Last Night on the Farm - 8/29/12
Buffalo had the night off, which maybe was a good thing, as the four teams in action combined to make TEN errors! And one of main culprits even managed to win! Who was it? Read on… Binghamton 6, Reading 2The B-Mets held a steady 3-1 lead for most of this one before rallying for three in the ninth to put it away. Gonzalez German held the Phillies at bay for 7.2 innings allowing a run on seven hits, two walks and six strikeouts. Juan Lagares was 3 for 5 with two RBI and a run scored, while Pedro Zapata was 2 for 4 with an RBI and scored once himself. Jupiter 2, St. Lucie 1 Taylor Whitnenton gave up a run in the eighth and that was the dagger in the Lucies as the Hammerheads hung on to win. Logan Verret handcuffed Jupiter for seven innings allowing a run on four hits while walking none and striking out four. He didn’t get much help, as the offense could muster a mere four hits in support. Asheville 6, Savannah 0The Sand Gnats had six hits and committed five (FIVE!) errors. Do we really need to know more? Ok fine. Miller Diaz started and - while his defense sis not help him at all – he was far too hittable (4.2IP, 6R, 2ER, 7H, 1BB, 8K – he also balked twice). Let’s just move on…. Brooklyn7, Hudson Valley 4The Cyclones erupted for four in the seventh and two in the eighth to take the first game of this home & home series with the Renegades. Not bad for a team that committed four errors. But whatever the fellas deficiencies in the field were, they made up for it with the bats. Jayce Boyd (2 for 4, 4 RBI, 2 runs scored) homered for his third straight game, Maikais de la Cruz was 1 for 4 with a big two run double, and Gavin Cecchini made his Short Season A debut – coming in a as pinch runner and staying on at DH. He was hit by a pitch in his only at bat and scored twice. With seven games to go, the Cyclones’ lead in the wild card remains two, but they are only four behind Hudson Valley for first place. Incidentally, Batavia, who is trailing Brooklyn for the wild card, is only 1.5 games out of first in their own division.