Much like the Mets, there was a profound lack of offense on the farm last night. Let’s have a look at just how bad it was.
Omaha 4, Las Vegas 0
Noah Syndergaard struck out 8 over 5 innings, but took the loss after allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. Jack Leathersich let up 2 runs in 1 inning of work. Matt Reynolds was 2 for 4, but the 51s managed just 4 singles the whole game. Bobby Abreu was 0 for 4 as the DH. The 51s magic number for a playoff spot is at 5.
Reading 1, Binghamton 0
Steven Matz took the loss, despite giving up just 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 4. The B-Mets had 3 total hits. The B-Mets now sit 1.5 games behind first place Portland, but their magic number to clinch a playoff spot is down to 4.
Bradenton 3, St. Lucie 0
Seth Lugo allowed 2 runs on 5 hits over 7 innings, striking out 4, but took the loss. L.J. Mazzilli was 2 for 3, but those were the team’s only hits.
Savannah 3, Greenville 2
John Gant struck out 9 over 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits, and 4 different relievers all threw a scoreless inning to finish the game. Champ Stuart was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored. Dominic Smith and Matt Oberste were both 1 for 4 with a double. With 5 straight wins, the Gnats are just 2 games back of first place Ashville, although they have already clinched a playoff spot by winning the first half division title.
Brooklyn 7, Vermont 3
Casey Meisner struck out 10 over 6.2 innings, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits. Jhoan Urena was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Tyler Moore was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Amed Rosario was 1 for 3 with a walk and 2 runs scored. Michael Conforto was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. With 5 straight wins, the Cyclones hold a 1 game lead over Connecticut in the wild card race.
Kingsport 4, Greeneville 3 (12 innings)
Gaby Almonte threw 4 shutout innings, while the bullpen allowed 3 runs over 8 innings to get the win for the K-Mets. Vicente Lupo, Wuilmer Becerra, and Jose Garcia had 2 hits each. The K-Mets have now won 6 in a row and have a 1 game lead for the final playoff spot.