STARS OF THE DAY: Kevin McGowan and Casey Delgado, both with 7 shutout innings, and Matt Reynold with 4 hits.
HONORABLE MENTION: Paul Sewald and Dilson Herrera
Las Vegas (60-48) 10 - Tacoma 4
Binghamton (59-47) 6 - Richmond 5
St Lucie (53-52) 6 - Clearwater 0
Savannah (57-47) 3 - Asheville 0
Brooklyn (22-18) 3 - Batavia 10
Kingsport (18-20) 6 - Greenville 10
GCL Mets (20-14) - Cardinals. Rained out again.
DSL METS 1 (26-27) 7 - Mariners 11
DSL METS 2 (33-20) 1 - Brew Crew 4
A newly added pitcher (Tim Stauffer) won his first start, allowing 3 runs in 5.1 IP, and Dilson had 3 hits and Matt Reynolds went 4-5 as DH. Vegas had a 6 run first and never looked back.
Binghamton's Gabe Ynoa has moved way up the depth chart, with Fulmer, Meisner, Gant, Cessa and Whelan all being traded in the past several days. Some clearance sale.
Tonight, Ynoa won, but did not pitch well, allowing 10 hits and 4 runs in five innings. Paul Sewald picked up the save, his 11th, and his ERA dropped to 1.47. TJ Rivera, sadly back in AA, had 2 hits, and Gavin Cecchini (.315) also had 2 hits and 2 RBIs (49).
St Lucie sent Kevin McGowan out there today. Seven innings of four hit shutout ball, with Dave Roseboom tossing the final two scoreless innings.
Dominic Smith had 1 hit (.301) and added 2 RBIs (61). Jhoan Urena (.210 in just 52 games) trying to revive his injury- riddled season, with 2-4 tonight.
Savannah started Casey Delgado rose to the challenge of pitchers who show they have what it takes, in the absence of the guys just traded. Casey threw 7 innings of 2 hit shutout ball, with 6 Ks, lowering his Gnats ERA to 3.48. Relievers Baldonado and Griffin completed the shutout and have sub 2.00 ERAs.
Rodriguez, Tuschak, and Biondi drove in the Gnats' 3 runs from the 7th thru 9th slots in the order. The Gnats are 10 over .500 after starting out 7-16.
Brooklyn continues to try to climb further above .500 again vs. lowly Batavia. The Batavian National Team (no, not really) performed like a gold medalist squad early in the game, scoring 6 runs in inning #1 against Andrew Church. It was over right there.
David Thompson and Tucker Tharp both hit their 2nd homers. The Cyclones are hitting just .218.
Kingsport tried to get back to .500 with Harol Gonzalez taking the start. He got clobbered.
Dash Winningham had 2-5, double, RBI, AND Ivan Wilson was 2-2 (.255). He is hitting .387 in last 10, so maybe he has figured some things out. Hope so.
The GCL Mets have been rolling,Today, the rain was victorious.
DSL METS 2: this 13 over .500 squad faced a 9 under .500 team today. But lost. Can't win them all,
GOAT: Andrew Church, Harol Gonzalez got pasted.