Posted by Mack Ade at 7:00 AM
Two up, 2 down last night.
Minor League Player of The Night - Wuilmer Becerra - on base 5 times.
Honorable Mention - Tomas Nido and Michael Fulmer
AAA - Las Vegas - (29-20) 1 - Nashville (21-27) 2
RHSP Darin Gorski - 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 2 K
DH Jayce Boyd - 0-3
Mack - this was Boyd's first AAA game of his career...
Only Matt Reynolds and Alex Castellanos, with 2 hits each, generated any offense. 10 Vegas hitters' K's.
AA - Altoona (27-19) 2 - Binghamton (25-23) 1
RHSP Michael Fulmer - 6.0-IP 5-H, 1-R, 5-K, 4-BB, 2.63
3B Josh Rodriguez - 1-4 1-R 1-HR (10), 1-RBI, .305
RHRP Bobby Parnell - 1.0-IP 1-H, 1-R, 1-K, 1-BB, 3.00
OF Michael Conforto - DNP
Mack - Conforto was promoted yesterday from St. Lucie to Binghamton but didn't arrive in time to make the starting lineup. Rumors that Ernest Dove's post this morning on Mack's Mets convinced the Mets to make the promotion could not be confirmed at any level with the Mets. What is exciting is the fact that a 2014 draft pick is now in position to compete for a 25-man position on opening day next spring.
Conforto should receive a more balanced amount of pitching rather than the constant 'pitching around' that went on in St. Lucie.
Nice outing by Fulmer. Cecchini's 2 hits bumped him to .303.
A+ - St. Lucie (23-25) 6 - Lakeland (23-24) 3
RHSP Kevin McGowan - 5.1-IP, 6-H, 3-R, 3-K, 2-BB, 4.68
C - Travis d'Arnaud - DNP
Mack - it turns out that d'Arnaud took himself out of last night's game when he felt pain in his last wrist. Seems he has a 'bone bruise' which will set back his rehab a titch. He saw a specialist (how come it takes the VA 6 months to get me an MRI and he gets to see a 'specialist' in one day???) and he was told he can 'play to tolerance.
LF Stefan Sabol - 2-3, .667
Mack - this is Sabol's first game at the A+ level... he's been laying in Savannah for three years.
McNeil with 2 more hits (.355), Matt Oberste knocked in 3, and Akeel Morris tossed 2 scoreless, with a hit and 3 Ks.
A - Savannah - (23-25) 10 - Charleston (23-25) 6
RHSP - Martirez Arias - 5.2 IP, 3 H, 3R, 3 BB, 8 K. All 3 runs let in by Frias.
RF Wuilmer Becerra - 4-4, 3B, BB, 3 RBI, .270. Wow.
C Tomas Nido - 3-5, 3 RBI, .244
Besides those 2 hitters, the 3 top of the order guys (Jon Johnson, Luis Guillorme, Jean Rodriguez) combined for 5 hits. Charleston's 5 errors provided 3 unearned runs to the Gnats.
Darwin Frias marred a brilliant outing by Arias, who left the game with a shutout with 2 outs in the 6th. Frias allowed all 3 Arias runners to score, and allowed 3 more of his own.
GOAT: Darwin Frias, with a poor relief outing.