Last night on the farm, St. Lucie’s playoff hopes took another hit, the K-Mets moved closer to the postseason in impressive fashion, and we got a closer look at the Cyclones:
Las Vegas 5, Fresno 0
Giancarlo Alvarado got back to good with 7.2 scoreless innings. Rob Carson got the final 4 outs of the game without giving up a run. Carson has been lights out in August, giving up 1 run in 10 innings. Zach Lutz was 2 for 4 with a double and 4 RBI’s. Matt den Dekker also had 2 hits; despite terrible splits against lefties, den Dekker is hitting .304/.374/.509. Brian Bixler and Lucas Duda also doubled.
Akron 7, Binghamton 3
The B-Mets made 3 errors, which led to 4 unearned runs charged to Mark Cohoon. The B-Mets had just 4 total hits, 2 by Alonzo Harris, including a triple.
Palm Beach 6, St. Lucie 3
Angel Cuan allowed 4 runs on 7 hits over 6 innings and took the loss. Kevin Plawecki and Gilbert Gomez had 2 hits each, but the Lucies had just 7 hits, all singles. With another loss, St. Lucie’s playoff hopes are fading fast.
Kannapolis 1, Savannah 0
Julian Hilario struck out 5 over 7 innings, allowing just 1 run on 6 hits, but took the loss after the Gnats failed to score any runs. Maikis De La Cruz and Cole Frenzel both doubled. Eudy Pina tripled. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 4.
Staten Island 7, Brooklyn 1
As seen on SNY, John Gant allowed 2 runs over 5 innings, walking 2 and striking out 5. What was impressive about Gant on TV is his ability to miss bats despite not throwing very hard. With his height and easy motion, he does project to throw hard as he gets older and fills out more. The only Brooklyn run of the game came on a solo homer by Jonathan Clark to lead off the game. Gavin Cecchini was 1 for 4 after a couple hitless nights. The jury is still out on Cecchini as a hitter, and it should be like any other teenage playing short season ball, but he looked real impressive on defense; real smooth and with real good range.
Kingsport 7, Bluefield 0
Robert Whalen threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits with no walks and striking out 5. Jeff McNeil, Jeyckol De Leon, and Yeixon Ruiz all had a multi-hit game. De leon, Victor Cruzado, and Michael Bernal all homered. The win moves the K-Mets into a tie for first place, with a 2 game cushion for the playoff spot. The 7-0 win over Bluefield is quite impressive, as they have the best record in the Appalachian League.
GCL Marlins 4, GCL Mets 3
Craig Missigman took the loss, despite giving up only 2 runs on 3 hits over 4.2 innings, striking out 5. Jhoan Urena and Ivan Wilson had 2 hits each. Luis Guillorme and Wuilmer Becerra both doubled.