Last Night on the Farm - 4/25/12
Last night on the farm Matt Harvey took a step forward, Darin Gorski took a step back, the Lucies dropped their second straight, and the Gnats had an early-morning pitchers duel. Let’s check it out: Buffalo 12, Lehigh Valley 1 In a game that started at 10:30 a.m. the Bisons blew away the Iron Pigs. Matt Harvey had his best outing of the year pitching 7 shutout innings and allowing just 4 hits while striking out 5. Josh Edgin pitched 1.2 innnings and gave up a run. Four different Bisons homered, including Harvey, Lucas May, and Josh Satin. Satin, who is now Buffalo’s cleanup hitter, was 4 for 5 with 2 doubles, a homer, and 3 RBI’s. In case you missed it, the Mets signed last year’s opening day second baseman Brad Emaus, as well as outfielder Fred Lewis, to minor league contracts. Both should start playing for Buffalo shortly. For a brief period of time “Brad Emaus” was actually trending on twitter nationally. Imagine, a minor league signing trending on twitter. #onlyinNewYork Binghamton 9, New Hampshire 5 Darin Gorski looked sharp for the first couple innings, but could not sustain it for long. He lasted only 3.2 innings, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks while striking out 4. Jeff Kaplan, making his AA debut, followed Gorski. Kaplan pitched 3.1 innings giving up just 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 4. Elvin Ramirez finished things off with 2 perfect innings. Ramirez has thrown 10.1 innings this year and allowed just 3 hits while striking out 16. Matt Den Dekker was the offensive star of the game. He went 2 for 4 with a double and a 2-run homer. Joe Bonfe and Pedro Zapata also drove in 2 runs each. Bonfe, Den Dekker Juan Centeno, jefry Marte, Oswaldo Navarro, and Josh Rodriguez all had 2 hits each. Jupiter 5, St. Lucie 4 Yohan Almonte was not at his best as the Lucies dropped their second straight. Almonte let up 4 runs over 6 innings. Taylor Whitenton followed and ended up taking the loss after the Lucies were able to tie the game after an early deficit. Wilmer Flores homered for the second straight game; he has 3 this season and now has a 10-game hitting streak. Francisco Pena, Cesar Puello, and Andres Torres all doubled, but the Lucies totaled just 6 hits. West Virginia 2, Savannah 1 Alex Panteliodis was sharp for 6.1 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits. Jack Leathersich pitched the 8th inning and despite 2 strikeouts let up an unearned run that was the difference in the game. At the plate the Gnats could only muster 5 hits. Dustin Lawley had 2 hits, Greg Pron doubled, and Aderlin Rodriguez singled in a run in-between 3 strikeouts. Seven members of the Gnats lineup were hitting below .210 by the end of the game.