Last Night on the Farm - 9/2/11
All Mets affiliates lost last night except for the one that mattered, as Brooklyn clinched a playoff spot, which means that 3 Mets affiliates will be in the playoffs next week.Lehigh Valley 2, Buffalo 1Pat Misch had a good night, pitching 7 innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits and striking out 5. Spying a major league call up Misch pitched very well in his final 5 starts and ends the AAA season with an ERA at an even 4. A John Lujan wild pitch followed by a Jordany Valdespin error led to the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th for the Iron Pigs. The Bisons had 6 hits, all singles.Reading 4, Binghamton 2Tobi Stoner failed to complete 5 innings, letting up 4 runs on 7 hits and taking the loss. Edgar Ramirez pitched a scoreless inning in his first appearance since the end of July. Juan Lagares and Allan Dykstra had 2 hits each; Dykstra with 1 double, Lagares with 2. Reese Havens and Michael Fisher both doubled as well.Palm Beach 2, St. Lucie 0Greg Peavey pitched the first 3.2 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and striking out 3, and then John Church followed giving up just an unearned run, but no runs meant another loss by the Lucies. Wilmer Flores had 2 hits. Gilbert Gomez, Jefry Marte, and Francisco Pena each had hits.Lexington 7, Savannah 3Erik Goeddel couldn’t quite make it out of the 5th inning, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits, walking 4 and only striking out 2. Dustin Lawley, fresh up from Kingsport and playing 3rd base, was 2-4 with a solo homerun. Juan Carlos Gamboa tripled home 2 runs, as he and Lawley will hopefully give the Gnats offense a boost, because they could really use it. Camden Maron is also up from Kingsport and went 1-4 with 2 strikeouts. The loss drops the Gnats 2nd half lead to 1 game, with a magic number still at 2 to clinch the 2nd half title in addition to its first half title. The Gnats will play 4 more games in Lexington and start the playoffs on Wednesday against an opponent that’s still to be determined.Brooklyn 4, Staten Island 0My math appears to be wrong because the Cyclones twitter feed is reporting that with this win coupled with a Williamsport loss the Cyclones have won the NY-Penn League wildcard and clinched a playoff spot! Domingo Tapia made his Brooklyn debut, pitching 6 shutout innings, allowing just 5 hits, no walks, and striking out 6 against the first place Yankees. Todd Weldon struck out 5 in 3 shutout innings. Daniel Muno, Javier Rodriguez, and Travis Taijeron all doubled. I’m not sure, but I believe Brooklyn will play Auburn, the Nationals affiliate, in the playoffs.