Posted by Mack Ade at 9:00 AM
Minor League Player of The Night - Vegas C Johnny Monell. When not wearing the tools of ignorance, he had 3 hits and a walk, including his 3rd homer.
Honorable Mention - Vegas slugger Travis Taijeron, with a 2 run dinger, his 5th in 41 ABs, and 2 other hits in a 3-5 nite, hiking his AAA average to .341. Let's add in Paul Sewald, the lock-down reliever, as per note in the AA section below.
AAA - Las Vegas - (7-8) 8 - Reno (8-7) 7.
If 8s and 7s are your thing, re-read that line 7 or 8 times.
RHSP Rafael Montero - 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 K, 1-0, 5.87. 2 HITS!
C Johnny Monell - player of the day. See above.
LF Travis Taijeron - today's honorable mention. See above.
2B Dilson Herrera - 2-5, 1 BB, 1 K, .367
LF Cory Vaughn - 0-1, K, .161. Alert: 13 Ks in 31 ABs
RHRP Chasen Bradford - allowed 2 inherited runners to score in the 8th to sqeeze it to 8-7, but picked up his first save in his 2 inning stint. ERA remains at 0.00
AA - New Hampshire (7-8) 5 - Binghamton (8-6) 4
RHSP Rainy Lara - 6.0-IP, 3-H, 1-ER, 5-K, 1-BB, 2.04
DH Jayce Boyd - 2-4, double, 2-RBI, .315
RHRP Paul Sewald - 1.2-IP, 1-H, 0-R, 2-K, 0-BB, 0.00
Mack - this was Sewald's fifth scoreless outing this season (8.0-IP, 9-K)
A+ - Ft. Myers (6-9) 4 - St. Lucie (7-8) 2
RHSP Marcos Molina - 5.0-IP, 6-H, 3-R, 6-K, 1-BB, 3.38
CF Champ Stuart - 2-4, 1-R, 1-HR (2), 1-RBI, .300
LHRP Kelly Secrest - 1.2-IP, 2-H, 0-R, 1-K, 0-BB, 1.69
Another late fade for Molina. Growing pains.
Suspended Game - Charleston (7-4) 13 - Savannah (3-7) 4
RHSP Josh Prevost - 5.1-IP, 8-H, 5-R, 7-K, 1-BB, 7.15
RF Wuilmer Becerra - 2-4, 1-RBI, .265
Game 2 - Charleston (10-5) 4 - Savannah (5-9) 2
RHSP Brad Weick - 6.0-IP, 7-H, 4-R, 9-K, 1-BB, 3.60
RF Wuilmer Becerra - 2-4, 1-R, 1-HR (3), 1-RBI, .250
C Tomas Nido - 2-4, 1-R, 1-HR (1), 1-RBI, .265
Brad Weick's 9 Ks in 6 innings are impressive, but the Gnats get swatted down to 5-9 for the season. Good to see Becerra showing some pop in the HR unfriendly S Atlantic League. As a final note for this game, Luis Guillorme added 2 more hits and has been on via hit or walk 24 out of 53 times. Highly impressive.
Underperformer du Jour: none, really, but Matt Reynolds did take an 0-5 collar, so let's give him the dubious honor today.