*All results from games played on Friday, June 15th
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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (1-1)_______________________________________
PAWTUCKET 8, BUFFALO 3 (Box)
The Pawtucket line-up made mincemeat of Dylan Owen, as the Sox continue to dominate the IL North division. The scuffling Bisons have now lost 5 of 7 and dropped to fourth in their division. On the bright side, Matt den Dekker hit his first AAA home run, Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless inning out of the pen, and both Ronny Cedeno and Justin Turner made rehab appearances and are probably less than a week away from joining the big club. I know Eric is probably super thrilled about that last part.
- CF Matt den Dekker: 1-4, HR (9), R, RBI,
- 1B Josh Satin: 0-4, 3 K, E (1); #FLAILSATIN
- RHP Jenrry Mejia: 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K; And so it begins...
AA - Binghamton Mets (31-32)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 4, ALTOONA 3 (Box)
The B-Mets kicked off their weekend set with Altoona with a comeback victory as Binghamton continues to flirt with .500. Gonzalez Germen pitched well again, but was victimized by some shoddy defense behind him, leading to two unearned runs and a 3-0 deficit. A three-run rally in the sixth put Binghamton back on top, though, and Ryan Fraser and Armando Rodriguez combined for three innings of scoreless relief work and seven strikeouts.
- CF Juan Lagares: 0-4, K
- 3B Jefry Marte: 1-4, R, 2 K, E (10); With St. Lucie at the all-star break and Flores breathing down Binghamton's neck, be very interested to see in what direction the Mets go.
- 2B Reese Havens: 1-3, R, BB
- C Juan Centeno: 1-2, BB, SB (1)
- RHP Gonzalez Germen: W, 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 R, 8 H, 0 BB, 6 K, HB; Germen is such a weird prospect. He's been old for every level, doesn't really have a breaking ball, and has never been dominant, usually because he's too hittable. But he's always been good, has above average fastball velocity and a decent change-up. He has excellent control, gets groundballs and can give you innings.
- RHP Armando Rodriguez: SV, 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 BB, 4 K; About ready for AAA.
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (48-17)________________________________________
All-Star weekend for St. Lucie as the Mets send seven to tonight's festivities.
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (1-1)__________________________________
State Mutual Stadium is clearly not Turner Field, as the Gnats won their second straight on the road against the Braves A-ball affiliate. Again, good pitching set the tone, as Rafael Montero continues to get the job done against the Sally League. However, his walk last night did increase his BB/9 rate to over 1.0. For shame. The Gnats' bats broke out early on a bases clearing double from Gregory Pron, their only extra base hit of the night, and the pen managed to hold on as Jeffrey Walters racked up his third save of the year and lowered his ERA to 0.99. Not too shabby for a guy that failed to turn heads as a starter in Brooklyn last year.
- C Cam Maron: 3-5, K
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 2-4, R, K
- CF Travis Taijeron: 1-2, 3 R, 2 BB
- 1B Brian Harrison: 2-4, R, RBI
- RHP Rafael Montero: W, 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 6 K; 8 walks in 71 1/3 IP this year. That's a 0.97 WHIP when it's all said and done, and he's starting to miss more bats. Could be in St. Lucie as soon as the ASB next week.
★ Star of the Night ★