Posted by Mack Ade at 7:00 AM
Minor League Players of The Night - Three gentlemen: Steve Matz, brilliant on the mound and with the bat. Also, red hot Brad Wieck and Jeff McNeil brought joy in Gnat and Lucie Land. Wieck is a strikeout machine and McNeil has hit over .400 for the last 4 or 5 weeks.
Honorable Mention - Josh Smoker, for a dominating relief outing for St Lucie.
AAA - Las Vegas - (29-17) 9. Colo. Springs (16-28) 1
LHSP Steven Matz - 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 2-3, 2 RBI
A five run first leads the 51s to victory. Steve Matz was the pitching ang hittins star for LV. He also volunteered to take out the trash if it would get him to Queens sooner.
Wilfredo Tovar drove in 3, Brandon Allen scored 3. A dominating performance.
AA - Portland (20-26) 8 - Binghamton (24-21) 5
RHSP Gabriel Ynoa - 6.1-IP, 7-H, 5-R, 0-K, 0-BB, 4.72
2B Josh Rodriguez - 3-5, 1-R, 1-HR (9), 1-RBI, .309
RHSP Bobby Parnell - 1.0-IP, 0-H, 0-R, 1-K, 1-BB, 0.00
RHRP - Vic Black - 1.0-IP, 0-H, 0-R, 0-K, 0-BB, 0.00
Mack - This was the first time this season that Black threw back-to-back games...
Ynoa is looking a little suspect as a prospect, when he strikes out none in 6.1 innings. He gives up lots of hits, low Ks. Aderlin Rodriguez also had 3 hits and homered for the B Mets. Eudy Pina's 4 hits boost him to .319.
A+ - St. Lucie (22-23) 6 - Lakeland (21-23) 3
RHSP Miller Diaz - 5.2-IP, 5-H, 3-R, 4-K, 3-BB, 3.32
3B Jeff McNeil - 4-5, 1-R, 1-RBI, .348
1B Dominic Smith - 1-4, double, 3-RBI, .234
Jeff McNeil is having a fabulous year after a slow start.
Soon we may be able to say that about Dominic Smith, who has knocked in a lot of runners the past 3 weeks.
Josh Smoker was smoking in relief tonight, with 5 Ks in 2 innings of 1 hit excellence.
A - Savannah (19-25) 5 - Asheville (19-25) 1
LHSP Brad Wieck - 6.2-IP, 4-H, 1-R, 9-K, 1-BB, 3.09
RF Wuilmer Beccera - 2-4, double, 1-RBI, .259
LHRP David Roseboom - 1.0-IP, 1-H, 0-R, 1-K, 1-BB, 1.57
Brad Wieck is becoming dominant. An amazing 52 Ks in his last 34 innings as a starter. Future big league starter?
GOAT: After a string of excellent relief appearances, Adam Kolarek was bad again tonight, allowing 3 earned runs that prvoved to be the margin of defeat for Binghamtob.