- Posted: 2:57 PM, April 16, 2012
- It was a long day for the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees, who did little right at the plate or on the mound in a 7-2 loss to Syracuse. Switch-hitter Pat Venditte threw two scoreless innings, while Brandon Laird had a double and Colin Curtis had a single and an RBI.
- Jordany Valdespin’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning allowed the Buffalo Bisons to escape with a 10-9 victory over Pawtucket in a game where a pair of prospect pitchers got shelled. Matt Harvey, the current top prospect in the Mets’ system, gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits with two strikeouts and three walks in 3 2/3 innings. Then former top prospect and first round pick Brad Holt, who was recently called up to Triple-A, allowed three runs on six hits with one walk in 1 1/3 innings.
- Craig Heyer had a stellar game for Double-A Trenton, giving up one run on five hits in six innings with seven strikeouts and no walks in a 2-1 win for the Thunder over Akron.
- Center fielder Matt Den Dekker went 2-for-5 with a home run for Double-A Binghamton in a 9-2 drubbing of Portland. Third baseman Jefry Marte continued his hot start with a single and a run scored in his first at-bat, but then walked and left the game with a tight hamstring. On the mound, Greg Peavey picked up his second win in two Double-A starts after throwing five scoreless innings, allowing four hits, striking out four and walking one.
- A little-known prospect named Andy Pettitte was the star of the show for High-A Tampa Sunday after four shutout innings in a 6-1 win over Clearwater. Pettitte scattered two hits, struck out three and walked none. Rob Segedin went 1-for-2 with two walks at the plate.
- Second baseman Daniel Muno and catcher Francisco Pena each had a pair of RBIs in a 6-4 win for St. Lucie over Charlotte. Wilmer Flores added a single and an RBI.
- The loaded Charleston RiverDogs continue to impress, improving to 7-3 this season with a 7-5 win over Rome. Mason Williams went 2-for-5 with a double, triple, run scored and RBI. Gary Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a run scored and Tyler Austin went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs.
- After a slow start, Savannah third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez continues to get back on track. Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in a 6-1 win over Augusta. Tyler Pill, a 2011 draft pick, threw six shutout innings to pick up the win, scattering five hits, two strikeouts and a walk.