*All results from games played on Friday, June 19, 2015
Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (39-30)_______________________________________
LAS VEGAS 11, FRESNO 5 (Box)
The 51's bats exploded for 11 runs, led by two three run home runs from Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Matt Bowman pitched well until the eight inning, when he allowed three runs, and the bullpen was able to finish off the game. Danny Muno, Johnny Monell, Alex Catellanos, Kirk, and Brandon Allen all had multi hit games.
- DH Matt Reynolds: 1-5, R, K
- 2B Danny Muno: 4-5, 3 R, RBI
- C Johny Monell: 3-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI
- LF Alex Castellanos: 2-4, 2 R, 2B; was hit by a pitch that started a bruhaha in the eight inning
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 3-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI; I still think Kirk is a better player than Ceciliani, and I'm glad the Mets got him back
- 3B TJ Rivera: 0-5, 3 K
- SS Wilfredo Tovar: 0-4
- RF Travis Taijeron: 1-5, R, 2B, 3 K
- SP Matt Bowman: 7.1 IP 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Double-A - Binghamton Mets (35-31)_____________________________________
NEW HAMPSHIRE 3, BINGHAMTON 2 (Box)
Binghamton wasted a solid start from Robert Gsellman, losing to New Hampshire by a run. Thankfully, division leader New Britain also lost, meaning Binghamton is still only two games out of first. Brandon Nimmo contributed a single in his second game back with Binghamton, while Michael Conforto tripled and singled. On the other end of the spectrum, Gavin Cecchini continued his slump, going hitless in four at bats.
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 1-4
- LF Michael Conforto: 2-4, R, 3B, K
- SS Gavin Cecchini: 0-4; the slump continues
- SP Robert Gsellman: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
- RP Dario Alvarez: 1 IP, H, 2 K
Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (34-33)_____________________________________
NO GAME (SCHEDULE)
Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (37-31)__________________________________
SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 4 (Box)
Savannah again kept pace with the Greenville Drive, beating Augusta to maintain a share of first place. Luis Guillorme, Eudor Garcia, and Vincente Lupo each had two RBI's, and Corey Oswalt delivered six-and-a-third innings of one run ball. The bullpen almost blew the lead, allowing three runs in the 8th, but David Roseboom was able to lock down the save.
- OF Wuilmer Becerra: 2-5, 2 K
- SS Luis Guillorme: 3-4, R, 2 RBI, BB
- 3B Eudor Garcia: 3-5, R, HR, 2 RBI
- LF Vincente Lupo: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, 3 K
- SP Corey Oswalt: 6.1 IP, R, ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HR
- POS PlayerName: STATS
SS-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (1-0)__________________________________
BROOKLYN 3, STATEN ISLAND 2 (Box)
Brooklyn won its season opener in twelve innings over the Staten Island Yankees. Michael Bernal drove in Emmanuel Zabala with the winning run, and Gaither Bumgardner locked down the save to bring the marathon affair to a close. Number one starter Tyler Badamo had a strong six inning start to his season, while 2015 draft pick Vincent Siena had a hit and a walk.
- C Pedro Perez: 1-5, R, 2B, K
- 2B Vincent Siena: 1-4, BB
- RF Michael Bernal: 1-5, RBI, BB, 3 K
- SP Tyler Badamo: 6 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, HR
Star of the Night
Captain Kirk Nieuwenhuis. His continuing mission; to mash in new stadiums...to hit bombs off new pitchers, new teams...to boldly hit baseballs where no one has hit them before.
Goat of the Night
Gavin Cecchini, who was a major culprit of Binghamton's offensive ineptitude.