Last Night on the Farm - 8/23/13
Last night on the farm, two teams were victims of walk-off wins, while one was victorious in walk-off style. We also update the playoff hopes of several postseason contenders:
Las Vegas 9, Fresno 8 (10 innings)
Jacob deGrom gave up 6 runs on 7 hits in 5 plus innings, walking 2 and striking out 4. D.J. Mitchell pitched the final 2 innings and got the win when Eric Campbell singled home the game-winning run. Campbell was 3 for 5 with a double. Brandon Hicks was 2 for 3 with a double and 4 RBI’s. Lucas Duda was 2 for 5; he’s hitting .306 at AAA. The 51s have won 6 in a row, have a 2 game lead in their division, and have a magic number of 10 with 12 games to play, including 6 in 4 days in Colorado Springs next week.
Akron 4, Binghamton 3 (11 innings)
Erik Goeddel allowed 3 runs over 6 innings, striking out 4. Then Chase Huchingson and Chasen Bradford threw 2 shutout innings each before Armando Rodriguez gave up the game-winning run in the 11th. The B-Mets managed just 5 hits.
Fort Myers 9, St. Lucie 8 (Game 1, 9 innings)
Alex Panteliodis allowed 5 runs and scattered 10 hits over 4.1 innings. The bullpen didn’t fair much better, and eventually Cody Satterwhite gave up the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th. Kyle Johnson, Charley Thurber, and Rylan Sandoval all had 2 hits each. Matt Reynolds and Gilbert Gomez homered. Kevin Plawecki and Dustin Lawley doubled.
Fort Myers 3, St. Lucie 2 (Game 2, 7 innings)
Hansel Robles allowed 3 runs on 3 hits over 5 innings, with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. The Lucies had just 2 hits. St. Lucie is now 4 games out of first place with 9 games to play.
West Virginia 4, Savannah 2
Luis Cessa allowed 3 runs on 6 hits over 6 innings, with no walks and 5 strikeouts, taking the loss. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 3 with a walk and 2 strikeouts. The Gnats had just 5 singles in the game.
Brooklyn 10, Vermont 2
Miller Diaz struck out 11, allowing just 3 hits and 3 walks in 7 shutout innings. Juan Urbina struck out 3 but allowed 2 runs in 2 innings of work. The Cyclones scored 10 runs on just 9 hits. Jonathan Clark and Jared King had 2 hits each. Alex Sanchez hit a grand slam. Gavin Cecchini was 1 for 4 with a walk and 2 runs scored. Brooklyn is back within a half game of first place.
Kingsport 7, Bluefield 0
The K-Mets beats Bluefield by the same score for the second straight night, this time with Brandon Welch striking out 7 over 5.1 innings, giving up just 3 hits and 1 walk. Carlos Gomez struck out 4 in the final 3.2 innings. Jeff McNeil, Jeyckol De Leon, and Champ Stuart had 2 hits each. The K-Mets won without an extra-base hit. They have won 4 in a row and have a half game lead in the divisional race and a magic number of 6 t clinch a playoff birth with 7 games to play.
GCL Mets 4, GCL Nationals 3
Frank Francisco made another appearance, pitching a scoreless inning. Gaby Almonte followed and allowed 1 run over 6 innings with 5 strikeouts. Brandon Brosher, Ivan Wilson, and Jose Garcia had 2 hits each. Wilson tripled, homered, and drove in 2 runs; it was his first professional homerun.