First things first, folks – last night I erroneously reported that the Savannah Rome game was rained out. In fact, there was a power outage that caused the game to be suspended. A thousand pardons. To atone, I present you with an oldie but goodiie
I found. I first heard this when the Mighty Mighty Bosstones covered it. But remember kids, gouging your own eyes out is not
cool, no matter what anyone says. I don’t want this to be the next Jenkem or Rainbow Parties. What’s that? Get to the scores? Ok. St. Lucie had the night off.Buffalo 4, Lehigh Valley 1The Herd defeats the Iron Pigs by the same score in consecutive games. Jeremy Hefner tossed a good one, going seven innings giving up just an unearned run on three hits and two walks against six K’s. The immortal Val Pascucci went 1 for three and knocked in two. New Hampshire 2, Binghamton 0In a duel of pitching prospects, the B-Mets came up short, but it was not for naught. Zach Wheeler dropped to 0-2 on the year but acquitted himself well (6IP, 1 R, 3H, 2BB, 8K) in a duel with Blue Jays top pick from last year’s draft, Deck McGuire. The B-Mets were held to two hits on the night. Savannah 4, Rome 3 (Game 1)Lights on! The Sand Gnats and Braves picked this one back up in the third with Savannah up 2-1. Logan Verret, last year’s third round pick out of Baylor, tossed the first three innings – last night – and gave up a run on four hits, two walks and two punch outs. 1B Brian Harrison had a big day night game, including the game tying hit in the 7th. Jack Leathersitch tossed two perfect innings to notch his first save of the year. Savannah 2, Rome 0 (Game 2 – 7 innings)Here’s an unusual one. Normally, minor league doubleheaders are seven innings a piece, but since the first game was picking up a suspended contest, that
went nine innings and Game 2 went seven. Anyway, Rafael Montero went six of those innings giving up just three hits while striking out seven. Greg Pron and Luis Nieves each went 1 for 3 with an RBI.