Last Night on the Farm - 8/21/13
Here’s Wednesday night on the farm: Las Vegas 8, Fresno 7 (11 innings)Eric Campbell singled home Lucas Duda in the 11th to give Vegas a walk-off win. Campbell also homered and drove in 3 runs. Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 2 for 4 with a triple, homer, and 2 walks. Zach Lutz was 3 for 5. Matt den Dekker was 2 for 5. Chris Schwinden lasted 4 plus innings and gave up 7 runs. Jack Leathersich and D.J. Mitchell each threw 2 shutout innings. Tim Byrdak, Sean Henn, and recently signed Daryl Thompson all threw a shutout inning. Binghamton 5, Bowie 3Logan Verrett struck out 8 over 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits. Jeff Walters saved his 36th game of the season. Danny Muno, Allan Dykstra, and Travis Taijeron all had 2 hits each. Dykstra and Taijeron both homered; Dykstra’s 20th and Taijeron’s 13th in AA. Taijeron and Xorge Carillo both doubled. St. Lucie 6, Palm Beach 4This game was started on Tuesday and finished on Wednesday. Rainy Lara pitched the first 4.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Randy Fontanez took over for 2.1 innings and T.J. Chism threw 2 scoreless innings for his 17th save. Kyle Johnson, Kevin Plawecki, Jayce Boyd, Rylan Sandoval, Matt Reynolds, and Robbie Shields all had 2 hits each. Palm Beach 7, St. Lucie 0 (7 innings)The good version of Domingo Tapia showed up for 3 innings, but it all fell apart in the 4th inning. Tapia ending up pitching 3.1 innings, giving up 6 runs on 5 hits and 5 walks, striking out 6. The Lucies managed just 4 singles the entire game. St. Lucie is now 3 games back in the division, as their playoff hopes are slipping away. Kannapolis 4, Savannah 3Marcos Camarena allowed 2 runs over 6 innings, but Estarlin Morel gave up 2 more runs, including the game winner in the bottom of the 9th. Brandon Nimmo was 2 for 3 with a walk. Staten Island 5, Brooklyn 3Dawrin Frias threw 5 good innings, but things fell apart in the 6th, as he ended up giving up 5 runs on 7 hits over 5 plus innings, with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts. James Roche had 3 hits. Gavin Cecchini went hitless again after his 16-game hit streak came to an end. The Cyclones will be on SNY tonight; I can’t say for sure, but I believe John Gant is starting. He’s definitely a guy worth checking out, and probably among the top 20 pitching prospects right now. GCL Marlins 10, GCL Mets 3Brace yourselves, but Frank Francisco started the game, struck out 2 and allowed a solo homer in 1 innings of work. Marcos Molina followed, allowing 6 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings. Dominic Smith was 3 for 4 with a double and RBI. Leon Canelon, Ivan Wilson, and Luis Arrizurieta all doubled.