Unfortunately, we start with some somber news. For those who haven’t heard, Mets prospect Manuel Hilario, of the GCL Mets, suffered a serious head injury during a game Friday in Viera, FL at the National’s training complex. According to reports, Hilario was sliding into second base when his head collided with the knee of the GCL Nats’ shortstop. He was knocked unconscious and began convulsing. Paramedics arrived on the scene and called in a medical helicopter to airlift Hilario to a hospital roughly 15-20 miles away in Melbourne (being familiar with the area, I know that is not the nearest hospital, but is likely the best prepared for serious injuries). The helicopter landed on the field and the game was stopped; it will be finished today prior to the regularly scheduled game between the 2 teams.
Hilario is 22 years old and hails from the city of Moca in the Dominican Republic. Now onto last night’s games:
Las Vegas 8, New Orleans 7 (11 innings)
Danny Muno singled home Kevin Plawecki in the bottom of the 11th to give the 51s the walk-off win. Noah Syndergaard started and let up 5 runs in the first innings, before settling down allowing 6 runs on 8 hits over 6 innings, striking out 8. Ryan Reid pitched the final 2 innings to get the win. Matt Reynolds was 4 for 4 with a double. Muno was 3 for 6.
Binghamton 12, Akron 3
Tyler Pill gave up 2 runs on the first innings but then settled down and struck out 7 in 5 innings, allowing just those 2 runs on 4 hits. Dilson Herrera was 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI’s. Darrell Ceciliani was 3 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI’s. Jayce Boyd walked 3 times and hit a 3-run homer. Wilfredo Tovar also had 3 hits. Juan Centeno and T.J. Rivera had 2 hits each. Brandon Nimmmo was 1 for 4 with a triple, walk, and 2 runs scored.
Jupiter 1, St. Lucie 0 (Game 1, 7 innings)
Luis Cessa threw all 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and striking out 5 while taking the tough-luck loss. Jared King was 3 for 3 to account for 60% of the Mets hits.
St. Lucie 4, Jupiter 2 (Game 2, 7 innings)
Domingo Tapia lasted 6.2 innings, striking out 6 and allowing 2 runs on 5 hits. Gavin Cecchini was 2 for 2 with 2 doubles and a walk. Cole Frenzel doubled and drove in 2 runs.
Greenville 6, Savannah 5
Robert Gsellman had an off night, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits and lasting just 3.2 innings. Champ Stuart, Jorge Rivero, and Patrick Biondi had 2 hits each. Dominic Smith was 0 for 5.
Brooklyn 7, Tri-City 0
Martires Arias struck out 6 and walked 6 in 5 scoreless innings. Jhoan Urena was 3 for 5 with an RBI. Michael Conforto was 2 for 4 with a double. Amed Rosario sat again with a shoulder injury. The Cyclones retain their 2-game lead in the wild card standings.
Bluefield 8, Kingsport 4 (5 innings)
This was supposed to be a double-header, but they got just 5 innings of 1 game completed. Andrew Massie allowed 5 runs and failed to get out of the first inning. Luis Guillorme was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Wuilmer Becerra doubled and drove in a run. Vicente Lupo hit a 3-run homer. The K-Mets are now 1.5 games behind for a playoff spot.