It’s last night on the farm playoff edition! (except for Brooklyn, who finished its regular season on a winning note). Let’s get to it:
Salt Lake 4, Las Vegas 2
Matt Fox got the game 1 start and gave up 2 runs over 5.2 innings and left with a chance to get the win. Vegas carried a 3-2 lead into the 8th inning but Seann Henn allowed a base runner and Robert Carson allowed him to score the tying run. Carson came back out for the 9th inning and allowed a walk-off homer, giving Salt Lake the game 1 win. Mike Baxter was 2 for 4 with a triple. Juan Centeno and Brandon Hicks both doubled. Dustin Lawley drove in 2 runs. Rafael Montero gets the start in game 2 tonight.
Trenton 6, Binghamton 5 (10 innings)
Noah Syndergaard gave up a couple first inning runs, but settled in after that, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits over 6 innings, striking out 8. Frank Francisco threw a scoreless inning and Chasen Bradford threw 2 shutout frames, sending the game into extra innings. The B-Mets scored 2 runs in the 10th off a sac fly by Wilfredo Tovar and single by Josh Rodriguez. Jeff Walters recorded the first 2 outs of the 10th inning, but Trenton rallied and scored 3 runs to win the game. Danny Muno was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles. Darrell Ceciliani also had 3 hits. Josh Rodriguez and Wilfredo Tovar had 2 hits each. The B-Mets wasted a good start by Syndergaard, and will look to even up the series tonight with Darin Gorski getting the start.
Savannah 10, Augusta 2
The Gnats scored 1 run in the 3rd inning and then put up a 6-spot in the 5th inning, which was more than enough for Gabriel Ynoa, who cruised. The 15-game winner threw 7.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits with 4 strikeouts. Paul Sewald allowed 2 hits but struck out 4 in the final 1.1 innings. Stefan Sabol was 3 for 5 with a double and 4 RBI’s. Maikis De La Cruz was 3 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Eudy Pina, Brandon Nimmo, Jeff Reynolds, and Albert Cordero all had 2 hits each. Philllip Evans hit a solo homer. Today is an off day in the series, as the teams make the long 2.5 hour drive from Augusta back to Savannah, where game 2 (and possibly 3) will be played. Steven Matz will start Friday for the Gnats, and if there’s a game 3, it’ll be Luis Cessa Saturday night.
Brooklyn 4, Tri-City 2
Jeurys Familia started the game and gave up an unearned run in his only inning of work. Miller Diaz followed for 4 innings, striking out 5 and allowing 1 run. The Brooklyn bullpen combined for 4 scoreless innings after that. The Cyclones won the game on just 3 hits, including a solo homer by Juan Carlos Gamboa. The win gave Brooklyn a 38-37 record, avoiding the first losing season in franchise history.