Last Night on the Farm: May 17th
Last night on the farm, every pitching staff took the night off, Wilmer Flores homered, and not a single Mets affiliate won.AAA: Buffalo 1, Indianapolis 10Well, then. Coming off a very nice 7.2 inning start last week, Josh Stinson was thoroughly ineffective Tuesday, allowing eight earned runs on eleven hits and a walk. Amazingly, not one of Stinson’s runs were allowed on a home run, but he did surrender five doubles. Taylor Tankersley allowed two more runs in two innings of mop-up work. Mike Nickeas had the Bisons only RBI, as Justin Wilson and the Indians bullpen held the Herd to just five hits. AA: Binghamton 1, New Hampshire 7This was actually the pitcher’s duel of the night...sigh. Brandon Moore had his second straight failed start, after a strong beginning of the season; he allowed all seven runs (six earned) in his four innings of duty. The B-Mets could only muster three hits, but at least the bullpen succeeded in shutting out the Fisher Cats for four innings after Moore’s departure.A: Brevard County 19, St. Lucie 9We can overlook Tobi Stoner’s failed second rehab start (five innings, ten hits, eight earned runs) momentarily because the St. Lucie Mets at least made it to the ballpark on time for Tuesday’s game. Wilmer Flores’ second home run of the year and Jefry Marte’s three hits helped the Mets to a 9-8 lead by the end of the sixth. But the Manatees fought back, scoring 11 runs in their last three frames, eight off of Ronny Morla in his two innings of work. Oof. SALLY: Savannah 4, Charleston 9Ryan Fraser had the organization’s best start of the night (not that that is really saying anything), going five innings and allowing three runs on seven hits. Michael Weldon and Hamilton Bennett each also allowed three runs (to Weldon’s credit, however, only two were earned), squandering a Sand Gnat comeback in the seventh. On the bright side, Darrell Ceciliani and Cory Vaughn both recorded their third home run of the year and Robbie Shields had three hits.