Posted by Mack Ade at 7:00 AM
Minor League Player of The Night - Dominic Smith and Jeff McNeil, with 4 his apiece, both are coming on mighty fast.
Honorable Mention - starting pitchers Matt Bowman, Martirez Arias, Logan Taylor, and Gaby Almonds all were My-T-Fine last night.
AAA - Las Vegas - (43-32) 6 - Sacramento (32-43) 3
RHSP Matt Bowman - 7 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4K, 5.73
Kirk is killing it, with a 3 run homer giving him his 6th dinger and 16 RBIs in 9 games. Bowman tosses a decent game, Vegas is killing it. They whipped the great Jake Peavey.
AA - Binghamton - (37-31) 3 Harrisburg (33-38) 7
RHSP Seth Lugo - 5.2-IP, 8-H, 2-R, 3-K, 3-BB, 4.21
Brock Peterson and Josh Rodriguez homered. Akeel Morris with his worst minor league outing since 2012, allowing 4 runs in less than an inning, to take the loss.
A+ - St. Lucie - (36-36) 9 - Bradenton (33-39) 3
RHSP Logan Taylor - 7.0-IP, 6-H, 1-R, 3-K, 0-BB, 4.50
It was "4 for 5 nite" for our boys. Jeff McNeil, Daniel Murphy and Dominic Smith all had that line. Smith, at .305, had 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. McNeil scored 4 times. Sixteen hit assault.
Logan Taylor with a superb start. Good to see it from him.
A - Savannah - (39-33) 2 - Lexington (33-39) 6
RHSP Martires Arias - 6.2-IP, 4-H, 3-R, 13-K, 3-BB, 3.22
Superb start by strikout machine Arias blown by the bullpen. Guillorme walked 4 times, and Lupo smacked his 2nd dinger in as many nites.
Despite a 1.85 ERA, bad luck Alberto Baldonado slipped to 0-5, as Jimmy Duff allowed all 3 inherited runners to score in the pivotal 9th.
Low-A - Brooklyn - (5-3) 4 - Connecticut (2-6) 2
RHSP Gaby Almonte - 6.0-IP, 5-H, 1-R, 3-K, 1-BB, 4.91
Michael Katz shrugged off a slow start with a double, homer, walk and 2 RBIs.
Nicely pitched game, first Almonte then a hitless inning each from Nicco Blank, P J Cohoon, and Alex Palsha. 14th rounder in 2015 Vince Sienna had 2 more hits and is hitting .367 so far.
4th rounder in 2015, David Thompson, picked up his first career hit and RBI in his first career start. Welcome.
Rookie - Kingsport - (2-2) 8 - Bluefield (3-1) 15
RHSP Connor Buchmann - 4.0-IP, 3-H, 4-R, 2-K, 5-BB, 9.00
Kingsport pitchers held their opponents to 8 hits. It was the 12 walks that did them in. 6 total errors by the 2 squads and you can see why this is called rookie ball.
Milton Ramos is off to a smoking start (.471 in 4 games), adding 3 hits. Dash Winningham added 2 hits to his hot start.
CF Rafael Ramirez is hitting .412 in 17 ABs. He has stolen 20 of 23 in just 45 career games.
Rookie - GCL - split a twin bill. In completion of the first suspense game, the Nats pushed across 2 runs for a 2-1 win.
The Mets repaid the favor in the 2nd tilt with a 5-2 thumping of the Nats. 17 year old 23rd round LF Kenny Bautista showed them how it is done by going 3 for 3 in the nightcap. Sixto Torres notched the win and Eusebio Arias the save by tossing a scoreless inning each.
The G Mets move to 1-3, while the Nats slipped to 2-3.
RHSP Ronald Guedez - 5.0-IP, 5-H, 2-R, 2-K, 0-BB, 1.80
Rookie - DSL 1Mets (12-12) 11 - Baltimore (10-14) 2
LHSP Daniel Guzman - 4.0-IP, 7-H, 2-R, 2-K, 0-BB, 3.98
Winning the game with 4 shutout innings and improving to 2-1 was Jose Moreno.
11 runs on 9 hits, because Met hitters walked 12 times. Their on base percentages say thank you. Wagner Lagrange, their top hitter so far (.321) scored twice.
Rookie - DSL 2 - Mets (15-9) 6 - Yanks (11-13) 7
3B Grabiel Jiminez is .329/.430/.456 in 22 games after 3 walks last night in the clean up spot.
GOAT: Akeel Morris