Posted by Mack Ade at 7:00 AM
Vegas in free fall, Bingo struggling, Savannah surging.
Minor League Player of The Night - Wuilmer Becerra, with 3 extra base hits.
Honorable Mention - Casey Meisner, Gavin Cecchini, Dominic Smith, Michael Conforto, and Akeel Morris all had excellent evenings.
AAA - Las Vegas - (29-24) 0 - Memphis ( 27-26) 6
RHSP Matt Bowman - 5.0-IP, 6-H, 4-R, 2-K, 3-BB, 6.53
The great Vegas riches-to-rags hitting saga continues, with Monell, Taijeron and Reynolds with their 4 hits. Bowman's 4 shutout innings followed by a rough 5th, in a rough season. Three errors didn't help.
AA - Trenton (28-24) 6 - Binghamton (26-25) 4
RHSP Rainy Lara - 5.2-IP, 7-H, 4-R, 6-K, 2-BB, 3.91
SS Gavin Cecchini - 3-4, 1-R, 1-double, .331
LF - Michael Conforto - 2-5, 1-double, 3-RBI, .300
Mack - Okay, this is REALLY good news. Conforto doesn't seem to be having any problems hitting at the "prospect AA level" that many baseball players hit a permanent wall. Great start!
Cecchini is the rest of the happy story, with 3 more hits and a phenomenal .331 average; 18 for 40 in his last 10 games. Kolarek with another poor outing to lose it for Bingo.
A+ - St. Lucie (27-25) 7 - Bradenton (23-29) 6
RHSP Rob Whalen - 4.0-IP, 6-H, 4-R, 3-K, 5-BB, 3.22
RHRP Akeel Morris - 2.0-IP, 0-H, 0-R, 3-K, 0-BB, 9-save, 1.37
1B Dominic Smith - 2-5, 2-R, 2-doubles, 1-RBI, .271
17 doubles in his last 21 games; is Dominic Smith the first guy in baseball history to do that? Amazing. Akeel perfect over the final 2 innings...another day at the office for Morris.
A - Savannah (25-27) 4 - Asheville (22-30) 1
RHSP Casey Meisner - 8.1-IP, 8-H, 1-R, 3-K, 2-BB, 1.88
LHRP David Roseboom - 0.2-IP, 0-H, 0-R, 1-K, 0-BB, 4-save, 1.46
RF Wuilmer Beccera - 3-4, 2-R, 2-doubles, 1-HR (6), 1-RBI, .280
Mack - this was the 6th home run this season for the 20-year old, who could easily see himself bumped to St. Lucie if his bat continues to be hot. He had hit .333 in the past 10 games going into this one.
Meisner continues his string of outstanding starts. 1.88 ERA tells you all you need to know.
Vicente Lupo added 2 his, including a homer and 2 RBIs.
Rookie - DSL 1
Rookie - DSL Pirates (2-1) 7 - DSL 2 (2-1) 6
RHSP Marbin Montijo - 4.0-IP, 2-H, 2-R, 1-K, 0-BB, 4.50
C Carlos Sanchez - 1-5, 2-R, 1-HR (1), 2-RBI, .231
3B Rigoberto Terrazas - 3-5, double, 2-RBI, .500
GOATS: Entire Vegas squad; Adam Kolarek