Last Night on the Farm - 4/23/12
Binghamton and Savannah were off last night so there are only two games to speak of, let’s get to it: Buffalo 5, Lehigh Valley 1 Dylan Owen stepped in for Jeremy Hefner and made the start, giving up just 1 run in 4.2 innings. More importantly Owen hit a homer, continuing a trend of Buffalo pitchers fairing well with the bat after Matt Harvey had a 2 hit game his last time out. Josh Edgin followed Owen in making his AAA debut. He gave up 1 hit while striking out 3 in 1.1 innings. Brad Holt struck out the final 2 batters of the game to earn the save. The Bisons had 5 different players with 2 hits, including Josh Satin and Zach Lutz. Lutz is hitting .333/.425/.556 in his first 19 games (dude knows how to hit). St. Lucie 10, Fort Myers 6 Andres Torres began his rehab assignment and while he only played 6 innings that was enough time to get 4 at bats. Torres finished with 3 hits, 2 stolen bases, and 1 RBI. Cory Vaughn and Cesar Puello each had 3 hits. Puello doubled twice and drove in a run while Vaughn homered a drove in 3. Richard Lucas and Blake Forsythe had 2 hits each; Forsythe drove in 3 runs. Wilmer Flores was 1 for 3; he has an 8-game hitting streak and is hitting .433 in his last 10 games. D.J. Carrasco also made his first rehab appearance, pitching a scoreless first inning on only 8 pitches. Gonzalez Germen followed with his first rough outing of the year. He lasted only 3.1 innings and gave up 6 runs, walking 4, striking out none, and allowing 3 homeruns. Kyle Allen combined for 4.2 scoreless innings and 8 strikeouts while the bats overcame a 3-run deficit to give the Lucies their 10th consecutive win. For the season Kolarek has walked 1 and struck out 15 in 9.2 innings.