*All results from games played on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012.
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (39-41)_______________________________________
LOUISVILLE 4, BUFFALO 9 (Box)
Big Val crashed three doubles, Satin notched his sixth straight multi-hit game, Jordany spun round with a triple, and the Herd held off the Louisville Bats flashing bats of their own, and ending a week-long drought. 1B Josh Satin, by the by, is 15 of his last 26 with a homer and five walks; scientists finally matched his 7.2 trillion degree temperature colliding gold ions in a Long Island lab. But the game's hero was a Pascucci, his doubles driving home five-ninths of the team's scores.
- 2B Jordany Valdespin: 2-5, 2 R, 3B, RBI, K, E(4)
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 1-5, 2 R, K
- 1B Josh Satin: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
- C Rob Johnson: 1-4, R, HR(4), RBI, K
- 1B Valentino Pascucci: 3-3, 3 2B, 5 RBI, BB
- LHP Garrett Olson: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
- RHP Pedro Beato: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, Balk
- LHP Josh Edgin: 1 IP, 1 H, 3 K
AA - Binghamton Mets (36-40)_____________________________________
BOWIE 7, BINGHAMTON 3 (Box)
3B Wilmer Flores cracked his first New York State homer and CF Juan Lagares reached base in each of his five PAs. A mediocre performance by SP Gonzelez Germen was relieved by a shaky Erik Turgeon and even a 7th inning skipper ejection couldn't rile up the boys. Lagares, taking over MDD's spot in center, bumps along with the barely-respectable OBP (.329) but the power has completely disappeared (.357 slugging, compared to .500 last year across STL and BIN).
- CF Juan Lagares: 3-3, R, RBI, 2 BB
- 3B Wilmer Flores: 1-3, R, HR(1), RBI, BB, CS(6)
- 3B Jefry Marte: 2-4, RBI
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-4, K
- 2B Reese Havens: 1-4, BB, 2 K
- RHP Gonzalez Germen: 5 IP, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (3-4)________________________________________
DAYTONA 12, ST. LUCIE 1 (Box)
Lots of messing with the Yohan. CF Travis Taijeron has clocked an extra-base hit in five of his seven hi-A games.
- CF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-2, K; Once again left this game due to a leg injury...bum hamstrings are turning into a serious issue with him
- RF Cory Vaughn: 0-3, BB, 2 E(3)
- CF Travis Taijeron: 1-3, 2B, 2 K
- DH Allan Dykstra: 0-3, BB, E(1)
- RHP Yohan Almonte: 5 IP, 12 H, 11 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (1-6)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 5, CHARLESTON 8 (Box)
The Gnats stood proud with a 5-2 lead in the seventh when SP Logan Verrett faltered and righy reliever Randy Fontanez failed to break his fall. The dust settled and it was 8-5 for Bill Murray's team. A couple of catchers-by-trade put up decent games. DH Cam Maron fattened his stringy slugging percentage (.386) with a homer, and C Albert Cordero drove three safe hits to finally exit the interstate.
- DH Cam Maron: 1-3, R, HR(2), 2 RBI
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-3, R, HR(12), 3 RBI, BB, K
- C Albert Cordero: 3-4
- RHP Logan Verrett: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, HR
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 0-3, BB, 2 K
- SS Philip Evans: 1-4, RBI
- LF Stefan Sabol: 1-4, R
- RF Eudy Pina: 2-3, R, 2B, RBI, K
- RHP Hansel Robles: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 4 K
Short Season A - Brooklyn Cyclones (7-3)__________________________________
HUDSON VALLEY 1, BROOKLYN 4 (Box)
CF Brandon Nimmo continues to be the poster child for "empty OBP," if that's a thing, and RF Eudy Pina brought his usual big bat, notching his sixth extra-base hit in 10 games. But the game belonged -- as it often has this season -- to Brooklyn pitching. SP Hansel Robles has struck out 11 and walked just one in 10.2 innings pitched, and in this outing the bullpen (Gretel?) didn't let him down: Wynn, Yanez, and Vanderheiden combined for one run in 3.1 innings.
Appalachian League (R) - Kingsport Mets (1-8)__________________________________
KINGSPORT 1, DANVILLE 8 (Box)
SP Persio Reyes could not deliver the goods as the K-Mets winning percentage drops to 10%. According to the Urban Dictionary, though, a "Persio" is "a very sexy guy that [sic] is confident and knows what he wants." As in "DAMN that guys [sic] is so persio!" So there's that. Three of the Mets' five hits sprayed off the bat of leadoff man Eris Peguero, a Dominican 22-yo (old) with a .920 OPS, presumably best on a struggling young club.
★ Beaming Star of the Night ★
Big Val (.247/.382/.452) shares the luminescent laurels with Brooklyn righthander Hansel Robles (10.2 IP, 0.84, 8 H, 1 BB, 11 K, 0 HR.) If the two man crew had gone it alone they'd have beat their opponents, 5-Val-ribbies to 0-Hansel-allowances. Ted Berg, on location in Buffalo, reports the erstwhile slumping Pascucci has fallen victim to some bad luck, and wonders if his right handed bat could just possibly crowd Bay out of left field.
Stinking Goat of the Night
Remember when the St. Lucie Mets were invincible? They've got a fairly new team after call-ups and lost their star shortstop to a roidspension, so I'm prepared for some losses... but not nuclear drubbings. Yohan Almonte was somehow allowed to complete five innings in which he gave up 11 runs on 12 hits, one a grand salami to a kid named Matthew Szczur. But there's a second goat, barely less vile! Mid-Season All-Star Cory Vaughn threw two fielded balls to nowhere in that loss -- part of an 0-3 night, though he did walk. Stinks.