Last night on the farm, the Lucies got swept, the K-Mets got 1 hit, and the B-Mets also struggled offensively, all while Brooklyn did enough scoring for everybody. Let’s have a look:
Fresno 4, Las Vegas 1
Rafael Montero took the loss after a solid outing, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits over 5.1 innings with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Ruben Tejada, Brian Bixler, and Matt den Dekker all doubled. The 51s win streak is over, but they remain 2 games ahead in the division race, with a magic number of 8 to clinch the division title.
Akron 6, Binghamton 2
Greg Peavey allowed 6 runs in the first 2 innings before settling down, but the damage was already done. Chase Huchingson followed with 2 shutout innings; his ERA is 1.61. The B-Mets offense consisted of 6 singles. Wilfredo Tovar scored both runs.
Fort Myers 5, St. Lucie 1 (Game 1, 7 innings)
Rainy Lara surrendered 5 runs on 9 hits over 5 innings, striking out just 2. Dustin Lawley had 2 of the team’s 4 hits.
Fort Myers 8, St. Lucie 2
Octavio Acosta came up from the GCL team to make a spot start and gave up 3 runs in 3 innings, walking 5 and striking out 3. Shawn Teufel gave up 4 more in 1 inning of work. Rylan Sandoval and Jayce Boyd had 2 hits each; Boyd drove in both runs. This all but sinks any hope of St. Lucie making the postseason, as they have fallen apart over the past week, losing 6 straight, after showing a lot of life not long ago.
West Virginia 4, Savannah 3
Seth Lugo pitched well for 6 innings, but ran into trouble in the 7th, ultimately allowing 4 hits on 9 hits over 7 innings, striking out 7. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 3 with a walk and run scored. Maikis De La Cruz had 2 hits. The Gnats had 7 hits; none for extra bases.
Brooklyn 12, Vermont 5
Akeel Morris started, but struggled with his control, walking 4 and allowing 2 runs on 3 hits over 1.2 innings. The bullpen picked him up with Kevin McGowan and Ricky Knapp each throwing 3 innings each. L.J. Mazzilli was 2 for 4 with a 3-run homer. Jared King was 3 for 6 with a homer and 2 RBI’s. James Roche was 2 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI’s. Alex Sanchez was 3 for 4 with a double, homer, and 2 RBI’s.
Pulaski 15, Kingsport 0
The K-Mets get 1 hit, so a pitiful performance by 4 of the 5 pitchers to appear in the game didn’t matter too much. Ty Bashlor was the worse offender, facing 6 batters without recording an out. Andrew Massie allowed 6 runs over 3 innings. Martires Arias started and only lasted 1.2 innings; he’s 1-7 on the season.