Posted by Mack Ade at 7:00 AM
Amazing that all 4 regular teams are within a game of one another. Unimaginable 3 weeks ago.
Minor League Players of The Night - Scarlyn Reyes and Steve Matz, both with stellar starts. Michael Conforto for the clutch hit of the night.
Honorable Mention - Gavin "the Stick" Cecchini, hitting like mad while fielding like Chuck Hiller.
AAA - Las Vegas - (29-27) 0 - Memphis (30-26) 1
LHSP Steven Matz - 6.0-IP, 7-H, 1-R, 5-K, 4-BB, 1.94
10 straight losses as the 51s continue to not hit at all. Taijeron was 2-2. Matz allowed a homer with 2 outs in the 5th, all it took to lose. Painful.
AA - Binghamton (27-27) 8 - Reading (29-25) 7
RHSP Michael Fulmer - 5.0-IP, 7-H, 7-R, 2-K, 1-BB, 3.86
1B Brock Peterson - 1-4, 1-R, 1-HR (1), Grand Slam, 4-RBI, .250
SS Gavin Cecchini - 4-5, 3-R, 2-doubles, .341
Mack - I highlight Ceech here not for positive reasons. He had two more throwing errors, making his error totals for the season 14 in 44 games.
Michael Conforto with a game winning 2 run 9th inning double. Pen (including Parnell) strong. Perfect Parnell inning, but no K's again.
A+ - St. Lucie (28-27) 5 - Palm Beach (25-30) 3
RHSP Miller Diaz - 5.0-IP, 3-H, 2-R, 4-K, 5-BB, 3.47
2B Dilson Herrera - 3-4, .571
DH Travis d'Arnaud - 2-4, 2-RBI, .250
If you ask me, call up Dilson and Travis ASAP. No time to dawdle, we have a pennant to win. Dominic Smith with his 19th double. Amazing.
Akeel Morris allows a run and 2 hits, with 3 K's, in 2 innings for his 10th save.
A - Savannah (28-27) 4 - Greenville (31-24) 0
RHSP Scarlyn Reyes - 7.0-IP, 3-H, 0-R, 5-K, 2-BB, 2.86
DH Wuilmer Beccera - 2-3, 1-R, 1-HR (7), 1-RBI, .289
Mack - You have to think at this point that Becerra will 1) be named to the all-star team and, 2), never get to play in it because of a promotion to St. Lucie.
C Tomas Nido - 1-4, 1-R, 1-HR (4), 1-RBI, .243
Mack - I remembr when Nido was first drafted in 2012 that high school cross checkers projected + power for this guy. Remember... he's still only 21.
21-11 in their last 32 games.
Rookie - DSL Orioles-2 (3-3) 6 - DSL-1 (4-2) 3
RHSP Ramon Laguerre - 5.0-IP, 6-H, 3-R, 7-K, 0-BB, 4.50
C Juan Uriarte - 1-3, double, 3-RBI, .364
2B Rafael Valdez - 1-4, .308
GOAT: once again the Vegas offense. Michael Fulmer lousy, too.