*All results from games played on Sunday, July 22, 2012
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AAA - Buffalo Bisons (51-51)_______________________________________
CHARLOTTE 10, BUFFALO 8 (Box)
In a sloppy loss, Buffalo fell to .500 for the season. Four Bisons combined for five errors, errors that cost them a victory in the end, as the team scratched and clawed back to make the game a close one, but wasn’t able to get over the hurdle. Starter Garrett Olson did not fare very well in the 2.2 innings he pitched, and replacement Dylan Owen did even worse, prompting Wally Backman to get tossed in the 3rd inning. The Bisons chipped away at the commanding lead the Knights built up, putting up two runs in the 6th and 7th, but were shut down in the 8th and 9th by Brandon Kloess, who earned the save for Charlotte.
- CF Matt Den Dekker: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (2)
- 3B Zach Lutz: 3-5, 3B (1), 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
- SS Josh Rodriguez: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 2 E (7, 8)
- 2B Josh Satin: 0-5, 1 RBI, 4 K
- RHP Garrett Olson: 2.2 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K, WP (1)
- RHP Dylan Owen: 2.1 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 BB
- RHP Jenrry Mejia: 2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 K; An encouraging outing by Mejia, who has been very up and down as a reliever
ROSTER ALERT: Matt Harvey will be placed on the taxi squad Monday, added to the active roster Tuesday, and make his MLB debut Thursday.
AA - Binghamton Mets (46-54)_____________________________________
BOWIE 6, BINGHAMTON 2 (Box)
Darin Gorski just did not have it, allowing four earned runs (three of them coming off of two home runs) in four innings. He melted down in the fourth inning, allowing a home run to Caleb Joseph to start it off, and then subsequently the next three batters. After a groundout to second that plated a run, he walked the next batter, before getting Manny Machado to strike out, limiting the damage to just two runs despite all that messiness. The B-Mets offense just couldn’t figure out Baysox pitching for seven innings. Reese Havens knocked in a run in the 8th, and with bases loaded, Francisco Pena walked, forcing in a run in the 9th, but that was all she wrote.
- DH Reese Havens: 1-4, RBI, 2 K
- CF Juan Lagares: 2-4, 1 R, 3B (5)
- 1B Allan Dykstra: 1-1, 1 R, 2 BB
- 2B Wilmer Flores: 0-4, 1 K
- 3B Jefry Marte: 1-4
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-4
- C Francisco Pena: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
- LHP Darin Gorski: 4 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 6 BB, 4 K, 2 HR
- LHP Robert Carson: 1 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K
REHAB ALERT: Mike Baxter played LF and went 1-3
Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (12-18 // 61-37)________________________________________
ST. LUCIE 6, DUNEDIN 2 (Box)
St. Lucie had two games scheduled today: a postponed game from yesterday, and an afternoon nightcap. The teams got in part of the postponed game, playing another inning to make it an official game. The pesky rain delayed things yet again- the first game, started yesterday, was called off (with the game counting), and the second game was postponed until the next time the Dunedin Blue Jays come to town.
- CF Alonzo Harris: 0-1, 1 R, 1 BB, SB (23)
- C Blake Forsythe: 2-3, 1 R, 3 RBI, E (6)
- RF Cory Vaughn: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1K
- 3B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-2, 1 K
- SS Daniel Muno: 0-1, 1 R, 2 BB
- RHP Tyler Pill: 4 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K
- RHP Jack Leathersich: 1 IP, 2 BB, 1 K; Traid
Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (13-17 // 54-43)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 5, ROME 1 (Box)
Domingo Tapia threw seven innings of crisp one-hit ball, rebounding from his last, subpar, start. Relying more so on his sinker than his four-seam fastball, Tapia stymied the Rome Braves. Things did not start off looking all that rosy, as he walked the very first batter of the game, who promptly stole second, took third on a passed ball, and then scored on a groundout. Taipa then proceeded to no-hit the Braves for seven innings, before finally allowing a hit to Robby Hefflinger to start off the seventh inning. The bullpen behind him spotted him, allowing the young Dominican to notch his 5th and most impressive victory for the season. The Sand Gnat offense was nothing special, but it was enough to secure the victory.
- 1B Cole Frenzel: 2-4, 2 RBI
- SS Yucarybert De La Cruz: 1-4, 1 R, 3 K
- DH Albert Cordero: 0-3
- C Xorge Carrillo: 0-4, 2 K, E (2)
- RHP Domingo Tapia: 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 8 K
Short Season A - Brooklyn Cyclones (21-13)__________________________________
BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 1 (Box)
Brooklyn avoided the sweep and pulled out a nail biter, beating the Staten Island Yankees in a game that took 12 innings to decide the victor. Yankees starter Corey Black pitched 6 strong innings, giving up six hits and one run, and the Cyclones’ Hansel Robles was better, pitching 8 strong innings of six hit, one run ball. Neither team could muster more than one run as regulation came to an end, so extra innings were to be had. In the bottom of the 12th, Alexander Sanchez hit a walk-off single off of Charles Basford to win the game and salvage the series. With the win, Brooklyn keeps pace with the Hudson Valley Renegades for first place in the division.
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 0-4, 1 BB, 3 K
- SS Philip Evans: 1-4, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
- DH Alexander Sanchez: 2-6, 2 RBI, 2 K; Knocked in both Brooklyn RBI
- C Kevin Plawecki: 2-6
- RHP Hansel Robles: 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 9 K
Appalachian League (R) - Kingsport Mets (8-20)__________________________________
KINGSPORT 6, ELIZABETHTON 5 (Box)
Corey Oswalt took the bump for the Kingsport Mets and threw five innings of serviceable ball. Kingsport took the lead in the 3rd, and never gave it back, but Elizabethton certainly tried, scoring at least one run in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th.
- SS Gavin Cecchini: 0-1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
- RF Jeffrey Diehl: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (1), 1 K
- CF Maikis De La Cruz: 1-4, 2 RBI
- RHP Corey Oswalt: 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 4 K
- LHP Shane Bay: 1 IP, 1 H, SV (4); At least this organization has one decent player named Bay
Star of the Night
The honors belong to Domingo Tapia, who went seven innings without allowing a hit. His line tonight was very nice, and with a 3.45 ERA and 21 walks to 62 Ks for the season (73 IP, 14 starts), Tapia is developing nicely. He hasn’t given up a single home run all year either, which is nice.
Goat of the Night
Darin Gorski is a better pitcher than the guy who showed up on the mound in Bingo's loss. He should know better than to pitch poorly, and wears the horns today as a result.