Some strong pitching performances to speak of, the Cyclones go off, I’ve got my brother in law on the couch, and a visiting kitten in the bedroom, and my wife is decides to clean the bathroom at midnight. Mets minor league system, take me away!!!!
Buffalo 4, Lehigh Valley 2
Jenry Mejia continues to shine out of the Buffalo rotation. I always thought he was going to the bullpen but if he keeps this up, great. Jenry tossed six innings of one run ball, allowing just five hits and a walk while fanning one. Lucas Duda, perhaps buoyed by word that he will be back in Queens before September 1, went 2 for 4 with a solo homer. Matt den Dekker also went 2 for 4 and knocked in three runs. He also struck out once, making that 75 in 60 AAA games. Scott Elarton took the loss for the Iron Pigs. What year is this?!??
Richmond 10, Binghamton 3
The B-Mets were leading this one 3-2 until the top of the eighth, when the wheels came flying off. Colin McHugh (7.1 IP, 4R, 6H, 1BB, 4K) began to unravel and neither Ryan Fraser nor Brandon Moore could stop the bleeding as the Flying Squirrels (love that name) hung a four spot in each of the last two innings. Dustin Martin went 4 for 4 on the evening, with a run scored.
Charlotte 6, St. Lucie 5
Jack Leathersitch got shelled for four runs in just a third of an innings in the seventh, blowing a 5-2 lead for the Lucies. Logan Verret got the start and was solid over six innings, allowing two solo homers and five hits overall to go with one walk and five strikeouts. Alonzo Harris was 3 for 5 with three runs scored.
Hickory 6, Savannah 0
Jim Fuller took the hill for the Sand Gnats and went an excellent 5.2 innings allowing just two runs on two hits with a walk and a whopping ten strikeouts. However, he got tagged with the loss as Savannahs bats were stymied by the Crawdads. Matt Reynolds had two of the Sand Gnats four hits on the night.
Brooklyn 12, Tri-City 4
A sweep at the hands of the Valley Cats would have been pretty demoralizing, but the Cyclones made a statement in a big way that they can hang with the class of the NYPL. Brooklyn took a 6-1 lead into the eighth, but John Mincone, fresh from the NYPL All Star Game, got touched up for three runs to let Tri-City back in it. However, the Cyclones put it away in the ninth with a pair of bases loaded walks followed by a grand slam from Brandon Nimmo (his second this season and fourth homer overall). Gabriel Ynoa got the win going five innings allowing just one run while surrendering eight hits (meh) while striking out five and walking none (nice).
Elizabethton 5, Kingsport 1
The K-Mets were held scoreless on three hits through eight innings before Gavin Cecchini (1 for 4, run scored) started a three hit – well ‘rally’ isn’t the right word – but they scored a run before the game ended. So there’s that. Chris Flexen started and pitched well without much help – a trend for the evening – going five innings allowing three runs (only one earned) on three hits (including a homer) while walking two and striking out two.