Charleston’s Balanced Attack; Manny Banuelos Returns; Ronnier Mustelier; Ramon Flores’ 5-Hit Night; Eduardo Sosa; Nik Turley

Minor Leagues Report — By on May 2, 2012 9:46 pm

Charleston:

Seven different players had a hit apiece (five of which were doubles) as the Riverdogs’ used a balanced attack to defeat Lakewood, 5-3.

Gary Sanchez doubled (10), drove in a run, and scored a run in the victory. Sanchez is hitting .341, and although the home runs aren’t there yet, the doubles are a nice thing to see.

Tyler Austin added a 1-for-2 night with a double (8), two runs scored, and two walks. He is at .360/.404/.860 on the season.

Kelvin DeLeon added a double of his own and three runs batted in, while Angelo Gumbs and Anderson Feliz also doubled. Gumbs stole his sixth bag of the season.

Scottie Allen started, lasting five innings while giving up two runs on six hits. He walked five and struck out four. Phil Wetherell earned his 4th save with a scoreless ninth, allowing a hit while striking out one. —————————- Scranton:

Manny Banuelos returned from the disabled list and promptly tossed 3.2 scoreless innings as Scranton squeaked by Rochester, 2-1.

Banuelos allowed two hits and no walks while striking out five in his sharpest outing of the season. His first two starts produced a 10.13 ERA.

Steve Pearce hit a home run, his fourth of the season, while Brandon Laird went 1-for-3 with a double. —————————– Trenton:

Ronnier Mustelier clocked a solo home run as Trenton defeated Portland, 4-3.

The home run was his third of the season. He is at .340/.394/.543 on the season.

Cody Johnson went 2-for-3 with a double, run scored, and walk while Melky Mesa put up a 1-for-3 night with a double, walk, and his 4th stolen base of the season. Dan Brewer had two hits and a run scored to aid in the victory.

Craig Heyer started, lasting six innings while giving up three runs on nine hits. He walked one and struck out six. His ERA sits at 4.55 on the season.

Preston Claiborne tossed 1.2 scoreless innings to earn the victory. He allowed a hit while walking one and striking out three (2.87 ERA; 15.2 IP, 14 H, 10 R, 5 ER, 8 BB, 22 K).

Ryan Flannery worked a scoreless ninth for his third save of the season. ——————————– Tampa:

Ramon Flores went 5-for-6 with a double to raise his average all the way up to .258 as Tampa won an extra-inning affair, 3-2. Tampa scored those runs on 14 hits.

Eduardo Sosa had three hits, two stolen bases (5), and a run scored, while Kelvin Castro went 2-for-5 with a run scored of his own.

Nik Turley started, lasting five innings while giving up two runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out three (2.23 ERA; 36.1 IP, 33 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 12 BB, 35 K)

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