MMN Recap: Bautista Picks Up Save, Hits 101 MPH

By Dilip Sridhar

August 16, 2017 20 Comments

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Las Vegas 51s (47-76) 6, Fresno Grizzlies (69-54) 5 Box Score

Gavin continues to hit. In his last 10 games, he’s hitting .310 with six walks to four strikeouts. Time to give him a look at second base. Carrillo hit a grand slam in the fourth.

Regnault ate three really good innings from the bullpen. Callahan had some really good stuff last night. According to the Las Vegas 51s radio announcer, his fastball was at 95-98 and his splitter had a lot of life to it.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (70-49) 5, Erie Seawolves (59-62) 3 Box Score

David Thompson continues his hot hitting this month. He’s slashing .340/.386/.604 in the month of August including three homers his last three games.

Delgado was sensational but just missed finishing up the game. Cory Burns picked up the save, his 18th since taking over the job.

St. Lucie Mets (55-65) 5, Clearwater Threshers (61-61) 4 Box Score

McNeil has been absolutely raking since coming back from his injury. He might be making a push for a late season call up to Binghamton. Alonso continues to pile up his hits almost every game it seems.

It happened, Uceta finally gave up a run. Bautista has been electric since becoming a Met and more importantly, he’s only walked one batter. Last night he was consistently hitting 99-100 MPH.

Columbia Fireflies (60-58) 5, Augusta Greenjackets (45-70) 2 Box Score

Gimenez has been cooling off since August. It would not be shocking if he’s getting tired since he jumped straight from the DSL to full season action. Carpio stole his 17th bag, he has not bounced back from surgery as well as you would have hoped but he has still shown speed and other promising tools.

Blackham’s only small issue has been the walks this year. Other than that, he’s been dominant since returning from Tommy John Surgery. Ryan’s two innings stint tonight went a lot better than last time.

GCL Marlins (20-22) 6, GCL Mets (14-27) 2 Box Score

Vientos has shown more plate discipline lately. He came into the game with a 86 wRC+ but he is 2.4 years younger than everyone in the league.

  • RHP Nate Peden (0-1, 7.71 ERA): 2 IP, H, R (0 ER), BB, 3 K
  • RHP Liam McCall (0-2, 7.94 ERA): 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, K
  • RHP Noah Nunez (1-1, 6.75 ERA): 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, K
  • RHP Yadiel Flores (0-0, 5.79 ERA): 1 IP, H, R (0 ER), 2 BB, K
  • RHP Ronnie Taylor Jr. (0-0, 8.10 ERA): 2 IP, 3 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Bryce Hutchison (0-0, 10.80 ERA): 1 IP, BB, K

It was the show of 2017 Mets draftees. The group walked eight but struck out 10. Nunez has struggled his last two times out but was dominant before that.

DSL Mets2 (43-18) 10, DSL Cubs2 (27-34) 1 Box Score

Newton has a phenomenal eye as evidenced by his 41:41 BB-to-K ratio. He could be someone to keep an eye on going forward.

Sanchez’s only blemish came in the third inning. Pinedo has been very good but erratic in his first professional season.