Last Night on the Farm - 5/2
Mother Nature brought an end to Matt Harvey’s start, but overall a lot of good pitching performances. Let’s see, shall we?Buffalo 5, Syracuse 2A rain delay put a premature end to Matt Harvey’s start, which all in all was ok (4IP, 2R, 3H, 2BB, 3K). More importantly, it got his .429 batting average out of the game. However, the Chiefs could not contain the Herd, and Buffalo struck for three runs in the bottom of the fourth and never looked back. Omar Quintanilla went 2 for 2 with a double, triple, run and RBI. Brad Emaus made his triumphant return to the Mets system. Last year’s Opening Day second baseman has been resigned by the club after being returned to the Blue Jays as part of the Rule V draft. He was a defensive replacement at third.Akron 3, Binghamton 1Mark Cohoon took a tough loss in this one, going 5 innings and giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits with a walk and a strikeout. The bats did not do much, but Reese Havens is still healthy (for now), going 2 for 4 with an RBI. Matt den Dekker has struck out 29 times in 25 games, yet is hitting .280/.351.490, so we can call him the’ Dutch Windmill’ yet – but it would be fun to St Lucie 3, Jupiter 2The Hammerheads could hardly touch Erik Goeddel, which is both good and bad. He gave up just a hit in five scoreless innings while striking out five. He also walked five barters as well. Fortunately, the Lucies jumped out to a 3-0 lead and the bullpen was able to hang on for the win. Danny Muno was 1 for 5 with a run, Robbie Shields matched him but added an RBI, and Cory Vaughn continues to stay hot, going 2 for 2 with a walk and HBP. Cesar Puello is warming up after a tough start, going 2 for 3 with an RBI, and now owns a slash line of .293/.354/.413Savannah 7, Delmarva 1Alex Panteliodis, last year’s ninth round pick out of the University of Florida, was dominant, giving up just two walks and two hits in six scoreless innings on top of five strikeouts. Travis Taijeron was 1 for 4 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored.