We are lucky enough to have a SWB report from BigGuy tonight. He won't be doing these all the time by when he does I will post them. Thank BG for the great contributions.
(AAA) Scranton/WB (36-21) beat Rochester 5-2: Box Score - Recap
PITCHING: Jeff Karstens pitched the first 4 innings giving up both Rochester runs on 6 hits, including a solo homer in the 1st inning. The 2nd run scored in the 4th inning on a bases loaded RBI sac fly. Karstens had 2 strikeouts and gave up 2 walks. He also had a wild pitch. His era in his 3 games since returning from the DL is 7.82.
The bullpen was the story of this win for SWB. Both Heath Phillips and David Robertson were outstanding. Phillips followed Karstens and pitched 3.2 innings of scoreless relief. He gave up 3 hits and had 1 strikeout. ... David Robertson added 2.1 innings of scoreless relief picking up the win (2-0) In a real oddity Robertson had 4 strikeouts in the 9th inning. The extra strikeout victim reached on a wild pitch 3rd strike. Robertson gave up only 2 hits, 6 strikeouts and no walks.
OFFENSE: Francisco Liriano started the game for Rochester and pitched well leaving with a 2-1 lead after 6 plus innings. ... SWB picked up solo runs in the 2nd and 7th inning to force extra innings. ... In the 10th inning they picked the lead run on a wild pitch and Jason Lane added 2 insurance runs on a 2-run homer (11).
NOTES: Dan Giese gets the start Sunday agains Phil Humber.
HR: SWB: J. Lane (11). ROC: D. McDonald (7).
Brett Gardner: 0-for-4
Alberto Gonzalez: 1-for-4, R, BB
Jason Lane: 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB
Justin Christian: 1-for-4, R
Nick Green: 2-for-4, 2B, R
Eric Duncan: 2-for-4, RBI
Chris Stewart: 2-for-4, 2B
Bernie Castro: 0-for-0, R
Jeff Karstens: 4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (7.82 ERA)
Dave Robertson: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K (2.25 ERA)
(AA) Trenton (35-20) beat New Britain 13-3: Box Score - Recap
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HR: NBR: L. Hughes (12), B. Peterson (5).
Ramiro Pena: 0-for-4, R, RBI, BB
Austin Jackson: 2-for-6, 2 R, RBI
Colin Curtis: 3-for-6, R, 2 RBI
Edwar Gonzalez: 2-for-6, RBI
Kevin Russo: 2-for-6, 2B, RBI, 3 R
Jose Tabata: 2-for-6, 2 R
P.J. Pilittere: 4-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI
Chris Malec: 4-for-5, 2B, R, 3 RBI
Reegie Corona: 2-for-5, R
Mark Melancon: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (1.84 ERA)
Now some more from Big Guy on Mark Melancon:
After a 90 minute rain delay Mark Melancon came on and pitched almost 4 innings. He pitched a scoreless 3rd inning. ... In the 4th he gave up 1 run on a solo homer. ... Melancon also gave up 1 run in the 5th inning on 2 singles..... In the 6th Melancon got the first 2 outs and was relieved after giving up a single. Melancon's line: 3.2 innings, 2 runs, 5 hits, 2 K's and no walks, his ERA is now 1.84.
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HR: FTM: W. Ramos (8).
Luis Nunez: 3-for-5, 2B
James Cooper: 2-for-5, RBI
Jose Gil: 1-for-4
Andres Perez: 1-for-5, R
Mitch Hilligoss: 1-for-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB, SB
Josue Calzado: 3-for-5, R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI
Kevin Smith: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI
Brian Chavez: 0-for-3, RBI
Zachary McAllister: 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (9.00 ERA)
Kevin Whelan: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K (2.57 ERA)
(Low A) Charleston (36-19) beat Hickory 2-0: Box Score - Recap
Justin Snyder: 1-for-3, BB
Jesus Montero: 0-for-3
Austin Romine: 1-for-3, R, 2B
Brian Baisley: 1-for-3, R, 2B
Carmen Angelini: 0-for-3
Adam Olbrychowski: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (3.23 ERA)