Last Night on the Farm - 4/29/12
Last night on the farm, every team in the organization won, including the big league club, as we all know. Anyway, on Sunday afternoon Zack Wheeler finished out his April on a high note, Wilmer Flores’ hitting streak came to an end, Cory Vaughn’s streak of power continued, and a very important person made his season debut in a big way (and a less important person also made his season debut). Let’s learn more: Buffalo 8, Rochester 2 Dylan Owen went 7 strong innings giving up 1 run while striking out 7. Brad Holt struggled through two-thirds of an inning, giving up a run that moved his ERA to 6.75. Vinny Rottino and Bobby Scales led the way with 3 hits each and 2 doubles each. Brad Emaus made his Bisons debut playing third base and went 2 for 3. Binghamton 7, Erie 1 Zack Wheeler earned his first career AA win after going 5.2 innings and giving up just 1 run on 2 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 6. Wheeler’s is rocking a 1.75 ERA after a month. Armando Rodriguez pitched 2 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.29. Reese Havens made his season debut and quickly tried to make up for lost time. In his first official swing of the season he launched a 2-run homer. Havens finished the game 3 for 4 with a walk. Matt Den Dekker was 2 for 5 with a double, triple, 2 RBI’s, and 2 strikeouts. Jefry Marte was 1 for 3 with a double and a walk. St. Lucie 5, Fort Myers 1 Gonzalez Germen got roughed up in his last outing but bounced back nicely here giving up just 1 run in 7 innings while walking none and striking out 7. Kyle Allen and Adrian Rosario each pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Daniel Muno, Robbie Shields, Cesar Puello, Juan Torres, and Wilfredo Tovar all had 2 hits. Cory Vaughn homered for the 3rd consecutive day. He has 5 homers total with 4 of them coming in his last 7 games. Wilmer Flores was 0-4 with an RBI, which ended his 13-game hitting streak. Savannah 9, Lexington 3 Marcos Camarena hopped into the rotation in place of an injured Logan Verrett and pitched 5 shutout innings for the Gnats. Savannah’s bats have been inconsistent (to put it kindly) this year, but they were hot today with 8 of 9 starters getting at least 1 hit. Dustin Lawley led the way going 3 for 3 with 2 walks. Brandon Brown and Aderlin Rodriguez both had 2 hits, including a double, and 2 RBI’s.