MMN Recap: Big Game for Andres Gimenez

By Dilip Sridhar

July 23, 2017 16 Comments

Memphis Redbirds (64-35) 2, Las Vegas 51s (37-63) 1 Box Score

Smith’s hitting streak ended at 13 games. Walker played the field for five innings and appeared to be fine. Still no Amed Rosario, who missed his fifth straight game with a finger injury.

  • RHP Ricky Knapp: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 K
  • RHP Chasen Bradford (1-1, 4.01 ERA): 1 IP, H, K

Knapp was great over seven. His home-road splits are not great but being a contact, strike throwing pitcher in the PCL is not helpful.

Harrisburg Senators (41-57) 7, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (52-43) 3 Box Score

The Rumble Ponies jumped out to the early lead but could not hold on. Nido still has not been able to get a consistent rhythm on offense going. It has been a struggle for the young catcher since June.

Delgado got the early lead but struggled the rest of the way. Taylor induced five ground ball outs among his six outs recorded. Definitely a promising sign for the young reliever.

Florida Fire Frogs (36-55) 5, St. Lucie Mets (44-53) 4 F/15 Box Score

The St. Lucie Mets managed 19 baserunners in 15 innings but could not get enough runs on the board. Becerra had three steals in the game, giving him 12 for the season. If he ever gets his power back, he could be a legitimate piece going forward.

Dunn went the first five scoreless before giving up three in the sixth. Definitely a much better start for the young righty who showed good command and good stuff in the game. McGeorge was lights out and has been this season. He could rise quickly if he manages to stay healthy.

Columbia Fireflies (52-44) 4, Kannapolis Intimidators (50-47) 0 Box Score

Gimenez had a huge game and now has his OPS up to .705. The 18 year old has continued to be very impressive for someone who was challenged with a call up to Columbia with no prior state side experience. He has not struck out much which further exemplifies he has not been overmatched at the plate.

Atkins has been great since going to Columbia. He struggled in St. Lucie but could return soon given his dominance in the SAL. Uceta should be moved to St. Lucie soon given his dominance. The former starter transitioned to the pen and has thrown incredibly hard and has only gotten better.

Connecticut Tigers (15-14) 2, Brooklyn Cyclones (11-21) 1 Box Score

The Cyclones only managed a run despite having nine baserunners. The struggling Ricardo Cespedes had two hits to hopefully spark him.

It’s been a struggle this season for the young Simon. He had a promising outing yesterday after a poor start to his season in Brooklyn and Columbia.

GCL Mets (7-14) 4, GCL Nationals (12-9) 1 Box Score

Guerrero was the big signing of the 2015 International Free Agency class along with Andres Gimenez. Unlike Gimenez, Guerrero has struggled. He posted a .247/.324/.287 line last year and has a .237/.284/.289 line this year. Hopefully he figures it out soon.

  • RHP Jose Moreno (0-1, 5.25 ERA): 4 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 BB, 4 K
  • Noah Nunez (1-0, 0.00 ERA): 2 IP
  • Kyle Wilson (0-0, 0.00 ERA): 1 IP

Moreno was shelled his last start but pitched much better. Nunez was the Mets 39th selection and picked up his first professional win. Wilson was an above slot 35th rounder and it was his first professional appearance.

GCL Mets (6-12) 1, GCL Nationals (12-6) 0 Box Score

  • Jack Schneider CF: 0 for 0 HBP, Run
  • Mark Vientos SS: 1 for 3, K
  • Pedro Ventura 3B: 1 for 3, RBI

Schneider left after getting hit by a pitch in the first. Interestingly, all his offensive stats have been wiped out and he’s now listed as a pitcher. Worth keeping an eye on that.

Vilera has been dominant since his professional debut last season. He has only walked four in 24 innings this season.

DSL Rangers2 (25-17) 1, DSL Mets2 (29-13) 0 Box Score

Not much offense in this one for the DSL Mets. They only had seven baserunners in the whole game.

Sosa made his first start of the year. Perhaps needed to fill in for someone last minute. Overall the staff had their share of baserunners but pitched well.

DSL Mets1 (29-13) 5, DSL Rockies (21-21) 0 Box Score

Astudillo has shown a nice eye at the plate and some good power for someone so young. He’s slashing .333/.405/.419 with a 13:10 walk-to-strikeout ratio.

RHP Miguel Ramirez (4-2, 2.32 ERA): 5 IP, 6 H, 2 K

RHP Ramon Guzman (1-0, 0.31 ERA): 3 IP, 3 H, BB

LHP Michael Martinez (0-0, 2.35 ERA): 1 IP, H

Despite allowing ten hits, the DSL pitching staff kept their opponents quiet. After walking 3o in 42.2 innings last year, Miguel Ramirez has two in 37.2 innings this year.