Danny Muno with host of SNY's "Beer Money!"
*All results from games played on April 22nd, 2012
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (9-9)_______________________________________
Game One, 7 innings: BUFFALO 6, SYRACUSE 1 (Box)
The news you wanted: Familia threw his best innings of the year. The righty still labored a bit, offering 93 pitches in just 5 innings, 56 of which were strikes, but you'll accept that with 8 strikeouts and only a solo shot registering on the board. Meanwhile, the Zach Lutz legend grows. Make us an offer, Bruce Bochy. I'm sure he plays a fine second base.
- 2B Jordany Valdespin: 1-4, R, K
- 3B Zach Lutz: 2-3, 2 R, HR(3), 2 RBI, BB
- 1B Josh Satin: 1-4, RBI
- SS Omar Quintanilla: 3-3, 2B, 3 RBI
- RHP Jeurys Familia: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K
- RHP Jack Egbert: 2 IP, 1 H
Game Two, 7 innings: BUFFALO 0, SYRACUSE 1 (Box)
Schwinny did his job. In a 6 inning complete game, 4 batters were K'd, including Bryce Harper, nobody walked, and the GB/FB ratio was a more even 6/7. The Bisons were tuckered out and only RF Matt Tuiasosopo was worth a damn. The 25-year-old Tuisosopo saw limited playing time across three major league seasons with the 2008-10 Mariners, hitting .176 with 15 runs batted it, and accounting for a full 17% of Mariner offense.
- 3B Zach Lutz: 0-3
- 1B Josh Satin: 0-3, K
- RF Matt Tuiasosopo: 2-2
- RHP Chris Schwinden: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
AA - Binghamton Mets (9-7)_____________________________________
PORTLAND 2, BINGHAMTON 7 (Box)
In the second inning, the 9-hitter 2B Rylan Sandoval cleared the deck with a 3-run double, then scored on Matt Den Decker's 2-base encore. Dealt a strong hand, SP Colin McHugh protected it with efficiency and cunning, striking out 6, inducing 7 ground balls, and allowing only 2 hits in 6 innings. MDD would thump another run home with his second double of the day -- (and he would only strike out once (18 on the year)) -- and Sandoval tripled in some additional insurance, but they weren't even the most prolific hitters of the game. That honor goes to the 27-year-old SS Josh Rodriguez, who sits at a monster .367/.475/.551 on the year. In 12 ABs with the Pittsburgh Pirates last year Rodriguez batted .083/.214/.083. Ruben Tejada is 5 years his junior.
- LF Juan Lagares: 2-5, R, K
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 2-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, Sac Fly
- SS Josh Rodriguez: 4-5, 2B, RBI -- a three day total of 9-12, 4 R, 2 2B, 2 BB, 5 RBI
- 3B Jefry Marte: 0-4, K
- 2B Rylan Sandoval: 2-4. 2R, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, 2 K
- RHP Collin McHugh: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (14-2)________________________________________
FORT MYERS 8, ST. LUCIE 9 (Box)
Oh, doctor! It wasn't quite Saturday afternoon at Fenway, but the 776 souls on hand at Digital Domain Park witnessed a comeback they shant soon forget. SP Cory Mazonni was dispensed with having been shredded into a 6-run, 3-inning pile, and the score stood 6-zip when fortune's wheel turned. DH Danny Muno anchored a 5-run fifth inning with a 2-ribbie homer, and the Mets snatched a brief 8-7 lead following a seventh inning base-clearing double from Wilmer Flores; that lead wouldn't hold. In the bottom of the ninth, SS Wilfredo Tovar poked aboard with a ground ball through the hole, and a balk call amplified or perhaps just exemplified the afternoon's madness. A batter later, a double smashed off the bat of young Danny Muno, earning the Mets a sensational walk-off victory.
- RF Cesar Puello: 0-4, K
- 3B Wilmer Flores: 1-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 K
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-4, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI; left the game with an apparently leg injury
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 2-3, 3 R, 2B, RBI, BB
- LF Cory Vaughn: 0-4, K
- 2B Danny Muno: 3-5, R, walk-off 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 K,
- RHP Cory Mazzoni: 3 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
- RHP Taylor Whitenton: BS(1), 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (10-8)__________________________________
HICKORY 1, SAVANNAH 0 (Box -- 5 Innings)
Boo. SP Michael Fulmer had struck out 4 and retired his last 6 batters when the game was called for reasons I haven't yet discerned. Last time, I assumed (and duly blogged) a rain out only to be corrected by Rob reporting the lights broke. Rob? The game's only run scored owing to 2 throwing errors on the same play by CF Tillman Pugh and the pitcher Fulmer. It looks like Fulmer fielded a line drive and tried to double a man off second, attended by bungling. The Hickory Crawdads steal one.
- CF Travis Taijeron: 0-2
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-2
- CF Tillman Pugh: 1-2, E(1)
- RHP Michael Fulmer: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, E(1)
★ Beaming Star of the Night ★