Day 3 on the farm was a rough one; let’s take a look:
Fresno 8, Las Vegas 6
Jacob deGrom was nothing short of fantastic allowing 1 unearned run on 3 hits and 1 walk over 6 innings, striking out 8. However, Josh Edgin gave up 5 runs in the 9th, recording just 2 outs and Erik Goeddel gave up the final 2 runs to take the loss. Cesar Puello and Taylor Teagarden both had 3 hits. Danny Muno, Eric Campbell, and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had 2 hits each. Campbell and Matt den Dekker both doubled. Zach Lutz was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.
Binghamton 6, Akron 3 (Game 1, 7 innings)
Rainy Lara was solid if unspectacular in his AA debut, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits over 5.1 innings with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Adam Kolarek and Chasen Bradford combined for the final 5 outs to secure the win. Kyle Johnson was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Brian Burgamy, Matt Clark, and Jayce Boyd also doubled. Boyd and Dustin Lawley each drove in 2 runs.
Akron 3, Binghamton 0 (Game 2, 7 innings)
Tyler Pill let up 3 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks over 4 innings, failing to strike anyone out. John Church struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings. The B-Mets managed just 4 hits, including a double by Matt Reynolds, but that was it.
Palm Beach 8, St. Lucie 3
Michael Fulmer had a rough season debut, allowing 7 runs on 11 hits in 3.2 innings; the silver lining was no walks and 4 strikeouts. Seth Lugo followed and gave up just 1 run in 4.1 innings. Gilbert Gomez was 2 for 3 with a double and homer. Brandon Nimmo was 1 for 3 with a walk and RBI.
Lakewood 6, Savannah 2
Chris Flexen didn’t have a great SAL debut, giving up 5 runs over 4.2 innings with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Matt Oberste and Jeff McNeil both doubled. L.J. Mazzilli had 2 hits. Dominic Smith and Gavin Cecchini were both 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts.