Last night kicked off the final three weeks of the minor league season. Let’s see what happened as they come down the stretch.
Albuquerque 8, Las Vegas 2
Giancarlo Alvarado made the spot start for Rafael Montero and let up 8 runs on 10 hits over 5 innings. Ryan Reid and Gonzalez Germen each threw 2 shutout innings. The 51s managed just 6 singles.
Bradenton 5, St. Lucie 4
Daisuke Matsuzaka threw 3 scoreless innings in a rehab game, allowing 1 hit and striking out 3. Tim Peterson followed and let up 5 runs over 4 innings to take the loss. L.J. Mazzilli and Jared King both doubled and drove in 2 runs each. Gavin Cecchini was 0 for 3 with a walk.
Savannah 4, Asheville 3 (10 innings)
Miller Diaz struck out 6 over 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits. Paul Paez threw 3 scoreless innings to get the win. Yeixon Ruiz was 2 for 5 with a triple and homer. Jorge Rivero, Victor Cruzado, and Colton Plaia all had 2 hits. Dominic Smith was 0 for 3 with a walk. Champ Stuart was 1 for 4 and hit a sac fly in the 10th to score Ruiz, giving the Gnats a walk-off win.
Batavia 4, Brooklyn 3
Casey Meisner scattered 9 hits over 7 innings, allowing just 2 runs but striking out just 2. Carlos Valdez let up 2 runs in 1.2 innings, including the game-winning run in the 9th. Jhoan urena and John Mora were both 3 for 5 with a double. Michael Conforto was 2 for 5 with an RBI. Tomas Nido was 3 for 4 with a double and homer. Amded Rosario was 0 for 4 with a walk.
Johnson City 3, Kingsport 2
Gaby Almonte stayed winless, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits over 3 innings. Luis Guillorme was 2 for 4 with a double and RBI. Branden Kaupe and Zach Mathieu also had 2 hits each.
GCL Nationals 3, GCL Mets 0 (6 innings, rain)
Kevin Canelon let up 3 runs over 4.1 innings, striking out 3. Enmanuel Zabala had 2 of the Mets 3 hits.