Writing this at 2:30 AM in the hope that it will help put ME to sleep, but not you…
Buffalo 7, Charlotte 5
The Bison rode a 5-run second inning to sink the Knights. Chin-lung Hu went 3 for 5, and now officially has more hits in less than a week at Buffalo than he did the entire month and a half in New York. Even more disturbing, Bobby Parnell went a third of an inning, giving up a hit and a walk while allowing the one runner he inherited to score. When he went on the DL with numbness in his finger, a rehab plan was put in place to physically cure what ailed him, However, during rehab, he has been placed in high stress situations (read: coming in with runners on) and had performed abysmally. Given the recent success of the Mets bullpen (Sunday’s loss notwithstanding – and even then, nothing was crushed off them), it looks as if Bobby is going to have an extended stay in Buffalo.
Harrisburg 4, Binghamton 1
Well, it was only two errors today. Which is still more than what the B-Mets scored. Progress. What wasn’t progress was Jeurys Familia. He didn’t pitch poorly per se (5IP, 3 runs, 2 earned, 5, 4 BB, 2K), but the walk rate was too high. His command deserted him last year, and re-appeared this year, so the bases on balls are something to watch. Is his locker too close to Holt’s? 2b Josh Satin went 2 for 4 with a two bagger and a double. Speaking of second basemen…..
Daytona 8, St. Lucie 4
Welcome to the season Reese Havens! After missing almost two months with an oblique injury, the oft-hurt Havens made his long awaited season debut at the keystone for PSL and went 2 for 3 with two walks and two runs batted in. It was thought he would start the season at Binghamton, learning from Wally Backman, but after a long layoff the brass figured to just ease him in. Now if he could only stay on the field.
Savannah 5, Greenville 4
The Sand Gnats hung a 5 spot in the bottom of the 8th to eke out the drive. Now THAT my friends, is a timely rally. The big blow came on a Cory Vaughn bases clearing double that tied the game. Robbie Shields also extended his hit streak to 12 games with a 2 for 4 effort while playing second. Angel Cuan picked up the win throwing 2.2 innings of shutout ball while fanning 5.