Last Night on the Farm - 7/23/12
Last night on the farm the B-Mets saved the organization from going winless, as two other teams got shutout and two starters got knocked around pretty good. Let’s take a look: Charlotte 9, Buffalo 6 Well, the streak is over. After 3 straight great outings, Jeurys Familia had another rough outing, lasting 4.2 innings and giving up 7 runs (5 earned) on 8 hits and 3 walks with 4 strikeouts. Manny Acosta threw 2 more scoreless and hitless innings. With Pedro Beato sent back down Acosta may be getting a second chance sometime soon. Mike Baxter was 2 for 5 with an RBI and 2 strikeouts as the DH batting leadoff. Zach Lutz was 2 for 5 with a double and homerun; he definitely knows how to hit. Matt Den Dekker was 1 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI’s. Binghamton 8, New Britain 1 Greg Peavey was decent his last time out and he was even better this time out, allowing just 1 unearned run in 7 innings. C.J. Nitkowski and Ryan Fraser both pitched a scoreless inning; Fraser’s ERA is now under 5. Allan Dykstra was 2 for 4 with a pair of solo homers. Sean Kazmar was 2 for 4 with a homerun of his own. Eric Campbell also homered and drove in 2 runs. Reese havens and Wilmer Flores each had a single. Bradenton 10, St. Lucie 2 Yohan Almonte got knocked around again to the tune of 9 runs in 4.1 innings. John Church and Jeffrey Walters pitched well out of the bullpen, but the Lucies bats couldn’t get back in it. T.J. Rivera, Daniel Muno, and Travis Taijeron all had 2 hits, but an Aderlin Rodriguez double was the only extra-base hit for the Lucies. Back to Walters, a 7th round pick from 2010 who started for Brooklyn last year is having a real good season out of the bullpen, with an ERA of 1.33 and 40 strikeouts in 40 innings between Savannah and St. Lucie this year. Kannapolis 6, Savannah 3 Logan Verrett had a no-hitter going through 4 and ended up going 7 innings, allowing just 2 unearned runs on 3 hits with 6 strikeouts and no walks. But then Randy Fontanez gave up 3 runs, getting the blown save and the loss. Gilbert Gomez and Dustin Lawley had 2 hits each for the only 4 Gnats hits of the game. Gomez doubled while Lawley hit his 11th homer of the season. Aberdeen 2, Brooklyn 0 Julian Hilario was the hard-luck loser after giving up 2 runs on 3 hits over 6 innings. Jeffrey Glenn doubled and 4 other guys, including Phillip Evans and Brandon Nimmo, singled for the Cyclones only hits of the game. Elizabethton 3, Kingsport 0 Chris Flexen’s second career start was a lot better than his first, lasting 5 shutout innings and giving up 3 hits and 4 walks while striking out 6. Robert Gsellman gave up 3 unearned runs, as the K-Mets committed 4 errors. Tomas Nido was 2 for 3 and Maikis De La Cruz doubled; both guys are hitting over .300.