BUFFALO 4, ROCHESTER 2
Left fielder Vinny Rottino had a nice game and celebrated his birthday by going 2-2 with a walk and three runs-batted-in at the plate while batting cleanup. Recent addition Bobby Scales started at second and picked up three hits including a pair of doubles, and Jordany Valdespin picked up two hits and scored two runs from the leadoff spot.
Chris Schwinden started and allowed no earned runs in five innings pitched, and the bullpen continued it’s string of dominance with Jack Egbert retiring all five batters he faced, and closer Fernando Cabrera working a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his second save in two days.
BINGHAMTON 2, AKRON 1
Left-hander Darin Gorski burst out of the gate with a dominating performance, tossing six one-hit scoreless innings and striking out seven as the B-Mets edged the Aeros 2-1. Gorski, last year’s Florida State League Pitcher of the Year, only faced one batter over the minimum, making his Double-A debut a memorable one.
Gorski got all the offense he needed from the B-Mets in the first inning when Matt den Dekker laced a double to left-centerfield and scored two batters later on Allan Dykstra’s hard-hit single up the middle. It was Dykstra’s first RBI of the year. The B-Mets tacked on to the lead in the seventh when Jefry Marte hit a wind-aided triple to leadoff the inning against Bryson and scored on Oswaldo Navarro’s sacrifice fly to right field, giving Binghamton a two-run edge.
Closer Josh Edgin took over in the ninth to earn his first save of the season.
ST. LUCIE 4, BRADENTON 2
Designated hitter Danny Muno went 3-5 including a double, a triple, and two runs scored as St. Lucie edged Bradenton 2-1. Center fielder Darrell Ceciliani drove in a couple of runs and is off to a nice start batting .308 on the season. Chase Huchingson started and picked up his first win of the season in a very dominating performance that saw him hurl 6.2 scoreless innings allowing just three hits and walking one while striking out five. Nice job!
SAVANNAH 7, AUGUSTA 1
Aderlin Rodriguez provided all the offense the Gnats would need when he powered a three-run homer 5o cap a big five-run inning for the good guys. Dustin Lawley went 3-for-4 and scored twice as every hitter in the game picked up at least one hit in the Gnats’ 14-hit attack. Alex Panteliodis, a ninth-round draft pick from last June, started the game and picked up his first win after tossing five innings and allowing just an unearned run. The bullpen also pitched solidly as Tyson Seng, T.J. Chismand Jared West combined for four scoreless innings of relief.
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