Last Night on the Farm - 5/20/11
Happy Subway Series everyone. Let’s see if I can get the scores right. Indianapolis 3, Buffalo 2 DJ Carrasco continues to ‘meh’ it up for Buffalo (6 IP 3 runs, 6 hits, 3BB, 2K’s), and Bobby Parnell was able to pitch an inning without giving up a run, but a late Bisons’ rally fell short, and so did Buffalo. Manny Acosta also pitched a scoreless inning of relief (lowering his ERA to 2.35, but at this point the big league bullpen looks pretty set, no? I don’t see a lot of shuffling going on between Queens and Buffalo (barring injury….which will now surely happen). At the bat Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 1 for 4 with an RBI, as was Chin-lung Hu (sans RBI, baby steps) – matching his hit total from the entire regular season with the Mets. He has our warmest congratulations. New Hampshire @ Binghamton (rained out)Tampa 5, St. Lucie 4 (12 innings) This one was ticketed for a long night after Rylan Sandoval’s ninth inning two out single plated Juan Ligares to tie the game. This after Jeff Kaplan and Estarlin Morel did their best to give away the game, surrendering three runs to the Yankees in the top of the 8th. In a rare off night, Matt den Dekker was 0 for 6, and Angel Pagan was 0 for 4, but he may be departing for Buffalo soon. Wilmer Flores was 1 for 6 and Jefry Marte was 2 for 5 with a run. He is now hitting .294.Oh, and not to panic, but Matt Harvey was a late scratch. More to come…Greenville 9, Savannah 3 Greg Peavey had been rolling but promptly got shelled in the first inning last night. His final line: %IP, 5 runs, 7 hits, 2 BB, 1K. Not going to win too many games with that. On a positive note Darrell Cecilliani went 1 for 3 with two walks, and Robbie Shields went 2 for 4 with two runs to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. After a rough start, he’s gotten his average up to .290. For the record, he also played short last night. The more he can show the arm is healthy, the better the odds he gets promoted.