Posted by Mack Ade at 9:00 AM
Minor League Player of The Night - Dilson Herrera 3 for 4 night gives him SEVENTEEN HITS in the last 7 games. Ohh, la, la....the 21 year old is starting to look like a major league caliber starting player, as of right now. Let's add in .405 hitting Maikis de la Cruz for St. Lucie, with a great bat nite in St Lucie's twin bill.
Honorable Mention - Miller Diaz - another excellent start, and Koch with a refreshing strong start. And Travis Taijeron and Alex Castellanos, both with their 4th homer and both hitting .333 or higher.
AAA - Las Vegas (5-7) 3 - Reno (7-6) 8
RHSP Darin Gorski - 4 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 3 HR, 3BB, 4 K, 6.43.
2B Dilson Herrera - 0 for 8 his 1st 2 games, now hitting .392.
RF Travis Taijeron - 2-4, Hr (4), 0 K, .333
LF Cory Vaughn - 0-4, 3K, .176
Ugly in Vegas. Half the line up didn't hit, while all of the line up mercilessly pounded previously unbeaten Darin Gorski, now 2-1.
AA - Binghamton (8-5) 5 - Erie (6-7) 2
RHSP Matt Koch - 7.0-IP, 5-H, 1-R, 6-K, 0-BB, 4.96
3B Dustin Lawley - 2-3, 1-R, 1-HR (2), 1-RBI, .220
SS Josh Rodriguez - 1-2, 1-R, 1-HR (2), 1-RBI, .324
RHRP Paul Sewald - 1.0-IP, 1-H, 0-ER, 1-K, 0.00
Late rally gives the always impressive Mr. Sewald the win.
A+ - St. Lucie - Game 1 - Jupiter (5-7) 3 - St. Lucie (6-6) 1
RHSP Miller Diaz - 6.0-IP, 3-H, 0-R, 6-K, 1-BB, 0.00
RHRP Bobby Parnell - 0.2-IP, 2-H, 1-R, 1-K, 2-BB, 10.13
RHRP Akeel Morris - 1.1-IP, 2-H, 2-R, 1-K, 1-BB, 3.68
LF Maikis De La Cruz - 1-3, 1-R, 1-HR (2), 1-RBI, .395
One hit by Lucie. Saving the hits for game 2. Miller was great, most Met fans are disappointed in Parnell's outing, and Akeel Morris is human after all, if only for a day. Maikis homers for only hit.
Game 2 - St. Lucie (7-6) 10 - Jupiter (5-8) 4
RHSP Robert Gsellman - 4.2-IP, 5-H, 2-R, 3-K, 3-BB, 2.40
C Colton Plaia - 2-3, 1-R, 1-HR (2), 2-RBI, .367
LF Michael Conforto - 2-4, 2-R, 1-RBI, .354
DH M. de la Cruz - 2-4, 3B, 3 RBI, .405
De la Cruz is de la cruising, having saved the Lucies from first game no hit embarrassment and breaking out the ribbie bat in game 2. Also, Colton Plaia off to a great start with the stick. Cool.
No Dominic Smith in either game. Either hurt or sat down to work on his hitting (.200, with one extra base hit in 40 ABs).
A - Rome (4-6) 2 - Savannah (4-7) 1
RHSP Scarlyn Reyes - 6.0-IP, 4-H, 2-R, 7-K, 1-BB, 3.60
2B Jean Rodriguez - 3-4, 1-RBI, .293
DH Stefan Sabol - 2-4, 1-R, .308
Nice game by Mr. Reyes, who loses due to an anemic offensive showing from the Gnats.
Underperformers du Jour - Darin Gorski for a batting practice pitcher performance, and Cory Vaughn for another lost night at the plate. 26 on a few days, time to hit or quit?