Last Night on the Farm - 5/28/11
There were eight games on the slate last night, so let’s get to it:Gwinnett 6, Buffalo 1 (game 1)D.J. Carrasco let up 6 runs in 5 innings, continuing his lackluster stint in AAA. The Bisons managed just 2 hits, one by Jesus Feliciano to prevent a no-hitter, and then a monster homerun by Lucas Duda in his return from the disabled list.Buffalo 3, Gwinnett 1 (game 2)The Bisons managed to salvage game 2 behind a quality performance from Josh Stinson, who gave up an unearned run through 6 innings, striking out 4. Manny Acosta finished things up for his 2nd save of the year. Jason Botts had 2 hits, including a triple, to lead the way for Buffalo who won with only 5 hits.Altoona 8, Binghamton 6 (continued from Friday night)Rhiner Cruz finished the 7th without giving up a run, but gave up a run in the 8th and then again in the 9th and took the loss. The B-Mets managed just 1 hit in the final 3 innings.Altoona 10, Binghamton 6Tobi Stoner made his first appearance for the B-Mets this year, and gave up 6 runs in 7 innings, including a pair of homeruns. The B-Mets came back to make it close, but Erik Turgeon gave up 4 more runs in 2 innings of work to put the game out of reach. Reese Havens was 1-5 with 2 strikeouts. Josh Satin launched a 3-run homer. Jordanny Valdespin had a hit and an RBI, hitting at the bottom of the order. Jerry Manuel favorite Jon Malo drove in 2 runs with a double. Wally Backman was ejected in the 7th inning; video can be found here: http://www.twitvid.com/OBRAI.Dunedin 9, St. Lucie 6Armando Rodriguez (who is on the 40-man roster) made his season debut after coming back from an injury and went 3 innings, giving up just 1 hit and 4 walks, but struck out 5. Kyle Allen piggy backed him and gave up 4 runs in 2 innings. Ronny Morla gave up 3 runs in an inning after that, and Michael Powers let in 2 more in 2 innings. Juan Lagares had 3 hits, and Pedro Zapata and J.B. Brown had 2 hits apiece, but the heavy hitters at the top of the order didn’t do enough damage to make up for a tough pitching night, although Cesar Puello left the building for his 2nd homer of the year.Augusta 3, Savannah 2Yohan Almonte got the lost after failing to get out of the 2nd inning, but all 3 runs he gave up were unearned because of 3 Savannah errors. Ryan Fraser came in and pitched 6.1 scoreless innings, striking out 5, but the Gnats’ bats struggled to overcome the deficit. Darrell Ceciliani had 2 hits, including a double and an RBI. Young Wilfredo Tovar had 2 hits, but his average remains under .200.DSL Yankees1 6, DSL Mets1 3The Dominican summer league got kicked off with a subway series matchup. The first of the Mets 2 teams has a few pitchers that were on my pre-season watch list as well as outfielder Eudy Pina (and who knows who else, these are all young mostly no-name guys). 20-year old Rafael Montero started and pitched 3 innings, striking out 6. Only third baseman Yeixon Ruiz had a multi-hit game.DSL Mets2 6, DSL Royals 5The second DSL Mets team has notable off-season international signings SS Alfredo Reyes and 3B Elvis Sanchez on board. On opening day they scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th to win. Jose Fana got the win after pitching 3.2 scoreless. Sanchez went yard on opening day, but also struck out 3 times and was playing first base by the end of the day. Reyes struck out 3 times, but then singled to drive in the tying and winning runs to end the game in the bottom of the 9th.