Last Night on the Farm - 8/16/13
Last night on the farm, Savannah had a double-header rained out, while the rest of the farm clubs were in action and crawling closer to a spot in the playoffs: Las Vegas 6, Salt Lake 4Chris Schwinden was surprisingly adequate, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits over 5.2 innings. John Church has taken over as the 51s closer; he struck out 2 and notched his 3rd save. Eric Campbell was 3 for 5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Francisco Pena both had 2 hits, a double, and RBI. Zach Lutz was 2 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI’s. Binghamton 1, New Britain 0Noah Syndergaard was dominant, again; allowing 3 hits over 5 innings, striking out 10 and walking none. Jeff Walters struck out 2 and saved his 35th game of the season. Blake Forsythe homered to provide the only run of the game. The B-Mets magic number for a playoff spot is down to 1 and 6 to clinch the division. Jupiter 7, St. Lucie 0Hansel Robles gave up 3 runs in the 1st inning and the Lucies never recovered; he eventually gave up 4 runs on 6 hits over 7 innings, walking 1 and striking out 2. Kevin Plawecki and Cam Maron both doubled. Kyle Johnson tripled. Brooklyn 6, Vermont 4John Gant struck out 7 over 6 innings, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits. Christian Chivilli and Johnny Magliozzi combined for 3 hitless innings. Gavin Cecchini extended his hit streak to 14 games. James Roche was 2 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI’s. Kingsport 11, Bristol 4Brandon Welch allowed 4 runs on 6 hits over 6 innings, striking out 3. Ty Bashlor struck out the side in the 9th. Jeyckol De Leon was 4 for 5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI’s. Jonathan Leroux was 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI’s. Amed Rosario was 2 for 4 with a double and RBI. Michael Bernal was 2 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI’s. Eric Peguero was 2 for 5 with a double and triple. The K-Mets have pulled with 1.5 games of the division lead. GCL Nationals 5, GCL Mets 2Gaby Almonte allowed 1 run over 5.1 innings, striking out 4. Dominic Smith, Wuilmer Becerrra, and Ivan Wilson all had 1 hit each.