*All results from games played on Friday, May 11th
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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (20-15)_______________________________________
CHARLOTTE 3, BUFFALO 2 (10) (Box)
The Bisons just can't seem to get LHP Garrett Olson a win. Despite a stirling performance from the southpaw, featuring 10 punchouts over 6 and 2/3, the Bisons offense managed exactly one run while he was in the game. That's actually an improvement, by the way. The Bisons did rally in the ninth inning when Josh Satin singled in Michael Fisher to tie it at 2, but Josh Edgin and Jack Egbert conspired to cough up the game in the bottom of the tenth. Edgin continues to scuffle since his promotion up the New York Thruway.
- 3B Zach Lutz: 1-3, BB, K
- 1B Josh Satin: 2-4, RBI, K, CS; #HAILSATIN, though I wonder why they have him trying to steal.
- PH-2B Brad Emaus: 0-2, K
- LHP Josh Edgin: L, 0.2 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K; Has struggled to make the transistion to AAA, in danger of being passed by Elvin Ramirez as the presumptive next bullpen arm up. Control has been his undoing against AAA hitters with 6 walks in 8 innings.
AA - Binghamton Mets (16-17)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 11, NEW HAMPSHIRE 4 (Box)
Blue Jays prospect Deck McGuire blanked the B-Mets in his start at NYSEG a couple weeks ago . This time, he posted an elephantine 135.00 ERA for the game. In case you don't have a calculator handy that comes out to 5 runs allowed in one-third of an inning. Binghamtom piled on from there, adding home runs in the fourth, sixth and eighth to complete the blowout. RHP Gonzalez Germen made his second start in AA. This one wasn't as impressive as the first, but it hardly mattered.
- LF Juan Lagares: 1-5, RBI
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 2-4, HR (4), 3 R, 2 RBI, K, HBP
- 3B Jefry Marte: 2-5, R, RBI, K
- 2B Reese Havens: 0-4, R, BB, K;
- C Juan Centeno: 1-5, R, 2 K, E (2)
- DH Pedro Zapata: 1-3, R, BB, 2 K
- RHP Gonzalez Germen: W, 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 3 K, WP; No word if the B-Mets are going to a six-man rotation or if someone is getting shuffled to Buffalo or the bullpen with the return of Zack Wheeler. Oddly, Germen would probably be the best pen candidate of him, Cohoon and Peavey.
Hi-A St. Lucie Mets (28-7)________________________________________
ST. LUCIE 11, BREVARD COUNTY 2 (Box)
The St. Lucie bats took their sweet time getting out of bed, but when they finally woke up they quickly made up for lost time. St. Lucie plated nine in the last two innings, too late to get RHP Cory Mazzoni a decision, but early enough to turn the game into a laugher and move the Mets to a league best twenty-one games over .500. The 6-9 hitters led the charge, combining to go 9-18 with 8 runs scored, but just about everybody contributed on this night.
- CF Cesar Puello: 1-4, 2B, R, RBI, 2 K, HBP; Quietly putting together a decent season. You know, if you ignore that 27:3 K:BB ratio. Yikes. 11 doubles and 7 steals keeps you drooling over the tools, though.
- 3B Wilmer Flores: 1-4, R, BB, E (5)
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 2-4, R, RBI, BB; Another guy quietly making some strides with the bat. Doesn't have to be too much better than this as the glove is arguably the best in the system
- RF Cory Vaughn: 0-5, BB, 2 K; Only St. Lucie starter without a hit, an ice cold 0-20 his last 5 games.
- 2B Danny Muno: 1-4, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, CS
- DH Robbie Shields: 2-5, R, 2 RBI, HBP
- RHP Cory Mazzoni: 5.1 IP, 1 ER (2 R), 5 H, 3 BB, 5 K, WP; Shiny ERA so far, but just isn't missing enough bats.
Lo-A Savannah Sand Gnats (21-13)__________________________________
HICKORY 3, SAVANNAH 1 (Box)
A quiet night from the Savannah bats let down starter Tyler Pill who was brilliant across 6 innings of work. The Sand Gnats managed just a meager seven baserunners, their lone run coming on a solo home run from DH T.J Rivera who continues to make mincemeat out of the South Atlantic League.
- C Albert Cordero: 0-3
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-3, 2 K; Might be a reasonable time to start wondering if he is just going to be another Brahiam Maldonado.
- CF Travis Taijeron: 0-4, K
- 1B Brian Harrison: 2-3, 3B, K
- RHP Tyler Pill: L, 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 10 K; That's back to back dominant performances for Pill, the stuff doesn't really match the stat line so far, but he may make short work of A-ball.
★ Star of the Night ★