Last night on the farm was the second to last day of the minor league season. Let’s see what happened:
Albuquerque 12, Las Vegas 11 (11 innings)
Logan Verrett tossed 5 shutout innings, striking out 5 and allowing just 2 hits. Matthew Bowman piggybacked, but gave up 5 runs and only recorded 1 out. The rest of the bullpen didn’t fair much better, as Jack Leathersich and Chase Bradford both blew saves and Ryan Reid gave up the winning run in the 11th. Cesar Puello was 4 for 6 with a double and homer. Brandon Allen was 3 for 7 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Andrew Brown was 2 for 6 with a double and 3 RBI’s. Bobby Abreu and Anthony Seratelli also had 2 hits each.
Richmond 1, Binghamton 0
Gabriel Ynoa tossed 7 shutout innings, striking out 6 and allowing just 3 hits and 1 walk. But Jon Velasquez gave up a run in the 8th to take the loss. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 4, as the B-Mets had just 3 total hits.
St. Lucie 4, Palm Beach 2
Matt Koch put together a decent outing, allowing 1 run and scattering 9 hits over 7 innings, striking out 4. L.J. Mazzilli was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Gilbert Gomez was 2 for 3 with a double. Jairo Perez and Jared King also doubled. Gavin Cecchini was 1 for 3. This concludes the season for St. Lucie, who had a slight chance of getting to the playoffs on the last day of the season, but things did not break right for them. They finish the season with a 76-62 record, the 4th best record in the FSL. Cecchini and Tim Peterson are being sent to Binghamton to help the B-Mets in the playoffs, while Mazzilli is going up to Vegas for the postseason.
Rome 4, Savannah 3
Alex Panteliodis let up 4 runs on 8 hits over 7 innings to take the loss. Patrick Biondi hit a 2-run homer. Champ Stuart was 1 for 4 with 2 strikeouts. Dominic Smith had the day off.
Brooklyn 11, Staten Island 3
Alberto Baldonado struck out 7 over 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits. The bullpen took it the rest of the way, including a scoreless 9th from Brandon Welch. Michael Conforto was 3 for 4 with a double. Jhoan Urena was 1 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Adrian Abreu was 3 for 4 with a double, homer, and 4 RBI’s. Pedro Perez also doubled, while Amed Rosario went 0 for 4. Brooklyn remains tied with Connecticut for the wild card spot heading into the final day of the regular season, although Connecticut holds the tiebreaker, so the Cyclones need to win and hope Connecticut loses. Both teams play tonight at 7. If the Cyclones don’t make it to the postseason, expect Conforto and a couple others to head straight for Savannah.