Last Night on the Farm - 8/31/11
Josh Satin and Josh Stinson have become the first September callups after last night’s games. Also Brooklyn continues its late season push for a playoff spot.Syracuse 3, Buffalo 1Mark Cohoon picked up his 10th AAA loss of the season after only giving up 3 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits in 6.1 innings, striking out 3. Josh Satin went 2-4 with a double and then got promoted to the big leagues. Jesus Feliciano homered. Jordany Valdespin hit a nice looking double to right-center field on a swing that reminded me of Fernando Martinez.Binghamton 6, Erie 5Jeurys Familia gave up 2 unearned runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 4 in 5 innings. Brad Holt pitched 1.2 scoreless innings to get the win, and Rhiner Cruz pitched a scoreless inning to get the save. Eric Campbell and Dusty Ryan both had 2 hits, including back-to-back homers. Brahaim Maldonado also homered. The B-Mets won despite 0 hits from Matt Den Dekker, Juan Lagares, and Reese Havens. It broke a 19 game hitting streak for Lagares who is now hitting a measly .386.Fort Myers 11, St. Lucie 7Armando Rodriguez got roughed up for 6 runs in 4 innings. Cory Mazzoni had his first rough performance giving up 3 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits in 1 inning, although he struck out 2. Josh Edgin gave up 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits and 2 walks. Eric Beaulac pitched a scoreless inning. Three errors didn’t really help the pitchers. Cesar Puello, Francisco Pena, and Rylan Sandoval all had 2 hits. Cory Vaughn hit a 2-run homer, his 8th in St. Lucie. Wilmer Flores was 1-5 with 3 RBI’s.Brooklyn 4, Lowell 1Jeffrey Walters had a good night, pitching 5 innings and giving up 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 5. Orlando Tovar and T.J. Chism both threw 2 scoreless innings; Chism struck out 3 and now has a 1.19 ERA. Daniel Muno and Richard Lucas both had 3 hits; Lucas with 2 doubles and Muno with 1 double. Charley Thurber had 2 hits, including a double. Williamsport, the affiliate of the hated Phillies, also won, so Brooklyn remains tied with them for the wildcard spot with 4 games to go.