July 4, 2012; Flushing, NY, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ty Wigginton (24) reacts after sliding past New York Mets catcher Mike Nickeas (4) during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
*All results from games played on Monday July 30th, 2012
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (53-57)_______________________________________
INDIANAPOLIS 6, BUFFALO 2 (Box)
The Bisons have been getting some familiar faces of late, and several of them had solid nights. Mike Nickeas hit like...well...like it was his job last night. Jennry Mejia got the shortened start as he's stretched out yet again, and walks were again a concern. Dylan Owen was poor in relief, and the Bisons dropped this one.
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 0-4, K
- 3B Josh Satin: 0-4, K
- 2B Brad Emaus: 0-4, K
- C Mike Nickeas: 4-4, 2B
- RF Lucas Duda: 2-5, K, RBI
- RHP Dylan Owen: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 K, 2 BB, HR
- RHP Jenrry Mejia: 3 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 K, 3 BB
AA - Binghamton Mets (51-56)_____________________________________
Binghamton had the evening off.
Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (18-20)________________________________________
ST. LUCIE 8, CLEARWATER 3 (Box)
This is pretty much a totally different St. Lucie team than the one that rolled through the first half of the season, but the results have been getting better of late. It's now 8 out of the last 10 in the win column for the Mets as they approach the final month of the season.
- LF Travis Taijeron: 1-3, BB, 2 K, RBI, R
- 1B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-3, BB, K, R
- CF Alonso Harris: 0-4, BB, K, R
- RF Cory Vaughn: 1-4, 3B, BB, K, 2 RBI, R
- 2B Danny Muno: 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, K, R
- C Blake Forsythe: 0-3, BB, 2 K, R
- LHP Chase Huchingson: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 K, BB
- RHP Taylor Whitenton: 2 IP, H, 3 K, BB
- LHP Jack Leathersich: 2 IP, 4 K
Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (16-21)__________________________________
Savannah was postponed last evening.
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 3-5, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R
- 1B Jayce Boyd: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI
- RF Eudy Pina: 2-3, BB, 2 R, SB
- SS Juan Carlos Gamboa: 1-3, BB, CS
- DH Alexander Sanchez: 1-4, BB, K
- LF Stefan Sabol: 1-5, K, 2 RBI
- RHP Rainy Lara: 7 IP, 3 H, ER, 10 K, 0 BB
Short Season A - Brooklyn Cyclones (25-17)__________________________________
BROOKLYN 5, MAHONING VALLEY 1 (Box)
Rainy Lara had an absolutely fantastic start last night, and Brandon Nimmo was on his game as well. Brooklyn still have some work to do, but they're at least hanging around at the top of the division.
Appalachian League (R) - Kingsport Mets (12-25)__________________________________
JOHNSON CITY 3, KINGSPORT 2 (Box)
Akeel Morris came in to pitch the final 3 innings of this one, and while he struck out 6, he managed to allow 5 baserunners and a homerun. He continues to be a real enigma, and he and Juan Urbina have certainly taken a step back this season.
★ Star of the Night ★
Rainy Lara is the easy choice after his start last night. A 10 K, 0 BB performance always looks good.
Goat of the Night
There wasn't a truly terrible performance to choose from today, but Dylan Owen certainly wasn't good when he came on in relief of starter turned reliever turned starter turned reliever turned starter again Jennry Mejia.