STAR OF THE DAY: Dash Winningham rocked it.
HONORABLE MENTION: Gavin Cecchini's 4 hits, Brock Peterson's 2 homers. Kevin Canelon in a fine start.
Las Vegas (59-46) 2 - Sacramento 4
Binghamton (57-46) 11 - New Britain 4
St Lucie (51-51) 2 - Daytona 7
Savannah - much-needed R&R
Brooklyn (20-17) 6 - Hudson Valley 3
Kingsport (18-17) 10 - Pulaski 4
GCL Mets (18-14) - doubleheader (well, almost)
- Game 1: Mets 4-1 over the lowly Nats
- Game 2: Mets trailed 8-1 after 1, game suspended
DSL METS 1 (26-25) 4 - Giants 5
DSL METS 2 (31-20) 5 - Tigers 3
Las Vegas sent out Tyler Pill, hoping he could shake off his 2-6, 7.60 season of pain. Two solo shots in 4 innings, as they try to stretch him out again, moves to 2-7, ERA inches down a bit. Not much hitting...Pill doubled in his one at bat, the dude truly can hit), Nimmo 0-4. Muno 2-4 (.305).
Binghamton's Rob Gsellman took to the mound tonight to see if he could continue to build upon a very fine season. And that he did - 2 runs, none earned over 5 innings.
The B Mets had an 8 run 2nd. Gavin Cecchini 4-5, 3 RBI (yay), 25th error (boo). Brock Peterson smacked 2 homers; Josh Rodriguez blasted his 16th, 1 of 3 hits (.283).
St Lucie sent Scarlyn Reyes out for his 1st start in the FSL. Not one to write home to the folks about, as Reyes surrendered 10 hits and 7 runs in 4.2 innings, putting the game out of reach. Dominic Smith went 3-4, boosting his average to .301. Stefan Sabol (.270) collected the Mets' two RBIs. Dave Roseboom threw 2.1 perfect innings with 3 Ks.
Savannah played hooky today.
Brooklyn, having won only five of the previous 17, hoped to generate more offense today. Kevin Canelon has a terrific 6 inning outing, Luis Mateo a scoreless inning and K, and Alex Palsha allowed 2 of 3 inherited runners to score, but secured the save and remained at 0.00.
Kingsport tries to recover from yesterday's 15 walk debacle by sending 5-0 Audry German to the hill. 5 solid innings, just 1 walk, and moves to 6-0. Dash Winningham (.296) to the rescue, with 2 homers (8), a double (10), and 29 RBIs in 34 contests. WOW! Milton Ramos and Ivan Wilson also homered. The latter also fanned 3 times.
GCL Mets won a tidy first game 4-1, but we're getting hammered in Game 2, 8-1, when the weather intervened. In the first game, rehabbing Josh Prevost threw 3 excellent innings, and Adonis Uceta hurled the remaining innings with just a run with 5 Ks for the victory. Franklin Correa knocked in 3 runs for the G Mets.
In the interrupted second game, Joel Huertas was awful, allowing 8 runs in one third of an inning. Then it rained.
DSL METS 1: Mets surrendered a run in the ninth to the Giants (36-15) to lose. Surging 16 year old Kenny Hernandez had 2 more hits and is way up to .178 and climbing out of his hitting hole fast.
GOAT: Mr. Huertas for allowing 8 runs in 1/3 inning (even though 3 of the 8 came in off of the relief pitcher, who hit a batter and balked). Thankfully, the rains came. Scarlyn Reyes had a bad first start for St Lucie.