Two extra-inning setbacks were among three one-run losses on a winless Wednesday on the farm.
Syracuse 6 Buffalo 4
The Bisons tied the game twice after the Mets went ahead but had no answer for a two-run seventh. Richard Ureña had the big swing for the Herd by hitting a three-run home run and had the other extra-base with a double. Forrest Wall had two hits, a walk and three stolen bases. Kevin Smith singled, walked and swiped a base and Logan Warmoth picked up two free passes. Breyvic Valera made a nice diving catch and started a 7-4 inning ending double play in the fifth. He was hit by a pitch in the bottom half of the inning and was replaced by Cullen Large.
Anthony Kay struck out six over 3-1/3 innings but four runs on four hits and three walks on his ledger won't return him to the big club anytime soon. Casey Lawrence stranded a runner and pitched 1-2/3 shutout frames. Dany Jiménez gave up a two-run dinger over 1-2/3 innings for the loss. Kirby Snead struck out all four men he faced and Hobie Harris struck out two more in a one-hit ninth.
Binghamton 8 New Hampshire 7 (10 Innings)
There is still nobody on the Fisher Cats pitching staff with a save in 2021. Curtis Taylor was an out away from getting one as New Hampshire held a 6-4 lead against the Mets affiliates. Instead, Taylor gave a two-run double that was booted by Reggie Pruitt in right field and that allowed the tying run to score from first. Taylor struck out four in his two innings of work. Mike Ellenbest coughed up two runs in the 10th and was tagged with the loss. Maximo Castillo surrendered four runs (two earned) over five innings on four hits and a walk to go along with four punch outs. Andrew McInvale turned in the best line of the night with two shutout frames, issuing just one walk and ringing up three batters.
Samad Taylor and Reggie Pruitt both homered for New Hampshire. Pruitt brought in another run with a groundout and Taylor stole a base. Otto Lopez had an RBI double among his three hits and Gabriel Moreno drove in a pair and had two hits on the night. L.J. Talley had a pinch-hit RBI single in the 10th. Austin Martin walked three times and Kevin Vicuña had a base hit and a walk. Nick Podkul singled and stole a base.
Eugene 6 Vancouver 5 (10 Innings)
Doubts about Philip Clarke staying in the squat will not be silenced after his fifth passed ball of the year in the 10th produced the winning run for the Giants affiliate. Parker Caracci didn't help his own cause either by walking four batters—one intentionally—over two innings to take the loss. C.J. Van Eyk gave up two runs in the first and one in the fifth over his 79-pitch outing, 49 for strikes. He allowed five hits and three walks while striking out three and getting six groundouts. All three walks came in the first. Justin Maese gave up two runs in three innings but struck out five.
Tanner Morris sent the game into overtime with a run-scoring single in 5h3 ninth. He reached base in all five plate appearances, finishing a homer short of the cycle while drawing a pair of walks. Tanner Kirwer doubled, singled and stole two bases. Ryan Gold was 2-for-5 with a run batted in. Spencer Horwitz drove in two by going 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly.
Bradenton 1 Dunedin 0
Each team had just two hits apiece but a home run in the fourth by the Pirates affiliate off Jol Concepion was the difference. Concepion pitched the last six innings, allowing two hits and walking three but striking out six and racking up five outs on the grass. 2020 third-round pick Trent Palmer made his professional debut with three shutout innings, getting around two walks and a hit by pitch and striking out two. Palmer erased that plunk by starting a 1-6-3 double play to end the second.
Nine of the 10 Dunedin hitters struck out at least once with Addison Barger and Ryan Sloniger donning golden sombreros to contribute to Dunedin's 17 whiffs. Only Miguel Hiraldo avoided strike three. MacKenzie Mueller walked twice, getting a free pass in the third after a Harrison Ray double and a leadoff ball four in the fifth. P.K.Morris and Ray both walked to begin the seventh but that led nowhere. Orelvis Martinez started the fourth with a base hit and Morris reached on an error but they were left on the corners.
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. Jol Concepion, Dunedin
2. Richard Ureña, Buffalo
1. Tanner Morris, Vancouver