*All results from games played on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (32-15)_______________________________________
LAS VEGAS 3, FRESNO 6 (Box)
A solid start from Dana Eveland was wasted when Jeff Walters got knocked around in the seventh, allowing three runs in just a third of an inning and putting Fresno ahead for good. Cesar Puello got the start and led off the game with a triple. He also tacked on a single to bring his last 10 game slash up to .367/.472/.600. Play Cesar everyday. Free Cesar.
- CF-LF Cesar Puello: 2-5, R, 3B, K
- 2B Josh Satin: 2-5, RBI, K
- 1B Allan Dykstra: 2-5, 3 K
- RF Andrew Brown: 1-5, R, 2 K
- PH-LF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 0-1, K
- 3B Zach Lutz: 1-5, R, 3 K
- SS Daniel Muno: 0-2, 2 BB
- LHP Dana Eveland: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 8 K
Double-A - Binghamton Mets (24-21)_____________________________________
BINGHAMTON 5, PORTLAND 6 (Box)
Cody Satterwhite blew a one run lead, and the game, when he allowed a two-run, ninth inning triple to Mookie Betts. The loss was the fifth in a row for Binghamton, all to Portland as they wrapped up a make-up-game-filled six game series against the Sea Dogs. On the positive side, Matt Reynolds continues to hit and Kevin Plawecki cracked his second homer of the season.
- CF Kyle Johnson: 1-4, R, BB, 2 K
- 2B Matt Reynolds: 3-5, 2B, K; Still not sure what to make of Matt. He's hitting .352/.435/.421 and it's Memorial Day weekend. I'm not going to think too hard on this, I'm just going to enjoy it.
- C Kevin Plawecki: 1-5, R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K; a .312 batting average is more than acceptable, but 5 walks on May 22nd? Not great. At least the K-rate is low as well.
- 1B Matt Clark: 0-5, K
- DH Jayce Boyd: 2-4, 2B
- RF Cory Vaughn: 0-4, R, K
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 1-4, 2 RBI, K
- 3B Dustin Lawley: 2-4, R, RBI
- RHP Rainy Lara: 3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (28-19)________________________________________
CLEARWATER 4, ST LUCIE 6 (Box)
- SS Dilson Herrera: 1-3, 2 R, 2B, BB; Dilson's at .328/.366/.433 as one of the youngest players in the Florida State League. He's practically slashed his strikeout rate in half this season. You couldn't really have asked for a better start.
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 2-4, 2 R, HR, RBI, K; Nimmo is hot again after a mini "slump". He's .343/.489/.629 over his last 10 games. He season line is up to .341/.477/.474. There's not much else to say about Nimmo. The dude has taken a big step forward this year. Also, this article ($) from Parks is worth your time.
- 3B-2B T.J. Rivera: 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, K
- 3B Jairo Perez: 2-3, RBI
- DH Gilbert Gomez: 0-3, 2 K; (.254/.378/.522) I believe that's a team-leading .268 ISO. That's either a small sample size mirage or a sign of real development. #analysis
- RF Eudy Pina: 0-3
- 2B Phil Evans: 0-1, K; Only one AB but no injury here, he was ejected in the second inning.
- C Cam Maron: 1-4, R, RBI
- LF Maikis De La Cruz: 1-3, K
- LHP Alex Panteliodis: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K; I forgot about Pants! Where's he been? I figured they were going to pull someone in from extended to start after Cessa got pulled to Bingo for a start. I forgot all about Pants.
Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (31-14)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 4, LEXINGTON 0 (Box)
Miller Diaz tossed six and a third scoreless innings, striking out eight and walking three, to lead Savannah to a shutout victory Thursday night. He did run into some trouble in the seventh, after a ground out to start the inning, Diaz allowed two walks, hit a batter, and threw a wild pitch in between. Not to worry though. On came Akeel Morris, who struck out the next two betters to escape the jam. He's been something, huh? Offensively, LJ Mazzilli continued his torrid hot streak with a single and a homer. Dom Smith collected a walk and two hits, one of which was a double. Jeff McNeil had two hits to extend his hitting streak to something more than 10 games.
- LF Patrick Biondi: 1-4, R, 2B
- CF Champ Stuart: 0-4; GIDP, somehow.
- 3B Jeff McNeil: 2-4, R, RBI, K, cS
- SS L.J. Mazzilli: 2-4, 2 R, HR, RBI, SB
- 1B Dom Smith: 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB, K
- RF Victor Cruzado: 0-3, RBI, K
- 2B Jorge Rivero: 0-4, K
- DH Matt Oberste: 2-4, 2 K
- RHP Miller Diaz: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K
- RHP Akeel Morris: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 3 K
Star of the Night
Lots of worthy performances on this night but I'm going with pedigree, so it's Nimmo.
Goat of the Night
Cody Satterwhite, c'mon brah.