Last Night on the Farm - 5/23/12
Last night on the farm Zack Wheeler was great, Matt Den Dekker was hitless, and the Lucies snapped their 3-game skid. Let’s take a look: Binghamton 8, New Britain 1 Zack Wheeler continues to look like a guy who’s almost ready for a promotion to AAA (that’s not to suggest such a promotion will happen in the near future). Wheeler threw 97 pitches, 63 for strikes in 8 innings of work, giving up just 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 6. Adrian Rosario followed with a perfect 9th inning, striking out 1. Despite walking twice Matt Den Dekker was hitless, ending his hit streak at 17 games. He’s currently hitting .303/.369/.511. Reese Havens was 0 for 1 with 3 walks. Raul Reyes led the way going 3 for 5 with a 3-run homer. St. Lucie 8, Dayton 7 Chase Huchingson’s struggles in the month of May continued, letting up 5 runs in 5 innings while walking 5 and striking out 4. Kyle Allen gave up 2 more but ended up with the win. Pedro Beato pitched a scoreless inning, as did Adam Kolarek, who earned his 5th save of the year. Cory Vaughn had his first multi-hit game in a long time, going 3 for 5 with a homerun, his FSL leading 9th of the year. He and Francisco Pena hit back-to-back homers in the 4th. Pena also doubled and drove in 2 runs, as he is finally starting to swing the bat a little bit. Savannah 6, Charleston 3 Domingo Tapia struggled early but eventually settled down and had a nice outing going 6 innings and giving up 3 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Carlos Vazquez and Jared West combined for 3 shutout innings out of the bullpen. Aderlin Rodriguez doubled twice and drove in 2 runs. Gilbert Gomez, batting from the leadoff spot, was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. The Gnats totaled 12 hits, with everyone but T.J. Rivera and Travis Taijeron getting credit for at least 1.