*All results from games played on Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (28-44)
LAS VEGAS 8, RENO 4 (Box)
Reno might’ve won the series, but Las Vegas won the finale, avoiding the sweep. The 51s broke out in the second inning, when they plated five runs off of Aces starter Frank Duncan. Both bullpens kept things more or less locked down, with the 51s pen giving up two more runs and the Reno pen giving up one. Amed Rosario did not play in this game, but it was simply a scheduled day off, and nothing more should be read into it.
- CF Victor Cruzado: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB, SB (1), E (1)
- 2B Phillip Evans: 1-5, 3 K
- 1B Dominic Smith: 3-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI
- RF Travis Taijeron: 3-3, R, 2B, 2 BB
- 3B Josh Rodriguez: 1-5, R, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 K
- LF Jayce Boyd: 1-4, RBI, BB, K
- C Xorge Carrillo: 0-5, 3 K
- SS Jio Mier: 2-5, 2 R, HR (2), RBI, 2 K
- P Logan Taylor: 1-1, 2B
- P Beck Wheeler: 0-1
- PH Cody Decker: 0-0, BB
- PH Jeff Glenn: 0-1, K
- RHP Logan Taylor: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
- LHP Kyle Regnault: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
- RHP Beck Wheeler: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, W (3-3)
- RHP Erik Goeddel: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- LHP Alberto Baldonado: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- RHP Chasen Bradford: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
ROSTER ALERT: RHP Tim Peterson assigned to Las Vegas 51s from Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (37-27)
BINGHAMTON 7, BOWIE 2 (Box)
Mickey Jannis really had the knuckler working, as the right-hander pitched eight strong innings, allowing just two runs, one earned and one unearned. Despite his strong performance, the Ponies actually found themselves down early, as the Baysox were able to plate a run in the second and one in the third, making it 2-0. Binghamton then went on to score seven unanswered runs, taking the lead in the fifth and never giving it back, giving the team their first back-to-back win since the beginning of June.
- 2B Luis Guillorme: 2-4, R, RBI, K
- RF Kevin Kaczmarski: 0-3, BB
- LF Kevin Taylor: 1-4, R, K
- 1B Matt Oberste: 2-3, 2 R, RBI, BB
- DH Tomas Nido: 0-4, K
- 3B David Thompson: 2-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, K
- SS Gustavo Nunez: 1-4, R, RBI
- C Colton Plaia: 2-4, R, 2 2B, RBI, 2 K, E (1), PB (11)
- CF Patrick Biondi: 2-3, 3B, CS (5)
- RHP Mickey Jannis: 8.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, W (5-2)
- RHP Luis Mateo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, WP, HB
ROSTER ALERT: Binghamton Rumble Ponies placed 2B L.J. Mazzilli on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 17, 2017.
ROSTER ALERT: 2B Dale Burdick assigned to Binghamton Rumble Ponies from St. Lucie Mets.
Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (32-35)
ST. LUCIE 11, DAYTONA 5 (Box)
St. Lucie tied a season high, plating 11 runs against the Tortugas. St. Lucie entered the fourth trailing 3-1, as Justin Dunn turned in another less-than-optimal outing, but scored six times in the frame to take a 7-3 lead. Dunn and Justin Brantley combined to give up two more runs, but Johnny Mags shut Daytona down over the course of his three innings. Even if he hadn’t, as long as he kept things close, the offense would’ve bailed him out, as they outscored the Tortugas 4-2 after their big fourth inning.
- CF John Mora: 2-5, RBI, K
- REHAB ALERT SS Asdrubal Cabrera: 2-4, R, RBI
- PH-2B Nick Sergakis: 0-0, R, BB, SB
- 3B Jhoan Urena: 2-3, 2 R, HR (4), 2 RBI, 2 BB
- C Patrick Mazeika: 1-4, 2 R, HR (4), 2 RBI, BB, K
- 1B Peter Alonso: 1-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, E
- 2B-SS J.C. Rodriguez: 1-4, 2B, K
- LF Wuilmer Becerra: 2-5, R, RBI, K, SB
- DH Vinny Siena: 1-5, R, 2 RBI, K
- RF Enmanuel Zabala: 0-4, R, K
- RHP Justin Dunn: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 3 K
- RHP Justin Brantley: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, W (3-1)
- RHP Johnny Magliozzi: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, S (6)
ROSTER ALERT: St. Lucie Mets placed RHP Craig Missigman on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 17, 2017.
ROSTER ALERT: St. Lucie Mets placed RHP Austin McGeorge on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 17, 2017.
ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets sent SS Asdrubal Cabrera on a rehab assignment to St. Lucie Mets.
Low-A - Columbia Fireflies (40-28)
SAL NORTH ALL-STARS 3, SAL SOUTH ALL-STARS 3 (Box)
The Columbia Fireflies were well represented at the South Atlantic League All-Star Game, a game which they hosted at Spirit Communications Park. The 58th annual game unfortunately ended in a tie after seven rain-soaked innings, but there is a silver lining: Columbia’s own Dash Winningham was named the game’s MVP, hitting a double off of Nick Fanti to plate two runs, and drawing a walk.
- 2B Michael Paez: 1-3, R, K
- 1B Dash Winningham: 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, BB; Clearly, all that time hanging with Tim Tebow is paying off.
- RHP Merandy Gonzalez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- RHP Adonis Uceta: 1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K; Talk about a tight rope walk.
Short-A - Brooklyn Cyclones (0-1)
STATEN ISLAND 7, BROOKLYN 4 (Box)
Rain ruined the start of the NY-Penn Season the other day, but Staten Island ruined the last night of spring, an absolutely beautiful evening to be in Coney Island. The Baby Bombers took the lead in the third, but Brooklyn tied things up in the fourth. Unfortunately for them, Staten Island plated four more runs in the fifth and never looked back, keeping the ‘Clones off of the board for the rest of the night. Even though the weather was beautiful- I can’t get that point across enough- the fundies in this game were terrible. Brooklyn pitchers hit three batters and Staten Island pitchers hit four, for a combined seven hit batsmen. Though some of the pitches were just a little outside, catcher Carlos Sanchez was having problems all night, letting five balls get passed him, three as passed balls and two as wild pitches. He showed very poor body language during one of the plays involving a missed catch at home, as well. One of the handful of “prospecty” players on the Cyclones, Jake Simon, wasn’t all that impressive in his first start of 2017. His mechanics were very inconsistent, especially during his stride and how tucked in and how tall he left his upper half, leading to a bunch of walks, wild pitches, and hit batsmen. His curveball is his go-to strikeout pitch, and the lefty got a handful of strikeouts with it, the rest with his fastball, which sat 87-90 MPH.
- CF Jacob Zanon: 1-4, R, 2B, BB, K, SB (1)
- SS Leon Byrd: 0-2, R, BB, K, SB (1), HBP
- RF Jose Miguel Medina: 0-4, 2 K
- 3B Reed Gamache: 1-3, 2 R, HBP
- C Carlos Sanchez: 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K, 3 PB
- DH Walter Rasquin: 0-4, RBI, 2 K, SB (1)
- LF Ian Strom: 1-2, RBI, 2 HBP
- 1B Jose Maria: 0-4; Guy showed stretching abilities at first that would make Keith proud.
- 2B Franklin Correa: 0-4, 3 K
- LHP Jake Simon: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, WP, 2 HB, PO
- RHP Joe Napolitano: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, WP, BLK, L (0-1)
- RHP Gregorix Estevez: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, HB
- RHP Keaton Aldridge: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K; That’s the first time the 24-year-old has gotten on the mound since undergoing Tommy John surgery back at the end of 2015.
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