Last Night on the Farm - 8/14/13
The Mets got back to their winning ways on the farm last night, including 2 walk-off victories. Let’s have a look: Las Vegas 8, New Orleans 1Matt Fox started and threw 7 shutout innings. Lucas Duda was 3 for 3 with a double, 2 walks, and 2 RBI’s. Eric Campbell doubled twice. Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 2 for 3 with a homer, 2 walks, and 2 RBI’s. Travis d’Arnaud walked twice and struck out twice. The win pulls Las Vegas back into a tie for first place. Binghamton 4, Reading 3Darin Gorski allowed 3 runs on 7 hits over 6 innings, striking out 5. Chasen Bradford, Adam Kolarek, and Jeff Walters all pitched a scoreless inning. The B-Mets managed to score 4 runs on just 4 singles and a solo homer by Blake Forsythe. The B-Mets magic number to clinch the division is 10, with 19 games to play; for a playoff spot, it’s just 3. St. Lucie 4, Fort Myers 3The Lucies strung together 4 singles in the bottom of the 9th to score 2 runs and walk off with a win with Robbie Shields delivering the final hit. Shields and Dustin Lawley both had 3 hits. Lawley hit his 25th homer of the season. Domingo Tapia wasn’t terrible for once, lasting 5 innings and allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. St. Lucie has won 5 in a row, but they remain just .5 game ahead of Charlotte for the 2nd half division lead. Rome 3, Savannah 2Marco Camarena took the loss after giving up 3 runs on 9 hits over 7.1 innings. Brandon Nimmo was 1 for 3 with a double and walk. Eudy Pina tripled. Brooklyn 3, Hudson Valley 1Dario Alvarez gave up just 1 unearned run on 4 hits through 6 innings. Akeel Morris struck out 5 in 3 hitless innings, allowing just 1 walk. The Cyclones had just 4 singles, but one of those was by Gavin Cecchini, who extended his hit steak to 12 games. The Cyclones are back above .500 and remain 1 game back in the division. Kingsport 7, Princeton 6Jeff Diehl hit a sac fly in the bottom of the 9th to bring home the winning run. Yeixon Ruiz, Jeff McNeil, Jeyckol De Leon, and Amed Rosario had 2 hits each. Chris Flexen struck out 6 in 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits. The K-Mets committed 3 errors, but Princeton had double that. The K-Mets are 2.5 games back in the division and have a magic number of 14 to clinch a playoff spot. GCL Mets 9, GCL Cardinals 8Marcos Molina allowed 6 runs in 4.2 innings, but the offense picked him up. Luis Guillorme and Jhoan Urena had 2 hits each. Urena doubled and tripled. Wuilmer Becerra doubled and drove in 3 runs. Dom Smith singled and drove in a run. Also, on a playoff related not, DSL Mets2 currently have a 1 game lead in the DSL wild card standings, with a magic number of 10 with 10 games to play. They have won 4 in a row and are currently 40-23 on the season.