Last night on the farm was filled with quality pitching performances, as two teams chasing a playoff spot got big wins.  Let’s take a look:

 

Las Vegas 6, Round Rock 5

 

Cory Mazzoni threw 7 shutout innings, but let up 4 runs in the 8th before recording an out; he did strike out 8.  Cory Vaughn was 2 for 3 with a 3-run homer.  Josh Satin and Bobby Abreu had 2 hits each.

 

Binghamton 5, Akron 2

 

Steven Matz had no trouble tossing 5 shutout innings, giving up 3 hits and no walks, striking out 6.  T.J. Rivera had 3 hits.  Brandon Nimmo was 1 for 4 with a double.  Dilson Herrera was 1 for 3 with an RBI.

 

St. Lucie 3, Jupiter 2

 

Kevin McGowan put together a good performance, taking a no hitter into the 7th inning and ultimately giving up 1 run on 3 hits over 6.1 innings.  Gavin Cecchini was 2 for 4 with a double.  Phillip Evans also had 2 hits.  Alberto Cordero hit a solo homer.

 

Greenville 8, Savannah 5

 

Alex Panteliodis lasted just 2 plus innings, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits.  Champ Stuart was 1 for 3 with a homer and 2 RBI’s.  Jonathan Leroux hit a solo homer.  Dominic Smith had the day off.

 

Brooklyn 10, Tri-City 1

 

Marcos Molina had another strong outing, going 6.2 innings, and allowing 1 run on 1 hit and 5 walks, striking out 8.  Michael Conforto was 2 for 5 with 3 RBI’s.  Jhoan Urena, Michael Bernal, and Tyler Moore also drove in 2 runs each.  John Mora was 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored.  Brooklyn’s lead in the wild card race holds at 2 games, and for what it’s worth, they have a magic number of 7 with 8 games to play.

 

Kingsport 9, Johnson City 1

 

Persio Reyes tossed 7 scoreless innings, giving up just 3 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 5.  Eudor Garcia was 3 for 5 with a double and RBI.  Oswald Caraballo was 4 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI’s.  Ivan Wilson was 2 for 4 with a 3-run homer, his 11th of the season.  Zach Mathieu, Jose Garcia, and Vicente Lupo all had 2 hits each.  Kingsport and Johnson City are now tied for the last playoff spot in the Appalachian League West Division.  Both have 5 games left, including the next 2 against each other.