Last Night on the Farm - 5/5/12
Last night on the farm the Bisons had 8 total hits as they got swept in a double header while the B-Mets were equally as anemic on offense in support of Darin Gorski. But once you’re done reading about that you’ll get to hear about Michael Fulmer’s first pro win and how utterly dominating Cory Vaughn has been this year. Rochester 2, Buffalo 1 Game 1, 7 innings Dylan Owen let up 2 runs (1 earned) as the Herd dropped game 1 of a double header. Four singles was all the Bisons could muster, and it wasn’t enough. Rochester 5, Buffalo 0 Game 2, 7 innings The Herd didn’t fair much better in game 2. Garrett Olson didn’t get out of the 4th inning, giving up 3 runs. Josh Edgin pitched an inning and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits, although he did strike out 3. Just like game 1, the Bisons had only 4 singles, as they’re offense has been stagnant lately. Jordany Valdespin coming back should help, although Zach Lutz has been mysteriously MIA for the past few days. Harrisburg 2, Binghamton 1 Darin Gorski started and was his usual self, lasting 6 innings and giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits while striking out 4. Jeff Kaplan and Robert Carson combined for 3 shutout innings from the bullpen, but the B-Mets couldn’t get going offensively with both Matt Den Dekker and Jefry Marte getting the day off. St. Lucie 5, Dunedin 3 Cory Mazzoni’s ERA stayed at an even 3 after he pitched 6 innings and gave up 2 runs. He walked 2 and had just 1 strikeout. Adam Kolarek got a blow save by allowing a runner inherited from Taylor Whitenton to score, but he also got the win after pitching 2 innings and striking out 3. Adrian Rosario struck out the side in the 9th for his 7th save of the year. Robbie Shields led the way offensively, going 3 for 4 with a homerun. Cory Vaughn and Blake Forsythe also homered. It was Vaughn’s 8th of the season, although he struck out in his other 3 at bats. Vaughn leads the FSL in homers and slugging, and it’s not even close. He has 3 more homers than anyone else in the league and is currently slugging 35 points better than anyone else, and only 2 guys are within 100 points of his slugging percentage. Savannah 5, Lakewood 3 Michael Fulmer had arguably his best start as a professional and picked up his first professional win. Fulmer went 5 scoreless innings, giving up just 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4. The bullpen gave up 3 unearned runs but managed to hold on for the win. Travis Taijeron continued, going 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. All 8 of the Gnats hits were singles, but it was enough to produce 5 runs and overcome 3 errors committed in the field.