Live Game Blog – 4/22/09 – Scranton 6 – Buffalo 1

Phil Hughes vs Freddie Garcia

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Zod

Tonight, Phil Hughes vs. Freddie Garcia. I am fairly sure the ump will allow the pitchers to blow on their hands tonight, It is 49 degress as I write this. Tonight’s Lineup:

Doug Bernier, 2B

John Rodriguez, DH

Todd Linden, LF

Shelley Duncan, RF

Juan Miranda, 1B

Austin Jackson, CF

Eric Duncan, 3B

Angel Berroa, SS

Chris Stewart, C

Hughes 1st inning

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Zod

Gave up a leadoff single and that was it. He used mostly cutters and curves, and quite effectively. 1 SO.

Bottom 2nd

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Zod

Bernier doubled, John Rodriguez bunts for a single moving Bernier to 3rd. Garcia got lucky when Rodriguez slipped going back to first and got caught in a rundown, Linden struck out and Shelley Duncan popped out.

Easy 2nd for Hughes

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Zod

Helped by a great defensive play by Shelley Duncan going deep to right center to make the catch and touch the wall.

Hughes gets out of trouble in the 3rd

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Zod

The inning started with a strikeout, and ended with a strkeout and in between Jose Coronado had a bloop single, followed by a sharp double to left by Corey Sullivan, but no scoring.

SWB’ 2 Buffalo 0, bottom 3rd

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Zod

Bernier lead off the inning with a booming double, Rodriguez walked, and then Todd Linden doubled to right to plate 2, and took 3rd on a bad throw to the plate. SWB’ leads 2-0.

Hughes strikes out the side!

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Zod

In the 4th. He used a wicked curve, cutter, and recorded his first 92 FB of the night.

Hughes pitching a gem

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Zod

Shutout through 6, and very efficient. He has thrown only 79 pitches, has 6 strikouts, has given up only 4 hits. He is using his FB more in the later innings, but has a very good curve going tonight.

Linden home run in the 6th

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Zod

SWB 3 Buffalo 0.

Hughes great through 7.2!

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Zod

Phil Hughes pitched a masterful game throwing 105 pitches, 75 for strikes. His final line: 7.2 6 1 1 1 7.

I was very impressed with the way he mixed up his pitches, and he used his fastball later in the game to keep the hitters off balance. Again, his FB never topped 92, but with all his other stuff, it was enough.

Mark Melancon is in.

Game update through 8

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Zod

SWB added 2 in the 7th & 1 in the 8th, and Buffalo got 1 in the 8th.

SWB 6, Buffalo 1.

It is raining and cold again tonight, a miserable night for sitting here in the stands!

Melancon closes, SWB wins 6-1

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Zod

Melancon pitched 1 2/3, struck out 2, and allowed 2 hits.

Hughes is now 3-0 with a 1.86 ERA!

Game Story Recap Box

Buffalo
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Sullivan CF 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250
Green, A 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Martinez, F RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 .291
Evans 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .102
Abreu DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .206
Feliciano, J LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267
Rivera, R C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Malo 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .146
Coronado SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .104
Garcia, F P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Snyder P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Robertson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
BATTING
2B: Sullivan (4, Hughes, P), Martinez, F (8, Melancon).
TB: Sullivan 3; Green, A; Martinez, F 3; Abreu; Feliciano, J; Coronado.
RBI: Martinez, F (7).
2-out RBI: Martinez, F.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez, F 2; Evans 2; Malo.
GIDP: Rivera, R.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Martinez, F (1, throw), Malo (2, fielding).
DP: (Evans-Coronado-Evans).
Pickoffs: Garcia, F (Rodriguez, J at 1st base).

Scranton/WB
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bernier 2B 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 .297
Rodriguez, J DH 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .333
Linden LF 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 1 .296
Duncan, S RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .356
Miranda 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .319
Jackson, A CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .424
Duncan, E 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333
Berroa SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .340
Stewart C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .176
Hughes, P P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Melancon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
BATTING
2B: Bernier 2 (5, Garcia, F, Garcia, F), Linden (4, Garcia, F), Duncan, E (2, Snyder).
HR: Linden (4, 6th inning off Garcia, F, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bernier 5; Rodriguez, J; Linden 6; Jackson, A; Duncan, E 2; Berroa 2; Stewart 2.
RBI: Linden 3 (16), Stewart (1), Berroa (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Duncan, S; Miranda 2; Linden 2.
GIDP: Miranda.
Team RISP: 5-for-15.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jackson, A (4, 2nd base off Robertson/Rivera, R).
CS: Rodriguez, J (1, 2nd base by Garcia, F/Rivera, R).
PO: Rodriguez, J (1st base by Garcia, F).

FIELDING
DP: (Hughes, P-Berroa-Miranda).

Buffalo
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F (L, 0-1) 6.0 5 3 3 3 3 1 4.50
Snyder 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 4.66
Robertson 1.0 3 1 1 1 1 0 7.04
Scranton/WB
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hughes, P (W, 3-0) 7.2 6 1 1 1 7 0 1.86
Melancon 1.1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

WP: Snyder.
Pitches-strikes: Garcia, F 78-44, Snyder 26-18, Robertson 29-19, Hughes, P 105-75, Melancon 23-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garcia, F 7-7, Snyder 0-3, Robertson 2-0, Hughes, P 9-7, Melancon 2-0.
Batters faced: Garcia, F 24, Snyder 8, Robertson 7, Hughes, P 29, Melancon 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Melancon 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Chris Conroy. 1B: Jason Bradley. 2B: . 3B: Tom Augustini.
Weather: 51 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 2:35.
Att: 3,720.

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