The first half of the minor league season is slowly coming to a close, as draft picks continue to sign, which you can keep track of here
. Now onto last night’s games: Tacoma 12, Las Vegas 5D.J. Mitchell is clearly the weak link in Vegas’ rotation, giving up 7 runs on 7 hits and 5 walks over 4 innings. Greg Peavey gave up 2 runs in an inning of work and Armando Rodriguez ate up 4 innings, but allowed 3 more runs. Ike Davis was 2 for 5 with a double and just 1 strikeout. Wilmer Flores and Francisco Pena were also 2 for 5 with a double; Flores had 2 RBI’s. Brandon Hicks and Mike Baxter also had 2 hits each. Binghamton 6, Trenton 1Darin Gorski returned from injury and let up 1 on 4 hits over 4 innings, with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Scott Atchison struck out 2 in a scoreless inning of work. John Church and Adam Kolarek each pitched 2 shutout innings. Travis Taijeron was had 2 doubles and an RBI. Blake Forsythe, Alonzo Harris, and Wilfredo Tovar had 2 hits each. Cesar Puello did not play after jamming his finger the previous night. This was the B-Mets 6th win in a row, as they are now 15 games over .500. Clearwater 6, St. Lucie 0T.J. Rivera and Robbie Shields had singles, and those were the only 2 hits of the game for the Lucies. Despite the lack of support, Raina Lara pitched well, letting up 2 runs over 6 innings, with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Savannah 9, Asheville 2Matt Koch struck out 11 over 6 innings, while giving up 2 runs on 7 hits. Koch had a rough April, but he was solid in May and has been even better in June. Julian Hilario threw 2 shutout innings and Tyler Vanderheiden had 1 scoreless frame. Cole Frenzel was 3 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI’s. Maikis De La Cruz tripled and drove in 3 runs. Eudy Pina also tripled. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 2 with 2 walks. Jayce Boyd and Kevin Plawecki were both 1 for 4. Charleston kept pace with a win, so the Gnats lead in the division remains just 1 game, with their magic number down to 4. DSL Mets2 7, DSL Rockies 0 (5 innings)19-year old shortstop prospect Alfredo Reyes was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Due to 4 errors, the Mets had just 1 RBI for their 7 runs. 19-year old lefty Kevin Canelon threw 5 shutout innings. Rain ended this game after 5 innings and suspended the other DSL team in the 4th inning after 17-year old outfielder Edwin Diaz homered.