Last Night on the Farm - 4/15/13
Last night on the farm got absolutely crazy with errors, injuries, homeruns by a couple key prospects, and rehab performance by someone named Pedro. Sit tight and let’s have a look: Colorado Springs 19, Las Vegas 5This one was ugly, as there were only 2 innings in which the Sky Sox didn’t score (you’d hate to be the doctor in charge of Wally Backman’s blood pressure). Chris Schwinden started and gave up 8 runs in 3.2 innings. Adam Kolarek got promoted from AA before the game, only to give up 5 runs in 2 innings. Position player Eric Campbell pitched the 9th inning and gave up a grand slam. It didn’t help that 6 of the runs were unearned on 6 errors. Omar Quintanilla had 2 errors; Wilmer Flores had a fielding error at 3B; and Travis d’Arnaud committed an error on a pickoff. At least there was some offense out of the 51’s. Flores had 3 hits. Juan Lagares was 2 for 5 with a triple and 2 RBI’s. Andrew Brown was 2 for 5 with a double. Zach Lutz doubled and d’Arnaud walked 3 times and hit a 2-run homer. Portland 7, Binghamton 4Luis Mateo made the spot start for the B-Mets after Cory Mazzoni had to go to the DL with a case of tennis elbow. Mateo allowed 4 runs on 6 hits over 3 innings, walking 3 and striking out 2, and then he was removed a few pitches into the 4th inning after a visit from the trainer. After the game, B-Mets manager Pedro Lopez said it was a forearm/elbow issue, and Mateo may get an MRI to be safe. Tim Teufel’s son Shawn made his Mets organization debut with 2 scoreless innings; he has made the transition to side-arming lefty. Any hope for a comeback was squashed when Chase Huchingson gave up 3 runs in the top of the 9th. Rhyne Hughes, Allan Dykstra (who was the catcher, apparently), and Cesar Puello all had doubles, but the B-Mets had just one other hit all game. Darrell Ceciliani was 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts. St. Lucie 6, Charlotte 3After a rough outing his last time out, Domingo Tapia was back on top of his game, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) over 6 innings on just 5 hits, walking 1 and striking out 8. Pedro Feliciano walked 1 and gave up a hit, but struck out 1 in a scoreless inning. According to the gun at Tradition Field Feliciano was 84-86 with his fastball, which is up a few notches from spring training. Randy Fontanez struck out 4 in 2 hitless innings to get the save. Just 6 hits for the Lucies, but they were able to turn that into 6 runs. Dustin Lawley hit a 2-run homer for their only extra-base hit of the game. Gilbert Gomez was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Aderlin Rodriguez was hitless once again, dropping his average to .128. Savannah 8, Greensboro 5Logan Taylor started and was solid if unspectacular, pitching 4 innings and allowing 3 runs on 8 hits. Matthew Koch piggybacked for 4 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits. Koch struck out 5 but gave up 2 homers. Hunter Carnevale threw a scoreless 9th to earn the save. From the leadoff spot, Brandon Nimmo was 3 for 5 with a homer and 5 RBI’s; it was his first homerun of the season. Jayce Boyd, Jeffrey Glenn, and Jeff Reynolds all had 2 hits. Greg Pron and Kevin Plawecki both had doubles. Cole Frenzel homered.