Last Night on the Farm - 7/4/13
On Independence Day on the farm, the K-Mets provided plenty of fireworks at the plate, the Gnats got rained out, and Dominic Smith hit his first professional homer. Let’s have a look: Tucson 6, Las Vegas 5Jacob deGrom had a rough 2nd inning, giving up 5 runs. He settled down after that, but the 51s couldn’t complete the compback. Ultimately, deGrom allowed 6 runs on 8 hits over 5 innings with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts. Wilmer Flores was 2 for 5 with a double. Brandon Hicks and Zach Lutz each had a homer. Ruben Tejada and Matt den Dekker were both hitless. Binghamton 7, New Hampshire 6Logan Verrett got chased after 2.2 innings, allowing 4 runs, but Jim Fuller picked up the slack for 3.2 scoreless and hitless innings, striking out 6. Pedro Feliciano retired all 3 batters he faced. Danny Muno hit a grand slam in the 5th inning and a 3-run homer in the 6th inning to provide all the B-Mets runs. Travis Taijeron and Blake Forsythe had 2 hits each. Wilfredo Tovar was 3 for 4 with a double. Cesar Puello was 1 for 5 with 3 strikeouts. St. Lucie 3, Jupiter 2Hansel Robles made his first start for the Lucies since the middle of May, but lasted just 4.1 innings, scattering 9 hits and allowing 2 runs, walking 2 and striking out 5. Bret Mitchell struck out 3 in 2 shutout innings, as the bullpen helped to pick up Robles. Dustin Lawley was 2 for 4 with a double. Kevin Plawecki also doubled. Aberdeen 5, Brooklyn 1Seth Lugo took the loss after giving up 4 runs in 5 innings, including 2 homers. Jorege Rivero, James Roche, and Tomas Nido all had doubles. Gavin Cecchini was not in the lineup after hurting his ankle the night before. Kingsport 20, Johnson City 4After profound struggles this season, the K-Mets exploded offensively. Joe Tuschak was 4 for 5 with 2 doubles, 1 RBI, and 4 runs scored. Pedro Perez was 3 for 5 with 2 3-run homers and 7 RBI’s. Bradley Marquez and Jeff McNeil also had 3 hits each. Champ Stuart doubled twice, walked thrice, and drove in 4 runs. Michael Bernal doubled, homered, and drove in 3 runs. Amed Rosario was 1 for 4 but walked twice and scored 3 runs. Robert Whalen started, giving up 1 run in 3 innings, working around 4 walks. Luis Rengal got the win after 3 shutout innings. GCL Marlins 10, GCL Mets 6First round pick Dominic Smith was 3 for 5 and hit his first professional homerun. Jhoan Urena was 3 for 5 with 2 RBI’s. Wuilmer Becerra was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 1 RBI.