Last Night on the Farm - 5/20/12
On a nice Sunday afternoon on the farm, Jordany Valdespin had a nightmare of a day, the B-Mets were a nightmare for Portland’s pitching staff, and the Lucies dream season suffered its 9th setback. Indianapolis 4, Buffalo 1 It was a bullpen day for the Bisons who saw 4 different relievers get in the game. They didn’t pitch poorly with 2 of the 4 runs being unearned, and they didn’t get much offensive support. The Herd committed 3 errors, 2 by Jordany Valdespin, and had all of 2 hits. Valdespin was 0 for 3 with 3 strikeouts to boot, playing second base. Vinny Rottino was behind the plate again and went 0 for 4; he could very well be in Pittsburgh today. Binghamton 11, Portland 7 This game had a lot of offense, but Greg Peavey managed to limit the damage he gave up, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings. Kevin Mulvey gave up another 3 runs. Adrian Rosario walked 2, but pitched a scoreless 9th in a non-save situation. Matt Den Dekker was 3 for 5 with an RBI, extending his hit streak to 15 games. Juan Lagares also had 3 hits, pushing his season line to .296/.359/.401 after a slow start. Jefry Marte went yard for the 3rd time this year and also drew 2 walks; a month shy of his 21st birthday he’s hitting .326/.389/.442 at AA. Reese Havens was 1 for 5 with 2 RBI’s. Lakeland 2, St. Lucie 1 The Lucies had a rare loss, just their 9th of the year. Angel Cuan did his part, pitching 6.1 scoreless innings and allowing just 1 hit. Ryan Fraser gave up 2 runs and suffered the loss. St. Lucie had just 3 hits, one being a double by Alonzo Harris, who has played well since taking over the leadoff spot for Danny Muno and getting regular time in the outfield. Savannah 5, Augusta 3 Rafael Montero had another nice outing, giving up just 1 hit and 2 walks in 6 shutout innings, while striking out 5. Jared West had 2 shutout innings out of the bullpen. T.J. Chism got the save after Randy Fontanez gave up 3 runs in the 9th. T.J. Rivera and Dustin Lawley both homered. Travis Taijeron was 1 for 4 with a triple. Brian Harrison was 2 for 4 with a double and RBI. Gilbert Gomez was 1 for 3 in his season debut; Gomez was forced to play 22 games for St. Lucie last year as a 19-year old and hit .307/.388/.547. Tillman Pugh was released after hitting .085 for Savannah in 17 games.