It was a perfect day in Mets land yesterday, with the organization going 5-0. We know what happened in Flushing, let’s check out what happened everywhere else:
Buffalo 4, Rochester 2
Chris Schwinden got his 2012 season off to a good start. He pitched 5 innings and gave up just a pair of unearned runs, striking out 4. Three different relievers combined for the final 4 innings, surrendering just a single hit. At the plate Bobby Scales, of all people, led the way with 3 hits, including a pair of doubles. Vinny Rottino had 2 hits and drove in 3 runs. Jordany Valdespin played centerfield, had 2 hits, and scored 2 runs. With Kirk Nieuwenhuis out of the picture, at least for the time being, it’ll be interesting to see how often Valdespin finds himself playing centerfield.
Binghamton 2, Akron 1
Darin Gorski was phenomenal in leading the B-Mets to their first win of the season. Gorski’s changeup was on as pitched 6 shutout innings, giving up 1 hit and 3 walks, while striking out 7. He also picked off a runner off of first. Robert Carson let up a homerun, but he also struck out 2 in an inning of work. Josh Edgin walked one but also produced three ground balls to shortstop to pick up his first save of the year. The B-Mets had just 4 hits in the game, but that was enough to win. Jefry Marte tripled and scored a run. Matt Den Dekker was 1 for 2 with a walk and a run scored.
St. Lucie 4, Bradenton 2
Chase Huchingson took the ball pitched 6.2 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits and a walk while striking out 5. Adrian Rosario followed for 1.1 innings and struck out 3. Daniel Muno got things started from the leadoff spot, collecting 3 hits and coming up a homerun shy of the cycle. Darrell Ceciliani drove in 2 runs. Wilmer Flores was 0-4; three games into the season he’s hitting .071.
Savannah 7, Augusta 1
Florida alum Alex Panteliodis made his professional debut giving up only 1 unearned run on 4 hits through 5 innings of work. He walked 1 and struck out 3. Tyson Seng pitched 2 shutout innings and then T.J. Chism and Jared West followed up with a scoreless inning of their own each. Aderlin Rodriguez committed another error in the field (his 5th of the season), but he once again redeemed himself at the plate with 2 hits, including a 3-run homer. All 9 batters had at least 1 hit. Brian Harrison had a pair of doubles and an RBI. Dustin Lawley had 3 hits and scored 2 runs; after 3 games he’s hitting .545. Travis Taijeron also had 2 hits and an RBI. Catchers Cam Maron and Albert Cordero both drove in a run.