MMN Recap: Alonso Hits Grand Slam, Rosario Propels Vegas Offense

By Daniel Muras

July 3, 2017 8 Comments

Las Vegas 51s (32-51) 12, Salt Lake Bees (46-37) 7 Box Score

The 51s went 7 for 20 on the night with runners in scoring position. Seven different players knocked in a run and everyone in the lineup had at least one hit.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (42-34) 1, Harrisburg Senators (34-46) 0  Box Score

The Rumble Ponies were held to just one run on five hits in the first game of the doubleheader. Their lone run came on a Gustavo Nunez sacrifice fly which drove home Kaczmarski in the seventh inning. After having a great May, Nido has been in a prolonged slump since the middle of June. Nido has only a .357 OPS in 14 games since June 13.

After giving up a combined 12 earned runs over his last two starts, Conlon bounced back to deliver a scoreless start for the Rumble Ponies. Griset, who has been having his third straight excellent season in the Mets organization, pitched a perfect seventh inning.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (43-34) 3, Harrisburg Senators (34-47) 2  Box Score

The Rumble Ponies didn’t get much offense in this game, but were able to take the lead on a two run error in the sixth inning. L.J. Mazzilli had three hits in the game.

Delgado started the game for the Rumble Ponies and struggled with his control, walking five batters and throwing 62 pitches in only 2.1 innings. Both Reyes and Taylor pitched well in relief, combining to pitch 4.2 scoreless innings.

St. Lucie Mets (35-42) 5, Fort Meyers Miracle (38-38) 4  Box Score

The Mets scored five runs on nine hits in the first game of the doubleheader. Paez put the Mets on the board in the second inning when a double drove home Wuilmer Becerra. Alonso would give the Mets the lead in the fifth inning when he smacked a grand slam home run, his sixth home run of the season.

Gonzalez delivered another solid start in his second game with St. Lucie, only giving up one earned run in six innings. He did have some issue with control, throwing only 53 of 91 pitches for strikes and walking a season high three batters.

Fort Meyers Miracle (39-38) 12, St. Lucie Mets (35-43) 1  Box Score

The Mets couldn’t produce much offensively, only scoring one run on a Paez sacrifice fly in the third inning. Urena has been in a slump recently and he is hitting only .171 over his last 10 games. Tim Tebow went 1 for 3 with a walk combined in the two games.

Church got the start for the Mets in the second game of the doubleheader and had another rough outing. Everything went smoothly for the first three innings, with Church allowing just one run and striking out seven. However, everything fell apart in the fourth inning, in which Church would allow eight more runs, six of which were earned. Church now has an 11.17 ERA over his last four starts.

Columbia Fireflies (44-34) 3, Rome Braves (42-37) 2  Box Score

The Fireflies scored three runs on eight hits in the game. They got on the board in the third inning when Jabs tripled home Ian Strom and Gimenez. The Fireflies added another run in the fifth when Carpio scored on a wild pitch.

Columbia pitchers combined to take a no-hitter into the eighth inning of the game. McIlraith started and pitched the first six innings of the game. Zanghi came in to pitch the seventh and retired the side in order, but would give up a single to the leadoff batter in the eighth. Uceta, recently named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Month for June, has stretched his scoreless streak to 21.1 innings.

Brooklyn Cyclones (3-8) 7, Connecticut Tigers (7-4) 6  Box Score

This game was completed after being suspended due to rain in the second inning on July 1. The Cyclones scored seven runs on ten hits, four of which went for extra bases. Medina had a big game, getting on base three times and hitting his first home run of the season.

  • LHP Jake Simon (0-1, 7.20 ERA) 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 K
  • RHP Chase Ingram (1-0, 0.00 ERA) 3.0 IP, H, BB, 2 K
  • RHP Trey Cobb (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 2.0 IP, H, 2 K

Simon got the start for the Cyclones and was knocked out of the game in the first inning. With an error prolonging the inning and a pitch count nearing 40, Simon was pulled from the game after getting just two outs. Ingram, making his second rehab appearance (his first came with the GCL Mets), pitched three scoreless innings. Cobb, making his second appearance with the Cyclones, pitched two scoreless innings.

Connecticut Tigers (8-4) 3, Brooklyn Cyclones (3-9) 2  Box Score

Brooklyn’s offense struggled in this game, only scoring two runs on seven hits.

Medina pitched well, pitching all seven innings of the game and only given up three runs, but two home runs and a lack of run support meant that he took the loss. Over his first three starts of the season, Medina has only given up four earned runs in 16.2 innings and has not yet walked a batter.

Greeneville Astros (6-4) 6, Kingsport Mets (3-6) 2  Box Score

Kingsport could only manage to score two runs on seven hits, all singles, in this game. Vasquez, the Mets 28th round pick this June, has gotten off to a very hot start with Kingsport.

  • RHP Christian James (0-1, 0.00 ERA) 1.0 IP, K
  • RHP Garrison Bryant (0-2, 6.55 ERA) 6.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, BB, K
  • RHP Joshua Payne (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 1.0 IP, 2 K

James got the start in this game, but was could only pitch one inning before the game was suspended due to rain. Bryant came into pitch when the game resumed on Friday and had a rough outing, giving up five earned runs in six innings. Payne, the Mets 22nd round pick in this June’s draft, made his professional debut in the game.

Greeneville Astros (7-4) 3, Kingsport Mets (3-7) 1  Box Score

Kingsport’s offense continued to struggle, scoring only one run on five hits, as they dropped their seventh consecutive game. Despite the overall struggles of the team, Uriarte has had a fantastic start to the season and currently has a 1.031 OPS on the season.

Ford has looked good through his first two professional appearances, striking out six batters and not allowing a baserunner in three innings.

GCL Nationals (4-1) 6, GCL Mets (2-4) 1  Box Score

The Mets could only score one run on eight hits. Their lone run came on a Moreno single in the eighth inning.

  • RHP Daison Acosta (L, 0-1, 1.46 ERA) 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 8 K
  • RHP Daniel Bard (0-0, 54.00 ERA) 0.2 IP, 5 BB, 2 HB, 3 wild pitches

Acosta pitched very well in the game, but took the loss due to a lack of run support from his offense. Bard, recently signed to a minor league deal, made his first rehab appearance. He showed a complete lack of control, walking five and hitting two, which only getting two outs.