*All results from games played on Thursday, June 27th, 2013*
AAA - Las Vegas 51s (40-37)__________________________________
NO GAME (SCHEDULE)
The Vegas bats were shut down on Thursday as they mustered just three hits and one walk while striking out 11 times on their way to losing 2-0. Chris Schwinden and his mustache were surprisingly good in this one. He went 7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K to earn the hard-luck loss.
- RF Mike Baxter: 0-4, K
- 2B Wilmer Flores: 1-4, 2B, K; An uncharacteristic spate of K's lately for Flores.
- 1B Ike Davis: 0-4, K
- 3B Eric Campbell: 0-4, 2 K
- C Francisco Pena: 0-3, K
- RHP Chris Schwinden: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 K
AA - Binghamton Mets (47-28)_____________________________________
two three games in a row canceled/suspended by rain.
Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (4-4 / 41-34)________________________________________
PALM BEACH 10, ST. LUCIE 6 (Box)
You want the good news or the bad news? I always like to get the bad news out of the way, so here it is; Kevin Plawecki had to leave this one early with an apparent hip injury. Bummer. No word beyond that at this time. The good news is that Jayce Boyd went 2-5 with a double and a home run. This brings his high A line up to .429/.429/.686. If you go back further to when he was raking in Savannah just prior to the promotion, this kid is on a serious hot streak. We talk about his lack of power because that was the knock on him coming out of college but he slugged .494 in A ball while playing in Historic Grayson Stadium which is famous for its power suppression, amongst other things. I'm bullish on Boyd is what I'm saying.
- SS T.J. Rivera: 3-5, R
- 3B Dustin Lawley: 3-5, 2B; Staying red-hot, .432/.444/.818 last 10 games.
- C Kevin Plawecki: 1-2
- 1B Jayce Boyd: 2-5, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI, HR (2)
- DH Cam Maron: 1-5, K
- 2B Robbie Shields: 1-3, R, 2 BB
- RHP Angel Cuan: 5.1 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
- REHAB ALERT CF Matt den Dekker: 0-5, K
Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (3-4 / 46-30)__________________________________
ROME 3, SAVANNAH 10 (Box)
The story in this one--other than the offensive outburst from Gnats--was Logan Taylor, who called for the trainer and then left the game in the second inning. Taylor is having a fantastic season--his K/9 and BB/9 came into the night at 10.36 and 2.51 respectively--so here's hoping that it's nothing serious. Speaking of hoping something isn't serious, how about Brandon Nimmo and the strikeouts? He now has nine in his last four games and has struck out multiple times in each of those games, as well as six of his last ten. In fact, you'd have to go back to June 11th to find a game where he didn't strikeout. He's appeared in 49 games this year and recorded at least one strikeout in 38 of them and multiple strikeouts in 19 of them. I know he's raw. Still, though.
- 2B Chad Zurcher: 2-4, 2B, BB
- RF Eudy Pina: 0-5, 4 K
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K
- DH Stefan Sabol: 2-5, R, K
- 3B Cole Frenzel: 3-5, R, 2 RBI, K
- SS Phillip Evans: 2-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI; Stay hot young man!
- RHP Logan Taylor: 1.2 IP, H, BB, 2 K
Short-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (4-6)
BROOKLYN 5, ABERDEEN 7 (Box)
The Cyclones jumped out to a 5-1 lead but were undone by a five run 5th inning that saw them relinquish the lead for good. On the bright side, Gavin Cecchini was 2-5 with a double. Also on the bright side was another brief but whiff-filled outing from Akeel Morris.
- CF Patrick Biondi: 1-5, K
- SS Gavin Cecchini: 2-5, 2B, R, RBI
- LF Jared King: 0-3, R, RBI, BB
- 1B Matthew Oberste: 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB
- 2B Juan Carlos Gamboa: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
- LHP Carlos Valdez: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
- RHP Akeel Morris: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K; (Season: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 13 K)
Rk - Kingsport Mets (2-6)_____________________________
KINGSPORT 0, GREENVILLE 8 (Box)
The K-Mets lived up to their namesake, striking out 14 times en route to an 8-0 loss Thursday night. Corey Oswalt made his season debut, piggyback starting with Yoan Gonzalez. He struck out three, walked one, and allowed one hit over four innings. Not much to speak of offensively, it was a truly putrid performance.
- CF Champ Stuart: 0-3, BB
- SS Amed Rosario: 0-4, 3 K
- RF Joe Tuschak: 1-4, K
- C Jeyckol De Leon: 0-4, 2 K
- DH Jonathan Leroux: 0-2, BB, K
- 3B Pedro Perez: 0-4, 3 K
- 1B Zach Mathieu: 0-3, 2 K; As a Devil fan, not thrilled we have a Mathieu in the org
- LF Bradley Marquez: 0-3, K
- RHP Corey Oswalt: 4 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Rk - GCL Mets (1-3)_______________________________
SUSPENDED (RAIN, AGAIN)
Star of the Night
I just have to give the SotN to Phillip Evans. I put the horns on him so many times earlier in the year--at times unjustified--that I have to reward him and his hot streak. Evans went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI last night to bring his line over his last ten games to .353/.450/.529.
Goat of the Night
Strong consideration for Mother Nature, who again robbed of getting our Cesar Puello fix. However, when you post a golden sombrero, you get horns to go with it. Here's looking at you, Eudy Pina.