Last Night on the Farm - 5/5/13
Sunday afternoon on the farm, Zack Wheeler did it again, leading a trio of strong pitching performances that led to wins throughout the organization. Exciting stuff, let’s take a look: Las Vegas 6, Sacramento 2Zack Wheeler was outstanding for the second straight start, pitching 6 scoreless innings, with 3 hits and a walk, while striking out 4. Another two or three starts like that, and it might be time. Greg Peavey and Gonzalez Germen each contributed a scoreless inning. Collin Cowgill was 2 for 4 with a 3-run homer. Eric Campbell and Omar Quintanilla each had 2 hits. Reese Havens, Zach Lutz, and Wilmer Flores each had a single. Binghamton 6, Harrisburg 1Mark Cohoon surprised us all with 5 shutout innings. Cohoon, who’s usually a control pitcher, was effectively wild, walking 3 but striking out 8. Jack Leathersich walked 1, but struck out 3 in a scoreless 9th inning. Josh Rodriguez started the game with a 2-run homer in the 1st inning, and Alonzo Harris and Richard Lucas each hit a solo homer later in the game. Harris was 3 for 4 with his 11th stolen base of the season. Rodriguez, Lucas, and Danny Muno all had 2 hits each. Quietly, Cesar Puello had a 13-game hitting streak (excluding the game he entered midway through after Darrell Ceciliani was ejected). On the injury front, Cory Vaughn hasn’t played in a week after feeling a “sensation” in his upper arm while making a throw to the plate last Monday. St. Lucie 1, Daytona 0Matt Reynolds singled with 2 outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th to give the Lucies a walk-off win. Each team had just 3 hits apiece. Domingo Tapia threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 3 walks, striking out 4. Frank Francisco struck out 2 in a perfect 7th inning. Jim Fuller and Chasen Bradford both threw a scoreless inning. Outside of the game winning hit by Reynolds, the only hits for St. Lucie was a pair of doubles by Travis Taijeron. Savannah was rained out and has a double header scheduled for today.