"Damn, Lutz can hit..."
You're damn right I just made that sweet Marvin Gaye pun.
*All results from games played on Wednesday, April 11th
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (4-3)_______________________________________
SCRANTON/WB 3, BUFFALO 12 (Box)
In a battle of top New York prospects, Jeurys Familia bested Yankees' stud righthander Dellin Betances. Familia wasn't exactly stellar as he once again battled a bit of wildness -- throwing just 58 of 100 pitches for strikes. Side note: The game time temperature once again hovered around 40 degrees. However, his stellar stuff shone through as he struck out eight Yankees batters, six of them swinging. Back to Betances: The Bisons had their way with the top prospect in this one, notching eight earned in 3+ innings despite going just 2-for-13 with RISP. Kudos to Zach Lutz for finally answering the would-be bell, knocking his first two homers of the season with David Wright's status unclear...and they were absolute moon shots. Big Val also mashed his IL-leading fourth bomb of the season in this one.
- 2B Jordany Valdespin: 1-4, HR(1), 3 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB; Valdespin pulled out the tape measure as well
- 3B Zach Lutz: 2-4, 2 HR(2), 3 RBI, 3 R, K; Unless an extended DL stint for DW is in order he probably won't get a shot, but there's little doubt that this guy is ready to hit major league pitching...as long as Ronny Cedeno is around to man the MI would the big club be better served with Lutz backing up the corners over Turner? Hint: Yes
- 1B Josh Satin: 1-4, R
- RHP Jeurys Familia: W, 5 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HR; 100-58
Proof of aforementioned Lutz moonshot (do yourself a favor and turn the volume on):
AA - Binghamton Mets (2-3)_____________________________________
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (5-1)________________________________________
CHARLOTTE 4, ST. LUCIE 6 (Box)
St. Lucie features quite a dynamic offensive unit this season and even with two of their top contributors out of the lineup it was on display last night. Seven of nine Mets batters had at least one hit in this game, five of those being doubles. On the mound Cory Mazzoni was solid; after allowing runs in the first two he faced just one over the minimum in the following four innings. Despite some drama in the ninth thanks to Mets reliever Jeff Kaplan, intriguing lefty Adam Kolarek came in and struck out the last batter to end this one.
- RF Cesar Puello: DNP; Fouled a ball of his ankle a couple days back
- 3B Wilmer Flores: 1-2, 3 RBI
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: DNP; Second straight day he was held out due to the hammies
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4, 2B, E(1)
- RF Cory Vaughn: 1-3, 2B, 3 R, BB
- 2B Danny Muno: 1-4
- DH Robbie Shields: 3-4, 2 2B, R, CS(1)
- LF Sean Ratliff: 1-3, 2B, BB; Good to see Ratliff make his 2012 debut
- RHP Cory Mazzoni: W, 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB
- RHP Ryan Fraser: 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (4-3)__________________________________
ROME 5, SAVANNAH 10 (Box)
This was a back and forth affair. That is until the Gnats came to bat in the seventh inning. By the time the frame was through 13 men had come to the plate and the game was pretty much over. Strange night for Gnats starter Logan Verrett though; you don't often see a line as contradictory as his on a night where he induced quite a bit of swing and miss despite being quite hittable.
Aderlin Error Counter: 6
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-5, RBI, 3 K, E(6)
- C Albert Cordero: DNP
- C Cam Maron: 2-3, 2 RBI, R, 2 BB, 1 K
- CF Travis Taijeron: 3-5, HR(1), 2 RBI, 3 R, K
- RHP Logan Verrett: 5 IP, 3 ER (2 unearned), 7 H, 0 BB, 10 K, 2 HR; First Mets minor leaguer to reach double-digit K's in 2012; 7 of 10 were swinging
★ Star of the Night ★
In the event that David Wright goes on the DL -- and assuming Dan Murphy is locked at second base -- who do you bring up to fill in at third?
Josh Satin (24 votes)
Zach Lutz (185 votes)
Vinny Rottino (4 votes)
Jefry Marte (2 votes)
Wilmer Flores (7 votes)
222 total votes