(Editor’s note: This is a recap of Friday’s games, which we neglected to publish on Saturday. Enjoy a double dose of minor league recaps today!)
*All results from games played on Friday, June 9, 2017
Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (24-38)
TACOMA 9, LAS VEGAS 0 (BOX)
In a game delayed by his teams namesake, Rainiers pitcher Andrew Moore held a clinic against the Las Vegas 51s last night, pitching five and a third innings while striking out eight batters. The 51s bats simply weren’t able to produce much of anything, striking out 13 times in total. Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, and Travis Taijeron all went 1-for-4 with a double. Gavin Cecchini tripled for his only hit in four trips to the plate.
51s starter Ricky Knapp certainly didn’t help the cause, allowing seven runs on two and two thirds innings before being relieved by Beck Wheeler. Wheeler struck out three, but allowed two runs in relief.
- CF Brandon Nimmo: 1-4, 2B, 3 K
- SS Amed Rosario: 1-4, 2B
- 1B Dominic Smith: 1-4, 2 K
- C Kevin Plawecki: 0-4, 2 K
- RF Travis Taijeron: 1-4, 2B, K
- DH Desmond Jennings: 1-4, 2 K
- 2B Gavin Cecchini: 1-4, 3B
- LF Victor Cruzado: 1-3, 2 K
- 3B Phillip Evans: 0-2, BB, K, E
- P Ricky Knapp: 2.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
- P Beck Wheeler: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- P Alberto Baldonado: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
- P Kevin McGowan: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (33-22)
BINGHAMTON 10, HARRISBURG 6 (BOX)
Cody Decker hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning to break a 6-6 tie and lead the Rumble Ponies to victory. The top of Binghamton’s batting order continued to be productive, with Kevin Kaczmarski hitting 3-for-5, Kevin Taylor going 2-for-4 with a walk, Luis Guillorme 1-for-4 with a walk, and Decker ending the night 2-for-5.
Harrisburg starter Derek Eitel walked 6 batters, including two runs on walks to catcher Colton Plaia and pitcher Mickey Jannis. Jannis ran into some trouble in the fifth inning, allowing four hits and hitting two batters, alllowing the Senator to capitalize on errors from Decker and L.J. Mazilli.
- SS-2B Luis Guillorme: 1-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB
- RF Kevin Kaczmarski: 3-5, R, K, SB
- 1B Cody Decker: 2-5, R, HR, 4 RBI, K, E
- LF Kevin Taylor: 2-4, R, 2B, BB
- 3B David Thompson: 1-5, R, RBI, K
- 2B L.J. Mazzilli: 0-2, R, BB, K, SB, E
- PH Matt Oberste: 0-1, K
- PH Gustavo Nunez: 1-1
- CF Patrick Biondi: 1-3, R, 2 BB, K
- C Colton Plaia: 1-4, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, K
- P Mickey Jannis: 0-0, RBI, BB
- SS Jio Mier: 1-2, R, BB, K
- P Mickey Jannis: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
- P Corey Taylor: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
- P Luis Mateo: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
- P Tim Peterson: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (30-28)
LAKELAND 5, METS 5 - SUSPENDED GAME
An unexpected downpour during the 12th inning caused the game to be suspended. Play will resume today at 5pm, prior to tonight’s normally scheduled game against the Tigers.
Mets starter Joe Shaw was effective, if not flashy, limiting Lakeland to two runs on five hits in six innings of work. protecting a 5-2 lead, the Mets bullpen (sound familiar?) allowed two runs in the ninth inning to tie the game and send it to extra innings.
FSL All Stars Patrick Mazeika and Wuilmer Becerra continued their strong seasons, both going 2-for-4 with a walk.
Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (33-24)
COLUMBIA 3, CHARLESTON 1 (BOX)
Despite being outhit by Charleston 10-5, the Fireflies outscored the RiverDogs 3-1 and extended their win streak to five games. Starter Harol Gonzalez was impressive, pitching seven and two thirds innings while striking out six. Adonis Uceta would allow the RiverDogs their only run in the eighth - an RBI single to Isiah Gilliam.
The ‘Flies capitalized on their hits, driven by a solo home run from Desmond Lindsay. Michael Paez went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Milton Ramos went 2-for-3.
- RF Gene Cone: 0-3, BB
- SS Luis Carpio: 1-2, R, 2B, 2 BB
- 2B Michael Paez: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K
- 1B Dash Winningham: 0-3, BB
- CF Desmond Lindsay: 1-4, R, HR, RBI, K
- C Ali Sanchez: 0-3, 2 K
- DH Jay Jabs: 0-3, 2 K
- LF Tim Tebow: 0-3, 2 K
- 3B Milton Ramos: 2-3, R, SB
- P Harol Gonzalez: 7.2 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
- P Adonis Uceta: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Star of the Night
Cody Decker, Harol Gonzalez
Goat of the Night