*All results from games played on Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (10-10)
NO GAME (SCHEDULE)
ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned LHP Sean Gilmartin to Las Vegas 51s
ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets recalled SS Matt Reynolds from Las Vegas 51s
Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (9-8)
BINGHAMTON 4, AKRON 1 (Box)
The Rumble Ponies won their series against the RubberDucks, taking the rubber game 4-1. Both teams scored in the first inning, but a pair of productive outs allowed Binghamton to plate two more in the third and David Thompson’s first homer of the year gave them an additional insurance run in the fourth- a welcome sign for his scuffling bat. Corey Oswalt, meanwhile, pitched six solid innings, and the bullpen locked things down in the late innings.
- RF Champ Stuart: 2-3, 2 R, BB, 3 SB (7, 8, 9)
- SS Luis Guillorme: 0-2, R, BB, K, SB (2)
- LF Kevin Kaczmarski: 0-4, 2 RBI, K
- 1B Matt Oberste: 0-2, RBI, HBP
- DH Kevin Taylor: 0-4, 2 K
- 3B David Thompson: 1-4, R, HR (1), RBI, K
- CF Patrick Biondi: 2-4, K, SB (6)
- C Colton Plaia: 0-4, K, PB
- 2B Dale Burdick: 0-3, K, E (1)
- RHP Corey Oswalt: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, WP, W (2-2)
- LHP Kyle Regnault: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, H (1)
- RHP Tim Peterson: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, SV (1)
Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (8-12)
ST. LUCIE 8, LAKELAND 7 (Box)
Things got hairy at the end, but St. Lucie broke their six-game losing streak, toppling the Flying Tigers 8-7. It was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams scoring early and often. Trailing by a run, the third inning proved the decisive inning, as St. Lucie plated four runs to take the lead. In the inning, the rehabbing Brandon Nimmo doubled in two runs and Wuilmer Becerra drove in two with a line drive into left. Patrick Mazeika added a solo home run in the fourth, and that extra run would prove very important, as the Tigers came roaring back in the eighth. In his second inning of work, Darwin Ramos allowed three innings to cross the plate, making it a 8-7 ballgame. Alex Palsha almost let things get out of control, allowing a single and walking two batters to load the bases, but got his final batter to harmlessly fly out, ending the ballgame.
- REHAB ALERT CF Brandon Nimmo: 1-3, 3 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
- CF John Mora: 0-1
- LF Nick Sergakis: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K, SB (4)
- DH Wuilmer Becerra: 3-5, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 K
- 3B Jhoan Urena: 1-3, RBI, BB, K, CS (1)
- C Patrick Mazeika: 1-3, R, HR (3), RBI, BB
- SS J.C. Rodriguez: 0-4, 3 K
- 1B Anthony Dimino: 1-3, R, BB
- RF Jeff Diehl: 1-3, R, BB, 2 K
- 2B Vinny Siena: 1-3, K
- RHP Justin Dunn: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, W (1-1); His 90 pitches were the most thrown since June 10, 2016, when he threw 96 against the University of Miami
- RHP Darwin Ramos: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, WP
- RHP Alex Palsha: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, SV (2)
ROSTER ALERT: St. Lucie Mets activated RHP Tyler Bashlor from the 7-day disabled list.
ROSTER ALERT: St. Lucie Mets placed RHP Thomas McIlraith on the 7-day disabled list.
ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets sent OF Brandon Nimmo on a rehab assignment to St. Lucie Mets.
Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (12-9)
COLUMBIA 5, ASHEVILLE 0 (Box)
Much to the delight of all of the school kids, the Colaflies won their matinee game against the Asheville Tourists, taking the series two games to one. Much to the delight of prospect watchers, Merandy Gonzalez was on the mound, and the right-hander remained perfect for the season, pitching an additional 7.1 innings of shutout ball, giving him 28.1 innings pitched in 2017 without allowing a run. He was good, but he was far from perfect, as the Tourists almost scored a few times. The Tourists put runners at second and third with one out in the second inning, put a runner at third with one out in the third, and loaded the bases in the fifth. In each situation, Gonzalez and the Fireflies worked out of the jam, the most exciting of which came in the second when Colton Welker was called out trying to score from third on a ball that got past Ali Sanchez. He shuffled the ball over to the covering Gonzalez at home to narrowly get Welker out.
Sanchez was one of three Colaflies to plate a run. His sac fly gave Columbia a 1-0 lead in the top of the second. Gene Cone followed one batter later with a double that plated two more. In the third, Michael Paez led off with a home run over the left field wall to make it 4-0, and in the sixth, Jose Medina singled home Tim Tebow to make it 5-0. Knocking ten hits for the afternoon, Columbia managed to surpass their total for the entire series up until that point (4 hits on Tuesday, 3 on Monday).
With the victory, Columbia has been on winning side of six shutout games.
- LF Gene Cone: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K
- 2B Luis Carpio: 1-4, K
- SS Michael Paez: 2-4, R, 2B, HR (2), RBI, K
- 1B Dash Winningham: 0-4, 3 K
- 3B Jay Jabs: 0-3, R, BB, K
- DH Tim Tebow: 3-4, 2 R, 3B; That’s three multi-hit games in six days
- RF Jose Miguel Medina: 2-3, R, RBI, CS (1)
- CF Desmond Lindsay: 1-3, K
- C Ali Sanchez: 0-2, RBI
- RHP Merandy Gonzalez: 7.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 HB, W (4-0); The Sally record is 39.2 scoreless innings to start a season, for anyone wondering
- RHP Matt Blackham: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
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