Last Night on the Farm - 6/7/13
What could possibly Zack Wheeler’s last AAA start headlines Friday night on the farm. Here it goes: Las Vegas 12, Tacoma 5Zack Wheeler let up 1 run through 4 innings, but then couldn’t get out of the 5th inning, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits in 4.2 innings with 1 walk and 7 strikeouts. In Wheeler’s defense, the 51s scored 5 runs in the top of the 5th, so he did have a long wait between innings. Josh Edgin got the win after throwing 1.2 scoreless innings. Edgin has not allowed a run in his last 4.2 innings. Wilmer Flores was 3 for 5 with a double, homer, and 4 RBI’s. Jamie Hoffman doubled twice. Brandon Hicks was 3 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBI’s. Francisco Pena was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Andrew Brown homered in his first game back from injury. Binghamton 3, Altoona 2Logan Verrett scattered 9 hits, but only allowed 2 runs over 6 innings, striking out 3. Three different relievers took it the rest of the way, as Jeff Walters picked up his 14th save of the season. Cesar Puello was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Wilfredo Tovar also had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. Danny Muno and Darrell Ceciliani each doubled. Ceciliani came out of the game, no word on why just yet. St. Lucie got rained out for the second straight day. They’ll try to play a double header in Jupiter today. Savannah 6, Rome 4Matt Koch struck out 7 and walked none in 5 innings of work, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits. Marcos Camarena threw 2.1 scoreless innings. Bret Mitchell allowed a run, but notched his 10th save. Maikis De La Cruz and Brandon Nimmo each tripled and struck out twice. De La Cruz had 3 RBI’s. Jayce Boyd was 2 for 5 with an RBI, and 3 strikeouts. Kevin Plawecki was 1 for 5 with an RBI and 2 strikeouts. Despite the win, the Gnats struck out 17 times. Savannah has a 1.5 game lead in the SAL South Division, and a magic number of 10 to clinch the first half division title. DSL Nationals 6, DSL Mets1 5John Mora was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles; he’s hitting .350 early in the season. 17-year old Franklin Correa, a promising second base prospect, was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Unfortunately, all four pitchers struggled and the Mets committed 5 errors in the field in their way to a loss. DSL Yankees2 5, DSL Mets2 022-year old Ramon Rodriguez struck out 5 in 4 scoreless innings, but got no support from his bullpen or offense.