Like the Mets, a few teams on the farm needed more than 9 innings to take care of business last night, but it ended up being a good night in the farm, as the Mets fell one game shy of their second organizational sweep of the week.
Las Vegas 1, Fresno 0 (10 innings)
Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered in the 10th for the only run of the game. Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out 8 in 7 shutout innings, carrying a no-hitter into the 6th. He ended up allowing 2 hits and 2 walks. Jeff Walters recorded 5 outs, allowing 2 hits and a walk. Josh Edgin retired the only batter he faced. He’s been the winning pitcher in 3 of the 51s 7 wins, and his ERA is down to 13.50. Vic Black recorded the final out of the game to pick up the save.
New Hampshire 9, Binghamton 4
Tyler Pill got knocked around for 7 runs on 10 hits over 4.2 innings. Jack Leathersich gave up 1 run over 2.1 innings with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. Brian Burgamy and Kevin Plawecki had 2 hits each. Plawecki and Travis Taijeron each doubled. Matt Clark homered and drove in 2 runs.
St. Lucie 5, Fort Myers 4 (10 innings)
Cam Maron singled home Brandon Nimmo in the bottom of the 10th to give the Lucies a walk-off win. Maron also tripled and drove in 2 runs. Nimmo had 3 hits; he’s hitting .406 over the first week and a half of the season. Michael Fulmer was much better in his second start of the season, allowing 1 run on 5 hits over 7 innings, with no walks and 5 strikeouts. Beck Wheeler gave up 3 runs in the 8th, but Paul Sewald saved the day with 2 shutout innings.
Savannah 4, Rome 3
John Gant scatted 9 hits over 7 innings, allowing 3 runs and striking out 6. Tim Peterson struck out 3 in 2 shutout innings to get the save. Victor Cruzado was 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored. L.J. Mazzilli was 2 for 5 with an RBI. Colton Plaia hit a solo homer in the 8th to break a 3-3 tie.