Last Night on the Farm - 6/3/12
Last night on the farm Matt Harvey had a short outing, Jason Bay helped the Lucies to a win a day after locking up a playoff berth, and the Gnats lost despite going yard 4 times. Let’s check it out: Buffalo 5, Toledo 3 Matt Harvey started, but lasted only 4 innings. He didn’t allow any runs on 4 hits, but he walked 5 and struck out 5, which brought his pitch count up to 84 after 4 innings of work. I would predict he’s at least 3 to 5 starts away from being a serious candidate for a big league promotion. Josh Edgin pitched 2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks, with 2 strikeouts. Matt Tuiasosopo took care of most of the offense by hitting a grand slam. Brad Emaus had 2 hits, including a homerun. Binghamton 2, Akron 1 Suspended in 4th Greg Peavey started and gave up 1 run in 3.2 innings while striking out 4 before the game was suspended due to rain. Matt Den Dekker, Joe Bonfe, and Kai Gronauer all have singles. The game will be completed today prior to the regularly scheduled game. St. Lucie 5, Tampa 3 The Lucies put up a 5-spot in the 6th inning to get the win a day after clinching the first half FSL South Division title. The Lucies had 9 hits, all singles. ZeErika McQueen led the way with 3 hits. Wilmer Flores, Cory Vaughn, and Wilfredo Tovar had a hit each as well. Jason Bay was 2 for 3 with a walk, a strikeout, and an RBI in his second rehab game. He is yet to play the field, but is expected to be activated this weekend where he can DH while the Mets travel to American League ballparks. Greensboro 8, Savannah 6 Alex Panteliodis continued his rough stretch, lasting only 3.2 innings and giving up 6 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits with only 2 strikeouts. Offensively the Gnats were surprisingly good, launching 4 homeruns (at home no less in a really big ballpark). Aderlin Rodriguez was 4 for 5 with a homerun. Brian Harrison, Travis Taijeron, and Brandon Brown also homered. Charley Thurber was 3 for 5 with a double.