MMN Recap: Cyclones Win Again in Playoff Push

By Ryan Kolakowski

August 26, 2018 No comments

Las Vegas (64-67) 6, Sacramento (51-80) 0   Box Score

Lobaton put the 51s up early with a three-run homer, and that put them ahead for good. Lobaton is still old and a career backup catcher with mediocre defense, but his performance in a somewhat limited sample for Las Vegas has still been somewhat surprising nonetheless. Colon has quietly hit solidly for the 51s, and is hitting .351/.464/.561 in August. Guillorme now has a six-game hitting streak. While he has been unspectacular, he just keeps slapping his hits and getting on base. Peter Alonso got the night off because he was sick.

  • RHP Kevin McGowan (W, 5-2, 3.86 ERA): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, BB, 5 K
  • RHP Tim Peterson (0-1, 3.65 ERA): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 2 K
  • LHP Ian Krol (3-0, 2.77 ERA): 1.0 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, K

McGowan came up from Binghamton to make a spot start, and his first appearance for Las Vegas since July 16. He posted a 6.26 ERA in five games (four starts) for the Rumble Ponies. Mostly used as a reliever over the last few seasons, he shined in his start last night, playing hero to the rest of the bullpen while completely shutting down the River Cats offense with control and efficiency. He threw only 87 pitches in his seven innings, with 60 of them going for strikes. Peterson had a good outing as he looks to continue to get back into a groove after some inconsistencies. Krol has been really good, especially for the league he’s pitched in, although he’s still been allowing a lot of baserunners overall, and eventually this will come back to bite him.

New Hampshire (72-57) 9, Binghamton (61-70) 7 Box Score

The Rumble Ponies fell behind 2-0 in the first inning and struggled to come back in the opening frames. In the top of the third, Binghamton roared back to a 5-2 lead courtesy of hits from J.J Franco, John Mora, and Joey Terdoslavich, as well as a walk from Andrew Ely. The Fishercats stormed back and won 9-7.

Starting pitcher Nabil Crismatt struggled for Binghamton, allowing 13 hits and five earned runs in only five innings of work. Reliever Ryder Ryan spared Crusmatt of a total blowout by pitching two scoreless innings. The Rumble Ponies bullpen allowed three more runs in the 9-7 defeat.

St. Lucie (52-75) 5, Fort Myers (63-66) 2 Box Score

Brandon Nimmo and David Wright led the St. Lucie offense as they work their way back to the big-league club. Outfielder Desmond Lindsay drove in Wright in the bottom of the first inning on a single to left field.

Jeremy Vasquez mashed a solo homer run in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving St. Lucie a 5-1 lead. That lead stuck en route to a 5-2 victory for St. Lucie.

The pitching staff for St. Lucie held the Mets in check, allowing only two runs to score in their first official game with a new rector. The Miracle hit a solo home run in the fourth inning and scored again in the top of the eighth inning.

Columbia (60-64) 5, Asheville (58-70) 4 Box Score

Columbia fell into a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, but the Fireflies scored three in the bottom half of the inning to retake the lead. Hansel Moreno extended the lead with a run-scoring single in the fifth inning, and Jay Jabs homered in the seventh inning to give the Fireflies a 5-3 lead.

Starting pitcher Yeizo Campos tossed seven innings of three-run ball, keeping the Fireflies in the games. Asheville attempted to come back in the top of the seventh innings, but only scored two runs, keeping the Fireflies’ lead at two runs. Columbia went on to win by a 4-5 score.

Brooklyn (36-30) 10, Connecticut (26-37) 3 Box Score

Outfielder Ross Adolph and second baseman Carlos Cortes lead off at the top of the lineup for Brooklyn, batting first and second respectively.

The Cyclones held a 7-0 lead after serving as the head of the office, Michael Scott. In that time, the Connecticut Tigers should have won its games rather than watching the Nationals. The Cyclones eventually allowed the Tigers to bring home 10 runs on 16 hits in a 10-3 drubbing.

Burlington (23-41) 11, Kingsport (32-32) 2 Box Score

The middle infield generated plenty of traffic on the base paths, as second baseman Yoel Romero and shortstop Ronny Mauricio collected two hits each.

  • RHP Nate Peden (1-5, 6.48 ERA): 5.1 IP, 9 H, 7 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Nelson Leon (2-2, 7.03 ERA): 2.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, BB, 2

DSL Mets1 (47-25) 3, DSL Angels (21-51) 1 Box Score

The Mets1 hitters were held scoreless through the first three innings.

DSL Mets2 (34-37) 5, DSL D-backs2 (23-49) 4 (Final/10) Box Score

The middle infield led the charge for the DSL Mets2 in the extra-inning victory over the DSL D-backs2.

Las Vegas portion of recap done by Mojo Hill.