MMN Recap 6/7: Flexen Shines In Rumble Ponies Debut, Rosario Hits Sixth Homer

By Corne Hogeveen

June 8, 2017 3 Comments

Las Vegas 51s (24-36) 5 vs. Salt Lake Bees (33-27) 3 Box Score

Amed Rosario hit his sixth home run of the season, giving the 51s some insurance runs. Six home runs is a new career high for Rosario. Brandon Nimmo starting to hit better with a .333 average over his last ten games.

  • RHP Wilfredo Boscan (2-3 4.47 ERA) 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, W
  • RHP Kevin McGowan (4.28 ERA) IP, 0 H, 0 R, K
  • RHP Chasen Bradford (3.95 ERA) IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, SV

Wilfredo Boscan pitched into the seventh and left the game with runners at first and second and two outs. Kyle Regnault let one inherited runner to score, but was able to keep his ERA at 0.00. Bradford collected his eight save.

Richmond Flying Squirrels (23-33) 8 vs. Binghamton Rumble Ponies (31-21) 2 Box Score F/7

The Rumble Ponies collected just six hits in the first game of the doubleheader. Kevin Taylor collected the Rumble Ponies only extra basehit as he doubled in the sixth.

The Rumble Ponies defense didn’t help as they committed three errors. Scarlyn Reyes has been struggling after a terrific start of his season. Reyes has allowed at least a run in six of his last seven appearances.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (32-21) 3 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels (23-34) 0 Box Score F/7

The three mentioned hitters have been hitting well lately, all three have been hitting over .300 in their last ten games. Kaczmarski (.353), Oberste (.333) and Thompson (.323) provided the most of the offense in the shutout victory.

Luis Guillorme flashed the leather with this great play –

Flexen made his first start of the season for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, after two with the St. Lucie Mets. Flexen was outstanding with a seven inning complete game shutout. After starting the season on the DL, Flexen has pitched to a 1.37 ERA in 19.2 innings.

Columbia Fireflies (31-25) 5 vs. Lexington Legends (29-30) 1 Box Score

Every hitter in the Fireflies line-up had at least a hit as they all combined to collect twelve hits. Sanchez and Lindsay both struggled at the plate in the early season, but have come around as Sanchez has hit .313 over his last ten and Lindsay .324 over that same span.

Merandy Gonzalez threw another scoreless outing, as his tied his teammate Jordan Humphreys improving to 8-1. Merandy is second in the SAL in ERA behind Humphreys (1.40) as the best one-two punch in the organization. Uceta has been impressive in his first season out of the pen.

DSL Twins (3-1) 5 vs. DSL Mets1 (1-3) 4 Box Score

  • Jose Peroza 3B: 2 for 5, 2B, RBI, K .278/.263/.444
  • Wilfred Astudillo C: 2 for 4, R, BB, K .250/.357/.333
  • Alexis Marquez 1B: 2 for 3, R, BB Debut

The DSL Mets1 outhit the DSL Twins 14-8, but the DSL Mets left 12 runners on base.

  • RHP Malky Mena (4.50 ERA): 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 4 K
  • RHP Jasson Pena (0-1 9.00 ERA): 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, L
  • RHP Jhonfran Escalona (3.00 ERA): 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, K

DSL Mets2 (2-2) 10 vs. DSL Phillies White (2-2) 4 Box Score

  • Juan de la Rosa LF: 4 for 5, HR, 3B, 4RBI, 2R, K .385/.385/.769
  • Jhoander Saez CF: 3 for 4, 3B, BB .455/.571/.636
  • Luis Santana 2B: 2 for 5, 3B, RBI, R .273/.385/.455
  • Wilmy Valdez 1B: 2 for 5, 3B, RBI, 3R, 2K .333/.385/.500

The DSL Mets2 collected 15 hits, including four triples and one home run.

  • RHP Marcos Correa (1-1 2.45 ERA) 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, W

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