Last Night on the Farm - 7/22/12
On a Sunday on the farm the Cyclones walked off with a win, Domingo Tapia dominated the way we like it, the K-Mets got a shocking win, and both Buffalo and Binghamton continue to slide. Let’s check out the deets: Charlotte 10, Buffalo 8 Garrett Olson moved back into the rotation and reminded everyone of why he was removed to begin with. It wasn’t completely his fault as only 2 of the 6 runs he gave up were earned, but he lasted just 2.2 innings. Dylan Owen allowed 4 more runs in 2.1 innings. Jenrry Mejia pitched 2 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits and no walks with 2 strikeouts. That’s back-to-back 2 inning appearances without allowing a run for Mejia (it’s a start). Zach Lutz was 3 for 5 with a triple and an RBI. Fred Lewis, Josh Rodriguez, and Matt Den Dekker all had 2 hits. Den Dekker doubled and drove in a run from the 8th spot in the order, as he has bounced all around the lineup this past week. Bowie 6, Binghamton 2 Darin Gorski only lasted 4 innings, giving up 4 runs off of 5 hits and 6 walks. He did strike out 5, but the walks hurt as did the 2 homeruns he gave up. Adrian Rosario threw 3 scoreless frames, but Robert Carson struggled, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits in 1 inning of work. Carson’s ERA is up to 4.93, although lefties are only hitting .200 against him. Juan Lagares was 2 for 4 with a triple and is in the midst of a great July. Mike Baxter was 1 for 3 and played the outfield for the first time since he made that amazing catch during Johan’s no hitter. St. Lucie 6, Dunedin 2 (Game 1, 5 innings) Game 2 was cancelled but the two teams managed to finish off game 1 from the previous night before the rains came. Tyler Pill pitched the first 4 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 3. Jack Leathersich surrendered 2 walks but threw a scoreless inning. Savannah 5, Rome 1 The Gnats jumped out quickly with 3 runs in the first and then turned it over to Domingo Tapia, who gave up just 1 run on 1 hit and 2 walks over 7 innings, striking out 8. Marcos Camarena and T.J. Chism each pitched a scoreless inning. Cole Frenzel was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. The Gnats won with just 6 hits and finished the game with 5 batters in their lineup hitting less than .210. Brooklyn 2, Staten Island 1 (12 innings) With 2 outs in the bottom of the 12th Alex Sanchez singled home Dimas Ponce to deliver a walk off win for the Cyclones. Sanchez also doubled and drove in both Brooklyn runs. Kevin Plawecki, Stefan Sabol, and Eudy Pina also had 2 hits each. Dimas Ponce was 3 for 5 with a double. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts and a walk. On the mound Hansel Robles was real good, giving up 1 run on 6 hits over 8 innings with no walks and 9 strikeouts. John Mincone pitched 3 shutout innings and Tyler Vanderheiden threw a scoreless frame and ended up with the win. Kingsport 6, Elizabethton 5 Corey Oswalt, 7th round pick in 2012 draft, had a decent outing, letting up 2 runs over 5 innings with 4 strikeouts and no walks. Shane Bay pitched a scoreless inning to earn his 4th save of the year. Catcher Tomas Nido had 2 hits, including a double. Maikis De La Cruz also doubled and drove in 2 runs. Jeffrey Diehl homered.