STAR OF THE DAY: Tim Stauffer, Travis Taijeron
HONORABLE MENTION: the 3 Kingsport elite hitters.
Las Vegas (65-52) 7 - El Paso 0 in the 9th
Binghamton (63-52) 2 - Altoona 5
St Lucie (59-56) 0 - Ft Myers 1
Savannah (66-48) 12 - Rome 3
Brooklyn (25-26) 6 - State College 7
Kingsport (26-23) 7 - Burlington 4
GCL Mets (25-20) 0 - Marlins. 4
Las Vegas went with Mr. Stauffer tonight. Brilliant outing in which Tim threw 1 hit ball thru 8.
Second inning jacks by Allen (13) and Taijeron staked Vegas to a 2nd inning 3-0 lead. Taijeron hit a 3 run bomb 18, 19) in the 8th for a 7-0 lead. Game still in progress.
Binghamton's Gsellman seeks to finish a fine season strong. He was OK tonight (5 innings, 4 runs, 1 earned), but the B Met offense was stifled, and the B Mets lost. Morris tossed a scoreless inning,
Tonight, though, TJ Rivera from the Bronx has started to hit like the Bambino, with his 3rd homer in two games.
St Lucie's Kevin McGowan came in looking to extend the team's recent momentum. He pitched 7 innings of 1 run, 4 hit ball, but left trailing 1-0, the final score. Nine Lucie hits could not produce a run. Eric Goeddel relieved and tossed a scoreless 8th, so there was some good news.
Savannah's Ricky Knapp has pitched well and came in intent on whoopin' them Romans. The Mets scored 5 in the first 4 innings off of Touki Toussaint, who has an SAL ERA over 6. A homer (6) by Tomas Nido and a whole lot of bases in balls helped break the game wide open. Rome outshot the Gnats, but the Gnats won by 9. Sweet.
Brooklyn hoped to take State College to school tonight. Ty Badamo left in the 6th with 3 runs in and the bags full. Nicco Blank allowed all 3 to score. Blank did strike out 7 in 3.2 IP. Brooklyn rallied for 2 in the 9th to draw within one, but lost 7-6.
Kingsport started red hot Nabil Crismatt tonight. He did fine, 7 innings 2 earned runs, 5 Ks. The trio of offensive standouts - Mazelka, Carpio, and Kaczmarski - stood out again tonight. Each got on base 3 times.
GCL Mets: some days, you just don't get a sniff. Today was one for the G Mets. Unearned runs, only 3 hits...most times, you lose. Today they lost 4 zip. The 2 Marlin pitcher's ERAs are 1.41 and 0.00. Happens.
By the way: The 2 DSL Mets teams outscored their opponents 21-4 today.