*All results and stats from gamed played on Saturday June 1st, 2013*
AAA – Las Vegas 51s (28-26)__________________________________
LAS VEGAS 2, FRESNO 1 (Box)
Zack Wheeler rules. He doubled, scored on Kirk Nieuwenhuis' 2-run-jack, and pitched some sexy baseball. That is all.
Rafael Montero pitched, which meant Fisher Cats offense was going to come at a premium last night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. And true to form, he was like an interminable root canal for opposing hitters, throwing seven great innings and being relieved for the final two by Chase Huchingson (who was quite good in his own right). Facing Cats righty Ryan Tepera for the third time this season, Danny Muno broke an 0-for-16 streak with a leadoff single, advanced to second on a Josh Rodriguez groundout, and then scored on a Cory Vaughn double. Despite then loading the bases with one out in the inning Tepera was able to escape with only a one-run deficit. Muno then provided more offensive fireworks in the second as the two most unlikely B-Mets made it happen;
Domingo Tapia (unpossible he was pitching in St. Lucie! Make that second-most unlikely B-Met) Wilfredo Tovar reached on a throwing error from third baseman Kevin Ahrens (it's not a hit, but I am down with OBP), and was sent home on a Muno bullet home run over the right-center wall. Joe Bonfe's takeout slide and breakup of a potential inning-endling Alonzo Harris doubleplay ball led to a fourth run in the third, which was more than needed for Montero. Fifth and sixth runs were provided in the fifth with Danny Muno's RBI single and in the eighth when Cory Vaughn slugged his sixth home run of the year. The B-Mets also stole three bases in a matter of two innings against reliever Matt Wright.
• OF Cesar Puello: DNP
• LF Cory Vaughn: 3-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI, HR (6)
• RF Darrell Ceciliani: 1-5, 3 K
• 1B Allan Dykstra: 1-2, 2B (replaced by Richard Lucas [2-3] in the fourth inning)
• 2B Danny Muno: 3-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, K, HR (2)
• SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-3, 2 R, BB
• C Blake Forsythe: 2-4, R, BB
• RHP Rafael Montero: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 K, BLK; That would be 16.2 scoreless innings for Mr. Montero
• LHP Chase Huchingson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (29-23)________________________________________
ST. LUCIE 1, CHARLOTTE 2 (Box)
I despise seven inning games, even in minor-league doubleheaders. Domingo Tapia pitched five solid innings before T.J. Chism allowed the game-winning run in his one inning of relief. Parker Markel proved to be a formidable foe for Tapia, pitching six strong innings to secure the win. Charley Thurber staked the S-Mets to a lead in the second with a solo home run off Markel. Ryan Brett then procured a solo home run of his own in the fifth off Tapia to tie the game. Chism then entered the game and did not put forth a Rolaids Relief Man of the Year performance as his inning went as such:
• 2B T.J. Rivera: 1-3, K
• SS Matt Reynolds: 1-3
• LF Dustin Lawley: 0-3
• 1B Aderlin Rodriguez: 0-3
• 3B Robbie Shields: 0-3, K
• RF Travis Taijeron: 1-2, 2B, K
• C Cam Maron: 0-2, BB
• RHP Domingo Tapia: 5 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HR
GAME TWO POSTPONED
There was going to be a second game played, but Mother Nature said "eff that noise" or something to that effect. Per the Stone Crabs website, there will be a doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 3:00 pm.
Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (33-22)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 5, KANNAPOLIS 0 (Box)
Luis Cessa was what the kids like to call straight dope last night in CMC-Northeast Stadium, striking out ten over 7.2 scoreless innings (just in case that could not be gleaned from the score above). Cole Frenzel doubled home Kevin Plawecki to get the lead in the top of the second. Then Savannah's offense went all cray-cray in the third:
Go figure, Plawecki made an out. Phil Evans' seventh inning sac fly concluded the scoring for the game as Tim Peterson and Tyler Vanderheiden shut the Intimidators down for the final 1.1 innings for a lovely win.
• LF Stefan Sabol: 0-4, 3 K
• CF Brandon Nimmo: 1-4, 2B, R, RBI
• DH Jayce Boyd: 0-4,
• C Kevin Plawecki: 2-4, R
• SS Phil Evans: 0-3, RBI
• RHP Luis Cessa: 7.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K; Whee!
A LITTLE EXTRA
Oh, and the DSL Mets one and two played last night and won. Eucebio Arias would probably make a better back-end starter for the Mets at this rate, and If you're so inclined, check out the links and watch raw, toolsy, ugly, error-filled box scores.
Star(r) of the Night (As read by current Baylor president Ken Starr)
"Well it appears these New York Metropoltian farmhands truly know how to excel on a Saturday night when most young men their age are out cavorting with some lovely co-eds and possibly asking her a for a nice date and a milk malted for two. I tell ya what, that Zach Wheeler is a hang of pitcher, and Danny Muno had a real humdinger last night. And who can forget ol' Louie Cessa striking out batters with the greatest of ease. But the Ken Starr Star of the Night goes to one Raffy Montero. That young man is killing it at Binghamton and perhaps he will be impeached to AAA soon. See you next time, ladies and gentlemen."
Goat of the Night (As read by Goatboy)