Last Night on the Farm - 8/10/12
Last night on the farm there were two walk off wins and three absolute gems on the mound, all in favor of Mets affiliates. Should be a fun read, let’s check it out: Scranton W/B 10, Buffalo 4 In a bullpen game, Pedro Beato started and gave up 4 runs in 2 innings. Elvin Ramirez and Rob Carson each gave up a run in 2 innings of work. C.J. Nitkowski got 4 outs (2 K’s) without giving up a run. Zach Lutz had 2 hits, including a double and an RBI. Matt Den Dekker was 2 for 4, pushing his average above the Mendoza line. Josh Satin hit a 2-run homer, as he is hitting .500 in August. Binghamton 5, Harrisburg 0 Mark Cohoon pitched a 2-hitter, going the distance with just 1 walk and 10 strikeouts. Dustin Martin had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Jefry Marte, Raul Reyes, and Juan Centeno all hit doubles. Wilmer Flores, Wilfredo Tovar, and Cohoon also had a hit each. St. Lucie 2, Fort Myers 1 Alonzo Harris walked, T.J. Rivera tripled, and then Danny Muno singled to start the game, giving the Lucies 2 runs, which turned out to be enough. Logan Verrett pitched 6.1 innings, giving up 1 run on 4 hits with 5 strikeouts. Adrian Rosario (fresh off a demotion) and Taylor Whitenton took it the rest of the way without giving up a hit. Muno and Blake Forsythe had 2 hits each. Harris was 3 for 4 and played centerfield, pushing Cesar Puello (0 for 4) to right field. Savannah 3, Greenville 2 Brandon Brown hit a 2-run double in the 7th, then a fielding error by the pitcher with the bases loaded allowed Greg Pron to score the winning run in the 9th, as the Gnats walked off in odd fashion. Jim Fuller pitched a scoreless inning the previous night before play was stopped, so Domingo Tapia took over last night and pitched 6 innings, allowing just 2 runs on 1 hit, while walking 4 and striking out 8. Cam Maron had 2 hits, including a triple. Brown, Dustin Lawley, and Greg Pron all had doubles. Savannah 9, Greenville 5 (7 innings) This one finished up early because of weather, but the Gnats were able to pull off the win with 4 different relievers seeing action, including Randy Fontanez, who made the start and struck out 6 in 2.2 scoreless innings. Cole Frenzel was 2 for 3 with double and a 3-run homer. Greg Pron, Albert Cordero, Gilbert Gomez, and Yucarybert De La Cruz also had 2 hits each. Gavin Cecchini’s older brother Garin had 2 hits and stole his 40th base of the season. Brooklyn 1, Vermont 0 Hansel Robles retired the first 23 batters he faced before surrendering a single. He gave up just that one hit in 8 innings, while striking out 7. Meanwhile, 3 different Vermont pitchers held Brooklyn hitless for 8 innings. Then in the bottom of the 9th Dimas Ponce singled and then was driven home by Phillip Evans as the Cyclones won in walk off fashion. Robles is turning 22 on Monday, so he should be having a lot of success in the NYP League, but he is able to get his fastball into the mid 90’s, so he’s got a chance to move up quickly next year. Kingsport 6, Danville 5 Corey Oswalt had a solid outing, lasting 5.2 innings, giving up 4 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits, despite a lack of strikeouts. The bullpen held up its end to give Oswalt his 4th win of the year. Meanwhile the offense exploded for 15 hits. Jorge Rivero and Jonathan Leroux each had 3 hits. Leroux doubled and drove in 3 runs. Yeixon Ruiz, Maikis De La Cruz, Tomas Nido, and Anthony Chavez all had 2 hits each.