*All results from games played on Wednesday, August 1, 2012
AAA - Buffalo Bisons (54-57)_______________________________________
AA - Binghamton Mets (51-58)_____________________________________
HARRISBURG 3, BINGHAMTON 2 (Box)
Gonzalez Germen pitched seven strong innings, giving up three runs, two of them earned. Kevin Pucetas, the Senators pitcher, and the rest of their bullpen just proved too much for the B-Mets. Germen tried his hardest to get the win, as he had one of Binghamton’s only official RBI, but his offense just wasn’t cooperating.
- CF Juan Lagares: 1-4, CS (7)
- 2B Reese Havens: 0-3, BB
- 1B Allan Dykstra: 0-2, 2 BB, K
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4, R
- RHP Gonzalez Germen: 7 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 7 K
REHAB ALERT: Frank Francisco allowed one hit in 1 IP
Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (19-21 // 68-40)________________________________________
CLEARWATER 7, ST. LUCIE 3 (Box)
Erik Goeddel didn’t have his best stuff, giving three runs in four innings, but the man he handed the ball off to screwed the pooch worse, and put the game out of reach, with the help of the defense behind him. Yohan Almonte allowed two earned runs and two unearned runs in his three innings of work, making the score 7-0 in the bottom of the 6th. In the 8th inning, St. Lucie finally got on the board when Alonzo Harris hit a home run into the left field stands. Immediately after, T.J. Rivera hit a triple, and scored on a wild pitch. The Threshers were able to contain the damage and stem the tide, preventing St. Lucie from scoring again.
- CF Alonzo Harris: 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K, HR (5)
- SS T.J. Rivera: 1-4, 3B (1), K
- 2B Daniel Muno: 2-4, K; In his last 10 games, Muno is getting on base at a .405 clip.
- 3B Robbie Shields: 3-4, 1 R
- RF Cory Vaughn: 1-3, BB, K
- DH Aderlin Rodriguez: 1-3, BB, K
- RHP Erik Goeddel: 4 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 5 BB, 3 K
- RHP Yohan Almonte: 3 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 1 K, HR
Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (18-22 // 59-48)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 5, GREENSBORO 2 (Box)
The Grasshoppers jumped on the board first, but the Sand Gnats swatted away their lead, scoring more runs and winning the ballgame. No one individual in particular had an outstanding game, but instead, practically entire bottom portion of Savannah’s line-up got into the act, knocking in ribbie after ribbie. Michael Fulmer didn’t pitch his best game, giving up 8 hits in 4.2 innings, but he limited the damage to two runs.
- SS Matthew Reynolds: 1-2, R, 2 BB, E (3)
- CF Gilbert Gomez: 2-4, K
- RF Gregory Pron: 1-2, R, 1 RBI, 1 K
- 1B Cole Frenzel: 2-3, R,
- C Albert Cordero: 1-3, RBI
- 2B Yucarybert De La Cruz: 0-3, RBI
- RHP Michael Fulmer: 4.2 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 2 K
- RHP Chasen Bradford: 1 IP, 1 H, SV (3)
GREENSBORO 1, SAVANNAH 0 (Box)
Alex Panteliodis pitched very well, but Savannah’s offense forgot to show up in the second game, notching only four hits and no runs. Cole Frenzel was the only Sand Gnat to get an extra base hit off of either Grasshopper pitcher.
- C Xorge Carrillo: 1-3
- 1B Cole Frenzel: 1-3
- 3B Dustin Lawley: 1-3, K
- SS Yucarybert De La Cruz: 1-3
- LHP Alex Panteliodis: 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K
Short Season A - Brooklyn Cyclones (26-17)__________________________________
BROOKLYN 3, CONNECTICUT 2 (Box)
Gabriel Ynoa went out there and threw six innings of crisp baseball, allowing two runs. Brooklyn’s offense kept the team in the game, and Brandon Nimmo was able to score in the 5th inning for what would become the game-winning run. After Ynoa left, the Cyclones’ bullpen tamed the Tigers’ hitters, and Brooklyn would go on to win the ballgame.
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K; After looking overmatched at the plate for a while, Nimmo is now hitting .293/.341/.488 in his last ten games
- SS Philip Evans: 0-3, 1 R
- 3B Alexander Sanchez: 0-3
- DH Kevin Plawecki: 1-4, 2 RBI
- C Nelfi Zapata: 0-2, BB
- RHP Gabriel Ynoa: 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 K
- RHP Tyler Vanderheiden: 1 IP, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K, SV (7)
Appalachian League (R) - Kingsport Mets (12-26)__________________________________
GREENEVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 4 (Box)
In a back-and-forth affair, the Greeneville Astros prevailed over the K-Mets. The 7th inning saw Greeneville put up four runs, as reliever Andres E. Perez melted down (his replacement Flabio Ortega also gave up a run, but Kingsport was already losing by that point). The Mets’ bats, which had been alive earlier in the game, were silenced in the last three innings.
- 2B Yeixon Ruiz: 1-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K
- SS Gavin Cecchini: 1-2; Left for a pinch runner
- RF Jeffrey Diehl: 0-4, 3 K
- RHP Persio Reyes: 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 1 K
- RHP Andres E. Perez: 0.1 IP, 3 ER, 1 H, 2 BB
Star of the Night
Other players might have had better statistical nights, but I think that Gabriel Ynoa is our star tonight. With his start tonight, Ynoa keeps his strong season going- he has given up more than two earned runs once, and has quietly put together some pretty decent numbers: 2.81 ERA in 48.0 IP (8 starts) with 7 BBs and 37 Ks.
Goat of the Night
Andres E. Perez: Three earned runs in 0.1 innings comes out to a 81.00 ERA. Yuck.