*All results from games played on Monday, June 17th, 2013*
AAA - Las Vegas 51s (36-33)__________________________________
COLORADO SPRINGS 7, LAS VEGAS 12 (Box)
The 51s put up 12 runs on 13 hits and 10 (!) walks to beat Colorado Springs Monday night in Vegas. Wilmer Flores led the way, going 3-4 with a walk while falling a homer shy of the cycle. And yes, that means he somehow managed a triple. With the performance, Flores raised his season line to .314/.356/.504. He leads the PCL in doubles with 23. He also leads in RBI with 54. I'm sure we'll be clamoring for his promotion, but when you adjust for park factors and the jump to major league competition, I'm afraid what happened in Vegas will stay in Vegas.
- CF Mike Baxter: 1-5, R, RBI, HR (1), BB; hitting .296/.367/.481 since the demotion
- 1B Ike Davis: 1-3, 2 R, 2B, RBI, 2 BB; hitting .192/.344/.269 in Vegas (26 AB)
- RF Andrew Brown: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, K
- 2B Wilmer Flores: 3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, 3B, BB
- 3B Zach Lutz: 1-4, R, RBi; .333/.405/.694 last ten games
- C Juan Centeno: 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI; hitting .301/.373/.384 in 73 Vegas at-bats. At 23, he's younger than some of the starters in the Cyclones' lineup.
- RHP DJ Mitchell: 5.1 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K; 8.16 ERA
- LHP Jack Leathersich: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 K
AA - Binghamton Mets (42-26)_____________________________________
NO SCHEDULED GAME
Hi-A - St. Lucie Mets (35-30)________________________________________
CHARLOTTE 0, ST LUCIE 3 (Box)
St Lucie started the second half on the right foot as they shutout Charlotte 3-0. Pitching the majority of the shutout was Ivy-Leaguer Matthew Bowman, who struck out eight and walked one over six innings. Much like Rafael Montero last year, Bowman has increased his strikeout percentage since being promoted to St. Lucie. It's a small sample size, of course, but it's interesting. He's having an excellent season and I'm excited. Offensively, Matt Reynolds doubled and singled in four plate appearances. A 2012 second round pick, Reynolds meandered through the first half, posting a .238/.321/.349 triple slash. Other than Aderlin Rodriguez--who, by the way, just hit the DL--I think Reynolds is the most likely candidate for a second half breakout.
- REHAB ALERT CF Matt den Dekker: 0-4, RBI, K; Remember me? The best defensive outfielder in the system? I'm back! Oh, and I struck out once because I had four plate appearances and I am contractually obligated to strike out at least 25% of the time.
- 2B TJ Rivera: 0-4, K
- SS Matt Reynolds: 2-4, 2B
- 3B Dustin Lawley: 1-4, K
- C Cam Maron: 1-3, R, 2B, RBI, K
- LF Gilbert Gomez: 1-2, BB, K
- RHP Matthew Bowman: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K; Lowered his ERA to 2.25 in Hi-A. He's struck out 47 in 44 innings since his promotion while walking just 9.
Lo-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (43-26)__________________________________
NO GAME (ALL-STAR BREAK)
Lower-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (0-1)_____________________________
BROOKLYN 1, STATEN ISLAND 2 (Box)
Brooklyn kicked off its season against hated rival--and Yankees affiliate--Staten Island, losing 2-1. There were certainly some unfamiliar names in the lineup, though I'm sure we'll get to know them in time. Probably the most recognizable name, 2012 first round pick Gavin Cecchini, went 0-3 with two strikeouts and a walk. Here's what Twitter thought about Cecchini:
Small sample, but he wasnt comfortable at the plate; noisy feet. RT @zmets: @ProfessorParks What did you think of Cecchini tonight?— Jason Parks (@ProfessorParks) June 18, 2013
And quick note on Cecchini: he looks like he bulked up a bit. I know he was trying to put some weight on. Not as skinny as last year! #Mets— Jessica Quiroli (@heelsonthefield) June 18, 2013
That second one is especially interesting, as it relates to a tweet by @_robcast from last week:
BP's Zack Mortimer on Boston's Cecchini: 'added major muscle mass in the offseason.' Fair to assume bros work out together?— Rob Cast (@_robcast) June 11, 2013
So take that for what it's worth. Recent draftee LJ Mazzilli got right into the swing of things with two hits in four trips. MiLB stopped tracking this game somewhere around the sixth inning, so if the below aren't 100% accurate, that's partly the reason.
- LF Eris Peguero: 1-4
- 2B LJ Mazzilli: 2-4
- SS Gavin Cecchini: 0-3, BB, 2 K
- 1B Matthew Oberste: 0-4, K
- CF Jorge Rivero: 1-4
- DH Alexander Sanchez: 0-3, K
- RF James Roche: 2-3, HR, BB
- 3B Anthony Chavez: 0-4, 2 K
- C Edward Rohan: 1-3
- RHP Robert Gsellman: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, BB, 4 K
- RHP Akeel Morris: 1 IP, H, BB, 2 K
Star of the Night
Matthew Bowman shined on Monday with eight strikeouts over six innings. It was the fourth time in seven starts since his promotion that he has struck out more batters than innings pitched.
Goat of the Night
Two strikeouts in four plate appearances? TRAID! Welcome to New York, Gavin Cecchini.