*All results from games played on Wednesday, April 18th
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (7-7)_______________________________________
LEHIGH VALLEY 1, BUFFALO 4 (Box)
The Mets claimed RHP Jeremy Hefner off waivers from the Pirates this winter, about a month after being released from his original club, the Padres, and only a year since he'd ranked top-15 in the San Diego system (Baseball America). He traveled a rocky road in his 2011 AAA debut, but has looked sharp in Bisons attire, never more than in last night's 7 solid with 3 K's, 4 hits, a walk, and none earned. Wally ventured some small ball to bust up a 1-1 clinch in the 7th, but broke the old adage, playing for one and getting Val Pascucci. Big Val singled a pair home, the Bisons tacked on 3, and, lo!, 3B Zach Lutz crashed an RBI double to keep his shit rolling.
- 2B Jordany Valdespin: 1-4, K
- 3B Zach Lutz: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 K
- PH Josh Satin: 0-1, R
- 1B Valentino Pascucci: 1-3, 2 RBI, BB, K
- RHP Jeremy Hefner: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
- LHP Justin Hampson: 2 IP, 0 H
AA - Binghamton Mets (5-7)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 0, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2 (Box)
Smyrna, GA's Zack Wheeler had one bad start out of the gate, and since has rocked 12 innings of 17 strikeout, 2 walk baseball. Remember, Beltran would have been gone either way, friends. From here on it's gravy. The B-Mets faced off against Blue Jays top prospect Deck McGuire, which is just what I'd like to do, and hard!. But not really. The B-Mets were shut out and 2-hit by McGuire, but all in the service of a sparkling duel.
- LF Juan Lagares: 1-4, 2B, CS(1)
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 0-4, K
- C Juan Centeno: 0-4, K
- LF Pedro Zapata: 0-3, 3 K
- RHP Zack Wheeler: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (10-2)________________________________________
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (10-4)__________________________________
GAME ONE (7 Innings) : SAVANNAH 2, ROME 0 (Box)
Nothing-nothing, top of the seventh, two outs, nobody on, until the 2011 Brooklyn Cyclones stepped up and made it happen. Little Charley Thurber clacked a hit like the keys of his namesake's patent typewriter. Travis "TY-RONE" Taijeron drew a pass, Gregory Pron (not of the Cyclones) lined up the middle, scoring one, and Luis Nieves drew blood with a frozen rope to center field. On the hill, RHP Rafael Montero picked up on the theme of excellent cross-system pitching. The Dominican 21-year-old has dazzled, striking out 15 and walking uno on the year (16.2 IP).
GAME TWO: SAVANNAH 4, ROME 3 (Box)
This was called "Game Two," but in fact it finished out Tuesday's game where the lights had shorted out or something. RHP Marcos Camarena stepped in and tossed a decent four innings and the big lefty Leathersich bottled 'em up. How about the night of 1B Brian Harrison?
- DH Travis Taijeron: 1-4, K
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-2, R, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB
- CF Tillman Pugh: 0-3, K
- 1B Brian Harrison: 4-5, R, 2 2B, RBI
- RHP Logan Verrett: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
- RHP Marcos Camarena: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- LHP Jack Leathersich: 2 IP, 3 K
★ Beaming Star of the Night ★