Last Night on the Farm - 9/2/12
Happy Labor Day to all! Last night Jenrry mejia got hit hard, the B-Mets walked off, the Lucies finished the regular season strong, the Gnats were lucky to win, and Brooklyn’s playoff race tightened up even more. Trust me, this one’s a good read: Lehigh Valley 6, Buffalo 3 With his next appearance likely a start in the big leagues Jenrry Mejia did not impress, giving up 6 runs on 11 hits over 6 innings, although he did strike out 5 and walked none. The Bison’s offense pounded out just 3 singles. Binghamton 5, Trenton 4 The B-Mets walked off with a win after an error on the catcher on a play at the plate, one of four errors committed by Trenton. Cory Mazzoni started and was much better than he’s been, lasting 7 innings and letting up 2 runs (1 earned) on just 5 hits with no walks and 6 strikeouts. Juan Lagares, Dustin Martin, and Raul Reyes all had 2 hits each. St. Lucie 3, Bradenton 1 The Lucies are gaining some momentum heading into the playoffs, as Erik Goeddel showed exactly what he’s capable of pitching 7 innings and giving up just an unearned run on 2 hits with no walks and 8 strikeouts. If the Lucies make the FSL championship series Goeddel would be in line for a starter in either game 1 or 2, if not than Goeddel finishes 2012 with 4 really good outings in his last 5 starts, showing some life as a prospect. After Goeddel left John Church struck out the side in the 8th and Adam Kolarek notched his 18th save with a scoreless 9th. Robbie Shields led the offense with 2 hits, including a homer, while every starter except Cory Vaughn had at least 1 hit. The St. Lucie regular season is over after an 83-52 record, the most wins by a St. Lucie team ever. They play at Jupiter on Tuesday in game 1 of the FSL playoffs. Savannah 2, Kannapolis 1 Jim Fuller started and gave up 1 run over 2.2 innings. The bullpen held it down the rest of the way so the Gnats were able to escape with a win on just 2 runs and 7 hits. Brandon Brown had 3 of the hits and Yucarybert De La Cruz had both RBI’s. Staten Island 1, Brooklyn 0 The Cyclones lose a heartbreaker, as their hitting woes continue. Rainy Lara did his part, giving up a run on 4 hits over 7 innings, striking out 8, but made 1 mistake and allowed a homer in the 4th inning. Phillip Evans had 2 of Brooklyn’s 4 hits, but they could not push a run across the board. Gavin Cecchini made another cameo as a pinch runner. Elsewhere, Batavia won their 9th in a row, which has put Brooklyn in a 3-way tie for the wildcard with Batavia and Auburn (Batavia and Auburn are also tied atop their division). The Cyclones end the regular season with a 3-game series against Lowell starting tonight. All 3 games are at home.