Here’s a round up of yesterday’s games around the farm system.
St. Lucie Mets
Miracle starter Alex Wimmers struggled in his first appearance of the 2011 season, exiting the first inning without recording an out as Fort Myers fell to the St. Lucie Mets, 9-2, at Hammond Stadium. Wimmers, the Twins’ first round selection in 2010, issued six consecutive walks, threw three wild pitches and was charged with four runs.
St. Lucie hitters Stefan Welch and Juan Lagares earned RBI walks while Rafael Fernandez drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning for the Mets.
Brahiam Maldonado and Kai Gronauer homered to give Binghamton an early lead, but Erie’s four-run seventh inning propelled the SeaWolves past the B-Mets 7-3 at Jerry Uht Park Monday night.
Pawtucket pummeled the Herd to a 15-1 score in the third-game of the four-get set. Tony Thomas hit his second grand slam in three days and J.C. Linares added a three-run shot as the Bisons fell to 2-3 on the season.
Four Hickory Crawdads pitchers combined to hold the Gnats to three hits, and the Crawdads pulled away late to hand the Gnats a 9-1 loss on Monday night in Hickory, NC. The Gnats are now 1-3 on their season-opening seven-game road trip.