Last Night on the Farm - 6/20/12
Last night on the farm Zack Wheeler took a rare loss, Cory Mazzoni made his B-Mets debut, the Cyclones stayed undefeated, and there was a pro debut three years in the making. Lots of stuff going on, let’s check it out: Norfolk 3, Buffalo 1 Dylan Owen started and gave up 1 run over 4 innings. Pedro Beato let up a run over 2 innings and ended up taking the loss. Josh Edgin pitched a scoreless inning striking out 2. Manny Acosta gave up a run on 3 hits in an inning of work. Ruben Tejada was 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts, as his rehab is not going well from a production standpoint after four games. Ronny Cedeno was 1 for 4. Matt Tuiasosopo homered to give the Herd their only run of the game. Akron 2, Binghamton 0 (Game 1, 7 innings) Zack Wheeler took the tough-luck loss, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits in 6 innings of work, walking 2 and striking out 3. Adrian Rosario threw a scoreless inning of relief. A Reese Havens single and a Joe Bonfe double were the only hits of the game for the B-Mets. Binghamton 5, Akron 1 (Game 2, 7 innings) Cory Mazzoni made his AA debut and after getting himself into a whole ton of trouble in the 1st inning he worked his way out of it and ended up pitching a complete game and got the win. In 7 innings Mazzoni gave up a run on 5 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. Reese Havens had a big game going 2 for 4 with an RBI. Kai Gronauer was 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Eric Campbell also doubled and dov in a run. St. Lucie 6, Bradenton 2 Ramon Ramirez started the matinee for his second rehab appearance. After the disaster that was his first outing Ramirez retired all 3 batters he faced on 14 pitches. He will move to AAA to continue his rehab. Tyler Pill followed for 5.1 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 4. Taylor Whitenton ended up with the win after throwing 1.2 hitless innings. Wilfredo Tovar was 1 for 3 with a double, 2 RBI’s, and 2 walks. Wilmer Flores had a hit, walk, and RBI. Rafael Fernandez had 2 hits. Tovar, Flores, and Francisco Pena will be in Binghamton’s lineup tonight. Brooklyn 7, Staten Island 2 The Cyclones are off to a 3-0 start this year. Luis Cessa went 5 innings and gave up 2 runs on 6 hits, striking out 4 without walking anybody. Ernesto Yanez struck out 4 in 2 shutout innings of relief. David Wynn and Beck Wheeler each had 1-2-3 innings. In 9 innings the 4 Brooklyn pitchers they walked just 1 batter. Eudy Pina led the offense going 2 for 4 with a double, a 3-run homer, and 4 RBI’s. Brandon Nimmo, Stefan Sabol, Julio Concepcion, and Jeff Glenn also had doubles. The Cyclones go for a 4-game sweep of the hated Yankees tonight. Princeton 10, Kingsport 7 Steven Matz made his long awaited professional debut, but it probably could have gone better. He went 3.1 innings giving up 5 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits, with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. Martires Arias gave up 5 more runs (1 earned). Because of 5 K-Mets errors only 3 of the 10 runs they gave up were earned. Eric Peguero, Jeyckol De Leon, Jeffrey Diehl, and Pedro Perez all had 2 hits each. Michael Bernal hit a 3-run homer. Gavin Cecchini was 1 for 5 with a fielding error.