Last Night on the Farm - 7/20/12
Losers. The whole organization were losers last night, except shockingly the K-Mets, who won both ends of a double header. The second half of the season this farm system is just not winning the way it was early in the year. Charlotte 4, Buffalo 0 Singles by Oswaldo Navarro and Rob Johnson were the only 2 hits the Bisons could muster in support of Collin McHugh, who gave up 3 runs on 4 hits over 6 innings. He struck out 6, but was victimized by a pair of homeruns. Jenrry Mejia pitched 2 shutout innings, allowing just 1 hit. Mejia hasn’t been consistent out of the bullpen, but at times he has been very effective. Bowie 10, Binghamton 0 Zack Wheeler had a rare off night letting up 8 runs on 6 hits in just 3.2 innings. He did strike out 6 (of the 8 outs he recorded) while walking 3. Adrian Rosario’s struggles continued as he walked 3 and let up 2 runs in 1 inning. The B-Mets had just 6 hits, including doubles by Juan Lagares and Francisco Pena. Wilmer Flores had the day off while Mike Baxter assumed DH duties, going 0 for 4 with a strikeout after going 4 for 15 in 4 games for St. Lucie. Dunedin 4, St. Lucie 1 Angel Cuan let up 4 runs over 5.2 innings and took the loss. Taylor Whitenton and John Church pitched well out of the bullpen but an Alonzo Harris single was the only hit of the game for St. Lucie. Eight St. Lucie players had at least one strikeout and 5 of them had two. Rome 3, Savannah 2 Alex Panteliodis had his first good outing in quite come time, allowing just 2 runs over 6 innings while striking out 10, but he still took the loss. Dustin Lawley doubled (25th of the year) and homered (10th of the year), but the Gnats offense didn’t generate much else. Staten Island 4, Brooklyn 2 Luis Mateo wasn’t as good as he’s been, allowing 4 runs in 6 innings with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Phillip Evans and Kevin Plawecki both had 3 hits. Eudy Pina had 2 hits. Brandon Nimmo was 1 for 5 with 3 strikeouts. Kingsport 2, Greeneville 0 (Game 1, 7 innings) Steven Matz is starting to look like a guy that the Mets used their first pick in the draft on, going 6 innings and giving up just 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 9. Flabio Ortega got the save, striking out 2 in a scoreless 7th. The K-Mets had just 3 hits, but it was enough to plate 2 runs. Kingsport 2, Greeneville 1 (Game 2, 7 innings) Persio Reyes earned his first win of the season, pitching 6.1 innings and allowing just 1 run on 4 hits; his ERA still sits at 8.59. Just 4 hits in this game, but once again, with good pitching it was enough.