It was a rather busy night on the farm, with plenty of playoff implications for the short-season clubs.  Let’s have a look:


Las Vegas 10, New Orleans 8


John Lannan started and was bad yet again, giving up 8 runs on 9 hits in 4 plus innings.  But the bullpen pitched a shutout the rest of the way, and Gonzalez Germen got the win after 2 scoreless innings.  Taylor Teagarden was 2 for 5 with a double, homer, and 3 RBI’s.  Cory Vaughn hit a 2-run pinch-hit homer to deliver the walk-off win in the 9th.  Bobby Abreu was 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI’s.


Binghamton 5, Akron 1


Greg Peavey won his 11th game of the season, striking out 9 and walking 5, but allowing just 1 run on 2 hits over 5 innings.  Hansel Robles, Dario Alvarez, and Cody Satterwhite combined for 4 hitless innings to close out the game.  Juan Centeno was 4 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.  Brandon Nimmo, Jayce Boyd, T.J. Rivera, and Kyle Johnson all had 2 hits.  Dilson Herrera was 1 for 4 with a walk.


Jupiter 5, St. Lucie 4


Seth Lugo took the loss, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits over 6 innings, striking out 5.  L.J. Mazzilli was 3 for 5.  Phillip Evans was 2 for 4 with a double.  Gavin Cecchini was 1 for 4 with an RBI.


Greenville 7, Savannah 3


Ricky Knapp let up 7 runs (6 earned) on 9 hits over 6 innings to take the loss.  Dominic Smith was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.  Champ Stuart was 1 for 4 with an RBI.


Tri-City 5, Brooklyn 0


Corey Oswalt struck out 6 in 6 scoreless innings, allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks, but the bullpen eventually faltered while the offense sputtered.  Adrian Abreu and Michael Bernal had 2 hits each.  Michael Conforto was for 4 with 2 strikeouts.  Amed Rosario missed his 3rd straight game.  Brooklyn’s lead in the wild card stays at 2 games.


Kingsport 11, Bluefield 6 (Game 1, 7 innings)


Blake Taylor scattered 9 hits over 3.1 innings, allowing 3 runs and walking 4 while striking out 3.  But the K-Mets more than made up for it with plenty of offense.  Oswald Caraballo doubled thrice and drove in runs.  Ivan Wilson also doubled.  Vicente Lupo hit a 2-run homer.


Bluefield 7, Kingsport 3 (Game 2, 7 innings)


Gaby Almonte suffered his 7th loss of the season, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits in 4 plus innings.  Vicente Lupo and Luis Oretga both doubled and drove in a run.  The K-Mets are now a full game out of a playoff spot.


GCL Mets 7, GCL Nationals 3 (Continued from Friday)


Adrian Almeida pitched 3 innings on Friday, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, and then on Saturday the bullpen threw 4 shutout innings to end the game, including 6 strikeouts in 2 scoreless innings from Nabil Crismatt.  Raphael Ramirez, Milton Ramos, and Miguel Leal all had 2 hits.  Alvin Maracaro hit a 2-run homer.  Ramos and Enmanuel Zabala both homered.


GCL Mets 11, GCL Nationals 7 (7 innings)


Darwin Ramos started and went 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits.  Dionis Rodriguez was 3 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Milton Ramos doubled and drove in 2 runs.  The GCL Team has won 6 in a row, but remains 1.5 games back in the playoff race with 4 games left in the season.