Posted by Mack Ade at 9:00 AM
Honorable Mention - Cory Vaughn, with 2 for 2, including a 2 run jack. He is suddenly HOT. Let's not overlook the 3 guys in St Lucie (Conforto, McNeil, and Urena) who each had 3 hits.
AAA - Las Vegas - (15-8) 3 - Poor Reno (9-14) 0
RHSP Noah Syndergaard - 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K
SS Matt Reynolds 1-2, 2 BB, SB (6), .330
LF Cory Vaughn, 2 for 2, HR (2), 2 RBI, 2 BB, .283.
Vaughn's 6th inning dinger was key support for Thor in this close, low scoring affair. Vaughn has gone from glacial to smoking hot the last few games. I (Brennan) was saying if he did not pick it up, they should consider releasing him. He shut my mouth. Good. When guys like Vaughn hit well, it feels like this team might never lose another game.
AA - Binghamton (14-8) 2 - New Hampshire (12-11) 1
RHSP Luis Cessa - 5.0-IP, 7-H, 1-R, 5-K, 0-BB, 2.14
Mack - Cessa's 3rd (out of 4) quality starts this season, rebounding from giving up four runs on 4-25
SS Gavin Cecchini - 2-3, 1-R, double, .354
Mack - another shortstop bat that seems to be developing; however, he has four errors so far in 15 games played
The B Mets, like the Vegas team, are on a roll. And after a slow start, C Xorge Carillo is up to .302. Sewald with his 4th save...he just always is effective.
A+ - St. Lucie (12-11) 6 - Bradenton (11-12) 3
RHSP Rob Whelan - 4.1-IP, 5-H, 2-R, 4-K, 1-BB, 1.96
SS Amed Rosario - 2-4, 2-R, double, .261
LF Michael Conforto - 3-5, 1-RBI, .315
Jhoan Urena also had 3 hits to climb over .200, and scorching Jeff McNeil (.346) did too. Dominic Smith had a terrible return nite with the bat, with an 0-4 and 3 Ks. The Lucies still managed 15 hits, and hope to reel off a bunch of wins as they seem to be ready to roll.
A - Lakewood (12-11) 4 - Savannah (7-15) 0
RHSP Josh Prevost - 6.2-IP, 6-H, 4-R, 5-K, 3-BB, 6.38
RHRP Jimmy Duff - 1.1-IP, 3-H, 0-R, 1-K, 0-BB, 3.00
Savannah has a weak hitting squad and cannot get untracked. Prevost's line looks worse than he pitched, as Jimmy Duff relieved him with 2 outs in the 7th and promptly allowed 2 inherited runners to score.