Outside of Binghamton and St. Lucie getting blown out, it was a very fruitful night on the farm. Let’s check it out:
Las Vegas 10, Colorado Springs 7
Matt Fox struck out 10 in 6.2 innings, only allowing 3 runs. D.J. Mitchell tried to give the game away by allowing 4 runs in the 9th, forcing Chris Schwinden to come in and record the final out. Ruben Tejada was 3 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI’s. Mike Baxter was 3 for 5 with a double and homer. Dustin Lawley was 3 for 5 wit 2 doubles, a homerun, and 2 RBI’s. Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Juan Centeno each had 2 hits, including a double. Zach Lutz also had 2 hits. The win drops the 51s magic number to 3 with 4 games to play.
Bowie 13, Binghamton 1
Erik Goeddel got rocked for 10 runs on 12 hits in 4.2 innings. He struck out 5 and walked 1, but gave up 4 homeruns. Travis Taijeron was 2 for 4 with a solo homer. Alonzo Harris was 2 for 3 with a double.
Jupiter 12, St. Lucie 3
Alex Panteliodis got crushed for 8 runs (5 earned) on 10 hits over 4.2 innings. Ty Williams came up from the GCL for an inning plus and allowed 4 runs. Charley Thurber and Matt Reynolds doubled, but there wasn’t much offense otherwise.
Savannah 5, Rome 3
Gabriel Ynoa allowed 2 runs over 6 innings, but only struck out 1, getting his 15th win of the season. In his Mets debut, Dilson Herrera was 2 for 3 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored. Cole Frenzel hit a 2-run homer. Brandon Nimmo was 0 for 4 with a walk.
Brooklyn 2, Staten Island 1
Miller Diaz struck out 9 and only allowed 1 hit and 3 walks in 6 strikeout innings. Juan Urbina struck out the only batter he faced. Johnny Magliozzi notched his 8th save of the season. Matt Oberste had 3 hits, including a triple. Ismael Tijerina was 2 for 4 with a double. Aberdeen also won, so the Cyclones stay a half game up in the division with 6 games left in the regular season.
Kingsport 9, Bluefield 1
Gaby Almonte got bumped up from the GCL and made the start, giving up 1 run on 3 hits over 6 innings, with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Champ Stuart (who was the subject of yesterday’s minor league spotlight) was 3 for 5 with a double, RBI, and his first professional homer. Adrian Abreu also homered. Michael Bernal had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Dominic Smith didn’t start, but came in midway through the game and went 2 for 2 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s. The K-Mets have now won 4 in a row and with a loss by Greeneville last night they have officially clinched the Appalachian League West division and will host 2 games of their 3 game playoff series with Greenevillle.
GCL Mets 4, GCL Marlins 1
The GCL Mets won their season finale to finish the season with a record of 20-40. Marcos Molina started and allowed just 1 run in 5 innings. Luis Guillorme, Jose Garcia, and Oswald Caraballo had 2 hits each. Of the key players on the GCL team, Wuiler Becerra hit .243/.353/.296; Ivan Wilson hit .217/.317/299; Vicente Lupo hit .220/.310/.385; Jhoan Urena hit .301/.349/.378. It’ll be interesting to see if anybody follows Dom Smith to Kingsport to help their playoff run.