Last night on the farm, Rafael Montero returned to Vegas, Savannah swept a double-header, and a trio of a-ball pitchers had fine outings. Let’s take a look:
Salt Lake 3, Las Vegas 0
Rafael Montero lasted 4 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. The 51s had just 3 hits.
Binghamton 5, Trenton 2
Greg Peavey had a nice outing, allowing 1 run on 4 hits over 7 innings, striking out 7 without any walks. Cody Satterwhite tossed a scoreless 9th for his 8th save of the season. Brian Burgamy hit 2 homeruns and drove in 4 runs. Dustin Lawley doubled and hit his 18th homer of the season. Dilson Herrera tripled, while Brandon Nimmo had the day off.
Tampa 4, St. Lucie 1
Luis Cessa took the loss after allowing 3 runs on 6 hits over 5.2 innings, striking out 6. St. Lucie had just 5 hits, including a solo homer by L.J. Mazzilli.
Savannah 5, Lexington 0 (Game 1, 7 innings)
John Gant threw a 1-hitter, allowing just 1 walk and striking out 8. Dominic Smith was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. Yeixon Ruiz, Matt Oberste, and Nelfi Zapata all had 2 hits; Ruiz hit a 2-run homer.
Savannah 3, Lexington 1 (Game 2, 7 innings)
Alex Panteliodis gave up 1 run over 6 innings to get the win and Akeel Morris pitched a scoreless 7th to get his 9th save of the season. Dominic Smith was 1 for 2 with a walk and RBI. The Gnats won with just 6 singles.
Brooklyn 6, Williamsport 0
Corey Oswalt threw a gem, going 7 innings and allowing just 2 hits and no walks, striking out 5. Jhoan Urena was 2 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Michael Conforto, Michael Katz, and Michael Bernal all had 2 hits. Amed Rosario was 1 for 4 with 2 runs.
Kingsport 7, Princeton 3
Andrew Church finally had a good outing, allowing 2 unearned runs over 6 innings, striking out 5. Oswald Caraballo was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Pedro Perez was 2 for 3 with a 2-run homer. Ivan Wilson had 3 hits, including a solo homer, as well as a stolen base.
As a bonus, I've done a mid-season update on the Mets top 10 pitching prospects that you can see HERE