Last Night on the Farm - 4/19/13
Before we get to the games, there’s some injury news to pass along. First, if you haven’t heard Travis d’Arnaud will not need surgery on his foot, which is good news, but he is expected to be out eight weeks. Luis Mateo does not appear to have any damage done to his elbow, just soreness, and so he will rest for two weeks. Finally, Shaun Marcum threw well in extended spring training the other day, he’ll try to throw 80 pitches in an EST start probably Monday or Tuesday and could be in the big leagues a week from today. Now, onto the games: Las Vegas 10, Sacramento 5Zack Wheeler had control problems yet again, walking 6 in 4.1 innings while giving up 4 runs on 3 hits, striking out 6. With another outing like this, he’s not as close to a promotion as anyone wants him to be. The bullpen threw 4.2 scoreless innings, with Greg Peavey getting the win, despite 3 walks and a hit in 1.2 innings. Josh Satin was forced to leave after fouling a ball off his ankle, but Reese Havens replaced him and went 2 for 2 with a homer and 2 RBI’s. Eric Campbell also homered. Juan Lagares was 2 for 4 with a double, and walk, and 2 strikeouts. Jamie Hoffman was 3 for 4 with a double. Omar Quintanilla doubled and drove in 2 runs. Wilmer Flores was 0 for 4. New Hampshire 5, Binghamton 2The bad version of Erik Goeddel was on the mound Friday night, giving up 5 runs in 4.1 innings, including 2 homeruns; although he did strike out 4 and walk just 1. The bullpen did its job with Shawn Teufel and Adrian Rosario combining for 3.2 hitless innings, but the B-Mets couldn’t generate enough offense to come back. Cory Vaughn hit a solo homer, but other than that there was just 5 singles. Fort Myers 14, St. Lucie 2Angel Cuan got pounded by a Miracle team that has won 14 of its first 15 games. Cuan let up 9 runs in 3.1 innings, surrendering 4 homeruns. Travis Taijeron was 2 for 3 with his first homrun of the year. T.J. Rivera was for 4 with a double. Savannah 7, Lakewood 2Steven Matz was really good yet again, with 5 shutout innings with 6 hits, 1 walk, and 5 strikeouts. Four different relievers each pitched an inning and finished the job. Brandon Nimmo was 4 for 4 with a triple, a walk, and 2 runs scored. Kevin Plawecki was 3 for 4 with a single, double, homerun, and 4 RBI’s. Jeff Reynolds also homered while Eudy Pina took home a golden sombrero.