Honestly, there is not one thing good to say about the Bisons tonight. The once potent Bisons lineup has turned into Fernando Martinez and company. The Bisons have now lost nine out of their last ten, and four in a row.
Dylan Owen: 4 2/3 IP, 4 hits, 3 er, 6 bb, 4 k.
AA: Binghamton Mets (20-41)- OFF
Matt Harvey improved to 8-2 on the season, with another solid effort. Harvey pitched five innings, giving up six hits, one earned run, walking two, and striking out eight. For the season Harvey has struck out 88 batters in 70 innings (11.3 K/9).
Over his last four starts Harvey has struck out 36 batters in 23 innings, while walking only 5 (7.2 K/BB).
Cesar Puello (1-4, HR, 2RBI)connected on his 4th home run of the season (239 AB). Last season Puello hit one home run in 404 at-bats. Puello is now hitting .230/.290/.331.
Matt Den Dekker (1-3, HR, RBI, BB, K) also homered, his 6th of the season to push his season totals to .304/.360/.512.
The win puts St. Lucie atop of the South Division, one game ahead of Ft. Myers. St. Lucie's magic number now stands at six.
Savannah is now one game from clinching the South Atlantic League Southern Division First-Half Championship. Savannah starter Ryan Fraser worked around seven hits, to toss six shutout innings picking up his fourth win of the year.
Gnats closer Josh Egdin picked up his 15th save of the season, with a perfect ninth. Egdin has not allowed a single run over his last 15 appearances.