STAR OF THE DAY: Tom McIlraith, Jake Keubler
HONORABLE MENTION: Guillorme, Becerra, McNeil, Davis
Las Vegas (68-58) 4 - Omaha 5
Binghamton (66-55) - Richmond. RAINED OUT
St Lucie (62-61) 5 - Palm Beach 2
Savannah (73-48) 6 - Kannapolis 2
Brooklyn (27-30) 4 - Lowell 3
GCL Mets (25-27) 3 - Nationals 4
Las Vegas sent Dillon Gee, hoping to pull even with Omaha, which led them by one game. Started out rough, but 7 innings and just 2 runs solid.
FORGET VIC BLACK. HE GOT HAMMERED FOR 3 RUNS. Six runners in a fraction of an inning. Taijeron hit # 20. Big loss.
Binghamton's Gabe Ynoa did not pitch. Did rain, though.
St Lucie started a guy you may know, Stevie Wonder Matz, who was unremarkable, 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 K. Fine relief pitching (Jake Keubler with 4 scoreless to move to 4-0, 1.23).
Three Jeff McNeil hits (.315) led to a 5-2 victory. Smith had a hit (.310) and his 73rd RBI.
Savannah tried for 16 in a row with Casey Delgado. Done. Sweet Sixteen. Casey is now 7-3. Paez a scoreless 8th, Luis Mateo a perfect 9th, 1 K.
Guillorme? 3 hits, 3 RBIs (51), .312. Becerra? 3 hits, 2 RBIs, .304. Garcia? Hit, RBI, .295. NEXT UP: 17 in a row.
Brooklyn had no runs and 4 hits heading to bottom 9 and trailed by 2. Kevin Canelon (8 IP, 4 H, 2 R) looked like he'd be a hard luck loser. But 2 Cyclone runs in the 9th tied it up and sent it into extras.
Fell behind in the 11th, 3-2. But again, a rally! 3 straight hits, a walk...then the winning run scores when light hitting Pedro Perez got HBP! A win that had to feel like a million bucks.
Kingsport rolled out 3-1 Tom McIlraith. He went to 4-0 with 7 shutout innings with no walks and 5 Ks. A great relief outing by Seth Davis (2 IP, Ks) finished the shutout.
Hitting? The usual suspects. Kaczmarski (.354)? 2 hits, 2 RBIs. Carpio (.306)? Same thing. Mazelka (.368)? Two hits. Winningham? Hit and a walk. A fearsome foursome.
GCL Mets' Joel Huertas has had really fine, and also bad, outings. Today, an excellent outing. 5.2 IP, 1 R, 7 K. Max Worrall? Terrific for 2.1 innings. Castro? Lousy as he gave up 3 in the 9th to blow the game and take the loss.
Ali Sanchez had 2 hits and a walk (.283) and Des Lindsay (.321) had a single and triple in 4 ABs. That draft pick is looking really good so far.