The Bisons won their seventh in a row behind 3-4 efforts with a home run from both corner infielders 1B Nick Evans (pictured) and 3B Mike Cervenak. Evans is off to a .333/.396/.583 start with six doubles and two homers in 12 games with Buffalo. Between AA and AAA, the 24-year-old has hit .299/.369/.534 with 36 doubles and 19 homers.
CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 2-5 with his first AAA triple. He's hitting .345 (10-for-29) in his first seven AAA games.
Fernando Nieve was pretty ordinary: 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K.
The B-Mets wasted a strong effort from Chris Schwinden (6 Ip, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) when the bullpen allowed four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Both Eddie Kunz and Roy Merritt gave up two hits without retiring a batter in the seventh.
Josh Satin (.318/.409/.465) replaced Zach Lutz at third base to start the third inning. No, I don't know why yet. Satin did go 3-3 with a two-run homer in the eighth that brought the B-Mets within a run. Satin, who was drafted as a second-baseman played three games at third for Savannah last year and one for Brooklyn in 2008.
CF Sean Ratliff struck out twice, but homered for the third time in his last four games to give him 19 this year. He's up to .329/.367/.610 in 52 games at AA.
Game 1: Charlotte Stone Crabs 3, @ St. Lucie Mets 1 (7 innings)Game 2: Charlotte Stone Crabs 8, @ St. Lucie Mets 5 (7 innings)Hey, look Rocco Baldelli was 0-4 in game 1.
Mets pitching combined to walk 7 batters in game one. Eric Beaulac (5 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K) started and Michael Powers, making his advanced-A debut, issued three free passes against one strikeout in his two scoreless innings of work.
Brandon Moore worked around four walks of his own in 5.1 innings in game two, but reliever Erik Turgeon was charged with five runs in the seventh as the Stone Crabs came back in their final turn at bat.
SS Wilmer Flores, who was 0-3 in game two was the only St. Lucie starter without a hit in the game. After an 0-6 game, he's hitting .311/.328/.437 in 45 games in the FSL.