Alan Horne made his AAA debut, and pitched well. Not dominant, but 6 IP 5 H 2BB 2ER 6K. Scott Patterson showed again why he's a better option than LaTroy Hawkins with another scoreless inning with 2K. Brett Gardner hit his 1st HR of the season (he didn't hit any all last year in AA)
Down in Trenton, Austin Jackson and Jose Tabata continued their slow starts with a combined 0-4 with 2 walks. George Kontos didn't fare too spectacularly -3 BB and an earned run with only 1 K in 3 IP.
Ryan Pope was better in Tampa-throwing 4 IP with only 2 hits allowed to go along with 2K. He was on the wrong end of a 1-0 shutout.
Charleston lived up to their advance billing as the most exciting team in minor league baseball with a 13-0 shellacking of Rome, Ga.
Among the noteworthy contributors was Brad Suttle who was 2-3 with a HR. Nie to see after his terrible spring. Abraham Almonte, Carmen Angelini, Jesus Montero and David Williams all had multiple hits, or multiple RBI. There is some serious talent on this team. They will be fun to watch all year long.