Last Night on the Farm - 5/4/12
Last night on the farm there were 2 shutouts, and Mets affiliates were on the winning side of both of them. Let’s take a look: Buffalo 9, Syracuse 0 Jeremy Hefner, perhaps auditioning for a big league start in the not too distant future, was fantastic. He pitched 7 shutout innings allowing just 2 hits and a walk while striking out 3. In 5 AAA starts Hefner has a 1.64 ERA and a WHIP under 1. D.J. Carrasco followed with 2 shutout innings. Matt Tuiasosopo was the offensive star going 4 for 4 with 2 homers. Dustin Martin doubled and drove in 2 runs. Josh Satin and Lucas May had 2 hits each. Harrisburg 7, Binghamton 4 With Zack Wheeler on the DL Gonzalez Germen came up from St. Lucie to make the spot start and took the loss with some mixed results. The good part is that he walked no one and struck out 9 in 6 innings of work, but the bad part is he let up 5 runs on 8 hits and took the loss. Oswaldo Navarro and Juan Centeno each had 3 hits. Juan Lagares was hitless but drove in 2 runs. Reese Havens had the day off and grounded out in a pinch-hitting appearance. Savannah 10, Delmarva 0 Tyler Pill worked around 8 hits and 2 walks in 6 shutout innings; it helped that he struck out 8. Jack Leathersich struck out a pair in 2 scoreless frames and Jared West also pitched a shutout inning. Travis Taijeron continues to hit, going 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s, ending up a homer shy of the cycle. Dustin Lawley and Aderlin Rodriguez both had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s each. This was the Gnats 5th straight win, and they finished the game with only 1 batter in their lineup hitting below .200 (although 3 are between .200 and .210).