Well, the big league club won and no one embarrassed themselves or the organization. This counts as progress in Metsville. PS – Buffalo had the night off, so Angel Pagan should be reporting there today
New Britain 4, Binghamton 3 (8 innings) – Game 1
Remember folks, minor league double headers are 7 inning affairs, so going into the 8th counts as extra innings. Mark Cohoon succumbed to Hard Hittin’ New Brittin’, allowing 11 base runners (9 hits and 2 walks) while giving up 3 runs in 5.2 innings. Rickey Brooks took the loss in relief.
Binghamton 6, New Britain 2– Game 2
OK, first things first. While it’s too soon to say Brad Holt is back, yesterday was a very encouraging performance. His line: 6.1 IP, 2 runs, 6 hits, 2 BB, 1K. Now the hit total is a tad high, and we’d like to see him miss more bats, but at this point that’s a nit-pick. The walks are way down, and when you don’t give up many runs, you tend to win. He did uncork a wild pitch however. Regardless, here’s hoping Brad keeps it up. Josh Satin was the offensive hero, going 1 for 4 with 4 RBI. The big blow was a bases clearing triple that keyed a four run fourth. Fun note, four of the B-Mets starters were hitting on the interstate.
Daytona 5, St. Lucie 0
As stated above, Angel Pagan will be joining Buffalo today – so yesterday was his last go round with the PSL Mets. He went 1 for 4 and hit .226 on his rehab stint in Florida. As for the game, the Cubbies rode a four run fifth to coast to a shutout victory. Reese Havens was held hitless, while Matt den Dekker, Jefry Marte went 1 for 4. Wilmer Flores was 1 for 3, and is hitting .271 for the year.
Savannah 6, Augusta 5 (14 innings)
While not as lengthy as the Reds-Phils last night, fans in Augusta still got more than their money’s worth on this marathon. There’s something to be said for a 14th innings stretch. Luis Rojas gave up 3 runs on no hits in the bottom of the 8th to let the Green Jackets tie the game. All three runs were unearned thanks to CF Darrell Cecciliani’s fielding error. C Blake Forsythe broke the tie with a two out single to plate Cory Vaughn in the bottom of the 14th putting the Sand Gnats up for good. Hamilton Bennett, Josh Edgin, and Michael Weldon (who got the ‘W’) pitched six shutout innings in relief.