Yesterday was the last day of the regular season for the full-season teams, but once again we’ll start with the K-Mets playoff game:
Greeneville 7, Kingsport 2
Carlos Gomez got into trouble in the 3rd inning, allowing 4 runs, putting the K-Mets in a hole they couldn’t crawl out of. Yeixon Ruiz and Jeyckol De Leon both hit a solo homer, but those were the only runs of the game for the K-Mets. Dom Smith and Pedro Perez did have 2 hits each. Game 3, which will decide this series, is tonight in Kingsport; Rob Whalen, who’s 3-2 with a 1.87 ERA this season, starts for the K-Mets.
Tucson 5, Las Vegas 4
Daryl Thompson started and gave up 1 run over 3 innings. He was followed by Aaron Harang, who pitched 4 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits, striking out 5. Cory Wade had a chance to close out the game, but gave up 2 runs in the 9th inning. Jamie Hoffman hit a 2-run homer. Juan Centeno legged out 2 triples and Rylan Sandoval had 2 doubles. The 51s finished the season 81-63 and winners of the PCL Pacific Southern Division. Las Vegas begins the first round of the PCL playoffs with road games against Salt Lake on Wednesday and Thursday, with the final 3 games of the 5 game series being played in Vegas on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
New Hampshire 8, Binghamton 1
Mark Cohoon started and only let up 2 runs over 5 innings, but the bullpen allowed 6 runs in 4 innings, while the B-Mets bats went quiet. Matt Reynolds came up from St. Lucie and went 0 for 3. The B-Mets finished the regular season 86-55, 12 games ahead of 2nd place Trenton, who they play in the first round of the Eastern League playoffs. The first two games of the series on Wednesday and Thursday in Trenton, while the final three games of the series are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Binghamton.
Greenville 1, Savannah 0
It was a typical Savannah game with both teams getting just 3 hits apiece. Marcos Camarena took the loss after allowing 1 run in 6 innings, striking out 6. Dilson Herrera, Stefan Sabol, and Brian Harrison all had singles. Savannah finishes the season 77-61, with the 4th best record in the South Atlantic League. As first half champions of the Southern Division they play Augusta in the first round of the playoffs in a 3-game series. Game 1 is Wednesday in Augusta, with Game 2 and possibly 3 being played Friday and Saturday in Savannah.
Tri-City 3, Brooklyn 1
Dawrin Frias allowed just 1 unearned run over 5.1 innings, but Christian Chivilli gave up 2 runs in the 8th inning to put the game out of reach for a sluggish Brooklyn offense that had just 2 hits. After losing 3 in a row, Brooklyn is officially eliminated from playoff contention, although they deserve credit for getting as close as they did, as their hopes were almost non existence a month ago.