Last Night on the Farm - 8/4/11
Matt Harvey pitched last night, and pitched well, but one of the Mets teenage prospects may have been even better. Also, no one told St. Lucie to bring their bats to the ballpark:Buffalo 5, Pawtucket 4Dylan Owen let up 4 runs in 5 innings, and then the Buffalo bullpen pitched 5 shutout innings. The Bisons offense collected 11 hits, led by Jesus Feliciano who had 3 to go along with 2 RBI’s. Josh Satin was 2-4 with a double and a walk; after 13 games Satin is hitting .365, OBP of .431, and slugging .500. Fernando Martinez doubled and walked twice. Nick Evans had 2 hits.Binghamton 3, Altoona 0Matt Harvey let up 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4 in 5 shutout innings. His last 2 starts have been his best. He also picked off a runner. Juan Lagares, Michael Fisher, and Raul Reyes all had 2 hits, including a double. Kai Gronauer had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Reese Havens singled in a pinch-hitting appearance.Jupiter 2, St. Lucie 0 (game 1)John Church pitched 2 innings the previous day; he gave up a run and took the loss as the Lucies could muster only 2 hits.Jupiter 5, St. Lucie 2Kyle Allen struck out 5, but he got hit up for 4 runs in the 4th and couldn’t get out of the inning. The Lucies bats were once again absent, collecting only 2 hits. St. Lucie is already going to the playoffs, but their chances of winning a second half title as well are slipping. They are now at .500 and in 4th place during the second half.Savannah 5, Augusta 3Taylor Whitenton started and pitched 3 shutout innings before leaving. Gabriel Zavala got the win and Hamilton Bennett the save after both pitched a scoreless frame. Juan Torres had 3 hits and an RBI. Darrell Ceciliani and Wilfredo Tovar each had 2 hits.Williamsport 5, Brooklyn 1Eduardo Aldama was fine for 6 innings, except for the 3rd inning when he gave up 5 runs. The Cyclones bullpen pitched 3 scoreless innings, including Jeremy Gould who struck out the side in the 8th. Just 3 total hits for Brooklyn, including a double by Charley Thurber.Kingsport 6, Elizabethton 1Juan Urbina gave up 1 run and struck out 6 in 6 innings. The results have been there in 2 of his last 3 outings, and the strikeouts have been there in all 3 outings. The bullpen closed out the game for the K-Mets with 3 shutout innings. Nearly everybody in the lineup had at least 1 hit. Tant Shepherd had 3 hits, including a double and his first professional homerun. Camden Maron had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s.GCL Mets 2, GCL Nationals (11 innings)Edward Rohan singled home Gilbert Gomez for the walk off win in the 11th inning. Almost everyone in the Mets lineup had at least one hit. Gabriel Ynoa pitched 6 innings, letting up 1 run.