MMN Recap 8/31: Walter Rasquin Day in Brooklyn

By Corne Hogeveen

September 1, 2017 1 Comment

(Jacob Resnick/Mets Minors)

 Sacramento Rivera Cats (62-75) 8, Las Vegas 51s (52-86) 7 Box Score

  • Phillip Evans SS: 4 for 5, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, .278/.341/.416

Jhoan Urena and Jeff McNeil both homered for the 51s.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (82-54) 6 vs. Erie SeaWolves (64-72) 3 Box Score

Guillorme continued his stellar season with the bat and made some nice plays in the field. Guillorme has walked 70 times to just 53 strikeouts this year, those 70 walks are second in the Eastern League. Peter Alonso doubled to increase his hitting streak to eight games. Alonso collected his 27th double of the season to go with his 18 homers.

Casey Delgado was in complete command as his only blemish was a three-run homer in the sixth. Delgado tied Corey Oswalt for the team lead with eleven wins which is tied for second in the Eastern League. Uceta had his first save for the Rumble Ponies.

St. Lucie Mets (61-74) 3 vs. Palm Beach Cardinals (73-58) 1 Box Score

  • Tim Tebow DH: 1 for 4, 2B, RBI, 2K .226/.299/.356
  • Michael Paez 2B: 2 for 2, 2 2B, 2R, BB .205/.331/.278

Paez has been much better as he is eight for his last 21. Tebow has a four game hitting streak going as he is 6 for his last 16.

Church his up and down season and career continues as he was brilliant today going eight strong. Bautista keeps pitching extremely well since the trade. The hard throwing right-hander has a 1.35 ERA in 13.1 innings for St. Lucie. Bautista has allowed just nine hits and three walks while striking out 18 over that span.

Asheville Tourists (65-69) 4 vs. Columbia Fireflies (67-67) 0 Box Score

The Fireflies collected just four singles in their final home game of the season. We will miss Spirit Communication Park and their great broadcast.

Ramos has gone at least five in every start he made for the Fireflies. Taylor Henry and Cameron Griffin were outstanding out of the pen allowing just one baserunner combined in three innings.

Brooklyn Cyclones (20-48) 3 vs. Lowell Spinners (31-36) 2 F/7 Box Score

Walter Rasquin stole two bases and tied a Cyclones record with his 30th steal of the year. Rasquin is now tied with Angel Pagan who stole 30 bases in 2001. Rasquin also leads the NYPL in doubles.

Nicolas Debora finally got his first win for the Cyclones as he has pitched well all season. Trey Cobb got his first pro save.

Brooklyn Cyclones (21-48) 3 vs. Lowell Spinners (31-37) 2 F/8

It was Walter Rasquin day in Brooklyn. After he tied the Cyclones stolen base record in a season in game one he hit a walk-off home run in game two. It was the first Cyclones walk-off homerun since Amauris Valdez did it on 8/22/2011.

Campusano made his Cyclones debut and was outstanding. Campusano has pitched for four different teams (Kingsport, GCL Mets, St. Lucie and Brooklyn). He has pitched to a 2.83 ERA over the three levels. Mets ninth round pick Chadwick has been outstanding in his first pro season.

Kingsport Mets (29-37) 8 vs. Elizabethton Twins (41-27) 0 Box Score

Hansel Moreno hit his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot. Moreno has hit seven home runs in his career. 17-year-old second round pick Mark Vientos keeps impressing at a young age.

It was Olivo his best outing of the year as he had his first scoreless outing in 2017. Edwin German has pitched well in his first full season out of the bullpen. German missed almost all of 2016 and was a starter before the 2016 season.

GCL Nationals (34-20) 7 vs. GCL Mets (19-35) 5 Box Score

Wilmer Reyes kept his hot hitting since playing on the stateside. Domingo Martinez hit his first stateside homerun after 6 in his DSL career. The GCL Mets collected eight hits, have of them for extra bases.

Matt Cleveland made the start and was solid again. The 2016 12th round pick has allowed just 13 hits in 24.1 innings this season, Liam McCall got the loss as he allowed five runs (one earned) in an inning of work. The Mets 29th round pick this season has pitched to a 2.62 WHIP.

DSL Mets2 (1-0) 6 vs. DSL Dodgers1 (0-1) 1 Box Score

The DSL Mets2 collected just seven hits, but also walked six times.

The DSL Mets2 won their first game of the playoffs. Willy Taveras was outstanding leading the DSL Mets2 to a game 1 victory. Taveras had a 2.31 ERA in the regular season and followed it up with a great outing in the playoffs. Rojas also followed up a good regular season (2.18 ERA) with a great first outing.