STAR OF THE DAY: Martires Arias, Witt Haggard
HONORABLE MENTION: Alberto Baldonado, Josh Smoker
Las Vegas (58-45) 0 - Reno 3
Binghamton (55-46) 1 - New Britain 4
St Lucie (50-50) 2 - Daytona 1
Savannah (53-47) 9 - Greensboro 0
Brooklyn - DNP
Kingsport - TWIN BILL:
- Game 1 LOST 4-1
- Game 2 WON 2-1
GCL Mets (17-14) 8 - Nats 1
DSL METS 1 (25-24) 1 - Rojos 6
DSL METS 2 (29-20) 2 - Braves 6
Las Vegas sent Comrade Gorski to the hill against the Reno front. He got no support from his L 51 bombers in this one, as Vegas got shut out on 5 hits (2 by Comrade Ceciliani). Thru 6 innings, Gorski allowed 5 hits, 6 walks and 3 runs.. Cody Satterwhite, subject of a recent Steve Guilbert article, pitched 2 perfect innings in relief, fanning 2. Nice.
Binghamton's Gabe Ynoa came into action having allowed just 9 earned runs and 2 walks in his last 7 starts. Not quite as sharp tonight (6 IP, 3 R). Excellent relief, of late and tonight, from the hot Josh Smoker, who K'd 4 in 2 IP, and has fanned 47 in 37 innings for the year.
Cecchini 2-4 and d'Arnaud 1-3 on a quiet night for B Met bats. Most excitingly, d'Arnaud picked a guy off 2B, a good sign that the arm is healthy.
St Lucie's Kevin McGowan returned to the mound after his 12 run disaster last start, and the Lucies hoped to get to 50-50 in game # 100. Mission accomplished, as McGowan tossed 7 innings of 3 hit, one run ball.
Three Daytona pitchers fashioned a tidy 15 hitter, only allowing 2 runs somehow. Three hits each by Champ Stuart (.183) and Colton Plaia, and 2 hits each by the red hot Phil Evans and Yeixon Ruiz, pushing both up to .243, a long way from where both were very recently. Kudos to Jeff McNeil, who had a walk off single in the 9th.
Savannah's excellent pitching Martirez Arias took the start vs. lowly Greensboro. The tall righty was excellent again for 6 shutout innings, with Alberto Baldonado (somehow 0-6) finishing off the shutout with 3 fine innings to drop his ERA to 1.77.
14 hits evenly spread about the line up, with Michael Katz dropping another 33 run bomb and SAL player of the week continuing to streak with a 2-4 night. Nido, Moore, Biondi, Becerra and Garcia added 2 hits apiece.
Kingsport. - the Gonzalez boys - Merandy and Harol - got today's twin bill starts. Merandy has struggled in two appearances wish the K Mets. Prior to that, in 2 of his 4 GCL outings, he allowed No Hits (as in ZERO) in 12 innings. Today, Merandy pitched quite well, and got a 4 out, 4 K relief effort from Witt Haggard. Dale Burdick drove in both the first run and the winning run.
In the first game, Harol pitched well until 2 late homers cost him the game.
IVAN WILSON: he has not struck out in 4 straight games, and had 2 hits tonight. Terrific for him.
GCL Mets welcomed back rehabbers Cesar Puello (0-3) and slick Matty Reynolds (1-2, BB), but it was the guys several years younger that got the deal done today. Desmond Lindsay went 2-4 (.429) with 2 RBIs and Ali Sanchez (.349) added a hit and an RBI (12).
18 year old Jake Simon (2-0, 0.00) tossed 2 scoreless for the win.
DSL METS 1: the Mets got rolled by the Rojos.
DSL METS 2: Nick Debora's ERA dropped to 0.84 because his 4 runs were all unearned. Life in the DSL - more boots than a Thom McCann factory.
GOAT: B Mets hitters.