Posted by Mack Ade at 9:00 AM
Minor League Player of The Night -
Some excellent pitching jobs. Steve Matz, with an absolute ace of a game pitched. Gnats' David Roseboom 2 scoreless innings, 5 Ks. But best of all, 4 St Lucie relief pitchers (Coles, Regnault, Morris, and Secrest) shut out the Miracle on 2 hits over the last 10 innings of a 17 inning win. And a nifty start for the Gnats' Casey Meisner, too.
Honorable Mention - Alex Castellanos, 3 hits, 1B, 2B, HR (5), .339; Matt Reynolds, HR, 1B, 3 RBIs,.307
AAA - Las Vegas - (8-8) 12 - Reno (8-8) 0. Beatdown.
RHSP Steven Matz - 7 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K. ERA. Down to 2.24
Lots of late scoring by the 51s. 12 runs and 15 hits in all for the 51s, with 2 hits apiece from Steve Matz (yep, that Steve Matz), Dilson Herrera, Kyle Johnson and Matt Reynolds, plus 3 hits by thundering Alex Castellanos (.339).
On the pitching side of the ledger, 7 brilliant innings by Matz, a 1-2-3 inning from Thornton, and a perfect 9th with 2 Ks from Leathersich.
AA - New Hampshire (8-8) 10 - Binghamton (8-7) 5
RHSP Gabriel Ynoa - 4.2-IP, 10-H, 6-R, 2-K, 3-BB, 4.86
DH Jared King - 2-5, 1-R, 1-HR (1), 2-RBI, .214
Gabe is hitting that AA ceiling. Will he break through it? He is not punching out many AA hitters (16.2 innings, just 7 Ks).
A+ - St. Lucie - (8-8) 4 - Ft Myers 6-10) 3, 17 innings
RHSP Logan Taylor - 5.0-IP, 7-H, 2-R, 6-K, 2-BB, 5.79
Logan was the first of 6 pitchers in a very, very long but successful nite, ending with a 17 inning win, with the winning run coming home on a Maikis de la Cruz sac fly.
Wonder how much Conforto is feared? 3 intentional walks.
ALERT: Jhoan Urena makes his 7th and 8th errors in this young season. And after missing a handful of games, Dom Smith goes 1-1, then leaves game.
A - Charleston (11-5) 1 - Savannah - (5-10) 0
RHSP Casey Meisner - 6.0-IP, 5-H, 1-R, 5-K, 2-BB, 2.12
LHRP David Roseboom - 2.0-IP, 0-H, 0-R, 5-K, 0-BB, 1.04
Hitting has been scarce for the Gnats.