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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (4-4)_______________________________________
SCRANTON/WB 7, BUFFALO 2 (Box)
For the second day in a row the Bisons sent a Yankees top pitching prospect to the showers early. Talented lefty Manny Banuelos lasted just two innings, giving up three hits and handing out six free passes on a day when very few pitchers had much command. Unfortunately, that includes Buffalo's starter Chris Schwinden, who allowed five walks of his own. So few strikes were thrown in this game that I'm going to once again assume the horrible April weather up in Buffalo was to blame. The real problem was that somehow Banuelos skated around nine baserunners to allow just two earned. Even worse the Yankees 'pen authored seven more scoreless. Meanwhile Schwinden and the Bisons 'pen had a lot more trouble stranding their runners in this 7-2 loss.
- 2B Jordany Valdespin: 1-5, R, K, SB(1)
- 3B Zach Lutz: 1-3, RBI, BB
- 1B Josh Satin: 0-2, R, 2 BB, K
- RHP Chris Schwinden: L, 4 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 5 BB, 4 K; Threw just 46 of 84 pitches for strikes, good for a 55% strike rate...though the overall average on this chilly day was 54% so don't fret too much
- LHP Daniel Herrera: 2 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
AA - Binghamton Mets (3-3)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 5, PORTLAND 1 (Box)
Both starters allowed some damage in the first frame, including a leadoff home run against B-Mets starter Collin McHugh. Fortunately, while the Portland starter continued to flounder, McHugh was excellent tossing six more scoreless, striking out six and walking none. The 24-yr old righty didn't face more than four batters in any of the remaining innings and at one point retired ten straight Sea Dogs. Burgeoning bullpen tandem Ramirez and Edgin were their usual dominant selves, making Jefry Marte's first inning 2-RBI double more than enough for the W in this one.
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (5-2)________________________________________
ST. LUCIE 1, PALM BEACH 3 (Box)
Mets starter Gonzalez Germen wasn't bad at all, allowing just a single run over five innings. Nor was the St. Lucie bullpen. But 0-for-7 with RISP isn't a recipe for success and on this day it doomed the little Mets. On the bright side Danny Muno knocked his first homer of 2012 while Robbie Shields just kept on hitting.
- RF Cesar Puello: DNP; Fouled a ball of his ankle a few days back
- 3B Wilmer Flores: 1-1, HBP, CS(1); Left the game early a couple innings after being hit by a pitch
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: DNP; Still out due to hamstring tightness
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-2
- RF Cory Vaughn: 0-3, BB, K
- 2B Danny Muno: 1-4, HR(1), 2 K
- DH Robbie Shields: 2-4, 2B, K
- LF Sean Ratliff: 0-3
- RHP Gonzalez Germen: 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 1 WP; 4 GB:2 FB
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (4-4)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 0, AUGUSTA 4 (Box)
If you thought St. Lucie was bad, you might not want to continue. Savannah managed just four hits in this game -- just one for extra bases -- and went an awful 0-for-10 with RISP. They also made three errors. Starter Rafael Montero was all right but he never stood a chance in this one. On the bright side, as hard as it may be to believe none of those errors was committed by Aderlin!
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-4
- C Albert Cordero: DNP; That's two days in a row
- C Cam Maron: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 K
- DH Travis Taijeron: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 K, SB(2)
- RF Greg Pron: 1-4, K, E(1)
- RHP Rafael Montero: L, 5 IP, 3 ER (1 unearned), 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP
★ Star of the Night ★