MMN Recap: Alonso Homers Again, Rosario Extends Hit Streak To 12 Games

By Daniel Muras

July 17, 2017 20 Comments

Las Vegas 51s (36-58) 13, Albuquerque Isotopes (47-46) 3  Box Score

The 51s scored 10 of their 13 runs in the first two innings of the game. Plawecki, Jayce Boyd, and Phillip Evans, all hit home runs in the game. Rosario increased his hit streak to 12 games.

McGowan hasn’t given up a run in any of his last eight appearances.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (50-38) 7, Reading Fightin Phils (51-40) 5  Box Score

The Rumble Ponies’ offense scored seven runs on nine hits. They had some help from Reading’s defense, as three errors resulted in three of the runs being unearned. Kaczmarski got the Rumble Ponies on the board in the first inning with his third home run of the season. Nido would drive in two runs, despite not having a hit in the game. He hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and walked (just his 14th walk of the season) with the bases loaded in the seventh.

Delgado was solid in his start for Binghamton, settling in after a rough two-run first inning, to pitch six quality innings. Peterson has not given up a run in any of his last five appearances (8.2 innings).

Fort Myers Miracle (50-40) 6, St. Lucie Mets (41-50) 3  Box Score

The Mets were held without a run for the first six innings of the game. Michael Paez drove in a run in the seventh when he walked with the bases loaded. Alonso hit his eighth home run of the season in the eighth inning, a two run shot to right center field. Alonso has hit .378 with two home runs over his last 10 games.

Dunn started the game for St. Lucie and his struggles continued. Dunn gave up six earned runs and threw 93 pitches in just five innings, While he has struggled as a starter (he has a 5.92 ERA in 62.1 innings as a starter), Dunn does have a significantly better 1.59 ERA in 17 relief innings.

Kannapolis Intimidators (49-43) 3, Columbia Fireflies (48-43) 0  Box Score

The Fireflies were shut out in this game. Despite only striking out three times as a team, they could only manage four hits, all of which singles.

Cornish was solid in his start, giving up just one run over 5.2 innings. Atkins had another excellent relief appearance and has not given up a run in any of his last 12 appearances.

Brooklyn Cyclones (7-19) 2, State College Spikes (15-11) 1  Box Score

  • Jose Miguel Medina RF: 3 for 4, 2 2B, RBI, BB, SB, CS, .277/.337/.404
  • Walter Rasquin 2B: 2 for 4, R, K, .278/.307/.347
  • Ricardo Cespedes CF: 1 for 3, BB, .190/.227/.190

Medina hit a walk-off single to win the game for the Cyclones in the bottom of the ninth. Medina stole his 15th base of the season, which leads the New York-Penn League, and was also caught stealing for the first time this season.

  • LHP Gunnar Kines (1-2, 3.20 ERA) 6.0 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Darwin Ramos (1-3, 5.40 ERA) 1.1 IP, H, ER, 2 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Trey Cobb (1-0, 0.00 ERA) 1.2 IP, H, BB, 4 K

Kines continued his solid start to the season by tossing six shutout innings. Since getting roughed up in his first start, Kines has pitched to a 1.40 ERA over his last 19.1 innings.

Johnson City Cardinals (10-14) 3, Kingsport Mets (9-13) 2  Box Score

  • Anthony Dirocie CF: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 K, .235/.293/.494
  • Juan Uriarte C: 1 for 4, R, RBI, 3 K, .333/.394/.524
  • Jeremy Vazquez 1B: 1 for 4, R, 2B, K, .343/.448/.586

Kingsport’s offense struggled as they were held without a run until the ninth inning. RBI hits by Uriarte and Raphael Gladu brought the Mets within a run of tying the game, but the late rally ultimately fell short.

  • RHP Luis De Los Santos (0-0, 4.50 ERA) 3.0 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Carlos Hernandez (1-1, 2.36 ERA) 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Joe Cavallaro (1-1, 9.00 ERA) 1.0 IP, 2 H, R, K

Hernandez has pitched very well so far this season. He has a 2.36 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and has struck out 24 batters over 26.2 innings pitched.

GCL Marlins (8-10) 7, GCL Mets (5-11) 3  Box Score

Martinez drove in all three of the Mets’ runs in this game. The Mets 11th round pick from this June’s draft, Jack Schneider, went 0 for 3 in his professional debut.

  • LHP Aneury Olivo (1-0, 3.29 ERA) 5.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 8 K
  • RHP Jose Moreno (0-1, 6.25 ERA) 3.0 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Olivo continues to pitch very well so far this season, although he has walked a few too many batters in his appearances. He has walked 11 batters in 20.2 innings pitched this season.

Infielder Sebastian Espino and outfielder  Jhoander Saez both went hitless in the Dominican Summer League All-Star game.