Last Night on the Farm - 5/2/11
Let’s hop to it! Buffalo 6, Lehigh Valley 4 (10 innings) First, let’s address the big news this weekend that everyone will be talking about for a long time*: Jenry Mejia tore the MCL in his elbow and is likely to undergo Tommy John surgery. As such, he is probably out until this time next year. While very disappointing, he is only 21 – meaning if he were an American college kid he would just be drafted this year. He’s still young and TJ surgery has a high success rate. Let’s face it, this season and next are probably washes for the Mets, so he will likely to be back when they are ready to compete. Oh, as for the game. Lucas Duda was 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBI. After a real slow start he is hitting .257. Reuben Tejada went 2 for 5, while Mike Nickeas has yet to get a hit since returning to the minors.Binghamton 5, Erie 2 Brad Holt’s job this year was to get his command back, and thus his career. So far things have been going well. Last night he had a line of 7IP, 2 runs, 5 hits, 1BB, and 4K’s. This is quite a nice bounce back after getting shellacked in his last start. I wouldn’t expect to see him in Buffalo next week, but positive steps are positive steps. Jordanny Valdespin went 3 for 5, and Josh Satin had two hits and an RBI Jupiter 7, St. Lucie 5 (12 innings) Ouch. St Lucie had a 5-3 lead going into the 9th, but Jeffrey Kaplan gave up two in the 9th to allow Jupiter to tie, and Brandon Sage took the loss in extras. The PSL pitchers gave up 17 hits on the evening. On the flip side, the hitters pounded out 15 of their own. Caesar Puello went 3 for 6, while Matt den Dekker went 2 for 5 with an RBI to raise his average to .373 and Jefry Marte went 2 for 6 with an RBI. Marte is hitting .323 Savannah 3, Lakewood 1 Eric Goeddel had quite the game, throwing six shutout innings, surrendering just three hits and one walk while striking out 9 (that’s a career high). Catcher Blake Forsythe went 2 for 4 with an RBI, while Cory Vaughn went 1 for 4. Vaughn is hitting .310 on the season.*- other than, you know, the good news (note: not the royal wedding).