Posted by Mack Ade at 7:00 AM
FOUR OF FIVE...TAKE THAT ANY NIGHT.
Minor League Player of The Night - most of the pitchers, who pitched well to win 4 of 5 well pitched contests.
Honorable Mention -see above. Offense was light in every game last night yet 4 of 5 were won. We'll give it to J Rod for 3 hits in the 2nd game of a tidy sweep by Savannah.
AAA - Las Vegas - (27-15) 3 - OKC (27-13) 6
RHSP Tyler Pill - 6 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 2 HR, 1 BB, 2 K, 6.21
3 hitless innings of relief from Verrett, Velasquez and Bradford kept it close but Las Vegas stopped hitting mid- game and stopped scoring after the 3rd. The bulk of the slight LV offense came from Castellanos (HR, 2 BB), Rivera (2 hits and a walk), Pill (1-2, RBI) and Taijeron ( hit and walk).
Everyone else stayed home. Pill's 2 bombs allowed (one by Heiser, who also hit one off Matz the previpus night to give him 10 for the year) were too much for LV against a tough opponent.
AA - Binghamton (23-18) 3 - Akron (18-23) 2
RHSP Michael Fulmer - 5.1-IP, 5-H, 2-R, 4-K, 3-BB, 2.95
RHRP Paul Sewald - 1.0-IP, 0-H, 0-R, 2-K, 0-BB, 7-SV, 1.66
DH Jayce Boyd - 2-4, 2-R, 1-HR (1), 1-RBI, .314
Boyd continues his hot hitting with his first homer to go with his 15 doubles for the season; 17 hits in his last 10 games. I'm smelling mid-year promo to AAA for the Boyd Man.
Another Sewald relief gem to save a tight one. Solid start for Fulmer.
A+ - St. Lucie (19-23) 3 - Dunedin (19-23) 1
RHSP Rob Whalen - 5.2-IP, 2-H, 1-R, 3-K, 1-BB, 2.38
SS Amed Rosario - 2-3, 1-R, .268
RP Bobby Parnell - 1.0-IP, 0-H, 0-R, 1-K, 1-BB, 1-H, 10.80
Whelan keeps putting up quality starts without a lot of Ks, and 4 pitchers combine for a 3 hitter.
Conforto's 10th double to go with 7 homers.
A - South Atlantic League Twin Bill:
Game 1 - Savannah (18-22) 4 - Rome (17-23) 2
RHSP Josh Prevost - 7.0-IP, CG, 5-H, 4-R, 4-K, 1-BB, 4.20
SS Luis Guillorme - 2-3, 1-R, 1-RBI, .319
RF John Mora - 1-3, triple, 2-RBI, .252
Luis G continues to rifle out singles.
Game 2 - Savannah (19-22) 5 - Rome (17-24) 2
RHSP Ricky Knapp - 4.1-IP, 3-H, 1-R, 4-K, 1-BB, 1.80
LHRP David Roseboom - 1.2-IP, 3-H, 0-R, 1-K, 1-BB, 1.64
SS Jean Rodriguez - 3-4, 2-R, 1-RBI, .276
With the sweep, the Gnats are finally not owner of the worst Mets team record. St Lucie now has that honor.
GOAT: TYLER PILL, FOR ALLOWING 2 MORE HOMERS - 8 IN 42 IP THIS YEAR.