MMN Recap: Dominic Smith Extends Hitting Streak to 14

By Dilip Sridhar

June 28, 2017 7 Comments

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Las Vegas 51s (30-48) 8, Tacoma Rainiers (39-37) 7 Box Score

Amed Rosario SS: 2 for 5, 2 Runs, 3B

Dominic Smith 1B: 2 for 4, Run, RBI, BB, K

Gavin Cecchini 2B: 1 for 3, 2 Runs, BB

Rosario and Smith led the charge in the comeback win. Smith extended his hitting streak to 14 games. Rosario showed more signs of busting out at the plate. He tripled in the ninth and scored the go-ahead run on Smith’s RBI single. Matt Reynolds was pulled in the sixth inning of the game, presumably to join the Mets.

RHP Donovan Hand (4-5, 6.29 ERA): 6 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 2 ER, BB, 4 K

RHP Beck Wheeler (3-3, 7.31 ERA): 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, K

LHP Kyle Regnault (2-0, 0.61): 1 IP, H, K

RHP Hansel Robles (0-0, 7.04 ERA): 1 IP, H, BB, 2 K

Regnault’s domination with the 51s continues. He has been remarkable given how hitter friendly the league is. Robles has been up and down since being sent down. He definitely has room to improve before getting recalled.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (40-32) 2, Hartford Yard Goats (33-42) 0 Box Score

Luis Guillorme SS:

Tomas Nido C: 1 for 4, K

Corey Oswalt P: 1 for 2, Run, HR, RBI, K

It was the Oswalt show as he homered and went 6.2 scoreless. The rest of the offense did not do much but the pitching was great.

RHP Corey Oswalt (5-3, 2.13 ERA): 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 BB, 6 K

RHP Tim Peterson (2-0, 1.65 ERA): 1.1 IP, K

RHP Cory Burns (0-2, 7.02 ERA): 1 IP, 2 K

Oswalt is second in the eastern league in ERA and fourth in WHIP. He has easily been one of the better arms in the Mets system this year. He should move up to AAA sooner rather than later.

Lexington Legends (37-38) 6, Columbia Fireflies (42-32) 5 Box Score

Brandon Bosher DH: 1 for 3, Run, BB, 2 K

Milton Ramos 3B: 2 for 4, 2 Runs, K

Arnaldo Berrios RF: 3 for 4, Run, HR, 4 RBI

The offense outside Ramos and Berrios struggled in this one. Both had 5 of the 7 Fireflies hits. Berrios had a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth to give the Fireflies a 5-4 lead. It was his first of the year.

LHP Blake Taylor (0-7, 4.09 ERA): 5 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K

RHP Joseph Zanghi (0-2, 3.14 ERA): 3 IP, BB, K

RHP Matt Blackham (3-1, 2.70 ERA): 0.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER,

Taylor had another rocky outing as has been the case for him this year. Zanghi did a huge relief for the Mets by being able to go three innings of scoreless relief. Blackham has been very good this year so last night was definitely one of his worser outings.

DSL Tigers (6-15) 4, DSL Mets (13-8) 3 Box Score

Jhoander Saez CF: 1 for 7, 4 K

Yoel Romero 3B: 2 for 3, Run, 2B, BB

Shervyen Newton SS: 1 for 4

Saez had his first bad game of the season. The 18 year old has gotten off to a great start this year. It is his first season of pro-ball.

RHP Willy Taveras (1-2, 2.91 ERA): 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, ER, 2 BB, 4 K

RHP Jose Butto (0-0, 0.57 ERA): 4 IP, 4 H, BB, 3 K

Butto has been phenomenal in the swing man role this season. It is his first pro-season and has shown promise.

Johnson City Cardinals (4-2) 4, Kingsport Mets (3-2) 2 Box Score

Wagner Lagrange LF: 2 for 4, K

Anthony Dirocie CF: 1 for 4, Run, HR, 2 RBI

Dionis Paulino RF: 2 for 4

Dirocie’s HR accounted for the two K-Mets runs. They had 11 baserunners but went 1 for 6 with RISP. Dicrocie now has the same number of HRs this year as each of the past two.

RHP Garrison Bryant (0-1, 5.40 ERA): 5 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

RHP Ronald Sanchez (0-0, 0.00 ERA): 2 IP, H, 4 K

RHP Yeudy Colon (0-0, 2.25 ERA): 2 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 K

Bryant, a 36th rounder out of HS from last year, struggled in his first start of the year. The 18 year old had a brief stint in the GCL last year. Sanchez and Colon had nice outings but both are very old for the league.

GCL Nationals (1-0) 9, GCL Mets (0-2) 7 Box Score

Guillermo Granadillo CF: 2 for 5, 2B, 2 RBI

Hansel Moreno 2B: 1 for 4, 2 Runs, RBI, BB, K

Gregory Guerrero SS: 1 for 4, 2 Runs, K

Both Colby Woodmansee and Anthony Dimino continued their rehab assignments. Both expect to join the St. Lucie Mets. Guerrero was the Mets top IFA signing from 2015. He has not rose as quickly as fellow 2015 IFA signee, Andres Gimenez, but he still remains an intriguing prospect.

RHP Chase Ingram (0-0, 4.50 ERA): 2 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, K

RHP Daison Acosta (0-0, 0.00 ERA): 5.1 IP, 6 H, BB, 4 K

LHP Miguel Gutierrez (0-1, 40.50 ERA): 1.1 IP, 3 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

LHP Yom Felipe (0-0, 54.00 ERA): 0 IP, H, 2 ER, 3 BB,

RHP Domingo Martinez (0-0, 0.00 ERA): 0.1 IP

This game really blew up in the ninth when the GCL Nats scored 8 runs. Domingo Martinez had to come in and cleanup the mess, and he’s a position player. Ingram is also rehabbing with GCL.