MMN Recap: Alonso Power Surge, Lagrange Knocks in Five

By John Flanigan

July 21, 2017 5 Comments

Fresno Grizzlies (56-42) 18, Las Vegas 51s (37-61) 5 Box Score

After taking the lead in the first inning, the 51s allowed a total of 18 runs in six innings. The Grizzlies recorded a run in every inning from the second to the sixth. The 51s staff allowed a total of six long balls to the Fresno hitters. After starter Donovan Hand was pulled, the 51s bullpen allowed a total of 12 runs in three innings. Alberto Baldonado and utility man Cody Decker were able to stop the bleeding, as they tossed a scoreless eighth and ninth.

Smith hit his 28th double of the season which ranks him second in the Pacific Coast League. Amed Rosario sat out the third straight game with a bruised index finger.

Harrisburg Senators (39-57) 6, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (52-41) 4 Box Score

Mickey Jannis suffered his fifth loss of the season Thursday night as the Rumble Ponies fell to Senators 6-4. Jannis allowed all six runs and nine hits while striking out three over six innings. Both lefty Ben Griset and righty Corey Taylor threw a scoreless inning in relief of Jannis.

The Rumble Ponies offense was a total of 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position on the night. Matt Oberste, Kevin Kaczmarski, and Patrick Biondi all had a double on the night. Oberste drove in a run in the seventh inning with a base loaded walk, he was then followed up by a Luis Guillorme RBI single. Kaczmarski and Thompson both drove in a run as well on the night.

Jupiter Hammerheads (47-48) 10, St. Lucie Mets (44-51) 2 Box Score

The Hammerheads roughed up the Mets pitching staff for 10 runs on 14 hits on the night. Nabil Crismatt allowed four runs, two of which were earned, over five innings and suffered his eighth loss of the season. Crismatt leads the league with 111 strikeouts.

Pete Alonso accounted for the only Met runs on the night. Alonso smacked solo home runs in both the second and sixth innings to represent the lone Mets runs. Alonso has been red hot at the plate with a 1.078 OPS in July, he now has five home runs in his last five games. Tim Tebow had a pair of hits for St. Lucie on the night, he is now hitting .320 in 75 at-bats.

Columbia Fireflies (51-43) 4, Lexington Generals (47-47) 0 Box Score

The Fireflies pitching staff recorded their 12th shutout of the season in this 4-0 win Thursday night. Blake Taylor left the game after only 1.1 innings having walked three batters. Cameron Griffin however was able to pick up Taylor as he recorded 2.2 innings of one hit ball. Matt Blackham pitched just as strong as he recorded three innings of one hits ball while striking out four. Uceta extends his scoreless streak to 28.1 innings.

Lindsay is in the midst of a six game hitting streak, and has a hit in 11 of 12 games since returning from the disabled list. Dash Winningham and Andres Gimenez both reached base twice on the night.

Brooklyn Cyclones (10-20) 6, Connecticut Tigers (14-13) 4 F/11 Box Score

The Cyclones won despite going 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position.

Kingsport Mets (11-15) 17, Bluefield Blue Jays (18-10) 7 Box Score

  • Angel Manzanarez 2B 2 for 4, RBI, BB, 2B, 4 R, .206/.316/.270
  • Wagner Lagrange LF 4 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, BB, 5 RBI, 362/.402/.476
  • Raphael Gladu DH 3 for 5, BB, 3 R, .333/.385/.333

Anthony Dirocie hit his team leading sixth home run and is second most in the Appalachian League. Kingsport went 8 for 24 with runners in scoring position.

Photo by Ed Delany