MMN Recap: Conlon Throws 6.2 Shutout Innings, Smith With Two More Hits

By Daniel Muras

July 29, 2017 4 Comments

Nashville Sounds (50-55) 1, Las Vegas 51s (38-68) 0  Box Score

The 51s were shut out in this game, as they were held to just six hits and didn’t draw a single walk. Smith has a ridiculous 1.139 OPS in July.

After giving six or more runs in each of his last three starts, Atkins had a much needed excellent start in this game. This was easily his best start since joining the 51s’ rotation.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (58-44) 1, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (42-63) 0  Box Score

The Rumble Ponies had just three hits in the game and scored their lone run on Thompson’s second inning RBI double. Nido had two hits in the game, but has not hit well over the past month. He has just a .533 OPS in July.

Three Binghamton pitchers combined to shut out New Hampshire’s offense in this game. Conlon has given up just one earned run over his last three starts, lowering his ERA from 4.07 to 3.49 over that span. Bashlor made his second appearance with Binghamton and continues to rack up the strikeouts at the higher level, already striking out 5 batters in his first 3.1 AA innings.

St. Lucie Mets (47-56) 6, Bradenton Marauders (59-42) 5  Box Score

The Mets were shut out for the first six innings before Paez got them on the board with a RBI single in the seventh inning. Entering the ninth inning down 5-1, St. Lucie rallied for five runs to win the game. The winning run scored when Peter Alonso was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Dunn struggled with control in this start, walking five batters and throwing 95 pitches over five innings. McGeorge continues to pitch very well for St. Lucie this season. He has not allowed a run since coming off the disabled list earlier in July.

Augusta GreenJackets (37-62) 6, Columbia Fireflies (54-47) 5  Box Score

The Fireflies offense was able to push across five runs on nine hits in this game. Brosher hit his ninth home run of the season and his fourth in his last eleven games, a two run shot in the second inning. While Brosher is beginning to hit for a lot of power in games, he is still striking out almost 40% of the time, an alarming rate. Gimenez is hitting .385 over his last ten games.

The Columbia bullpen pitched very well again in this game, combining to pitch five innings without allowing an earned run. Blackham hasn’t allowed a run in his last 13.2 innings pitched.

Lowell Spinners (15-21) 3, Brooklyn Cyclones (12-25) 2  Box Score

Brooklyn was held to just two runs on five hits, as they struggled to get much going offensively. Stajduhar had an RBI double in his second game back from the disabled list.

  • RHP Darwin Ramos (1-4, 4.73 ERA) 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
  • LHP Gunnar Kines (2-2, 3.00 ERA) 3.1 IP, H, 5 K
  • RHP Trey Cobb (1-1, 1.38 ERA) 1.0 IP, 2 H, ER, BB

Ramos started the game and pitched well, allowing just two runs and striking out six over five innings. Kines continues to have a very good season, as he struck out five batters in 3.1 scoreless innings. Cobb gave up a walk-off hit in the bottom of the tenth inning.

Burlington Royals (16-20) 6, Kingsport Mets (14-21) 1  Box Score

The Mets were held to just one run and five hits in the rain shortened game. Their lone run came on a RBI single by Garay in the fourth inning.

Zabaleta’s struggles continued in this start, as he gave up six earned runs in just five innings.

GCL Mets (8-18) 2, GCL Cardinals (12-14) 1  Box Score

  • Mark Vientos 3B: 1 for 3, R, 2B, .213/.284/.313
  • Kenny Hernandez SS: 1 for 3, R, 2B, K, .209/.306/.279
  • Gregory Guerrero DH: 1 for 1, RBI, BB, SF, .247/.292/.292

The Mets were able to push across two runs on just four hits in this game. Guerrero got the Mets on the board with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and Vientos scored on a passed ball in the sixth inning.

  • RHP Jaison Vilera (3-0, 1.20 ERA) 6.0 IP, 5 H, R, BB, 5 K
  • RHP Liam McCall (0-1, 3.00 ERA) 1.0 IP, K

Vilera continues to have an outstanding season, giving up just one unearned run in six innings. He has given up two earned runs or less in each of five starts in 2017.

GCL Cardinals (13-14) 3, GCL Mets (8-19) 0  Box Score

  • Kenny Hernandez 3B: 2 for 3, .225/.317/.297
  • Matthew Foley C: 2 for 3, 2B, .545/.545/.909
  • Raul Beracierta RF: 2 for 3, .229/.308/.300

The Mets had seven hits in the game, but were unable to score a single run.

  • RHP Jose Moreno (0-2, 5.17 ERA) 3.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, K
  • LHP Joshua Walker (1-0, 12.60 ERA) 1.1 IP, BB
  • RHP Noah Nunez (1-0, 0.00 ERA) 1.0 IP, 2 H

Moreno made the start for the Mets and struggled with his control, walking four batters in 3.2 innings. 2017 draftees Walker and Nunez both had scoreless outings in relief.

DSL Mets1 (32-15) 5, DSL Phillies Red (21-26) 3  Box Score

The Mets scored five runs on ten hits in this game. They entered the top of the ninth inning down 4-2, but a bases loaded triple by Gilberto Espinoza gave the Mets the lead.

Mena continues to pitch very well, allowing just two runs (one earned) over six innings in his start. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his nine starts this season.

DSL Mets2 (32-15) 6, DSL Cubs2 (21-25) 3  Box Score

Romero hit a three run walk off home run in the bottom of the tenth inning. The home run was the first of his professional career.

Guerrero has been excellent this season, giving up just three earned runs in 23.1 innings this season.