Last night on the farm, Brooklyn played a double header, Savannah finished off the first half of the season, and Vegas continued to bring out the best in Travis d’Arnaud. Let’s take a look:
Oklahoma City 13, Las Vegas 9
Giancarlo Alvarado let up 8 runs in 4 innings, and Erik Goeddel followed with 4 runs in 2.2 innings. Travis d’Arnaud continues to tear it up, going 2 for 5 with a double and a 3-run homer. Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 2 for 4 with a double and homer. Omar Quintanilla, Brandon Allen, and Danny Muno all doubled as well.
Erie 5, Binghamton 3
Angel Cuan took the loss after giving up 4 runs (3 earned) over 6 innings. Eric Young played 7 innings in left field, going 0 for 3 with a walk and run scored. Brian Burgamy was 3 for 4 with a double. Dustin Lawley was 2 for 3 with a homer. Kevin Plawecki and Jayce Boyd both doubled.
Augusta 4, Savannah 2
Chris Flexen had another nice outing; he only lasted 4 innings, but gave up just 1 unearned run on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 3. Ricky Knapp allowed 3 unearned runs in 4 innings of work and took the loss. Gavin Cecchini was 1 for 4 with an RBI double, but that was 1 of 3 hits for the Gnats. Dominic Smith was 0 for 3 with 2 strikeouts while celebrating his 19th birthday. That concludes the first half of the season for Savannah, who finishes with a record of 44-22, champions of the South Division. The Gnats will have 7 players going to the SAL all-star game Tuesday night in Hickory, NC before mid-year promotions start to happen, with a majority of the pitching staff deserving a promotion after putting up a team ERA of 2.65.
Staten Island 2, Brooklyn 1 (Game 1, 9 innings)
Casey Meisner started and allowed 1 unearned run on 2 hits over 4.1 innings; he walked 3 and struck out 1. Mike Hepple threw 3.2 shutout innings, but Edioglis Villasmil walked 4 and gave up the game-winning run on a walk-off walk in the bottom of the 9th. Amed Rosario was 2 for 5. Michael Katz doubled and drove in a run, but the Cyclones managed just 5 hits.
Brooklyn 3, Staten Island 2 (Game 2, 7 innings)
Marcos Molina struck out 7 in 6 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and 1 walk. Juan Urbina pitched a scoreless 7th to get the save. Amed Rosario was 2 for 4 with a triple. Michael Katz and Michael Bernal both doubled.