Posted by Mack Ade at 7:00 AM
3 close losses and a win on a mundane night.
Minor League Player of The Night - Matt Reynolds 3 run pop
Honorable Mention - Smith and Cecchini both stay scorching hot with 2 hits apiece. Throw in Tom Nido for 2 hits, one a homer, and Casey Delgado for a 2nd straight fine outing.
AAA - Las Vegas - (29-25) 3 - Memphis (28-26) 4
Mack - Las Vegas went into this game scoring 7 runs total in their last 7 games.
RHSP Logan Verrett - 3.2 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 3 K
Boy it looked like it might be different tonight...2 hits and a 3 run homer by Matt Reynolds in the first before a batter was retired. But Lost Vegas stopped hitting again, with 4 hits and no runs the rest of the way. Twelve Ks by Vegas hitters. Lots and lots of losses lately. Scott Rice allowed a Verrett runner to score, allowed 2 more runs for the loss.
A serious question: why is a 35 year old guy like Brook Conrad (.206) starting at 1B? Put anyone else there with a hint of prospect status and much younger. If not a 1B, like Cory Vaughn, teach him. Anything but wasting at bats on a journeyman with no future.
AA - Trenton (29-24) 6 - Binghamton (26-26) 4
RHSP Gabriel Ynoa - 6.0-IP, 9-H, 3-R, 1-K, 0-BB, 4.70
RHRP Bobby Parnell - 1.0-IP, 3-H, 3-R, 0-K, 2-BB, 18.69
Mack - Very bad luck for Parnell. Mark Payton hit a routine fly ball - Jared King had no idea where it was going and it dropped in for a ground rule double and tied game, Binghamton radio announcers were complaining that Parnell continues to cost the Binghamton team victories. Has given up 9-ER in last 2.1-IP over 3-rehab games. Total for 12 minor league games this season: 17-ER, 21-H, 13-BB, 11-IP.
Simply put, Parnell will come to the close of his rehab and NOT show the Mets that he has the ability to continue as a major league pitcher.
SS Gavin Cecchini - 2-4, 1-R, .335
Mack - This was Cecchini's 6th straight multi-hit game... impressive.
Gabe Ynoa has another game with high hits and low K's...a disturbing combo.
A+ - Bradenton (24-29) 5 - St. Lucie (27-26) 4
Mack - Both C Travis d'Arnaud and 2B Dilson Herrera will start their rehab tomorrow for St. Lucie
RHSP Kevin McGowan - 5.0-IP, 7-H, 5-R, 1-K, 3-BB, 5.13
1B Dominic Smith - 2-4, 1-R, .277
LF Stefan Sabol - 2-4, 1-R, double, 1-RBI, .333
No double for Smith tonight, but his hitting tear continues with 2 more hits.
A - Savannah (26-27) 5 - Asheville (22-31) 3
RHSP Casey Delgado - 6.0-IP, 6-H, 3-R, 4-K, 2-BB, 1.80
C Tomas Nido - 2-4, 1-R, 1-HR (3), 1-RBI, .248
LHRP Alberto Baldonado - 2.0-IP, 0-H, 0-R, 2-K, 0-BB, 1.98
It is not surprising that Asheville lost, making 5 errors. Their shortstop has made an astonishing 21 errors already this season. Savannah is 19-11 in their last 30 contests.
Rookie - DSL 1 Yankees (3-1) 21 - DSL 1 (3-1) 2
RHSP Edwin German - 2.1-IP, 5-H, 6-R, 3-K, 1-BB, 15.43
2B-P Rafael Valdez - 2-4, .333
1B Domingo Martinez - 2-3, .375
If you're gonna lose a game, lose by 19. Make it really count.
Rookie - DSL 2 -
GOAT: Parnell, who may not be ready for some time at this rate.