I wish you all the kind of night I had last night. Not because I want you all to have fulfilling lives, but because I am a petty, vindictive person. Usually I like film festivals, but I’d rather watch the Yankees hit home run and home run out of the stadium. Hell, I wish they hit ME out of the stadium.
Norfolk 5, Buffalo 0
One bad inning with a little sloppy defense thrown in is all it takes. The Tides hung up a five spot on Jenry Mejia in the fifth (thanks in part to his own throwing error), and that was all she wrote for either side. Overall, Jenry didn’t pitch that poorly. IN 4.2 innings, Mejia gave up five unearned runs on four hits with two walks and two K’s, though he did give up a three run homer. The Bisons’ bats were essentially held in check by Jamie Moyer and Brad Bergesen, who each allowed only one hit apiece. Interesting note, Jamie Moyer is very, very old for a baseball player. Google it, there may have been a story written about it somewhere.
Binghamton 12, Trenton 0
Bombs away! The B-Mets connected for four home runs as part of an eighteen hit attack in an absolute whitewashing of the Thunders. Reese Havens and Rylan Sandoval each had a solo shot, while Eric Campbell provided both a two run AND a three run shot. Not to mention SS Josh Rodriguez went 5 for 5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Aside from the fireworks, Darren Gorski went eight strong innings, blanking Trenton on seven hits without walking anyone and striking out three.
Charlotte 6, St. Lucie 4
Cory Mazzoni struggled to keep the Stone Crabs from getting too far ahead, giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits with one walk and four strikeouts in 5.1 innings, and after Jim Fuller held Charlotte scoreless for an innings John Church let up two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth. Alonzo Harris was 2 for 5 with two RBI and Richard Lucas was 1 for 2 with two runs scored.
Charleston 8, Savannah 7
Ouch! TJ Chism gave up three in the bottom of the ninth as the Riverdogs erased two multi-run deficits in this one. The Sand Gants actually opened the scoring with a four run fifth, but Alex Panteliodis gave it right back, finishing with a line of five runs on TEN hits (one of them a homer) against two walks and two K’s in 5.1 IP. Travis Taijeron, Gilbert Gomez and TJ Rivera each knocked in a pair for Savannah.