*All results from games played on May 15th, 2012
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (22-17)_______________________________________
GWINNETT 6, BUFFALO 1 (Box)
SP Jeremy Hefner allowed a first inning home run then settled into retire 13 of 14 before losing his grip in a four-run sixth. Miguel Batista nods. The bullpen recovered to strike out a pair for Ramirez and a pair for Stevens, and new Bison Josh Edgin knocked weight off a sorry International-League ERA. But with Lutz out, four of the night's six hits belonged to thirty-something year olds, and the other pair from Corey Wimberly, a 28-year-old Pirate product who slashed .238/.288/.302 in AAA Indianapolis (56 games).
- 1B Josh Satin: 0-3, 3 K
- LF Valentino Pascucci: 1-4, 2B
- SS Omar Quintanilla: 2-3
- C Vinny Rottino: 1-3, RBI, BB
- 3B Matt Tuiasosopo: 0-4, K
- RHP Jeremy Hefner: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
- RHP Elvin Ramirez: 1 IP, 2 K
- RHP Jeff Stevens: 1 IP, 2 K
- LHP Josh Edgin: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB
- INJURY UPDATE: In case you missed it yesterday, 3B Zach Lutz was placed on the DL with a broken left hamate bone. For reference, the same wrist injury is sidelining Pablo Sandoval, and the Giants expect him to miss 4-6 weeks. Lutz, of course, failed to play even 70 games in either 2011 or 2010, earning him a secret service detail and an appreciation for "Maury." Through 27 minor league games this year he is hitting .306/.413/.466.
AA - Binghamton Mets (17-19)_____________________________________
TRENTON 10, BINGHAMTON 1 (Box)
I'm not certain of Mark Cohoon's pitch count through seven innings of five-hit, two-run ball, but it couldn't have been high, and manager Pedro Lopez shoved him out there for an eighth helping of the same. Five batters into that experiment, four runs had scored, a runner measured his lead off first, and Mark's wily status was downgraded to candid. This was like the game in Buffalo only moreso. Our boy Reese Havens, who was born on Sullivan's Island, SC, is hitting like the best player from a 2.4-square-mile town 13 feet above sea level. LF Juan Lagares provided a little relief with a pair of hits and the Mets' only RBI.
- LF Juan Lagares: 2-4, 2B, RBI
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 1-4, R, 2B
- 3B Jefry Marte: 0-4
- 2B Reese Havens: 0-4, 3 K
- LHP Mark Cohoon: 7 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
- RHP Erik Turgeon: 2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (29-8)________________________________________
RAIN OUT. The doubleheader will kick off this morning at 10:30 am with Chris Young's second rehab start.
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (24-13)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 4, CHARLESTON 3 (Box)
A beautiful baseball game in the Holy City. Fine pitching, timely hitting, late drama, and Lo-A fielding. The RiverDogs struck in the third with an unearned run to the shame of 2B T. J. Rivera, but in the subsequent frame, LF Dustin Lawley cracked a let's-start-this-over homer; 1-1. The mound was commanded by a new face, belonging to RHP Jacob DeGrom, which translates to "Jacob, the preteen surfer dude" in Californian. The 23 year old enjoyed a marvelous second start after missing all of 2011 on the Tommy John mend, and the Gnats opened a one-run lead on 3B Aderlin Rodriguez's station-to-station run. In the ninth, DH Brandon Brown doubled in two runs of insurance, and thanks for that, for closer T. J. Chism allowed both of them back, before Camden Maron catcher-interfered the bases loaded. But dribble went the needed groundout, and the Sand Gnats survived.
- C Cam Maron: 0-4, BB, K, E(4)
- CF Travis Taijeron: 0-4, 2 K, E(2)
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 2-4, 2 R
- 3B Dustin Lawley: 2-4, R, HR(5), RBI, 2 K
- RHP Jacob DeGrom: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
- RHP Marcos Camarena: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 B, 4 K
- LHP TJ Chism: 1 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB
★ Beaming Star of the Night ★