Last Night on the Farm - 4/24/13
Last night on the farm there were just two games, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all have fun and learn something, so let’s do just that: Binghamton 8, Portland 6The B-Mets scored all 8 runs in the first 2 innings, but the pitchers made sure the game stayed close. Erik Goeddel let up 3 runs in 4 innings, allowing 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. Shawn Teufel allowed 3 more in 1.2 innings, but Jeff Walters came through with 2 shutout innings to earn his 6th save of the year. Allan Dykstra launched a 3-run homer in the first inning, which ended up being the difference in the game. Alonzo Harris, Josh Rodriguez, and Cory Vaughn all had 2 hits. Rodriguez, Vaughn, and Darrell Ceciliani all doubled, with Ceciliani driving in 3 runs. Vaughn is off to a good start, which has been a pleasant surprise after taking a year and a half to get through St. Lucie. He’s hitting .300/.364/.500 with 3 homers, 3 doubles, and 3 stolen bases. But he’s also struck out 20 times in 18 games, which is still a concern for him. Even with the strikeouts, if he can keep this up he’ll be back on the radar, at least as a possible platoon guy because he is crushing lefties with an average of .500 and OPS over 1,300. Savannah 9, Delmarva 3The Gnats put up a 6-spot in the 6th inning, which propelled them to victory. Matthew Bowman hung around just long enough to get the win, pitching 6 innings and giving up 3 runs while striking out 4; he’s 3-0 on the season. Beck Wheeler struck out 4 in 2 scoreless frames and Tim Peterson struck out 2 in a scoreless 9th inning. Jayce Boyd was 2 for 2 with a double, 3 walks, and 2 RBI’s. Boyd is hitting .411/.506/.575. Jeff Glenn and Eudy Pina had 3 hits each. In addition to Boyd, Pina and Kevin Plawecki also doubled. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 4 with 3 K’s, a walk, and a run scored.