5 of 7 wins, with some great performances, individually and team-wise.
STARS OF THE DAY: Chris Flexen - a magnificent 8 inning performance; 3 Taijeron homers
HONORABLE MENTION: Darrell Ceciliani, David Wright
Binghamton (67-55) 9 - New Hampshire 5
Savannah (74-48) 5 - Kannapolis 0
Brooklyn (27-31) 1 - Aberdeen 5
GCL Mets (26-27) 2 - Nationals 1
Las Vegas went with lefty Gorski (8-8, 5.20). Gave up 2 homers in 5 innings, but won because Travis Taijeron hit 3 homers, shades of Yoenes Cespedes. Typical Travis year, with 46 extra base hits in 347 at bats. .580 slug %.
Darrell Ceciliani (.353) joined the fun with 3 hits and 2 RBIs.
Binghamton hoped for clear skies after Thursday's rain out. Clear enough to pound out 16 hits, and a 9-5 win. Ynoa a decent 6 innings for the win. Walters and Morris tossed a scoreless inning each, and Smoker allowed 2 in the 9th in a rare bad relief outing.
St Lucie Will miss David Wright, who went 3-4. .375 in 24 ABs.
McNeil, Sabol, and Rosario had 2 hits each. Miller Diaz was ineffective again, 11 hits but unproductive, 3-2 loss resulted.
Savannah sent 1-0, 0.73 Chris Flexen out to try for consecutive Gnats win # 17. Flexen was magnifique: 8 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 10 Ks on 100 pitches. WOW! Next Met ace? 2-0, 0.44.
Five runs from a well-balanced attack, including a Michael Katz "tape measure blast" and yes, a 5-0 win, and a SEVENTEENTH STRAIGHT WIN!
Brooklyn hoped to build upon a tremendous win last night. Nope. Back to not hitting. Holes back in bats. Another loss.
Kingsport hoped to get Eric Manoah (0-3, 6.35) in the win column. Six innings of 2 run ball. Adrian Almeida threw 3 shutout innings with 5 Ks and got the win thanks to a go-ahead 9th inning triple by Dashing Winningham.
GCL Mets got great pitching from Adonis Uceta (7 IP, 1 R, 7K) and 2 scoreless innings from Jordan Humphreys to win a 2-1 squeaker, despite just 2 hits from GCL Mets hitters.
The two 6th inning runs resulted from two walks and a single, then a bases loaded HBP and a DP ground out. Overpowered them. Take them how you can get them.