Last Night on the Farm - 4/17/11
Last night on the farm the Bisons dropped a pair, spoiling what was otherwise a perfect day in Met land.Pawtucket 2, Buffalo 1 10 innings continued from SaturdayKirk Nieuwenhuis led off the 9th with a double, and later Lucas Duda singled, but Justin Turner hit into a double play before a run could cross the plate, ruining a great scoring opportunity. In the 10th, Manny Alvarez let in the game-winning run for the Paw Sox.Pawtucket 10, Buffalo 6After getting the call up to AAA where he finished last season, Josh Stinson got roughed up to the tune of 6 runs in 4 innings. Mike O’Connor gave up 4 more runs, walking 3. It wasn’t a bad day offensively for Buffalo, just not enough to win. Nick Evans had 2 hits and 3 RBI’s, perhaps a sign he’s starting to break out of his early-season funk. Kirk Nieuwenhuis added 2 hits of his own, including a double. Zach Lutz and Justin Turner also had a double and an RBI each.Binghamton 4, New Hampshire 1Robert Carson was strong through 5 innings for his first win of the season, giving up just 1 run despite walking 4. Edgar Ramirez, Roy Merritt, and John Lujan pitched 4 shutout innings out of the bullpen. At the plate, Josh Satin, Michael Fisher, and Jordany Valdespin all went yard. Jesus Feliciano also chipped in two hits at the top of the order.St. Lucie 4, Fort Myers 1Top draft pick Matt Harvey improved to 3-0 on the season. He pitched 5 innings with 3 strikeouts and only allowed 1 unearned run, keeping his ERA at 0. Brandon Sage, John Church, and Jeffrey Kaplan finished the job with 4 shutout innings. For Kaplan, it’s already his 5th save of the season, as well as the 3rd hold for Church. Jason Bay and Ronny Paulino both went hitless, but fortunately the Met youngsters came through with enough offense to win. Wilmer Flores, Stefan Welch, and Rylan Sandoval all had 2 hits each, and combined for 5 extra-base hits. Matt Den Dekker tripled and drove in 2 runs. The St. Lucie winning streak now stands at 9, and has not been jinxed by my mentioning everyday.Savannah 6, Greenville 2The Sand Gnats win their 4th in a row, with Chase Huchingson looking good for 4 innings, striking out 7. Gonzalez Germen piggy backed for 3 innings and got the win, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits, but also striking out 7. Josh Edgin struck out 2 in a 2 inning save, giving Savannah pitchers 16 total strikeouts. Sam Honeck continues to dominate, hitting a homer and 2 doubles with 3 RBI’s. He is now hitting an even .500. Today the Gnats have a chance to wrap up a 4-game sweep of Greenville.