Last Night on the Farm - 6/23/13
Last night on the farm, Noah Syndergaard, Matt Bowman, and the K-Mets all did something for the first time. Let’s find out what: Salt Lake 6, Las Vegas 3Jacob deGrom walked 4, which was bad, but he only allowed 3 hits in 6 shutout innings, while striking out 7, which was good. deGrom had 9 groundouts and 0 flyouts. Sean Henn let up 3 runs (1 earned) and took the loss after Greg Peavey allowed 2 more add on runs. Wilmer Flores was 2 for 4 with a double. Brandon Hicks and Brian Bixler had 3 hits each. Rylan Sandoval homered. Ike Davis had the day off. Binghamton 7, Erie 2Noah Syndergaard made his AA debut, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits over 6 innings, with 1 walk and 7 strikeouts; quite a successful AA debut, although word is he still has plenty of work left to do on his secondary pitches. Adam Kolarek followed with 2 shutout innings; he’s rocking a 1.60 ERA, and John Church struck out the side in the 9th. Cesar Puello was 2 for 4 with a homer. Richard Lucas was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 solo homers. Rhyne Hughes doubled and homered. Bradenton 4, St. Lucie 2Matt Bowman suffered his first loss of the season after giving up 3 runs in 6 innings, with no walks and 7 strikeouts; however, Bowman gave up 2 homeruns. Jayce Boyd was 2 for 4 with a double, homer, and 2 RBI’s; it’s just 4 games but Boyd is hitting .529/.529/.765 since his promotion. Matt den Dekker was 1 for 4. The Lucies had just 5 total hits. Lexington 4, Savannah 3Luis Cessa let up 3 runs on 5 hits over 7 innings, with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. But Beck Wheeler gave up a homer on the first batter he faced in the 9th, giving Lexington a walk-off win. Jeff Glenn was 2 for 3 with a homer and 2 RBI’s. Cole Frenzel also homered. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 5 with 3 strikeouts and is in a big-time slump. Now that Jayce Boyd and Kevin Plawecki are gone, except Savannah to really struggle to score runs. Brooklyn 4, Hudson Valley 3 (13 innings)James Roche singled home Jared King in the bottom of the 13th to give the Cyclones a walk-off win and hand Hudson Valley their first loss of the season. Roche, Jorge Rivero, Tomas Nido, and Gavin Cecchini all had 2 hits each. Cecchini doubled to give Brooklyn its only extra base hit of the game, but he also got picked off of first base. Patrick Blondi was 3 for 5 with an RBI. Kingsport 9, Bristol 0The K-Mets got their first win of the year, as Carlos Gomez threw 5 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits and Andres E. Perez followed with 3 strikeouts in 3 scoreless innings. Champ Stuart (6th round pick) was 3 for 4 with a triple, a walk, and 2 runs scored from the leadoff spot. Richie Rodriguez had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Bradley Marquez hit a 2-run homer. Amed Rosario, Yeixon Ruiz, and Pedro Perez all doubled.