Last Night on the Farm - 4/24/12
Last night on the farm the Bisons fell in extras, the B-Mets got shut out, the Lucies win streak came to an end, and the Gnats snapped a four-game skid with an offensive explosion. Let’s take a look: Lehigh Valley 4, Buffalo 3 11 innings The Bisons made a nice comeback in the 8th and 9th to force extra innings but they fell in the 11th. Brad Holt and Fernando Cabrera both pitched 2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Vinny Rottino, Josh Satin, and Matt Tuiasosopo all had 2 hits each. Without Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Jordany Valdespin, and Zach Lutz this is a rather watered down Buffalo lineup, so to help out the Mets signed outfield Dustin Martin. The Mets originally drafted Martin in 2006 but traded him in July of 2007 along with Drew Butera in exchange for…Luis Castillo. Just a fun fact. New Hampshire 4, Binghamton 0 It was quite the odd night for Zack Wheeler. He pitched 5 shutout innings, but he walked 6, allowed 3 hits, and only struck out 3. Erik Turgeon followed and quickly gave up 3 runs, taking the loss. Juan Lagares was 2 for 4 with a triple. Rylan Sandoval also had 2 hits. Four other B-Mets singled including Matt Den Dekker and Jefry Marte but they could not push any runs across. Fort Myers 7, St. Lucie 1 Chase Huchingson gave up his first runs of the season as St. Lucie’s 10-game winning streak officially came to an end. Huchingson lasted 4.1 innings and gave up 4 runs (3 earned) while walking 4 and striking out 3. Ryan Fraser was strong in relief with 2.2 scoreless innings. Cesar Puello and Richard Lucas had 2 hits each. Wilmer Flores hit his second homer of the season, and extended his hitting streak to 9 games; he has struck out just twice during that 9-game stretch. Andres Torres was 0-4, but played all 9 innings. He is expected to spend the weekend in either Binghamton or Buffalo and barring a set back is expected to rejoin the big league club Monday in Houston. Savannah 14, West Virginia 5 Rafael Montero cruised through 6 innings allowing just 2 unearned runs on 5 hits. He struck out only 3 but walked nobody. Not that it mattered but Tyson Seng gave up 3 runs in the 9th. Seng had pitched 6 scoreless innings to start the year but has now given up 6 runs in his last 3 innings over 2 appearances. The Gnats bats were incredible, turning 16 hits into 14 runs. Eight of the nine starters had at least 1 hit, and six Gnats had a multi-hit game. T.J. Rivera was 4 for 6 with a homerun and 4 RBI’s; he’s barely a prospect but he is hitting .406. Dustin Lawley had 2 hits, including a 3-run bomb. Cam Maron, Aderlin Rodriguez, Charley Thurber, and Greg Pron all had 2 hits each. All 9 batters had at least 1 RBI.