Apropos of nothing, save it has to do with Minor League life, check out this piece
from the Times on the Yankees Kei Igawa. Fascinating. Anyway, Saturday night’s all right…for Minor League baseball. Let’s go! Pawtucket 4, Buffalo 1 Mike Nickeas had a solo home run. That pretty much does it for this one as the Herd slept walked through a loss to the PawSox Reading 3, Binghamton 2 Matt Harvey is still looking for his first win at Double A. After getting roughed up for three runs in the first inning, though, he settled down nicely for a respectable line of 5IP, 6H 3R 1BB 5K. Jordanny Valdespin continues to scald the ball, going 3 for 4 with a run scored. His average is now .304 Brevard County 14, St. Lucie 6 Greg Peavey gave up six runs in the first inning. Overall, he gave up nine in 2.1 (though only seven were earned). Not going to win too many ball games like that. Cory Vaughn went 2 for 5 with a two run homer, and Mike Baxter made his debut in the Mets system going 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI. He was rehabbing a surgically repaired thumb at Hi A Lake Elsinore when the Mets grabbed him on waivers
, but expect him to show up in Buffalo soon. Savannah 7, Lexington 6 Albert Cordero tied the game with a one out single in the 9th, and then Joe Bonfe won it with a knock of his own one out later. Cordero was, in fact, 4 for 5 with a homer and six RBI. Ryan Fraser started for the Sand Gnats and surrendered all six of the Legends runs, but Luis Rojas and Ronny Morla (who got the W) combined to shut out Lexington over the final 3.1 innings Brooklyn 8, State College 4 The Cyclones rode the power of a five run 7th for the come from behind victory over the Spikes. Danny Muno, Charles Thurber, and Brian Harrison all had three hits a piece to pace the Brooklyn offense. Kingsport 3, Johnson City 0 Domingo Tapia went 6.2 scoreless frames for the win, and Ernesto Yanez completed the shutout for the K-Mets.