Last night on the farm was not a good one for teams still chasing a playoff birth. Let’s see what happened:
Las Vegas 9, Round Rock 3
Matthew Bowman went 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks, striking out 6. Erik Goeddel and Jack Leathersich both followed with 2 shutout innings each. Josh Satin was 3 for 5. Brandon Allen, Kevin Plawecki, and Anthony Seratelli each had 2 hits. Seratelli doubled and hit a 3-run homer. Matt Reynolds was 1 for 5 with 2 RBI’s.
Binghamton 4, New Britain 1
Rainy Lara had a strong start, giving up 1 run on 5 hits over 7.2 innings, striking out 4. T.J. Rivera, Dustin Lawley, and Kyle Johnson had 2 hits each. Lawley doubled and drove in 2 runs. Brandon Nimmo was 1 for 2 with 2 walks. Dilson Herrera was 1 for 4.
Charlotte 8, St. Lucie 5
Angela Cuan allowed 4 runs on 5 hits over 5 innings, and left with a chance to win until T.J. Chism allowed 4 runs in the 9th. Maikis De La Cruz was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles. L.J. Mazzilli was 3 for 5. Jairo Perez and Jared King had 2 hits each. Gavin Cecchini was 0 for 3 with a walk.
Staten Island 2, Brooklyn 1 (10 innings)
Alberto Baldonado started and allowed 1 unearned run over 4 innings, while Carlos Valdez followed with 3.2 scoreless innings. But Brad Wieck gave up a walk-off homer in the 10th. Adrian Abreu and Michael Conforto had 2 hits each. Connecticut also lost, so the Cyclones lead in the wild card stays at 2, with a magic number of 6.
Johnson City 5, Kingsport 3
Yoan Gonzalez allowed 4 runs in 4 innings, despite striking out 5, and took the loss. Vicente Lupo hit a 3-run homer, but other than that, the K-Mets offense was stagnant. The loss puts the K-Mets a game back of Johnson City for a playoff spot, making today’s game a virtual must win against Johnson City.
GCL Cardinals 4, GCL Mets 0 (10 innings)
Kevin Canelon pitched 6.1 scoreless innings, and Nabil Crismatt followed with 1.2 scoreless innings, striking out 3, but the rest of the bullpen let up 4 runs in the 10th (1 earned) while the Mets got just 1 hit the entire game. The GCL Mets now trail the Cardinals by 2.5 games with 3 to play, giving them little postseason, although they did well to win 6 straight to make things interesting at the end.