Last Night on the Farm - 7/16/12
Last night on the farm we saw Matt Harvey audition for a big league promotion, the B-Mets blew a lead, the Gnats won a slugfest, and the K-Mets played two. Let’s take a look: Toledo 4, Buffalo 2 As seen on SNY (unless it was blacked out like at my house), Matt Harvey made what could be his final AAA start before a big league promotion. He went 6.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. The line looks fine, except for the walks, which are a concern. If anybody watched the game, feel free to post some thoughts. Jenrry Mejia took the loss giving up 2 runs on 4 hits in 2 innings, without striking out anybody. The Herd managed just 4 total hits, including an Adam Loewen homer, his 7th in just 21 games for Buffalo this year. Jason Bay was 0 for 2 with 2 walks and a strikeout, in what could be his final rehab appearance before returning to the Mets. Trenton 6, Binghamton 5 Darin Gorski didn’t have a great outing, giving up 4 runs (3 earned) on 9 hits through 6 innings, but 3 of those 9 hits were homeruns. He did strike out 5 and walk none as a silver lining. Adrian Rosario and Brad Holt each pitched a scoreless frame, but in between Ryan Fraser gave up 2 runs in the 8th and took the loss. Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, and Wilfredo were all 2 for 4. Reese Havens was 1 for 4 with a 2-run homer, his 8th of the year. The Lucies were rained out; they will attempt a double-header with Brevard County tonight. Savannah 9, Lakewood 8 Logan Verrett started and got knocked around a bit, but he toughed it out for 7 innings, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits, including 2 homers; but he did strike out 9 and walk none. Gilbert Gomez, Cam Maron, Brian Harrison, and Greg Pron all had 2 hits each. Harrison doubled and drove in 3 runs while Pron and Dustin Lawley each had 2 RBI’s. Lawley scored on an error in the top of the 9th and that ended up being the game winner. Brooklyn 7, State College 4 Hansel Robles didn’t have his best outing, 5.2 innings giving up 4 runs (1 earned) with 1 strikeout, but he got the win. The bullpen took it the rest of the way, surrendering just 1 hit in 3.1 innings. Brandon Nimmo was one of five Cyclones with a multi-hit game. Nimmo was 2 for 5 with a double and a walk. Eudy Pina was 3 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Stefan Sabol, Jayce Boyd, and Dimas Ponce all had 2 hits each. Kingsport 1, Johnson City 0 (game 1, 7 innings) Before you get your eyes checked rest assure this score is accurate (I double checked). Somehow the K-Mets not only won a game, but won a pitchers duel. John Gant threw 5.1 scoreless innings and struck out 6. Then Shane Bay, who’s having a nice season, pitched the final 1.2 innings with 3 strikeouts and no base runners. A Julio Concepcion homerun was the only run of the game. Johnson City 4, Kingsport 1 (game 2, 7 innings) Cristian Chivilli let up 4 runs in 3 innings, but he did strike out 5 without walking anyone. Andrew Massie followed with 3 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 4. Gavin Cecchini was 2 for 3 with a double. Jeyckol De Leon also had 2 hits.