MMN Recap: Familia Fans Three, Hits 98 on the Gun

By Dilip Sridhar

August 20, 2017 2 Comments

Las Vegas 51s (50-77) 10, Salt Lake Bees (64-62) 5 Box Score

The 51s were in a hole early before a big three run shot by Josh Rodriguez. That started a huge rally which saw the 51s soar past the Salt Lake Bees.

Albalajedo has now struggled in two straight games. Rowen’s been very good since the All-Star break. Wagner was throwing 95 according to the Vegas radio feed. Callahan has made his case as a September call-up.

St. Lucie Mets (57-67) 6, Dunedin Blue Jays (65-60) 3 Box Score

Becerra homered for just the fourth time this season. He has yet to regain that elite pop that made him so appealing a few years ago. Dimino continues to be a OBP machine as it is up to .389 this year.

Church has been up and down this year. Impressively, he has only walked 23 in 137 innings. He has been impressive at working deep into games even when he struggles. Familia was hitting 98 on the radar gun. He still has ways to go but this is a huge step forward for him.

Columbia Fireflies (63-60) 1, Rome Braves (67-57) 0 Box Score

Only three baserunners for the Fireflies, but fortunately it was the big homer by Ian Strom that let them win the game.

Nice start for Brantley who has been good since becoming a starter in Columbia. Blackham continues to be darn near automatic.

Rome Braves (67-56) 8, Columbia Fireflies (62-60)Box Score

The Fireflies scored two early but could not muster anything afterwards. The team ended up going 1 for 6 with RISP.

Wheels really fell off for Aldridge. Zanghi is quietly having a very good season with the Fireflies.

Tri-City Valleycats (28-27) 4, Brooklyn Cyclones (15-41) 1 Box Score

Jeremy Vasquez has not slowed down since moving up. His plate discipline is still there and he has shown the ability to get his doubles. His home runs have decreased but his advanced approach is very impressive.

  • RHP Luis De Los Santos (0-5, 11.00 ERA): 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Joe Napolitano (0-1, 7.79 ERA): 2.1 IP, BB, 2 K
  • RHP Stephen Villines (0-1, 3.27 ERA): 2 IP, 2 H, R (0 ER), 2 K
  • RHP Conner O’Neil (0-2, 3.04 ERA): 1 IP, H, BB, K

Nice showing from the 2017 draftees, Villines and O’Neil. De Los Santos has been an absolute wreck this season.

Danville Braves (28-28) 5, Kingsport Mets (25-29) 3 Box Score

Uriate is now slashing .306/.362/.446 on the season with four home runs. He is only 19 years old making his season impressive in many forms. The team went 3 for 14 with RISP on the day.

Campusano came up from the GCL to make the start. He made a case to stick with the team.

DSL Mets2 (46-18) 6, DSL D-backs2 (22-42) 3 Box Score

Pujols and Romero are having great seasons. They are each repeating the league but have faired much better the second time through.

Lots of pitchers go their work in for this one. Pinedo has been very good as a reliever this year.

Photo by Ed Delany