While Dillon Gee was shutting down the previously red-hot Rockies, this happened down on the farm:
Las Vegas 7, Tacoma 5 (Suspended in the 7th)
Rafael Montero was better than his last couple starts, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits and 3 walks over 5 innings, striking out 6. Jeff Walters gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in 1 inning of work, as he continues to struggle in triple-A. Brandon Allen was 2 for 2 with a homer. Wilmer Flores hit a 3-run homer. Andrew Brown homered and drove in 3 runs. Kirk Nieuwenhuis was injured on what has been described as a fantastic catch; fortunately, it does not appear to be a serious injury. This game was stopped in the 7th and will be completed today before the regularly schedule game.
Portland 4, Binghamton 1
Rainy Lara scattered 8 hits over 5 innings, giving up 3 runs (2 earned), with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. Cody Satterwhite struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings, giving him 16.2 shutout innings to begin the season. Darrell Ceciliani and Jayce Boyd had 2 hits each. Kevin Plawecki doubled for the B-Mets only extra-base hit of the game. Wilfredo Tovar was 3 for 4 and drove in a run.
St. Lucie 5, Charlotte 0
Matt Koch struck out 5 in 5 scoreless innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 walks. Seth Lugo piggybacked for 4 shutout innings, striking out 4. The Lucies only needed 6 singles to score 5 runs. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 2 with 3 walks.
Rome 7, Savannah 3
Chris Flexen’s struggles continued, as he gave up 5 runs on 8 hits over 5 innings, walking 4 and striking out 5. Flexen has already walked more batters this year than he did all last season. Jared King, Dominic Smith, Colton Plaia, and Patrick Biondi all had 2 hits each. King, Smith, and Biondi all doubled. Gavin Cecchini was 1 for 3 with an RBI, giving him 14 hits during a 7-game hitting streak. However, he left the game after 7 innings; I have not heard an update on why.