*All results from games played on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (8-6)
FRESNO 1, LAS VEGAS 0 (Box)
A pitchers’ duel broke out in the PCL last night, as the 51s and the Grizzlies remained scoreless into the bottom of the ninth inning before Colin Moran’s two-out walk-off single ended things Wednesday night in Fresno. With two outs and no one on, loser David Roseboom walked Jon Kemmer and promptly moved him to third courtesy of an errant pick-off attempt to set up the game-ending hit.
The 51s squandered their best scoring chance in the seventh, loading the bases with no one out on singles by Dominic Smith, T.J. Rivera, and Travis Taijeron, but one 5-2-3 double play and one pop out later, the Grizzlies had escaped, and the 51s were on their way to being held scoreless for the second time this year. Tyler Pill, who has struggled in past Triple-A cups of coffee, followed two scoreless starts in Binghamton with a scoreless outing in Vegas tonight, and has not given up a run over 16.1 innings this season.
Matt Reynolds was pulled from the game in the bottom of the second inning, presumably not long after Lucas Duda hyper-extended his elbow back in New York.
- 2B Gavin Cecchini: 1-4
- LF Matt Reynolds: 1-1
- LF Jayce Boyd: 1-3
- SS Amed Rosario: 1-4, GIDP
- DH Dominic Smith: 1-4, 2 K
- 1B T.J. Rivera: 1-4
- RF Travis Taijeron: 1-4, 3 K
- 3B Phillip Evans: 2-3, CS (1)
- C Xorge Carrillo: 0-3, 2 K
- CF Desmond Jennings: 0-2, BB, CS (1)
- RHP Tyler Pill: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
- RHP Erik Goeddel: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
- LHP David Roseboom: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, L (0-1)
ROSTER ALERT: RHP Tyler Pill promoted from AA Binghamton.
Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (5-6)
POSTPONED (INCLEMENT WEATHER)
The Rumble Ponies had a game postponed for the third time over the season’s first two weeks due to inclement weather. Yesterday’s game against the Portland Sea Dogs has been rescheduled to June 3.
ROSTER ALERT: RHP Logan Taylor was assigned from Las Vegas to Binghamton.
Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (7-7)
DUNEDIN 9, ST. LUCIE 1 (Box)
It wasn’t pretty early in Dunedin, and it didn’t get any better later, as the Blue Jays scored four runs in the first inning on their way to an easy 9-1 win over the Mets. Starter Thomas McIlraith struggled to the tune of seven runs and 11 hits over 3.2 innings. The Mets scored their only run in the fifth inning via a Nick Sergakis double and a John Mora single.
- CF John Mora: 1-5, RBI, K, GIDP
- 2B Dale Burdick: 0-3, BB, 2 K
- DH Wuilmer Becerra: 1-4, 2 K
- 1B Patrick Mazeika: 1-4
- 3B Jhoan Urena: 1-4, 2 K
- SS J.C. Rodriguez: 1-4, K
- RF Jeff Diehl: 1-3, BB, K
- LF Nick Sergakis: 1-3, R, 2B, K
- C Dan Rizzie: 1-3, BB, K
- RHP Thomas McIlraith: 3.2 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, L (1-1)
- RHP Joshua Torres: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- RHP Cameron Griffin: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, WP
- RHP Alex Palsha: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (9-5)
COLUMBIA 3, ROME 2 (Box)
The Fireflies moved back into a first place tie by virtue of Wednesday’s victory over the Braves. Jordan Humphreys cruised in his third straight outstanding start, allowing only four hits over six innings in picking up his third win of the season. Over 18.2 innings this season, Humphreys has now struck out 22 batters and walked only one. Joseph Zanghi survived a bit of a shaky ninth, surrendering two hits but still recording his second save. Luis Carpio chipped in two stolen bases, giving him seven on the young season.
- CF Gene Cone: 2-4, R, RBI, BB, K
- 2B Luis Carpio: 1-4, R, BB, 2 K, 2 SB (7)
- SS Michael Paez: 1-3, RBI, K, SF, SB (5)
- RF Jose Miguel Medina: 0-4, K
- LF Tim Tebow: 0-4, 3 K
- 1B Reed Gamache: 0-3, R, 3 K
- DH Jay Jabs: 0-1, 3 BB
- C Brandon Brosher: 0-4, 4 K
- 3B Milton Ramos: 1-4
- RHP Jordan Humphreys: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, W (3-0)
- RHP Adonis Uceta: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, WP, H (1)
- RHP Joseph Zanghi: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, S (2)
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