Last Night on the Farm - 4/30/13
Last night on the farm while Savannah was taking the night off and St. Lucie was getting rained out, we finally got the start from Zack Wheeler that we’ve all been waiting for and the B-Mets squeaked out a win. Let’s learn more: Las Vegas 10, Reno 2All it took was an afternoon game in Reno for Zack Wheeler to look like an elite prospect. He lasted 6.2 innings, giving up 1 run on 5 hits, with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. Armando Rodriguez struck out a batter to strand 2 runners and bail Wheeler out of the 7th. Rodriguez got 4 total outs, all coming on strikeouts, with a hit and a walk mixed in. The 51’s managed 10 runs on just 9 hits. Omar Quintanilla and Jamie Hoffman both had 2 hits each. A three-run double by Andrew Brown in the 7th opened the floodgates. Hoffman, Wilmer Flores, and Juan Centeno also doubled. As a batter, Wheeler was 1 for 2 with a walk and an RBI. Binghamton 6, Erie 5Mark Cohoon made the spot start for Tyler Pill and threw 4 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits and striking out 3. Jack Leathersich finally had a bad outing, giving up 4 runs in 2 innings, walking 1, hitting a batter, and striking out 3. Chase Huchingson and Jeff Walters picked him up with a scoreless inning each to get the win and the save respectively. Walters has a 0.73 ERA. Danny Muno was 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Blake Forsythe had 2 hits, including a double and a homer. Wilfredo Tovar had 2 hits to bump his average over .200.