Patterson's Bombs

Wednesday, April 19 2006 @ 02:00 AM EDT

Contributed by: Pistol

Yesterday I noted that Ryan Patterson had high batting averages in ever place that he's played so far.  Well, he didn't hurt his average any last night as he hit two home runs.

The farm teams went 3-1 on the night with the lone loss coming in extra innings.

Syracuse 3 @ Louisville 4 (11 innings)

Josh Banks had a mixed night for the Chiefs.  He gave up 3 runs over 6 2/3 innings, including a HR allowed.  On the plus side he struck out 8 with no walks.  His K:BB ratio is 17:1 for the season.  And you thought he had great control last year.  Brandon League pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.  His ERA for the year sits at 0.82. 

At the plate John Hattig and Wayne Lydon each had 2 hits and a walk.  Rob Cosby also had two hits for Syracuse.

Binghamton 4 @ New Hampshire 8

The Fisher Cat bats started to warm up last night.  NH broke the game open in the fourth and fifth inning with 4 and 3 runs respectively.  Adam Lind led the way going 4-5 with a HR to bring his average up to .311 for the year.  Big Vito Chiaravolloti also hit a tater, a 2 run shot, and went 2-3 on the night.  Third basemen Eric Arnold had 4 singles in 4 ABs, Curtis Thigpen had two hits and Chip Cannon had three hits. 

Ismael Ramirez picked up the win for the Fisher Cats scattering 3 hits and 1 walk over 6 innings.  Ramirez had 3 Ks on the night.

Lakeland 3 @ Dunedin 6

The D-Jays scored 3 in the 8th inning to break a 3-3 tie to pull out the win.  Ryan Patterson and Dustin Majewski led off the inning with walks and after a Eric Nielsen fly out Christian Snavely hit a 3 run home run for the margin of victory.  At the plate Ryan Patterson had 2 home runs, a walk and a stolen base.  Neilsen and Snavely also had two hits on the night.

Lefty Eric Folwer got the start and gave up 1 run over five innings.  He struck out 5 against 2 walks and 7 hits (6 singles).  Sidearmer Connor Falkenbach picked up the win with a scoreless two out performance.

Lansing 7 @ Clinton 5

The Nuts' bats were going last night as the team put up 7 runs to bail out starter Kristian Bell.  Leading the way was David Hicks with 3 hits and 3 RBIs.  Third basemen Chris Gutierrez also chipped in with two hits.

Kristian Bell got the start and struggled over 5 innings.  Bell gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and 5 walks, striking out just one batter.

3 Stars!
3rd star - Eric Arnold, 4-4
2nd star - Adam Lind: 4-5 with a HR
1st star - Ryan Patterson:  2-3 with 2 HRs, a BB and a SB