Last Night on the Farm - 8/11/13
Last night on the farm, there were plenty of wins, including some wins with playoff implications, as 6 of the 7 domestic teams all have a shot at postseason play. Let’s check it out: Las Vegas 4, Oklahoma City 3Chris Schwinden actually had a quality start, allowing 3 runs over 6 innings, striking out 4. Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Matt den Dekker each had 2 hits, including a double; den Dekker has the most drastic splits I’ve ever seen, hitting .337 vs. righties and .120 vs. lefties. Travis d’Arnaud was 1 for 2 with 2 walks. Binghamton 6, Erie 1Mark Cohoon allowed just 1 run over 6 innings to earn his 8th win of the season. Chasen Bradford and Adam Kolarek combined for 3 hitless innings of relief. Cory Vaughn was 2 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBI’s; Vaughn is scorching the ball in 7 games since his return to AA, hitting 3 homers in that span. Travis Taijeron was 2 for 4 with a double and homer, his 11th in AA this year. The B-Mets magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 5, and to clinch the division 11. St. Lucie 9, Palme Beach 8 (12 innings)Kyle Johnson homered to lead off the bottom of the 12th to give the Lucies a walk-off win. Johnson ended up 2 for 6 with 2 RBI’s. T.J. Rivera and Gilbert Gomez had 2 hits each. Dustin Lawley, Jayce Boyd, and Rylan Sandoval had 2 hits each. The win was important for the Mets, as it brought St. Lucie into a tie with Palm Beach for first place in the FSL South Division; the Lucies have one more game against Palm Beach today which will also be important for their post season hopes with a few weeks left in the season. Hickory 2, Savannah 1Luis Cessa gave up 1 run over 4.2 innings, striking out 3. Hunter Carnevale allowed a homer in the top of the 9th to lose the game. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 2 with a walk. The Gnats managed just 3 singles in the game. Brooklyn 9, State College 2Carlos Valdez struck out 8 and allowed 1 run in 6 innings. Christian Chivilli and Juan Urbina each threw a scoreless inning in relief. L.J. Mazzilli was 4 for 5 with 2 RBI’s. Alex Sanchez was 3 for 5 with a 2-run homer. Matt Oberste had 3 hits. Edward Rohan doubled twice. Gavin Cecchini was 2 for 5 with a double, extending his hitting streak. Anthony Chavez doubled and drove in a run. The win pulls the Cyclones within 1 game of first-place Aberdeen. Kingsport 7, Greeneville 2Robert Whalen got the start and allowed 2 runs over 6 innings. Luis Rengel and Robert Coles finished the job in the bullpen, combining for 5 strikeouts over 3 innings. Joe Tuschak was 2 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI’s. Yeixon Ruiz also had 2 hits. Michael Bernal hit a 2-run homer. With the win, the K-Mets are 3 games behind Greeneville for first place in their division, and have a lead of 4.5 games and a magic number of 16 for a playoff spot.