Last Night on the Farm - 5/28/12
The Lucies had the night off and there were (almost) solid pitching across the board. Before I fall over, let’s take a look.Buffalo 7, Columbus 1Wally Backman recently had a talk with Jordanny Valdespin after his return from the big leagues about keeping focused and having a good attitude. Something must have clicked because he now has a five game hitting streak after adding a three run bomb in the sixth inning. The real story here, however, was Dylan Owen, who allowed a run on two hits and a walk with four K’s in six innings of work. Elvin Ramirez and Justin Hampson went the rest of the way without giving up a run. Also, Chris Schiwnden and Omar Quintanilla appear headed to NYC.Binghamton 6, New Hampshire 2The B-Mets broke out in a big way in the bottom of the sixth, hangings a five spot on the Fisher Cats to put them ahead for good. 3B Josh Rodriguez was 2 for 4 with a run and one knocked in. Once again though, it was the pitching that dazzled. This time it was Colin McHugh who struck out eight in eight innings of work allowing just two runs on five hits and a walk. Greenville 6, Savannah 2Can’t win ‘em all. Alex Panteliodis was, shall we say, hittable. The Florida product allowed only three runs despite putting nine men on base (seven hits and two walks) in just 2.1 innings. Travis Taijeron made it interesting when his two run homer cut the Drive’s lead to 3-2, but the bullpen could not hold them close and the offense had nothing left in the tank.