*All results from games played on Friday August 31st
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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (66-75)_______________________________________
BUFFALO 8, ROCHESTER 5 (Box)
The Bisons got to Twins prospect Kyle Gibson early, but had to hold on through a rather exciting Elvin Ramirez outing to notch a victory over their Thruway rivals. Mike Nickeas, Jordany Valdespin and Josh Satin all had multi-hit games for Buffalo.
- 2B Jordany Valdespin: 2-4, R, 2 RBI, BB, K, CS
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 1-4, R, BB, K
- 3B Zach Lutz: 1-5, RBI, K
- DH Josh Satin: 2-4, RBI, BB
- RHP Chris Schwinden: W, 6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
AA - Binghamton Mets (67-72)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 8, TRENTON 5 (Box)
Binghamton pounded Trenton early for seven runs in the first two innings, but ended up having to hang on for dear life agains the Thunder. Wilmer Flores, Dustin Martin and Allan Dykstra all homered for the B-Mets, and Greg Peavey was serviceable enough on the mound.
- 3B Jefry Marte: 0-3, BB, K, SB (9); I am as shocked as you are that he has nine steals. Still not fast enough to move to the outfield.
- 2B Wilmer Flores: 1-3, HR (18), 2 R, 2 RBI, HBP
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 2-5, 2B, 3 R, RBI; A rare leadoff appearance with both Lagares and Havens getting the day off.
- C Francisco Pena: 0-4
- RHP Gregory Peavey: W, 7 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K; Peavey be Peavin'
Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (32-33 // 81-52)________________________________________
ST. LUCIE 7, BRADENTON 3 (Box)
St. Lucie poured in the runs in support of starter Chase Huchingon who was excellent in his 6+ innings of work. The AFL-bound lefty posted double digits strikeouts while only walking one.
- RF Cesar Puello: 1-2, 3B, 2 R, BB, HBP, E (2); I predicted on twitter that Puello would sucker us all in with a strong finish to the season. And here we are.
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-3, R, BB
- DH Cory Vaughn: 1-4, 2B, R, RBI, 2 K
- LF Alonzo Harris: 2-5, R, 2 K, SB (40); Not exactly Billy Hamilton out there, but that's still a rather impressive stolen base total.
- SS Danny Muno: 0-3, RBI, BB, K
- LHP Chase Huchingson: W, 6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 11 K
- LHP Adam Kolarek:1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (26-40 // 67-66)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 4, KANNAPOLIS 2 (Box)
Alex Panteliodis continues to stay as hot as, well late Summer in Savannah. He boosted the Sand Gnats back over .500 for the year with seven strong innings of work. Yucarybert de la Cruz helped out on the offensive side with a two-run home run as the Gnats continue to play out the string.
- DH Cam Maron: 1-3, R, BB, K; Maron is headed up to St. Lucie for the stretch run/playoffs.
- C Albert Cordero: 0-3, BB
- CF Gilbert Gomez: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K, CS
- LHP Alex Panteliodis: W, 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR; 58 K against just nine walks in his last 10 outings.
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 1-3, 3B, R, RBI, HBP
- SS Philip Evans: 0-4, 2 K
- C Kevin Plawecki: 2-4, HR (7), R, RBI, PB; Plawecki's blast was an absolute moonshot that cleared the coaster on top of the LCF scoreboard.
- RHP Hansel Robles: W, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HBP, WP; Robles walked in the only run he allowed, and this was only his second multi-walk start of the year. Still lowered his league-leading ERA to 1.11
Short Season A - Brooklyn Cyclones (43-28)__________________________________
BROOKLYN 5, STATEN ISLAND 1(Box)
Brooklyn has the red hot Batavia nipping at its heels, but they managed to hold off the Muckdogs for at last one more night behind a shaky, if effective start from Hansel Robles and some well-timed dingers. Kevin Plawecki and Alex Sanchez went deep for the 'clones, and Brandon Nimmo tripled and scored on a squeeze play that was bunted directly to the pitcher. He's pretty fast, you guys. Robles' control was shaky all night and he labored through five innings, but he managed to limit the damage, pitching out of jams in the second and third innings. Brooklyn remains one up on Batavia for the wild card as they head over the Verrazano to take on Staten Island again tonight.
Star of the Night
Let's give it to lefty Chase Huchingson. Huchingson has struggled with his control all year so it's nice to see the one walk almost as much as it is the eleven strikeouts.
Goat of the Night
As is tradition on the Daily Farm System Report, a clean sweep by the affiliates means the horns get the night off. Well done, gentlemen.