MMN Recap: Alonso Swats Another Homer

By Dilip Sridhar

August 9, 2017 13 Comments

Reno Aces (67-49) , Las Vegas 51s (43-73)  Box Score

Cecchini has been heating up of late. He’s hitting .351 his last 10 games and walked four times in that stretch with four strikeouts. If the Mets can find ways to work Jose Reyes into their lineup, they need to try the same with Cecchini.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (65-46) 3, Erie Seawolves (56-58) 0 Box Score

Lagares played all nine innings in center once again. His return should be soon. Thompson has been better as of late, including two home runs his last two games.

Oswalt has just been dominant. I am running out of adjectives to describe his performance. Oswalt has gone 31 innings his last five starts and only allowed three runs.

St. Lucie Mets (52-61) 4, Florida (39-67) 2 Box Score

You cannot contain Peter Alonso, you can only slow him down. His 15th homer is now tied for second in the FSL and he could be first at this rate fairly quickly. His second half is really something to behold.

Incase you missed the news, Justin Dunn was scratched due to arm tightness. Bautista was touching 100 in the outing. He is living up to be the live armed pitcher he was in the scouting report. Nogosek was much better his first inning of work but struggled in his second inning. Uceta extended his scoreless streak to 34 innings.

Charleston Riverdogs (62-52) 5, Columbia Fireflies (58-54) 2 Box Score

The Fireflies only managed six baserunners the whole game. Andres Gimenez continues to hold his own in a league far older than him.

Atkins and Aldridge were not able to the hold the score late which ended up hurting the Fireflies chances of coming back. Ramos has transitioned between three different levels this season.

West Virginia Black Bear (29-19) 7, Brooklyn Cyclones (14-33) 3 Box Score

Vasquez has hit well since being promoted to Brooklyn. He has two doubles in three games. His plate discipline is great but it will be interesting to see if his power in Kingsport will translate to Brooklyn. He did not have big power numbers in college.

  • RHP Jose Geraldo (0-1, 2.25 ERA): 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R (ER), BB, 4 K
  • RHP Trey Cobb(1-1, 2.70 ERA): 1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 K
  • RHP Marcel Renteria (1-1, 9.00 ERA): 1.1 IP, H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K
  • RHP Conner O’Neil (0-1, 3.07 ERA): 1.2 IP, 2 H, K

Geraldo was called up from Kingsport to make the start despite mediocre numbers there. He pitched rather well in this start so perhaps he has earned another start in Brooklyn. Cobb had his worst outing of his brief professional career. Renteria has still not found his footing.

Johnson City Cardinals (24-22) 8, Kingsport Mets (18-27) 4 Box Score

The Kingsport were held without a run the first eight innings but made a late push only to fall short. Terrazas is hitting an eye opening .372/.428/.537 this season. Terrazas’ slugging percentage never exceeded .400 before this season.

It’s been a nice start to Aaron Ford’s professional career. He has shown the ability to rack up strikeouts and is a lefty. Players with those two capabilities tend to stick around.

GCL Astros (19-16) 8, GCL Mets (12-23) 3 Box Score

Vientos leads the GCL in doubles with eight. He certainly has shown the ability and raw talent to be a top of the line talent for the Mets going forward.

  • RHP Liam McCall (0-2, 5.79 ERA): 1 IP, H, ER, 3 BB
  • RHP Nate Peden (0-0, 10.80 ERA): 1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB
  • RHP Yadiel Flores (0-0, 7.36 ERA): 1 IP
  • RHP Noah Nunez (1-1, 5.14 ERA): 2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB
  • RHP Eric Villanueva (0-2, 6.00 ERA): 0.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB
  • LHP Miguel Gutierrez (0-1, 9.90 ERA): 0.2 IP, BB, K
  • RHP Ronnie Taylor Jr. (0-0, 20.25 ERA): 1 IP
  • RHP Luis Mateo (0-2, 6.30 ERA): 1 IP, K

The Mets 2017 draft class was on full display. Some did not have the best of days but hopefully they will rebound their next time around.

  • Mike Nieves

    Good to see you back man , we about the same age I think it’s cool as shit to see someone my age doing all you do keep it up bro don’t let the haters get to you

  • Ernest Dove

    I really did like Alberto Baldonado back in st lucie. Then AA happened.

  • Jason Mercado

    Alonso probably should be up in AA but is blocked. He’s 2nd in HR & 3rd in RBIs which is astounding.
    Also nice to see Uceta still dominate. I predict he will see some Major League time end of next season.
    Vientos I think will tap into his power next season, he’s already showing extra base power at 17 yrs old.
    Don’t know who is blocking Oswalt but he should be up in AAA.

  • Not4

    Unfortunately that happens sometimes

  • Nessim Toledano

    It doesn’t just happen sometimes. Its actually the norm for most minor leaguers. AA is the most common place for a player to either plateau, stall out, or fall off.

  • Not4

    Thank you Captain Obvious, ha.

    I’m sure you were just trying to be helpful so please take this response as the joke it was intende to be.

    Of course most fizzle out.

  • Nessim Toledano

    Should is an overstatement. Please explain why Alonso should be in AA now. He’s been on this tear for only five weeks. No matter how huge its been, its only five weeks. He is only now at the point where a promotion becomes a strong and imminent possibility. But then there’s his defense. He needs the playing time at 1st base. But they’re not going to put him and his deficiencies on the field for Binghamton when that team is in a playoff drive. DHing him up there takes away from much-needed time at 1st base. And there is really no one blocking him. Its just possible that keeping him here for now, and sending him to AZ this fall is the best path for him. A stated in a previous post: they will get his bat up to Bingo in another week or two for the playoffs. (Or perhaps when Lagares’ rehab assignment ends).

  • Nessim Toledano

    Should is an overstatement. Please explain why Alonso should be in AA now. He’s been on this tear for only five weeks. No matter how huge its been, its only five weeks. He is only now at the point where a promotion becomes a strong and imminent possibility. But then there’s his defense. He needs the playing time at 1st base. But they’re not going to put him and his deficiencies on the field for Binghamton when that team is in a playoff drive. DHing him up there takes away from much-needed time at 1st base. And there is really no one blocking him. Its just possible that keeping him here for now, and sending him to AZ this fall is the best path for him. A stated in a previous post: they will get his bat up to Bingo in another week or two for the playoffs. (Or perhaps when Lagares’ rehab assignment ends).

  • Nessim Toledano

    I liked how much improvement we saw out of Cecchini offensively last September. compared with what we’d seen earlier in the year. He made contact more often and, more importantly, drove the ball better. That said, there is no reason we need to see him in a Met uniform right now, on August 9. He is not a superstar talent, he did not have a good spring, and is not having a good season. And the team does not have a hole at his position. Calling him up in September will be just fine and would be perfectly appropriate.

  • Nessim Toledano

    LOL. NP, joke taken. Yeah. The thing is, after reading the posts on this site, it seems that plenty of people don’t realize it.

  • Not4

    You’re right. There are too many with unrealistic expectations. All good

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  • Jason Mercado

    Makes sense. Should be in for the playoff run. I wanted to use the word should since it sends shivers down the spine.