Posted by Mack Ade at 7:00 AM
Minor League Player of The Night - thundering Captain Kirk
Honorable Mention - Johnny Monell, Danny Muno, Eudor Garcia, and the Cyclones pitching staff.
AAA - Las Vegas - (39-30) 11 - Fresno (41-27) 5
RHSP Matt Bowman - 7.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3BB, 3 K, 6.19
CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis 3-5, 2 HR, 6 RBI, .538!!
3B Danny Muno 4-5, .310
C Johnny Monell 3-5, HR, 4 RBI, .381!!
With a big lead, I'd have pulled Bowman after his fine 7 innings allowing just one run, to help deflate his 6+ ERA.
Wally blundered leaving him in, in my view, as he surrendered 3 runs in the 8th.
3 former major leaguers (see above) tore up the joint with their bats tonite. But Taijeron now has 9 Ks in the past 4 games.
AA - New Hampshire (30-36) 3 - Binghamton (35-31) 2
RHSP Robert Gsellman - 7.0-IP, 6-H, 3-R, 3-K, 3-BB, 4.70
LF Michael Conforto - 2-4, 1-R, triple, .400
Conforto is a hitting freak, folks, and that is a VERY good thing. Gsellman allowed 2 runs early but pitched very well. Cecchini is in a major cold snap, 0-4 again.
A+ - St. Lucie - no game scheduled (all-star break)
A - Savannah - (37-31) 6 - Augusta (33-34) 4
RHSP Corey Oswalt - 6.1-IP, 6-H, 1-R, 2-K, 2-BB, 4.30
3B Eudor Garcia, 3-5, HR (4), 2 RBI
SS Luis Guillorme 3-4, BB, 2 RBI, .301, 11th error
Nice hitting assault pushed the Gnats to a 6-1 lead. Corey had a fine outing, but the pen allowed 3 in the 8th to make folks nervous, but Savannah would gnat be denied.
Low-A - Brooklyn - (1-0) 3 - Staten Island (0-1) 2 , 12 innings
RHSP Tyler Baldamo - 6.0-IP. 2-H, 2-R, 5-K, 2-BB, 3.00
Badamo surrendered a 2 run homer in the 2nd, and then he and 3 relievers tossed 10 scoreless innings to secure the win. 27 strikeouts between the 2 teams.
Only Tucker Tharp had 2 hits. Brooklyn compiled 8 total hits, 7 walks and 16 Ks. Michael Bernal singled in the winning run and Gaither Bumgarner tossed the final 2 frames for the win. Good season start.
Rookie - DSL 1-Mets (9-9) 9 - DSL Mariners (9-8) 6
RHSP Edwin Germin - 4.2-IP, 3-H, 3-R, 3-K, 2-BB, 4.60
1B Domingo Martinez - 4-5, 2-R, 2-doubles, 1-RBI, .299
3B Rafael Valdez - 3-3, 1-R, 2-doubles, 1-RBI, .286
Rookie - DSL 2 - nothing listed
GOAT: Wally Backman, and the NY Mets' minor league level of offense and defense (putting it mildly).