4 innings, but then failed to record an out in the 5th inning. Ultimately, he gave up 5 runs (4 earned) on 8 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Three different relievers combined for 4 scoreless innings, no hits, and 7 strikeouts, but the Gnats offense couldn’t come back. Kevin Plawecki, who’s over taken Jayce Boyd for highest average on the team, was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Boyd was 0 for 4 to drop his average to a measly .433 while Plawecki is at .484. Brandon Nimmo was 2 for 3 with a walk.