Before we get to the games, there’s some news to pass along. First, Frank Francisco threw 15 pitches in an intra-squad game; this coming after he threw 25 pitches over the weekend and didn’t feel great afterwards. It doesn’t seem like he’s all that close to getting to the big leagues, but he has more than two weeks left to rehab until he needs to be activated. Also, Matt den Dekker reported to the entire world, via twitter, that he was getting his cast removed. That being said, one has to figure it’ll be at least a week, maybe more, until he’s in Vegas playing games. Now onto last night’s games: Las Vegas 9, Reno 5 The offense jumped on top early and the bullpen hung on to secure the win for the 51’s. D.J. Mitchell started and only gave up a run over 5.1 innings. Greg Peavey gave up 3 runs in 1.1 innings, as his ERA has skyrocketed to over 5. Andrew Brown and Wilmer Flores both had 2 hits, including a double, and 2 RBI’s. Zach Lutz and Landon Powell both had 2 hits, including a double. Kirk Nieuwenhuis tripled and drove in a run. Binghamton 4, Erie 3 The B-Mets put up a 4-spot in the 8th inning to steal the game. Erik Goeddel was solid if unspectacular, giving up 3 runs on 8 hits over 5 innings with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Josh Edgin threw 2 scoreless innings, giving up 2 hits and striking out 3. Chase Huchingson struck out 2 in a scoreless inning to get the win and Jeff Walters pitched a scoreless 9th to earn his 7th save of the season. Allan Dykstra and Francisco Pena each had 2 hits, including a double. Cesar Puello doubled and drove in 2 runs. St. Lucie 7, Tampa 1 The Lucies really pounded the Yankees, who committed 4 errors (that’s Yankee baseball!). Robert Gsellman came up from XST and threw 4 shutout innings, giving up 2 hits, walking 2, and striking out 2. Jim Fuller pitched 2 innings and gave up his first run of the season, pushing his ERA to 0.63. Pedro Feliciano gave up 1 hit and struck out 1 in a scoreless inning of work. Rylan Sandoval had 3 hits, including a grand slam and 5 RBI’s. T.J. Rivera and Matt Reynolds had 2 hits each. Cam Maron tripled and Travis Taijeron doubled, as everyone in the Lucies lineup had at least 1 hit except Aderlin Rodriguez. West Virginia 10, Savannah 1 The Gnats got straight up thwacked; yes, thwacked. Luis Cessa, who had been good up until now, got knocked around for 6 runs on 11 hits in 5.2 innings, although he didn’t walk anybody and struck out 6. Julian Hilario and Tyler Vanderheiden both allowed 2 runs each. Chad Zurcher doubled and drove in a run, but other than that the Gnats offense only managed 4 singles. Jayce Boyd and Kevin Plawecki each had a hit, but Brandon Nimmo went hitless for the 5th straight game, with just 1 walk and 8 strikeouts in the span.