Last night on the farm Binghamton and St. Lucie got rained out, as did game one of Kingsport’s first round playoff series. Ironically, Savannah was able to complete a double-header. Let’s check out the games that were actually played:
Las Vegas 8, Tucson 6
With this win and Sacramento’s loss, Las Vegas officially clinched the PCL Pacific Southern Division and becomes the 4th Mets affiliate to clinch a playoff birth this season. Chris Schwinden got pulled after 4 runs on 9 hits over 4.2 innings, but the bullpen allowed just 2 runs in the final 4.1 innings to close out the game. Eric Campbell was 3 for 4 with a double. Zach Lutz had 2 hits, including a triple. Mike Baxter and Jamie Hoffman both had 2 hits, including a double. Ruben Tejada and Francisco Pena both homered.
Savannah 4, Greenville 2 (Game 1, 7 innings)
Luis Cessa threw all 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits with no walks and 7 strikeouts. Stefan Sabol was 2 for 3 with a double, triple, and 3 RBI’s. Maikis De La Cruz doubled. Brandon Nimmo hit leadoff and was 1 for 3.
Savannah 6, Greenville 4 (Game 2, 7 innings)
Jake Kuebler allowed 2 runs over 5 innings with 4 strikeouts. Beck Wheeler struck out 2 and recorded his 19th save. Brandon Nimmo was 1 for 2 with a walk and 2 runs scored. Eudy Pina and Jeff Reynolds had 2 hits each. Stefan Sabol doubled and drove in 2 runs. Dilson Herrera was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. It’s nice to see Savannah playing well and pitching well leading up to the playoffs; the addition of Herrera certainly helps their chances in the postseason.
Aberdeen 7, Brooklyn 0
The Cyclones came out flat in big game. Akeel Morris took his first loss of the season, allowing 1 run on 3 hits over 5 innings, striking out 7. Kevin McGowan allowed 4 runs in 3 innings to put the game out of reach. Jared King and James Roche had 2 hits each. Aberdeen now leads Brooklyn by a half game in the standings; the two teams play again tonight on Coney Island, in a must-win game for both teams.