Last Night on the Farm - 7/11/13
Other than the K-Mets getting rained out there was a full slate of games last night, so let’s get to it: Las Vegas 11, Tucson 3Rafael Montero threw 2 scoreless innings to prepare for the futures game, and then 4 different relievers took it the rest of the way. Wilmer Flores was 4 for 5 with 2 homers, a double, and 4 RBIs, and according to Adam Rubin, who was in attendance, he made a couple of solid plays in the field. Jamie Hoffman had 3 hits, doubling twice and driving in 3 runs. Brandon Hicks, Ruben Tejada, and Matt den Dekker had 2 hits each, as den Dekker homered for the second straight night. Binghamton 6, Portland 5The B-Mets won a game that started back on June 25th. Cory Mazzoni took over for Darin Gorski but only lasted 1.1 innings because of a “lower body injury”, although he ended being the winning pitcher. Jim Fuller let up 4 runs over 3.1 innings. Chasen Bradford let up 1 run in 1.1 innings in his AA debut and Jeff Walters notched save number 19. Josh Rodriguez and Wilfredo Tovar had 2 hits each. Allan Dykstra hit a 2-run homer. Binghamton 4, Portland 0 (7 innings)Noah Syndergaard struck out 3 and allowed 1 hit in 2 innings, taken out after 30 pitches in preparation for Sunday’s futures game. Ryan Fraser got the win after throwing 3 shutout innings. Scott Atchison pitched a hitless inning, striking out 1; word is he will be activated following the ASG, so Gonzalez Germen has 3 days to make his MLB debut before he heads back to Vegas. Josh Rodriguez and Cesar Puello had 2 hits each. Danny Muno, Darrell Ceciliani, and Xorge Carrillo had 2 hits each. St. Lucie 7, Charlotte 6Matt Bowman had a busy 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits with 5 walks and 4 strikeouts. Hamilton Bennett tried to give the game away, but T.J. Chism got the final 2 outs to get the save. Kevin Plawecki was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs. Matt Reynolds also doubled. Jayce Boyd was 1 for 5 with 2 strikeouts, as he continues to DH and not play the field. Augusta 9, Savannah 1Matt Koch got rocked for 7 runs in 1.2 innings, and Julian Hilario gave up 2 more in 2.1 innings. Brandon Nimmo had 1 of the Gnats 5 hits, but struck out twice. Maikis De La Cruz and Dimas Ponce each doubled. Auburn 7, Brooklyn 0Seth Lugo let up 2 runs in 3 innings on Wednesday before the rains came, and so they finished up the game Thursday night. Kevin McGowan took over and gave up 2 runs in 2 innings, while Paul Paez allowed 3 runs before Tim Peterson threw 2 shutout innings. In the 6 innings played on Thursday, Brooklyn pitchers hit 4 batters. The Cyclones had just 4 hits in this game. Brooklyn 4, Auburn 3 (7 innings)Dario Alvarez let up 3 runs over 5 innings and got the win after Darwin Frias struck out 5 of the 6 batters he faced to get the save. Ismael Tijerina was 3 for 4. Matt Oberste, Julio Concepcion, and James Roche had 2 hits each. Concepcion, Anthony Chaez, L.J. Mazzilli, and Jared King all doubled. Brooklyn jumped in a lefty early and then had to deal with a side-arm right the rest of the way. I was lucky enough to be in attendance at this game and the completion of the previous one and I’ll have some notes and observations posted later. GCL Cardinals 7, GCL Mets 6They finally completed this game, ending with Jean Rodriguez and Jhoan Urena getting 2 hits each. Urena, Luis Arrizurieta, and Ivan Wilson had 2 RBI’s each. GCL Cardinals 4, GCL Mets 3Luis Guillorme, Jhoan Urena, and Ivan Wilson had 2 hits each.