Last Night on the Farm - 4/5/13
It was just the second day of the minor league season, and already the Mets affiliates have a night with a clean sweep; 2 games were due to pitching and 2 were due to hitting. Let’s take a look: Las Vegas 9, Sacramento 5Thanks to 3 Sacramento errors, Vegas scored 9 runs on just 7 hits. Josh Satin had 2 hits and was the only player who had a multi-hit game. Andrew Brown had a double and 2 RBI’s; Omar Quintanilla also doubled. Travis d’Arnaud was 1 for 2 with 3 walks and 2 runs scored. Chris Schwinden had a typical night, pitching 5.2 innings with 2 runs on 5 hits and just 1 strikeout. Binghamton 2, Akron 1Future middle reliever Cory Mazzoni started and gave up an unearned run over 5 innings while striking out 7. Three lefties: Mark Cohoon, Chase Huchingson, and Jack Leathersich combined for 4 shutout innings. Leathersich walked 2 in the 9th, but he also struck out 2 and got the save. The B-Mets managed just 5 hits, but they were able to scratch out 2 run and a win. Cesar Puello stole a base for the second straight day. St. Lucie 1, Jupiter 0 (10 innings)T.J. Rivera singled home Gilbert Gomez for the only run of the game, as the Lucies walked off with a win in the bottom of the 10th. Domingo Tapia was the star in his Florida State League debut, pitching 6 scoreless innings, allowing just 4 hits and a walk. He had 3 strikeouts, 3 fly outs, and 10 groundouts, which means he had his heavy fastball working pretty well. Three different relievers combined for 4 shutout innings, with Chasen Bradford getting the win. Rivera, Rylan Sandoval, and Cam Maron all had 2 hits each; Sandoval and Maron each had a double. Travis Taijeron took home a golden sombrero, and is hitless through 2 games. Savannah 12, Rome 3Much to my surprise the Gnats pounded out 12 runs on 10 hits. Kevin Plawecki was 3 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI’s. Chad Zurcher, Brandon Nimmo, and Phillip Evans all had 2 hits. Nimmo tripled and drove in 2 runs, but struck out thrice. Evans also tripled and drove in 2 runs. On the mound, Gabriel Ynoa threw 5 shutout innings, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 6. Paul Sewald struck out 5 in 3 hitless innings, getting the save despite entering the game with a 9-run lead.