Last Night on the Farm - 4/15/11
To reiterate something Peter said last week, it never rains in the minor leagues, so while it poured in Hot-Lanta, here was the night on the farm:Scranton Wilkes-Barre 5, Buffalo 3It always hurts to drop 2 out of 3 to the Yankees. The Bisons managed only 5 hits in the loss. Russ Adams drove in 2 runs in the 6th to give Buffalo a 3-2 lead. However, Mike O’Connor and Manny Acosta combined to give up 3 runs in the 8th to let the game slip away. Jason Pridie, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Lucas Duda, and Justin Turner each singled, but the Bisons offense could no nothing else with Nick Evans continuing to struggle, Fernando Martinez officially heading to the disabled list, and Ruben Tejada having a rare hitless night.New Hampshire 2, Binghamton 1This game was scoreless for the first 7 innings, in large part because of Brad Holt, who struck out 5 and walked just 1 in 7 innings. The B-Mets managed just 2 hits in the game, one of which was a home run by Brahiam Maldonado in the bottom of the 8th. However, with a chance for the save Eric Niesen gave up a 2-run homer in the top of the 9th, giving him his second loss in three relief appearances. Only one of the 9 B-Mets that played had an average over .250 at the end of the night.St. Lucie 5, Charlotte 4The Mets needed 2 runs in the 9th to force extra innings and then got a 2-run walk off home run from Juan Centeno to win their 7th straight game. Kyle Allen didn’t make it out of the 5th, but only gave up 1 run on 3 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Michael Powers pitched 2 shutout innings out of the bullpen. At the plate, Cesar Puello got 2 hits for the second straight night and the third time in four games. Jefry Marte hit his first home run of the year, and Pedro Zapata got a hit to keep his average above .400. Ronny Paulino played his first baseball of the year, going 0 for 2 with a strikeout.Savannah 4, Greenville 3Alonzo Harris and Cory Vaughn both went yard in the first inning to give the Gnats a 3-0 lead. A Robbie Shields sac fly made it a 4-0 lead, which ended up being just enough to get the win. Albert Cordero had 2 hits, giving him 5 in the past two nights. On the mound, Yohan Almonte struck out 5 and gave up just 1 run in 6 innings of work. With a 1 run lead in the 9th, Josh Edgin loaded the bases, but struck out the final two batters he faced to secure his first save of the season.