Last Night on the Farm - 5/7/12
Last night on the farm all three teams in action won. Both Buffalo and St. Lucie won in come-from-behind fashion while a stranger emerged in Savannah to help the Gnats win. Let’s take a look: Buffalo 4, Gwinnett 3 Chris Schwinden made his triumphant return to AAA pitching 5 innings and giving up 2 runs while striking out 8. Josh Edgin continued to struggle at AAA, giving up a run on 2 hits and 2 walks while only getting 2 outs. Luckily the rest of the Bisons bullpen was good, as it’s been all year, keeping them within range until a 3-run 8th inning gave the Herd the lead. Rob Johnson was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. Omar Quintanilla had 2 hits. Josh Satin and Matt Tuiasosopo both doubled. Zach Lutz pinch hit in the 7th, making his first appearance since Wednesday. Binghamton was rained out at home. St. Lucie 5, Dunedin 4 Yohan Almonte battled through 5.2 innings, giving up 4 runs but striking out 7. After that the bullpen took over. Taylor Whitenton went 2.1 scoreless innings and then Adrian Rosario got Adam Kolarek out of trouble in the 9th to finish off the game. Wilmer Flores was 3 for 4 with a homerun, his 5th of the season. Flores is currently 4th in the FSL in slugging. Cory Vaughn went hitless for the third straight game. Savannah 5, Lakewood 0 Jacob DeGrom made his season debut and pitched a gem. For those of you who don’t know (and I’ll admit even I had to look him up as a refresher) DeGrom was a 9th round pick in 2010 and missed all of 2011 with an injury. So after a full season away DeGrom showed no ill effects pitching 6.2 innings allowing just 1 hit and no walks while striking out 7. Carlos Vazquez pitched the final 2.1 innings and got the win after it took the Gnats a while to get the bats going. The Gnats had only 5 hits, but it was enough to score 5 runs. Luis Nieves had 3 of those and drove in 2 runs. Albert Cordero and Brian Harrison both doubled for the other hits. Harrison drove in 1 run and Cordero drove in 2.