STAR OF THE DAY: Rafael Montero, Brandon Brosher
HONORABLE MENTION: Ali Sanchez, Martirez Arias, Seth Lugo, Vince Siena, Tyler Pill
Las Vegas (55-41) 2 - Fresno 9
Binghamton (51-43) 3 - New Britain 2
St Lucie (48-47) 0 - Charlotte 3
Savannah (49-45) - 4 Charleston 1, completion of suspended game.
Savannah 2 - Charleston 1, game 2
Brooklyn (18-11) 5 - Vermont 4
Kingsport (12-13) - Greenville - POSTPONED
GCL Mets (14-11) 3 - Nationals 2
DSL METS 1 (22-21) 7 - Red Sox 5
DSL METS 2 (25-18) 5 - Marlins 4
Las Vegas send Luis Cessa to the hill vs. Fresno, both teams coming in with 55-40 records. Cessa gave up 7 runs in under 4 innings. AAA ain't no picnic for the pitchers.
Tyler Pill excelled, with 3 scoreless innings of relief in his first outing in 3 weeks, dopping his ERA from 7.14 to 6.86, but Vic Black gave up 2 hits and a run in his lone inning, ERA of 11.81 for Vic. Jack Leathersich, whose last game, like Pill's, was June 29, is still listed on the 7 day DL. Some 7 days. Where can we send the get well card, Jack?
Steady Brandon Allen (.290) hit his 10th homer and drove in both runs (48 RBIs). A line up without Castellanos, Reynolds, Muno, Monell and Ceciliani mustered 3 hits.
Binghamton's Seth Lugo started vs. New Britain and tossed a goodie? 7 IP, 4 H, 8 K, 1 R. Lugo improved to 5-4, 3.45. Doubles by Mazzilli, Conforton, Peterson and Nimmo helped them squeak out a 1 run win.
St Lucie's superlative Casey Meisner had one weak inning in which he allowed 2 runs. Zero walks, 8 Ks in 5 IP, but a loss on a night the Lucies got shut out on 4 hits.
Savannah swept a doubleheader. In game 1, nice pitching and a 4 run 7th led to a 4-1 win. Christian Montgomery had a sweet So. Atlantic League debut, with a scoreless, 2 K inning. He now has 10.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 20 K.
Second game starter Martirez Arias (4-4, 2.89) threw 5 innings without an earned run in the nitecap. Becerra and Eudor Garcia each had 3 hits in the low scoring doubleheader, and Wuilmer and Luis Guillorme lead the team at .298.
Brooklyn came into Monday's game still sporting a league best ERA at 2.28. It rose a little bit, but Brandon Brosher hit a dramatic 8th inning 3 run homer to tie when the Cyclones were trailing 4-1. Jeff Diehl's game winning sac fly in the 9th did the deal.
Vince (hit machine) Siena has 3 more hits today (.352). He has 38 hits and 12 walks in 28 games!
Corey Taylor pitched a scoreless 9th for his first win in his 9th (all scoreless) outing of 2015. Andrew Church went 5 and allowed 2 runs.
GCL Mets won in a game where Rafael Montero pitched very well; in 3 IP, he allowed 3 hits, no runs or walks, and struck out 4. Mets fans should be thrilled.
Ali Sanchez continues to amaze: single, 2B, and BB (.373).
DSL METS 1 and DSL METS 2: twin wins. Nice.
GOAT: Luis Cessa