Last Night on the Farm - 5/26/12
Made the last minute call to attend my first Mets game of the year. I should bring them such good fortune all the time. To the farm!Buffalo 8, Scranton 7The Bisons raced out to a 6-0 lead after three innings, and appeared to have the game in hand. However, Garret Olsen gave up a five spot in the fifth, and Justin Hampson surrendered two in the seventh to put the Yankees on top. In the bottom of the eighth though, Jordanny Valdespin tied it with an RBI single and then stayed in a run down during an aborted stolen base attempt to allow Val Pascucci to swipe home with the winning run. Manny Delcarmen took the loss for Scranton. How weird must it be to be him – a Boston native who won a World Series with the Red Sox and is now at AAA for the Yanks? Oh well, I’m sure the millions of dollars soothe any conflicted feelingsNew Hampshire 8, Binghamton 2For the second night in a row the B-Mets were simply not competitive. Greg Peavey gave up five runs in seven innings of work and the Fisher Cats touched Erik Turgeon for three in the ninth to put it out of reach. Jefry Marte stayed hot with a 2 for 4 night.St. Lucie 5, Charlotte 4 Angel Cuan really labored through 4.2 innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk against three strikeouts. Fortunately, Jack Leathersitch and John Church combined to toss goose eggs the rest of the way and the Lucies scratched out the victory. With the score 4-3 in the eighth, Rylan Sandoval scored on a wild pitch, and with the bases loaded and no one out in the ninth, Cory Vaughn drew a walk to score Robbie Shields. 1B Richard Lucas was 1 for 3 with a solo homer. Savannah 7, Augusta 4Rafael Montero had another impressive outing Saturday night. This time the 21 year old Dominican tossed seven innings of three run, seven hit, no walk and four punch out ball. Dustin Lawley was 3 for 4 with a RBI and three runs scored, and Charlie Thurber was 3 for 5 with two RBIs and a run scored.