Last Night on the Farm - 7/21/13
It was a perfect day in Mets land, as Matt Harvey dominated the Phillies and all six farm teams in action were victorious. Let’s have a look: Las Vegas 15, Reno 8Vegas scored 5 runs in the 5th inning and then 9 runs in the 6th to overcome a poor start from Chris Schwinden. Ruben Tejada was 3 for 6 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Jordany Valdespin was 4 for 6 with a homer and 5 RBI’s. Mike Baxter, Juan Centeno, and Brandon Hicks had 2 hits each. D.J. Mitchell pitched 3 innings and hit a 3-run double. Binghamton 5, New Britain 3Erik Goeddel was hurt by 2 homeruns, but he struck out 8 in 5.2 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits and 2 walks to notch his 9th win of the year. Adam Kolarek, Pedro Feliciano, and Jeff Walters combined for the final 3.1 innings, to seal the victory and Walters’ 26th save of the season. The B-Mets had 9 hits, and 7 of them were doubles. Josh Rodirguez had 2 doubles, while Cesar Puello, Allan Dykstra, Travis Taijeron, Richard Lucas, and Alonzo Harris each had 1. The B-Mets are now 25 games over .500. St. Lucie 7, Daytona 5Michael Fulmer let up 4 runs in 4.1 innings, with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Tim Byrdak struck out the side in the 8th and T.J. Chism pitched a perfect 9th to get his 15th save of the year. Dustin Lawley was 3 for 5 with a double, homer, and 2 RBI’s. Jayce Boyd was 2 for 4 with a double and 2-run homer. T.J. Rivera and Robbie Shields both doubled. Savannah 4, Delmarva 2Steven Matz threw 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits, walking 3 and striking out 3. Shawn Teufel, Hunter Carnevale, and Beck Wheeler combined for 4 shutout innings; Wheeler struck out the side in the 9th to notch his 11th save. Eudy Pina was 2 for 4 with a double and homer. Jorge Rivero, Maikis De La Cruz and Chad Zurcher had 2 hits each. Brooklyn 3, Batavia 2 (10 innings)Justin Turner scored the game-winning run on a Julio Concepcion single to give the Cyclones a walk-off win; whether Turner delivered a whipped cream pie to the face of Concepcion afterwards is anybody’s guess. Turner was 2 for 5 with a double while playing shortstop. L.J. Mazzilli and James Roche also had 2 hits each. John Gant started, allowing 1 run on 2 hits in 5 innings, but only struck out 1. Christian Chivilli threw 2.2 scoreless innings and David Wynn threw 2.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Kingsport 8, Princeton 1Chris Flexen struck out 11 in 7 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits and 1 walk. Champ Stuard was 3 for 4 with a double, walk, and 2 RBI’s. Jeff McNeil had 3 hits and 1 RBI. Victor Cruzado had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Bradley Marquez extended his hit streak to an even 10 games. The K-Mets have won 13 of their last 17.