What a relief to only have each team play one game last night. Let’s take a look:
Iowa 6, Las Vegas 5 (12 innings)
Cory Mazzoni struck out 7 in 6 innings, while allowing 4 runs on 8 hits. Zack Thornton and Gonzalez Germen both threw 2 scoreless innings, but Chase Bradford gave up a 2-run homer in the 12th. Matt Reynolds was 3 for 6 with 2 solo homers. Josh Satin and Allan Dykstra also homered. Kevin Plawecki was 3 for 4. The 51s lead their division by 10.5 games, with a magic number of 8 to clinch.
Binghamton 9, Erie 4
Gabriel Ynoa allowed 11 hits over 6.2 innings, but yielded just 4 runs, walking 2 and striking out 3. Dario Alvarez allowed inherited runs to score, but ended up getting the win in his double-A debut. Dilson Herrera was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Brian Burgamy homered for the 22nd time this season. Darrell Ceciliani, Jayce Boyd, and Juan Centeno had 3 hits each, with Boyd and Centeno both driving in 3 runs. Wilfredo Tovar had 2 hits. Brandon Nimmo was 1 for 5. The B-Mets have pulled within a game of first place Portland, although that race is merely about home-field advantage, as their magic number to clinch a playoff birth is down to 7.
Fort Myers 9, St. Lucie 8
Matthew Koch lasted just 3.2 innings, giving up 6 runs on 10 hits. The bullpen was fine until Beck Wheeler walked 3 and gave up a walk-off win in the 9th. Gavin Cecchini was 1 for 3 with a walk, homer, and 3 RBI’s; it was his 3rd homer in his last 9 games. L.J. Mazzilli, Jared King, and Cam Maron had 2 hits each. Phillip Evans and Eudy Pina had 3 hits each.
Savannah 4, Greenville 0
Logan Taylor threw 8.2 shutout innings, giving up 4 hits and striking out 4. Dawrin Frias got the final out of the game. Matt Oberste and Jorge Rivero had 2 hits each. Dominic Smith was 0 for 2 with 2 walks.
Brooklyn 5, Lowell 1
Corey Oswalt allowed an unearned run on 4 hits over 6 innings, striking out 4. Brad Wieck scattered 4 hits over 2 scoreless innings, striking out 3. Michael Conforto was 2 for 3 with a walk. Jhoan Urena was 1 for 2 with 2 walks and a homer. Amed Rosario was 1 for 4. The Cyclones are now alone atop the wild card standings in the New York-Penn League.
Kingsport 5, Bristol 3
Andrew Massie lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits. Jimmy Duff and Ismael Tijerina combined for 4.1 scoreless innings to get the win and save respectively. Ivan Wilson was 2 for 3 with 2 homers, his 8th and 9th of the season. With 3 straight wins, the K-Mets are now 2nd in their division, which would put them in the postseason, although they hold just a half game lead over 2 other teams.
GCL Marlins 6, GCL Mets 5
Tyler Badamo let up 2 runs on 4 hits over 5 innings, but the bullpen imploded in the 8th inning to blow the lead and lose the game. Dash Winningham doubled and drove in 2 runs.