*All results from games played on Tuesday, May 3rd 2011
It was a relatively quiet night in the minors last night, as St. Lucie had the scheduled night off and Binghamton was rained out. The only games involved Buffalo and Savannah, so not many of the top prospects were in action. Here's the lowdown on what occured in the two games that were played yesterday evening.
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (11-16)_______________________________________
BUFFALO 2, LEHIGH VALLEY 3 (Box)
Not many of our top guys played tonight, Ruben Tejada stood out amongst the few that did. After Pat Misch gave up a two run shot in the 2nd to put the herd behind, he managed to silence the opposing bats for the remainder of his 6 innings of work. Tejada doubled in the tying run in the 5th, but that was the last the Bison offense would score on the evening. A double, wild pitch, and seeing eye single in the 7th were enough to do in the herd tonight. Jose De La Torre took the loss for Buffalo.
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-3, BB, 2 K
- 1B Nick Evans: 2-5, K
- SS Ruben Tejada: 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB
- 2B Luis Hernandez: 1-1
- LHP Pat Misch: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, HR
- RHP Jose De La Torre: 0.1 IP (L), 1 H, 1 ER, 1 K
SAVANNAH 3, LAKEWOOD 4 (Box)
The Gnats had a few more guys we watch regularly playing than Buffalo did, but it was a very forgettable night in general. Lakewood pitcher Garett Claypool was wild to start the game, walking two of the first three he faced and hitting the third (and throwing another wild pitch on top of that). After being gifted three early runs, however, the Gnat offense seemingly decided to call it a night. Gonzalez Germen pitched well enough for the Gnats to hang around, but unfortunately this one went to waste.
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-4
- RF Cory Vaughn: 0-1, BB, R
- C Albert Cordero: 0-3, K
- 2B Wilfredo Tovar: 0-4
- SS Robbie Shields: 0-3, BB, 2 K, R
- OF Javier Rodriguez: 0-3, 2 K
- RHP Gonzalez Germen: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, HR
★ Star of the Night ★
Ruben Tejada wasn't great, but he did enough to take the honors today. Tejada is quietly putting together a decent season.