Last Night on the Farm - 7/15/13
Las Vegas was off last night, but St. Lucie, Savannah, Kingsport, and the GCL all played (and miraculously completed) double-headers. In those 4 double-headers, the Mets were 7-1; Binghamton and Brooklyn won, so there’s a lot to get through, but it’s all good stuff: Binghamton 7, Richmond 3Logan Verrett got back on the right track with 8 strong innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 9. Darrell Ceciliani and Justin Turner were both 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Allan Dykstra hit a 2-run homer. St. Lucie 4, Dunedin 3 (Game 1, 7 innings)Michael Fulmer started this game the previous day, allowing 1 hit, which was a solo homer in 3 innings. Rainy Lara took over, giving up 2 runs in 4 innings and getting the win. Matt Reynolds was 2 for 2 with a homer. Yucary De La Cruz was 2 for 3 with a double. St. Lucie 4, Dunedin 2 (Game 2, 7 innings)Domingo Tapia started and only threw 1.2 innings, walking 4 and giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. Bret Mitchell ended up getting the win after 2 scoreless innings. Tim Byrdak and T.J. Chism each threw a scoreless inning. T.J. Rivera had 3 hits. Kyle Johnson was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Johnson was awful in 8 games in Savannah, but has 8 hits in 6 games and is hitting .348 for St. Lucie, go figure. Greenville 2, Savannah 1 (Game 1, 7 innings)Steven Matz started this game the previous day, striking out 8 in 5 innings. Jake Kuebler took over and got the loss after giving up 1 run in 4 innings, striking out 5. Just 6 singles for the Gnats, offensively. Savannah 7, Greenville 4 (Game 2, 7 innings)Luis Cessa let up 3 runs (2 earned) in 7 innings, striking out 6 to get the win. Beck Wheeler struck out 2 in a scoreless inning to get his 9th save. Maikis De La Cruz was 2 for 4 with a double and RBI. Jorge Rivero also had 2 hits. Phillip Evans was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Brooklyn 5, Connecticut 4 (12 innings)After Carlos Valdez let up 2 runs in 5 innings, Akeel Morris threw 3 shutout innings, allowing no hits, 3 walks, and 1 strikeout. Morris has allowed just 2 unearned runs in 17.2 innings this year. John Mincone pitched 2 scoreless innings to get the win and Tim Peterson got the save. Patrick Biondi, L.J. Mazzilli, Jared King, Matt Oberste, and Edward Rohan all had 2 hits each. Oberste doubled and drove in 2 runs. King doubled and drew 3 walks. Kingsport 4, Burlington 0 (Game 1, 7 innings)Chris Flexen threw a complete game shutout, allowing just 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 9. Yeixon Ruiz, Joe Tuschak, and Amed Rosario were all 2 for 3 with a double. Kingsport 7, Burlington 1 (Game 2, 7 innings)Andrew Massie allowed 1 run on 2 hits over 6 innings, and Tyler Bashlor threw a scoreless inning. Yeixon Ruiz, Jonathan Leroux, Jeyckol De Leon, and Bradley Marquez had 2 hits each. De Leon and Pedro Perez had 2 RBI’s each. GCL Mets 6, GCL Marlins 2 (Game 1, 7 innings)Yoryi Nuez let up 2 runs in 5 innings to get the win. Frank Francisco struck out the side in the 6th inning; I don’t know about everybody else, but I’m leaved Francisco can get out GCL batters. Due to 4 errors by the Marlins, the Mets scored 6 runs on just 4 singles. Cory Vaughn was 0 for 2 with 2 walks. GCL Mets 3, GCL Marlins 0 (Game 2, 7 innings)Lenny Rosario walked 5, but he threw 5 scoreless innings allowing 1 hit and 6 strikeouts. Dan Hermann and Gaither Bumgardner each threw a scoreless inning. Dominic Smith was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI. Despite sweeping the double-header, the GCL Mets have just 5 wins on the season.