Happy Birfday America! Though you are 235, you don’t look a day over 186. Ahhhh…that was the year. Don Draper was a success, the kids were doing The Twist, and a certain baseball franchise was born in Manhattan.
Syracuse 10, Buffalo 4
This was a back and forth affair until Taylor Tankersley got shelled in the 7th, giving up a six spot. Nick Evans went hitless, Bubba Bell had a solo homer, and Fernando Martinez was optioned back but did not play.
Bowie 4, Binghamton 3
Randy Brooks coughed up a run in the 8th, snapping a 3-3- tie. Jordanny Valdespin has his average up to .299, going 4 for 5 with an RBI.
St. Lucie 8, Bradenton 1 (5 innings)
God does not want these two teams to play, but nobody seems to be getting the message. For the second night in a row, the PSL Mets coasted to a 5 innings win. This time, Kyle Allen cruised to a “complete” game, allowing one run on three hits, walking three and striking out six. Juan Ligares went 2 for 3 while knocking in a run, and Wilmer Flores went a perfect 3 for 3with 2 RBI to spark the offensive barrage.
Savannah 7, Augusta 1.
The light hitting Sand Gnats had a mini explosion in the first two innings, netting all seven runs. From there they took the rest of the night off but Angel Cuan had everything in control by then (6IP, 6H, 1 ER, 0BB, 7K). Adam Kolarek threw three scoreless innings for the save. Weird Fact, Savannah scored seven runs in two innings with only two extra base hits (both doubles).
Staten Island 3, Brooklyn 2
The Cyclones beat the Yankees two out of three games the first weekend of the season. That was the last time the SI Yanks lost. After last night’s soul crushing loss, the Cyclones looked to bounce back with Luke Stewart’s 2 run homer in the first innings. But that was all the offense they could muster, and the Yankees tied the game in the fifth, and pushed across the go ahead run in the 8th thanks in part to a fie ding error by (Call ME) Ismael Tijerina.
Kingsport 7, Johnson City 6 (13 innings)
The K-Mets rallied for three runs in the 9th inning to tie the game, with the equalizer scoring on a wild pitch. Dustin Emmons went three perfect innings in relief for the win. However, it was another rough outing for starter Juan Urbina, who was torched for four runs on four hits and three walks in four innings. So far this year, the son of a former major leaguers Venezuelan has been hacked to the tune of a 9.24 ERA.